Earth Science Curriculum (Complete)

Earth Science Curriculum (Complete)
Earth Science Curriculum (Complete)
Earth Science Curriculum (Complete)
Earth Science Curriculum (Complete)
Earth Science Curriculum (Complete)
Earth Science Curriculum (Complete)
Earth Science Curriculum (Complete)
Earth Science Curriculum (Complete)
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The Earth Science Curriculum Resource contains the following 5 Bundles:

-Earth Science Interactive Notebook Bundle

-Earth Science Interactive PowerPoints Bundle

-Earth Science STEM Challenges Bundle

-Earth Science Exams & Assessments Bundle

-Earth Science Google Classroom Projects Bundle

10 units are in each bundle. This resource contains 50 individual units/products! That is over 900 pages/slides of material!

Check out the aligned bundles and their descriptions below! EVERYTHING is included in this resource!


Here is a more in-depth look at each of the Interactive Notebook units:

Materials include: Interactive notebook covers for each of the 10 units, reading passages, answer keys, critical thinking and analysis questions, flaps, foldables, graphic organizers, and more.
Several STEM Activities included & NGSS Aligned!

Here is a more in-depth look at each of the Interactive Notebook units:


Rock Cycle Unit:

Topics covered in this unit include: The three main rock types – igneous (intrusive versus extrusive), sedimentary, metamorphic, weathering, erosion, deposition, the rock cycle, magma, crystallizing, basalt, sediments, fossil fuels, limestone, slate, marble


Plate Tectonics Unit:

Topics covered in this unit include: Pangaea, Alfred Wegener, continental drift, tectonic plates, Ring of Fire, geologists, volcanoes, continental plate, oceanic plate, ocean trenches, ridge, geologists, seismic waves, density, layers of the earth, convection currents, subduction


Rocks, Minerals, & Gems Unit:

Topics covered in this unit include: Mineralogy, minerals (the 5 mineral requirements), Identifying Minerals: luster types, cleavage & fracture types, density, Mohs scale, streak test, sedimentary rocks, igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks, sediments, rock cycle, weathering, erosion, deposition, gemstones



Volcanoes Unit:

Topics covered in this unit include: volcanology, parts of a volcano (vent, magma chamber, conduit, ash cloud, branch pipe), volcanic landforms (composite, shield, cinder cone), calderas, other geothermal features, geysers, hot spots, fumaroles, mud pools, pyroclastic flow, lahars (mudflows), igneous rock, volcanic bombs



Ecosystems Unit:

Topics covered in this unit include: Biotic & Abiotic Factors, Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers, Food Chains, Heterotrophs and Autotrophs, Food Webs, Natural Events Versus Human Activities (Changes in Ecosystems), Predator, Prey, Parasite, Host, Community, Habitats, Niche, Energy Pyramids, and much more!


Earth's Cycles Unit:

Topics covered in this unit include:
Nitrogen Cycle (Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria, Nitric Acid, Nitrogen Decomposing, Nitrates to Nitrites)
Carbon Cycle (CO2 Cycle, Dead Organisms, Ocean Exchange/Uptake, Fossil Fuels, Animal Respiration, Photosynthesis, Factory Emissions),
Water Cycle (Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, Collection, Runoff),
Oxygen Cycle(Animal Respiration, Photosynthesis)


Photosynthesis Unit:

Topics covered in this unit include:
Photosynthesis (Sun Energy, Carbon Dioxide, Glucose Production, Oxygen Release, Water, Roots, & Minerals), Parts of a Leaf – Basic Flower Structure, Chloroplasts, Chlorophyll, Xylem, Epidermis, How Water Moves Through Plants (Transpiration, Root Pressure, Capillary Action) Respiration, and much more!


Biomes Unit:

Biomes covered in this unit include:
Savanna/Grasslands, Aquatic (Salt-Water), Tropical Rainforest Forest, Desert, & Tundra Biomes!
Environment, Plants, Animals, and Adaptations Covered in Each Biome!


Energy Unit:

Energy types covered in this unit include:
Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy, Thermal Energy, Chemical Energy, Light Energy, and Sound Energy!

Fun interactive activities and foldables for students to learn facts about each energy type!


Weather & Climate Unit:

Weather & Climate Topics Include:
Climate, Atmosphere, Exosphere, Thermosphere, Mesosphere, Stratosphere, Ozone Layer, Troposphere, Humidity, Fronts, Global Warming Greenhouse Effect, Weather Instruments (Barometer, Thermometer, Anemometer, Weather Balloon, Rain Gauge, Extreme Weather, Cloud Types (Cirrus, Cumulonimbus, Cumulus, Stratocumulus, Stratus)

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Earth Science STEM Challenges Bundle

These resources has science, technology, engineering, and measurement activities to do with your upper elementary kids that will really enhance their learning!

