MS-ESS2-2

Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth's surface at varying time and spatial scales.

 
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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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Relative Age of Rocks

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

Rocks, fossils, and other types of natural evidence tell Earth’s story.

 
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Geologic Timeline - Direct Instruction

7th Grade Science » Unit: History of Life: Timelines
7th Grade Science » Unit: History of Life: Timelines
Andrea Pless
Wheat Ridge, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Use Geologic timelines to answer questions.

Standards:
 
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Geologic Timeline- Discovery

7th Grade Science » Unit: History of Life: Timelines
7th Grade Science » Unit: History of Life: Timelines
Andrea Pless
Wheat Ridge, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Geologic timelines are HUGE!!!

Standards:
 
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geologic timeline
   

Convection Currents

7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

What causes tectonic plate movement? Could the answer be the convection currents in the mantle?

 
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History of Earth: Part 1: Discovery

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:

The Earth started as a ball of dust?!!

 
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Plate Movement Day 1

7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Making models in science can be sweet! Using the Oreo cookie to represent the lithosphere and asthenosphere we can model plate movement.

 
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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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Defining Earth Layers

7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Our planet is much more than the 3rd rock from the Sun. We will take a closer look at the layers of our planet.

 
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Earth Layers to Scale

7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Hmmm.... you said that the Earth's crust is only 2% of the total of the Earth' s layers, but it doesn't look that way in the drawings I've seen.

 
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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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Plate Movement Day 2

7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

What do the scientific drawings tell us? We create scientific drawings, real life images and models to explain what we learned.

 
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transform
   

History of Earth: Part 1: Assessment

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:

Demonstrate your learning.

 
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early man
   

Earthquake Hazards

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

Students use an online interface to find and evaluate the effectiveness of various seismic safety measures

 
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Weathering

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

This lesson focuses on the comprehensive idea of weathering, including the distinction between physical and chemical weathering

 
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