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Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.

 
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Rock Cycle

7th Grade Science » Unit: Geologic Time
7th Grade Science » Unit: Geologic Time
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Rocks and Minerals emerge from the ever changing Earth.

 
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rockcycledice
   

Build a Thermos

8th Grade Science » Unit: Heat Transfer and Interactions of Matter
8th Grade Science » Unit: Heat Transfer and Interactions of Matter
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Need STEM lessons to help your students explore heat and temperature? This is the one.

 
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Exploring Relationships

7th Grade Science » Unit: Interdependence of Organisms
7th Grade Science » Unit: Interdependence of Organisms
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Every species is linked with a multitude of others in an ecosystem.

 
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auto and heterotrophs
   

Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles (1 of 2)

7th Grade Science » Unit: Interdependence of Organisms
7th Grade Science » Unit: Interdependence of Organisms
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Matter is constantly cycled between living and nonliving parts of the environment.

 
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Eliciting Student Ideas: What is Air? What is a Gas?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Heat Transfer and Interactions of Matter
8th Grade Science » Unit: Heat Transfer and Interactions of Matter
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

A useful starting point for a middle school unit on weather. This lesson will give you insight into your students prior held understanding of air versus gasses.

 
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Eliciting Student Ideas: What is Heat? What is Temperature?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Heat Transfer and Interactions of Matter
8th Grade Science » Unit: Heat Transfer and Interactions of Matter
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Need a lesson to find out your students ideas about heat and temperature before digging into content? This is the one.

 
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heat transfer modes
   

Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles (2 of 2)

7th Grade Science » Unit: Interdependence of Organisms
7th Grade Science » Unit: Interdependence of Organisms
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Matter is constantly cycled between living and nonliving parts of the environment.

 
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nitrogen cycle
   

Energy Flow in Ecosystems

7th Grade Science » Unit: Interdependence of Organisms
7th Grade Science » Unit: Interdependence of Organisms
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Energy and matter cycle through ecosystems

 
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trophiclevels
   

Relationships Between Organisms

7th Grade Science » Unit: Interdependence of Organisms
7th Grade Science » Unit: Interdependence of Organisms
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

All organisms interact with and depend upon each other and their environment to satisfy their basic needs.

 
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shark
   

Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy Sources

8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy Sources
8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy Sources
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What is the best energy source? Can renewables be the future?

 
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busy
   

Introduction to Change Over Time

8th Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Changing Climate: Systems Thinking & Global Warming
8th Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Changing Climate: Systems Thinking & Global Warming
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Use this fun and simple game to introduce your students to concepts of Systems Thinking.

 
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Journey Through the Water Cycle

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:

Writing from a first person point of view helps students to understand the water cycle on a deeper level.

 
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Introduction To The Earth

Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students analyze pieces of rationale for why the Earth is round, and they'll also get an introductory glimpse into the major zones of the Earth

 
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Mineral Properties

Earth Science » Unit: Rocks & Minerals
Earth Science » Unit: Rocks & Minerals
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson focuses on identifying the common physical (and chemical) properties of minerals

Standards:
 
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History of Earth: Part 1: Pre-Requisite

7th Grade Science » Unit: History of Earth: Part 1
7th Grade Science » Unit: History of Earth: Part 1
Andrea Pless
Wheat Ridge, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Continents are pushed by a powerful force.

 
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