Earth Science Full Year Curriculum Bundle for Middle School

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    Year Long Earth Science Overview


    Get this year long comprehensive Middle School Earth Science Bundle, designed for teachers looking for effective resources to teach weather, climate, plate tectonics, space science and more! This bundle is perfect for the entire school year, providing a diverse range of activities and experiments that will keep your students engaged and learning.

    This Earth Science Bundle is jam-packed with hands-on activities, reading comprehension passages, and exciting experiments that will help your students explore the wonders of our planet. With over 70 resources, this bundle covers a wide range of topics, including weather patterns, climate change, plate tectonics, rock formation, and more!

    Each activity is designed to help students connect with the material, to build collaboration and critical thinking with high interest activities that are easy to implement!

    This bundle will save you so much time!

    Types of Resources included:

    • Hands on Activities and Experiments
    • Focused Reading Passages and reading comprehension questions
    • Interactive Digital Simulations
    • Guided Notes
    • Review Worksheets
    • STEM Challenges
    • CER writing practice
    • Assessments - projects and tests

    Each resource comes with detailed teacher notes making it perfect for first year teachers, long term subs, or those new to teaching to the NGSS standards. Ready to go resources for teaching a middle school level course that meets the NGSS Earth and Space Science (ESS) standards.

    Comes with a full year pacing guide to help you plan out the year.

    Check out the PREVIEW for details about each unit.

    The year is broken up into 3 different areas of study:

    Unit 1. Earth’s Changing Surface

    Topics Covered:

    • Plate Tectonics
    • Earthquakes
    • Volcanoes
    • Rock Cycle
    • Weathering and Erosion
    • Earth’s History

    2. Weather and Climate

    Topics Covered:

    • Properties of the Atmosphere
    • Water Cycle
    • Air masses and fronts
    • Weather forecasting
    • Weather vs. Climate
    • Factors that affect climate
    • Climate change

    3. Earth’s Place in the Universe

    Topics Covered:

    • Gravity
    • Orbits in the solar system
    • Structure and scale of the solar system
    • Earth, Moon, Sun Systems
    • Moon Phases Eclipses
    • Seasons
    • Tides

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    Teaching Duration
    1 Year
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence from rock strata for how the geologic time scale is used to organize Earth’s 4.6-billion-year-old history. Emphasis is on how analyses of rock formations and the fossils they contain are used to establish relative ages of major events in Earth’s history. Examples of Earth’s major events could range from being very recent (such as the last Ice Age or the earliest fossils of homo sapiens) to very old (such as the formation of Earth or the earliest evidence of life). Examples can include the formation of mountain chains and ocean basins, the evolution or extinction of particular living organisms, or significant volcanic eruptions. Assessment does not include recalling the names of specific periods or epochs and events within them.
    Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions. Examples of data include similarities of rock and fossil types on different continents, the shapes of the continents (including continental shelves), and the locations of ocean structures (such as ridges, fracture zones, and trenches). Paleomagnetic anomalies in oceanic and continental crust are not assessed.
    Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects. Emphasis is on how some natural hazards, such as volcanic eruptions and severe weather, are preceded by phenomena that allow for reliable predictions, but others, such as earthquakes, occur suddenly and with no notice, and thus are not yet predictable. Examples of natural hazards can be taken from interior processes (such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions), surface processes (such as mass wasting and tsunamis), or severe weather events (such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods). Examples of data can include the locations, magnitudes, and frequencies of the natural hazards. Examples of technologies can be global (such as satellite systems to monitor hurricanes or forest fires) or local (such as building basements in tornado-prone regions or reservoirs to mitigate droughts).
    Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
    Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth’s mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes. Emphasis is on how these resources are limited and typically non-renewable, and how their distributions are significantly changing as a result of removal by humans. Examples of uneven distributions of resources as a result of past processes include but are not limited to petroleum (locations of the burial of organic marine sediments and subsequent geologic traps), metal ores (locations of past volcanic and hydrothermal activity associated with subduction zones), and soil (locations of active weathering and/or deposition of rock).


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