Cycling of matter and the flow of energy is an important middle school science concept. This resource provides great background information and reading passages on the nitrogen cycle, the carbon cycle and the oxygen cycle. Students will make a model to show the cycling of matter. This resource is designed to address both MS NGSS and a similar Utah SEEd standard.
NGSS LS2-3 Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
Utah SEEd 6.4.3
Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
This is a close reading resource on the Nitrogen Cycle, the Carbon Cycle and the Oxygen Cycle. Students will read passages and answer comprehension questions. This resource includes interactive notebook inserts and a quiz in the format of end-of-year testing. See more on Cycling of Matter for Middle School Science