If you need a little help covering NGSS Standard 5.ESS2-1, this complete unit will save you time and keep your students engaged!
Students will learn about the Earth’s spheres and sphere interaction by developing a model to show the 4 Earth spheres: geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere interacting. This resource uses the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices.
Earth’s Spheres and Sphere Interaction was designed to cover NGSS 5-ESS2-1.
Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.NGSS 5-ESS2-1
It also aligns with Utah SEEd 5.1.3.
Develop a model to describe interactions between Earth’s systems including the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere. Emphasize interactions between two systems.Utah SEEd 5.1.3
This unit explores the Earth’s four spheres ( geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere) and how they interact exchanging energy and matter.
The resource includes an informative slideshow, 3 pages of nonfiction text, response pages with text-dependent questions, interactive notebook flaps, a hands-on lab activity with follow-up pages, graphic organizers, diagrams, and more.
Informational text reading passages with comprehension questions are included.
This resource also includes an assessment in the format of end of year testing. Students will learn about the interaction of the four spheres while thinking critically about the topic of sphere interaction. Answer keys are included!
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I loved how well thought through this resource was. My colleagues, parents, and students all loved the Spheres in a Jar project!Go with Mrs O.
This was awesome! I used it as the science curriculum for this unit on the 4 spheres and supplemented with other resources. It was perfect!Ashley H.
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