This bundle contains 9 StudentSavvy STEM Resources! Photosynthesis, Ecosystems, Rock Cycle, Biomes, Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, Energy, Earth's Cycles, and Weather STEM Challenges!

Watch a video of the challenges in action here!

There are 15 STEM Challenges in this pack. Each STEM Challenge has detailed directions, photo examples, a list of materials needed, prediction section, brainstorming section, trials 1, 2, & 3, final results section with drawings, and a reflection section.

The STEM Challenges include:

Biomes STEM Challenge
-Biomes Survival Challenge!
The STEM group of students must first decide on a plush or plastic animal to bring to school. They must also decide on a specific biome that the animal is going to survive in. The animal they choose for this challenge may not already have adaptations suited for the chosen biome. The students must come up with at least 4 different adaptations for their animal. Using a list of materials, the group must transform their animal so it is better suited for the new environment it will survive in. The group must also create a poster that describes each adaptation and why they chose it for their animal. They have 3 days to complete this challenge. More directions are found in this resource!


Ecosystems STEM Challenge
Food Web Marble Maze Challenge!
The assigned STEM group must first choose a biome or type of ecosystem. (ex: Tundra, Grassland, Forest) Using the materials below, students must create a marble run that features different levels of the food web. They must include a producer, a primary consumer, secondary consumer, and a tertiary consumer. There can be more than one of each type of consumer, but there must be at least one of every level. The marble maze must direct the ball going up the various interlocking paths along the food web. Animals and consumer types must be labeled in their design. Drawings, computer clipart, or figurines can be used.

Weather STEM Challenges
-Barometer Challenge!
Using a list of supplies, students must design a type of barometer that measures changes in the atmospheric pressure. Their design must have a needle that measures an increase or decrease in air pressure. Students must use the items listed below and they are not allowed to add items to the list. If they test it and it does not work properly, they have two more attempts to fix their design. They have one hour to design their barometer. (time testing their barometer does not count towards the hour). In order to test, the barometer should be placed outside or by a window.
-Anemometer Challenge
Using a list of supplies, students must design an anemometer that accurately measures wind speed. They must be able to measure how many spins the device makes per minute by marking one of the revolving cups. Students do not have to use all the materials listed below but they cannot add items to the list. They have one hour to complete this challenge. (time testing their anemometer does not count towards the hour). In order to test, the anemometer should be placed outside on a windy day or can be tested with a fan.

Energy STEM Challenges
-Marble Run Challenge!
Using a list of supplies, students must design a marble run that showcases both kinetic and potential energy at use. Students must be able to label which parts of their marble run shows the energy transfer. Students are not required to use all of the items listed below but they are not allowed to add items to the list. If they test it and it does not work properly, they have two more attempts to fix their design. They have two days to finalize their roller coaster/marble run.
- Solar Oven Challenge
Using a list of supplies, students must a solar oven that captures sunlight and retains heat. The solar oven should be able to melt crayons within an hour. Students are not required to use all of the items listed below but they are not allowed to add items to the list. If they test it and it does not work properly, they have two more attempts to fix their design. Students have one hour to finalize the design of their solar oven. (The time it takes to test their design does not count towards the one hour) The group that is able to melt the crayons the fastest wins the challenge!

Plate Tectonics STEM Challenges
- Seismograph Challenge!
Using a list of supplies, students must design a seismograph that can record movement or shaking. The seismograph must have a base, a hanging weight, and a frame. The paper that the seismic waves are recorded on must be able to be pulled through the device so new data can be recorded. The P and S waves must be labeled in their data. Students have 2 hours to complete this challenge. If they test their seismograph and it does not work properly, they have two more attempts to fix their design. (Testing time does not count towards the two hour time limit)
-Earthquake-Resistant Bridge Challenge! Using a list of supplies, students must construct a bridge that can withstand a major earthquake. The structure must be flexible enough so it can absorb the shaking, but not fall apart. The bridge must have a base made up of cups that can be shaken to show its flexibility. The bridge cannot be longer than 20 inches. Students have 2 hours to complete this challenge. If they test their bridge and it falls apart, they have two more attempts to fix their design. (Testing time does not count towards the two hour time limit) After all the groups have created their bridges, they must prove how their design is the most earthquake-resistant. The group with the best design wins the challenge!

