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.
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.
Big Idea:In this lesson, students explore why there is salt and fresh water on Earth through class demonstrations and research. Then, students graph and describe the distribution of fresh water resources on Earth.
Big Idea:In this lesson, students complete their 3D model of the rain shadow effect by adding labels to explain the steps and key vocabulary. Then students discuss how the Earth's systems interact during this process.
Big Idea:In this lesson, students conduct investigations to test erosion control methods. Then students compare models to determine which method most successfully prevented soil erosion and to discuss how Earth's systems interact during the erosion process.