This Earth’s Systems Bundle Pack will make teaching Next Generation Science Standards engaging and effortless! This pack includes an Earth’s Systems Interactive Notebook, Earth’s Systems Task Cards, Earth’s Systems Writing Prompts, and Earth’s Systems Science Stations.
Interactive Notebook: After incorporating interactive notebooks in every other subject I teach, I decided I couldn’t exclude science! This package includes 25 interactive notebook activities for Earth’s Systems, Earth’s 4 Spheres (atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere). These activities are aligned to 5th grade Next Generation Science Standards and are sure to engage and excite your scientists. Most activities only include one page to copy (some require copying two pages), assembly directions and writing instructions are also included for students on each page. These activities require NO TEACHER PREP! As far as samples go, you can copy and laminate the sample pages I’ve included, if you plan to place activities in stations. If activities will be completed in whole group, then you can display the sample images on your Smart Board. Aside from making student copies, allow students access to books and Internet documents to record relevant, factual information in each activity.
Interactive science notebooks serve as amazing reference tools and can be used as authentic assessments for students. They can do as much as they want to do! Encouraging artistic flair only adds to the enthusiasm!
Writing Prompts: This package includes 21 writing prompts aligned to Earth’s Systems. Each writing prompt is in the form of a question relating to Earth’s four spheres (atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere) and the interactions among and between each sphere. These prompts can be used in writing groups, as part of a whole group research project, and/or independently as an assessment. The prompt topics allow for easy integration of ELA and science. Prompts could be used to guide instruction and/or be used as an exit slip as a science “cool down.” I have also included Common Core aligned 5th grade writing explanatory and opinion scoring rubrics. These prompts are designed and aligned to meet the 5th Grade Next Generation Science Standards within your Earth Systems unit of study.
Task Cards: This set of 24 Earth’s Systems Task Cards focuses on the Earth’s 4 spheres (atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere) and the interactions among and between each sphere. An additional set of moon phase cards are included for students to label and explain. This set can be used in science stations, whole group Scoot, whole group partner practice, and/or as test prep.
I recommend printing, laminating and cutting the task cards. Place sets in a baggie at a station or review center with recording forms for students.
Science Stations: The activities in this package can be implemented in whole group during an Earth’s Systems unit, in small group science stations, or during your literacy block in literacy stations. These project-based science stations will have your students exploring Earth’s 4 spheres to read and answer questions, conduct experiments, review vocabulary, play vocabulary games, conduct research projects, and explore the systems in Earth’s spheres through technology.
This Package Includes:
Reading Station: Provide books and Internet documents with copies of 16 graphic organizers. Organizers can also be used as note-takers in your whole group instruction.
Topics For Organizers:
Vocabulary Station: 26 terms and definitions are included in chart form for students to practice and glue in their notebooks. All 26 terms (Earth’s 4 spheres) are included in an Earth’s Systems Fiddle Strips! game. Prepare the game according to instructions for vocabulary fun!
Explore Science: 6 labs (soil, geologic formations, hydrological cycle, ocean waves, and contraction and expansion) are included with materials lists and a lab form. Students could record lab results on their lab sheets or directly in their science notebooks. Lab sheets could also be completed and glued in their science notebooks.
Computer Station: 7 websites are listed (and hyperlinked) for students to visit. Videos and video quizzes are included on some of the sites. 4 website recording sheets are included for note taking and accountability. One lab card has hyperlinks, the other does not.
Research Station: Students will record their research in a Marine Biome Fact File when investigating the affects marine biomes have on Earth. These make great resources to keep in the classroom for future reference! Students will analyze 10 photographs and explain scientific observations in relation to the interaction of Earth’s 4 spheres.
6 Biome Poster templates: freshwater biome, rainforest biome, forest biome, tundra biome, savanna biome, and desert biome. These make great decoration or can be bound in a class book!
These activities are interactive and will keep students engaged throughout your Earth’s Systems science unit! All activities and projects are designed and aligned to meet the 5th Grade Next Generation Science Standards.
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