Earth Science

the one with all the introductions

  • Teacher Student Introductions
  • Introduction to Earth Science
  • Science Skills
  • Scientific Attitudes & Scientific Reasoning

science & engineering practices

  • The Engineering & Design Process
  • Define the Problem
  • Develop Possible Solutions
  • Design a Solution
  • Test and Evaluate a solution
  • Communicate the Solution
  • Redesign and Retest the Solution
  • Science & Engineering Design Process Activity
introduction to earth’s systems

In this topic, students explore Earth’s systems. While studying Earth’s systems, students will recognize the importance of understanding the interactions between Earth’s systems and how those systems affect each other.

  • Pretest/ Letter Home
  • Engineering & Design Notebook Activity: Building a Bridge

☕ the one with matter and energy in earth’s system

Students will investigate and model the components of Earth’s system and the energy sources that drive the cycling of matter in Earth’s systems. MS-ESS2-1, MS-ESS2-4

  • The Earth System
  • System Feedback
  • Matter and Energy in Earth’s System Lesson Check In

☕ the one with surface features in the geosphere

Students will investigate and model landforms. Students will also study the forces of energy that affect the geosphere, including how land-forms are created.

  • Topography of the Geosphere
  • Constructive and Destructive Forces in the Geosphere
  • Exploring Earth’s Surface
  • Modeling Landforms
  • Surface Features in the Geosphere Lesson Check In

☕ the one with the hydrosphere

Students will investigate the places and forms in which water is found on Earth and how water is cycled through Earth’s systems.

  • The Water Cycle
  • Distribution of Earth’s Water
  • Surface Water
  • Ground Water
  • Exploring the Ocean
  • The Hydrosphere Lesson Check In

☕ the one where we have a introduction to earth’s system review & test

  • Matter and Energy in Earth’s System Review
  • Surface Features in the Geosphere Review
  • The Hydrosphere Review
  • Introduction to Earth System’s Kahoot
  • Introduction toe Earth’s System Test
weather in the atmosphere

The impact of weather and climate on severe storms is the context of this topic. While studying water in the atmosphere and the interaction between air masses, students recognize the direct relationship between weather and climate.
MS-ESS2-4, MS-ESS2-5, MS-ESS2-6, MS-ESS3-2, MS-PS1-4

  • Pretest/ Letter Home
  • Engineering & Design Notebook Activity: Harvesting Water

the one with the atmosphere around you

Students investigate the composition and structure of Earth’s atmosphere and the way that energy from the sun affects Earth’s atmosphere.

☕ the one with water in the atmosphere

Students investigate how water is always moving between the surface of Earth and the atmosphere, the processes that drive the water cycle, and how the water cycle affects the weather.

☕ the one with air masses

Students investigate the movement of air masses of different tempera-tures and humidities to identify the type of fronts and the types of weather that can develop.

☕ the one with predicting weather changes

Students learn how meteorologists use direct observations, pattern analysis, and technology to predictthe weather.

☕ the one with severe weather and floods

Students examine and describe damage associated with severe storms, as well as measures that can be taken to ensure safety in a storm.

☕ the one where we have a weather in the atmosphere review & test

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