Earth Science Interactive Notebook Bundle
The units covered within the Earth Science Bundle are: Rock Cycle, Minerals, Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, Weather, Ecosystems, Earth's Cycles, Photosynthesis, Biomes, Energy
6th grade students love these interactive journals for Earth Science curriculum. This resource contains over 300 pages of interactive learning material!
This resource is aligned with Earth Science Interactive PowerPoint Bundle
I would highly recommend using these interactive PowerPoints along with the notebooks but it is optional.
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.
STEM Activities included & NGSS Aligned!
Here is a more in-depth look at each of the Interactive Journal 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
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
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-Fixing Bacteria, Nitric Acid, Nitrogen Decomposing, Nitrates to Nitrites)
(CO2 Cycle, Dead Organisms, Ocean Exchange/Uptake, Fossil Fuels, Animal Respiration, Photosynthesis, Factory Emissions),
(Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, Collection, Runoff),
(Animal Respiration, Photosynthesis)
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 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 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)