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Digital Geosphere or Lithosphere Bundle [Distance Learning]

Grade Levels
9th - 11th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • Google Drive™ folder
  • Internet Activities
145 pgs + 55 PPT slides
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    Identifying Decomposers: Berlese Funnel Activity

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    1. This is a custom bundle of all my digital environmental science resources as requested by Christian C.
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    Looking for Environmental Science or Earth Science lessons for a 1:1 classroom or virtual learning environment? This HUGE bundle of lessons, labs, and field activities is the perfect fit! Your students will be engaged while learning about plate tectonics, rocks, minerals, soil, and energy sources from an environmental point-of-view. Even better- you can assign the lessons to your students using Google Classroom or other online platforms in a SNAP! No more planning!

    Topics: layers of the earth, plate tectonics, plate boundaries, natural environmental disturbances (volcanoes & earthquakes), properties of minerals, impacts of mining, soil horizons, erosion, soil conservation, soil texture, soil profiles, porosity and permeability, effects of agriculture on soil quality, energy efficiency, fossil fuels, renewable energy sources, distribution of global energy resources, energy conservation

    The notes and projects are designed to facilitate independent learning on student devices and are ideal for sub plans or simply to encourage self-instruction of concepts. Activities and extension pages provide opportunities for class discussion and interaction while adequately preparing students in data analysis and graphing.

    Note: This bundle is perfect for a distance learning situation, but some lab activities may need to be saved until students are in the classroom.

    Each lesson includes:

    1. Lesson- Content & vocabulary gained through web-quests, internet links, videos, and/or PowerPoint presentations. Students type notes on digital documents using their individual devices.

    2. Activity- Labs, games, or class activities designed to apply the concepts learned in the lesson. Some of these can be completed independently on a student device. Some will need to be done in a classroom setting.

    3: Assessment- Quiz, assignment, exit ticket, or project as a culmination and review of lesson

    4: Extension pages- Resources to practice graphing, data analysis, critical thinking, or research

    *Over 140 pages in all!


    *For details on each of the lessons, please click on the PREVIEW button for each individual lesson.


    *Please note: This paperless bundle is made for a classroom in which students have access to their own device (1:1 classes). If this is not true of your classroom, you may want the printable version of this bundle.

    This curriculum is ideally geared towards high school students, but is appropriate for any student looking for an independent, student-centered approach to learning.

    BONUS: Students use recycled materials to build a Berlese funnel to find and identify organisms in the soil.

    ▶️How can I use this in a virtual learning environment?

    • The digital files can be dropped right into your Google Drive. From there, you can assign the student files to your class.
    • Students can use links, videos, and other embedded items to learn new concepts and practice. Students type directly on the pages and can submit them electronically back to you or print them.

    ➤My Environmental Science Series includes lessons for each sphere of the earth:

    1. Hydrosphere Bundle (in digital/paperless or print versions)

    2. Biosphere Bundle (in digital/paperless or print versions)

    3. Atmosphere Bundle (in digital/paperless or print versions)

    4. Geosphere/Lithosphere (in digital/paperless or print versions)

    What curriculum could I use with these lessons?

    This lesson is ideally geared towards high school students and would work well with a general level Environmental Science or Biology textbook. It addresses the following topics in AP Environmental Science (APES):

    • 2.5: Natural Disruptions to Ecosystems
    • 4.1: Plate Tectonics
    • 4.2: Soil Formation and Erosion
    • 4.3: Soil Composition and Properties
    • 4.8: Earth's Geography and Climate
    • 5.4: Impact of Agricultural Practices
    • 5.9: Impacts of Mining
    • 5.15: Sustainable Agriculture
    • 6.1: Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources
    • 6.2: Global Energy Consumption
    • 6.4: Distribution of Natural Energy Resources
    • 6.5: Fossil Fuels
    • 6.6: Nuclear Power
    • 6.7: Energy from Biomass
    • 6.8: Solar Energy
    • 6.9: Hydroelectric Power
    • 6.10: Geothermal Energy
    • 6.11: Hydrogen Fuel Cell
    • 6.12: Wind Energy
    • 6.13: Energy Conservation
    • 7.4: Atmospheric CO2 and Particulates
    • 8.2: Human Impacts on Ecosystems

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    Total Pages
    145 pgs + 55 PPT slides
    Answer Key
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    Teaching Duration
    2 months
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
    Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy. Emphasis is on both qualitative and quantitative evaluations of devices. Examples of devices could include Rube Goldberg devices, wind turbines, solar cells, solar ovens, and generators. Examples of constraints could include use of renewable energy forms and efficiency. Assessment for quantitative evaluations is limited to total output for a given input. Assessment is limited to devices constructed with materials provided to students.
    Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth’s surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems. Examples should include climate feedbacks, such as how an increase in greenhouse gases causes a rise in global temperatures that melts glacial ice, which reduces the amount of sunlight reflected from Earth’s surface, increasing surface temperatures and further reducing the amount of ice. Examples could also be taken from other system interactions, such as how the loss of ground vegetation causes an increase in water runoff and soil erosion; how dammed rivers increase groundwater recharge, decrease sediment transport, and increase coastal erosion; or how the loss of wetlands causes a decrease in local humidity that further reduces the wetland extent.
    Evaluate claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem. Examples of changes in ecosystem conditions could include modest biological or physical changes, such as moderate hunting or a seasonal flood; and, extreme changes, such as volcanic eruption or sea level rise.
    Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity. Examples of Earth systems to be considered are the hydrosphere, atmosphere, cryosphere, geosphere, and/or biosphere. An example of the far-reaching impacts from a human activity is how an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide results in an increase in photosynthetic biomass on land and an increase in ocean acidification, with resulting impacts on sea organism health and marine populations. Assessment does not include running computational representations but is limited to using the published results of scientific computational models.


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