Grade 6 Focus on Earth Science
Shaping the Earth's Surface
2. Topography is reshaped by weathering of rock and soil and by the transportation
and deposition of sediment. As the basis for understanding this concept, students
a. water running downhill is the dominant process in shaping the landscape,
including California's landscape.
d. earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, and floods change human and
California Geology (9-12)
9. The geology of California underlies the state's wealth of natural resources as well as
its natural hazards. As a basis for understanding this concept, students know:
b. the principal natural hazards in different California regions, and the geological basis
of those hazards.