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

 
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Researching The Rain Shadow Effect

5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Systems
5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Systems
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

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.

 
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students painting model
   

The Earth's Systems

5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Systems
5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Systems
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

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.

 
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diagram
   

Biosphere: The Earth's Biomes Day 1

5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Systems
5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Systems
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

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.

 
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grassland biome on teacher poster
   

Overview of Earth's Systems

5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Systems
5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Systems
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

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

 
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earth s systems picture
   

Geosphere: Plate Tectonics

5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Systems
5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Systems
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

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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student computer
   

The Layers of the Atmosphere

6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Atmosphere and Weather
6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Atmosphere and Weather
Drewe Warndorff
Brooklyn, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

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

 
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Hydrosphere: The Water Cycle Day 2

5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Systems
5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Systems
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

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.

 
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poster
   
5th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
Carrie Boyden
Fitchburg, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

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.

 
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layers of the
   

Hydrosphere: The Water Cycle Day 1

5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Systems
5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Systems
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

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.

 
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students investigating
   

Geosphere: The Rock Cycle Day 1

5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Systems
5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Systems
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

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

 
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studnets working
   

Kaley Introduces Plaid Pete to Earth's Systems

5th Grade Science » Unit: Plaid Pete is Modeling Earth's Systems
5th Grade Science » Unit: Plaid Pete is Modeling Earth's Systems
Amy Miller
Lynden, WA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

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!

 
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The Atmosphere

6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Atmosphere and Weather
6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Atmosphere and Weather
Drewe Warndorff
Brooklyn, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

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

 
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atmosphere
   

Biosphere: The Earth's Biomes Day 2

5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Systems
5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Systems
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

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

 
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student research
   

Atmosphere: An Envelope of Gases

5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Systems
5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Systems
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

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.

 
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students researching
   

Climate Zones

5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Systems
5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Systems
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Groups will be assigned one of the climate zones to teach the class about and present the information they find.

Standards:
 
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climate zone map
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