Rock Cycle STEM Challenges
-Rock Cycle Crayon Challenge!
Students must demonstrate the rock cycle and the different rock formations that occur during the process. All three types of rock must be present in the cycle. Students must save a small sample of rock during each phase and it must be labeled which type it is. STEM groups have three trials to complete the challenge.. They must complete the challenge in 75 minutes.
- Weathering and Erosion Challenge!
Using a list of supplies, students must demonstrate how weathering and erosion affects our landscape. They must build four rock cliffs using sugar cubes and decide on different weathering and erosion strategies for each rock cliff (one strategy per rock cliff). A strategy can be a combination of wind and rain effects or another way to break down the rocks. They must describe and label each strategy they came up with. (Ex: 10 drops of water and 5 seconds of shaking in plastic container – rain and wind) The goal is to find a wide variety of results from different weathering and erosion strategies. They have one hour to complete this challenge.


Photosynthesis STEM Challenges
- Building a Greenhouse Challenge!
Using a list of supplies, students must design a greenhouse that can hold at least 4 small plants. Each plant must be protected from weather elements and pests. The greenhouse cannot be larger than 18 inches long and 15 inches tall. There must be a door on the greenhouse that can swing open and shut for watering. The greenhouse must be able to shield the plants from excess cold or heat. Each STEM group must a matching set of plants that are the control group (placed outside) to compare with the plants inside the greenhouse. Students have three days to complete this challenge.
- Capillary Action Challenge!
Using a list of supplies, students must demonstrate how water moves through plants. They must build a plant with the materials and label where capillary action, root pressure, and transpiration are demonstrated in their design. If they test it and it does not work properly, they have two more attempts to fix their design. Students have 75 minutes to finalize the design of their plant. (The time it takes for capillary action to take place does not count towards their time designing)


Volcanoes STEM Challenges
- Erupting Volcanoes Challenge!
Using a list of supplies, STEM groups must design three volcanoes: a composite volcano, a cinder cone volcano, and a shield volcano. They must create mixtures that represent each type of volcanic eruption from the three volcanoes (3 mixtures - more information provided in the resource). Students must also figure out the correct steps of combining the ingredients to create the best eruption. After reading the previous page (informational page provided in the resource) on types of volcanic landforms, their eruptions must mimic the description of each volcano. Students must document the amounts of each ingredient used on the 3 volcanoes and write down the best mixture for each of the 3 volcano types. Students have three days to complete this challenge.

- Flowing Lava Challenge! Using a list of supplies, students must create the three different types of lava: basaltic, andesitic, and rhyolitic lava. Using the information page (found in the resource), STEM groups must decide on three different mixtures that most accurately represents each of the three types of flowing lava. The viscosity of the lava must also be considered in their models. Using a sheet pan, the three types of lava must be poured at the same time to show the difference of flow. Students have 75 minutes to complete this challenge.


Earth’s Cycles - Water STEM Challenges
Water Cycle Challenge!
Using a list of supplies, students must create a device that demonstrates each phase of the water cycle. Using the infographic provided in the resource, students must decide how to create such a device without guided instruction. They must be able to view each phase of the water cycle and take notes of their observations. They have 75 minutes to complete this challenge. They can have up to three trials to create the device. More directions are found in this resource!


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Earth Science Interactive PowerPoint Bundle

***Watch this quick preview video to see these Interactive PowerPoints in action! (This is a fast motion screen capture of the resource).

These teaching resources are quite the virtual experience! The Earth Science PowerPoints can be used as powerful classroom presentations or students can click their way through them on individual computers.***However it should not be used in Google Slides, only the PowerPoint application.

This resource is aligned with Earth Science Interactive Notebook Bundle I would highly recommend using this resource along with the PowerPoints but it is optional. The PowerPoints are a stand-alone resource.

Earth Science Series

This resource contains the following units:

Rock Cycle Unit:

Topics covered in this unit include: The three main rock types – igneous (intrusive versus extrusive), sedimentary, metamorphic, weathering, erosion, deposition, the rock cycle, magma, crystallizing, basalt, sediments, fossil fuels, limestone, slate, marble


Plate Tectonics Unit:

Topics covered in this unit include: Pangaea, Alfred Wegener, continental drift, tectonic plates, Ring of Fire, geologists, volcanoes, continental plate, oceanic plate, ocean trenches, ridge, geologists, seismic waves, density, layers of the earth, convection currents, subduction


Rocks, Minerals, & Gems Unit:

Topics covered in this unit include: Mineralogy, minerals (the 5 mineral requirements), Identifying Minerals: luster types, cleavage & fracture types, density, Mohs scale, streak test, sedimentary rocks, igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks, sediments, rock cycle, weathering, erosion, deposition, gemstones



Volcanoes Unit:

Topics covered in this unit include: volcanology, parts of a volcano (vent, magma chamber, conduit, ash cloud, branch pipe), volcanic landforms (composite, shield, cinder cone), calderas, other geothermal features, geysers, hot spots, fumaroles, mud pools, pyroclastic flow, lahars (mudflows), igneous rock, volcanic bombs



Ecosystems Unit:

Topics covered in this unit include: Biotic & Abiotic Factors, Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers, Food Chains, Heterotrophs and Autotrophs, Food Webs, Natural Events Versus Human Activities (Changes in Ecosystems), Predator, Prey, Parasite, Host, Community, Habitats, Niche, Energy Pyramids, and much more!


