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Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth's systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.

 
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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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7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students evaluate the effectiveness of a model to represent global ocean and wind currents. Students combine information they gain from videos, demonstrations, and articles in order to find evidence to support their claim.

 
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Heat and Pressure in the Atmosphere.

8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students bring together their ideas of heat and pressure to identify and construct isobar and isotherm maps.

 
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Clouds and Dew Point Labs

7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students collect dew point data and create clouds inside of a bottle as they explore how energy drives the cycling of water on earth!

 
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Modeling Watersheds

7th Grade Science » Unit: Human Impacts: Hydrosphere
7th Grade Science » Unit: Human Impacts: Hydrosphere
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use models to demonstrate how energy from the sun and the force of gravity impacts how groundwater moves!

 
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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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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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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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Measurement: Forces

6th Grade Science » Unit: Measuring Matter
6th Grade Science » Unit: Measuring Matter
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Forces happen every time objects interact. Students explore how to measure these invisible pushes and pulls.

 
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Clouds

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 observing a cloud forming demonstration, students will make observations and inferences about the formation of clouds.

 
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Tides

6th Grade Science » Unit: Oceanography
6th Grade Science » Unit: Oceanography
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students never think about the moon causing the motion in the ocean. Learn how this celestial body contributes to the ocean's dynamic water levels.

 
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Types of Clouds

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 images of different types of clouds, students will differentiate between the 3 types of clouds.

 
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Cloud Posters

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:

Creating a cloud diagram helps students to differentiate between the 3 types of clouds.

 
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Climate Change Connection Circle

8th Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Changing Climate: Impact on Oceans
8th Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Changing Climate: Impact on Oceans
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Help your students pull together factors that contribute to climate change and create a visual model used to tell a story.

 
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