## 5-ESS2-1

## Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.

47 Lesson(s)

#### In this lesson, students will begin creating a 3D model of the rain shadow effect. Then, students will explore the rain shadow effect by accessing several online resources.

#### In this lesson, students are provided with an overview of the four major systems on Earth. Students will then analyze how the four spheres are pictured in a photograph.

#### In this lesson, students explore the major biomes on Earth by labeling a world map and by examining how the Earth's systems affect the biomes on Earth.

#### Students work in groups to research one of the Earth's systems and then become the experts in that area to teach their peers.

#### In this lesson, students explore the plate tectonics theory by watching a video and taking notes. Then, students examine how the Earth's systems (spheres) interact when plates collide.

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#### By analyzing text and video, students will create a model of the layers of the atmosphere.

#### Students will create a model of the layers of the atmosphere, plot the altitude of each layer on a graph, and write and/or draw features of each layer on this graph.

#### In this lesson, student teams research key water cycle terms in order to complete a water cycle diagram poster. Then, students analyze and explain how the Earth's spheres interact during this process.

#### In this lesson, students explore the process of condensation by completing two investigations. Students will then write and share scientific explanations of condensation by constructing evidence-based arguments.

#### What are the major systems that make up our planet? What are their defining characteristics? Students work with picture cards and the List, Group, Label strategy to discover the answers!

#### By pondering what Earth would be like without an atmosphere, students gain a better perspective of its purpose and function.

#### In this lesson, students use multiple online resources to define key rock cycle terms in order to complete a rock cycle diagram poster tomorrow.

#### In this lesson, students research the atmosphere and create a poster to describe this system. Then, students will examine how the all of the Earth's spheres interact in the atmosphere.

#### In this lesson, students research the major biomes on Earth by exploring several online resources and creating a Google Presentation.

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