Item WE056001: The solid rock of mountains was being worn down by wind and water millions of years ago, and it is being worn down by wind and water today.

Which of the following is TRUE about the wearing away of the solid rock of mountains by wind and water over time?

  1. The solid rock of mountains was being worn down by wind and water millions of years ago, and is being worn down today.
  2. The solid rock of mountains was being worn down by wind and water millions of years ago, but is no longer being worn down today.
  3. The solid rock of mountains is currently being worn down by wind and water, but was not being worn down millions of years ago.
  4. The solid rock of mountains was not being worn down by wind and water millions of years ago, and is not being worn down today.

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Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS2.A Wind and water can change the shape of the land.
Notes
NGSS Performance Expectation MS-ESS2-2: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth's surface at varying time and spatial scales.