Earth's Cycles Unit:

Topics covered in this unit include:
Nitrogen Cycle (Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria, Nitric Acid, Nitrogen Decomposing, Nitrates to Nitrites)
Carbon Cycle (CO2 Cycle, Dead Organisms, Ocean Exchange/Uptake, Fossil Fuels, Animal Respiration, Photosynthesis, Factory Emissions),
Water Cycle (Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, Collection, Runoff),
Oxygen Cycle(Animal Respiration, Photosynthesis)


Photosynthesis Unit:

Topics covered in this unit include:
Photosynthesis (Sun Energy, Carbon Dioxide, Glucose Production, Oxygen Release, Water, Roots, & Minerals), Parts of a Leaf – Basic Flower Structure, Chloroplasts, Chlorophyll, Xylem, Epidermis, How Water Moves Through Plants (Transpiration, Root Pressure, Capillary Action) Respiration, and much more!


Biomes Unit:

Biomes covered in this unit include:
Savanna/Grasslands, Aquatic (Salt-Water), Tropical Rainforest Forest, Desert, & Tundra Biomes!
Environment, Plants, Animals, and Adaptations Covered in Each Biome!


Energy Unit:

Energy types covered in this unit include:
Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy, Thermal Energy, Chemical Energy, Light Energy, and Sound Energy!



Weather & Climate Unit:

Weather & Climate Topics Include:
Climate, Atmosphere, Exosphere, Thermosphere, Mesosphere, Stratosphere, Ozone Layer, Troposphere, Humidity, Fronts, Global Warming Greenhouse Effect, Weather Instruments (Barometer, Thermometer, Anemometer, Weather Balloon, Rain Gauge, Extreme Weather, Cloud Types (Cirrus, Cumulonimbus, Cumulus, Stratocumulus, Stratus)


***This product was created with the latest version of PowerPoint (2016). The effects and transitions may not display properly on older versions.

This teaching resource was created using licensed graphics from clipartists listed in the resource. It is an absolute violation of copyright law to ”lift” the graphics or text for other purposes.

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Earth Science Student Projects for Google Classroom!

20 digital / paperless projects for your students!

Earth Science Series
This product contains 20 digital projects for 10 units that students can complete using Google Slides! (Google Classroom)
The 10 units include: Plate Tectonics, Ecosystems, The Rock Cycle, Rocks & Minerals, Volcanoes, Earth’s Cycles, Photosynthesis, Biomes, Energy, and Weather.

Each student-centered project has a sample project, and detailed project instructions for the students.

This bundled resource contains the following StudentSavvy Products: (individual units)
Plate Tectonics Google Projects
Ecosystems Google Projects
The Rock Cycle Google Projects
Rocks, Minerals, & Gems Google Projects
Volcanoes Google Projects
Earth’s Cycles Google Projects
Photosynthesis Google Projects
Biomes Google Projects
Energy Google Projects
Weather & Climate Google Projects


Info-graphic / Poster Projects
Students pick a topic that they would like to research on with the specific unit. All of the elements in the info-graphic must be organized, clearly visible, and well placed. Creativity with color and photos is a must! **More instructions found in the resource

Brochure Projects
Using templates, students design brochures that highlight important facts and topics
from the unit.

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Earth Science Assessments Bundle - Tests
EDITABLE with Answer Key!


Earth Science Series
These products contain 10 unit assessments that has vocabulary matching, fill in the blanks, infographics, short answers, and essays

It also contains ANSWER KEYS and EDITABLE PowerPoint files.

This resource is aligned with the Earth Science Interactive Notebooks and PowerPoints

This product is a bundle of 10 StudentSavvy assessment unit resources:

Contains:
Rock Cycle Assessment Unit

Plate Tectonics Assessment Unit

Rocks, Minerals and Gems Assessment Unit

Volcanoes Assessment Unit

Ecosystems Assessment Unit

Earth's Cycles Assessment Unit

Photosynthesis Assessment Unit

Biomes Assessment Unit

Energy Assessment Unit

Weather and Climate Assessment Unit
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