Journey Through the Spheres of the Earth

This Journey Through the Spheres of the Earth lesson plan also includes:

Each of the Earth's spheres interacts with the other spheres in predictable ways. Young scientists explore these interactions through a hands-on activity, graphing, and watching a video. They summarize their knowledge in a video or poster presentation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • If you have a large class size, set up multiple dice at each station to help everyone move quickly
  • Review how to set up a graph and determine which variable goes on which axis
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of the water cycle and weather
Pros

  • Provides a list of supplementary resources for both teachers and students
  • Includes a rubric for ease of grading
  • Uses only basic materials
Cons

  • None
NGSS