This activity is part of a unit to address the Next Generation Science Standard HS-ESS2-3: Develop a model based on evidence of Earth’s interior to describe the cycling of matter by thermal convection.
This activity was designed as part of the EXPLORE stage in the 5E model. To get the best use of it, students may need to engage in EXPLAIN activities to solidify their understanding of content and concepts. Flowing from EXPLORE activities to various EXPLAIN activities will better assist students in building their own understanding.
Students will be provided a stack of cards on which are printed a claim, pieces of evidence, and pieces of reasoning. They will identify the claim, the evidence, and the reasoning. Then, they will summarize the information from the cards to construct a scaffolded claim-evidence-reasoning written response to the question, What is the structure of Earth’s interior?
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BUNDLE: Earth’s Structure Unit, NGSS Aligned, 5E Based
EVALUATE BUNDLE: Earth’s Structure, 5E Based
EXPLAIN BUNDLE: Earth’s Structure, 5E Based
EXPLORE BUNDLE: Earth’s Structure, 5E Based
EXPLORE: Characteristics of Earth’s Layers, 5E Based
EXPLORE: Convection in the Mantle, NGSS Aligned, 5E Based
EXPLORE: Evidence for Earth’s Layers, NGSS Aligned, 5E Based
EXPLORE: Graphing Seismic Waves, NGSS Aligned, 5E Based
Literacy: Earth’s Structure Workbook, NGSS Aligned
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