Environmental Science: Lithosphere or Geosphere- Lessons & Labs

Environmental Science: Lithosphere or Geosphere- Lessons & Labs
Environmental Science: Lithosphere or Geosphere- Lessons & Labs
Environmental Science: Lithosphere or Geosphere- Lessons & Labs
Environmental Science: Lithosphere or Geosphere- Lessons & Labs
Environmental Science: Lithosphere or Geosphere- Lessons & Labs
Environmental Science: Lithosphere or Geosphere- Lessons & Labs
Environmental Science: Lithosphere or Geosphere- Lessons & Labs
Environmental Science: Lithosphere or Geosphere- Lessons & Labs
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    This is a bundle of 6 environmental and earth science lessons on minerals, rocks, soil, fossil fuels, and renewable energy. Webquests, worksheets, PowerPoints, and lab activities are all included! It is designed to facilitate independent learning and is ideal for sub plans or simply to encourage self-instruction of basic concepts.

    *This bundle is part of my Environmental Science: A One-Semester Course.

    NGSS Standards addressed: HS-PS3-3, HS-PS3-5, HS-ESS2-2, HS-ESS2-5, HS-ESS3-1, HS-ESS3-2, HS-ESS3-3, HS-ESS3-4, HS-ESS3-6, HS-ETS1-2

    Each lesson includes:
    1. Lesson- Content & vocabulary gained through internet links, videos, and/or PowerPoint presentations.
    2. Activity- Lab, game, or class activity designed to apply the concepts learned in the lesson.
    3: Assessment- Quiz, assignment, exit ticket, or project as a culmination and review of lesson

    This curriculum is ideally geared towards high school students, but is appropriate for any student looking for an independent, student-centered approach to learning.

    Lesson Plan topics include:
    1. Minerals- Composition & Properties
    characteristics, special properties and examples of minerals including color, luster, crystal formation, density, hardness, streak, and cleavage or fracture

    2. Rocks & The Rock Cycle
    general characteristics of rocks, rock cycle, uniformitarianism, plutonic and volcanic rocks, composition & texture of igneous rocks, sediments, clastic sedimentary rocks, chemical sedimentary rocks, and organic sedimentary rocks, weathering/erosion, types of metamorphism, foliated and non-foliated metamorphic rocks, felsic, mafic, ultramafic, and intermediate compositions, as well as common examples of each rock type

    3. Soil Composition & Horizons
    soil horizons and layers, soil texture, and soil composition. Students will love testing their own soil samples to determine the amounts of sand, silt, and clay.

    4. Soil Erosion & Conservation
    types of water erosion, types of wind erosion, necessity and practices for soil conservation

    5. Fossil Fuels & Energy
    nonrenewable v. renewable, coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear power, benefits and problems with each type

    6. Renewable Energy Sources
    biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric, solar, wind power, benefits and problems with each type

    BONUS: Extension Activity: GMOs and Agriculture
    *Each of my Environmental Science Bundles include a Current Event activity for extending student thinking. This activity allows students to research both sides of the debate surrounding Genetically Modified Crops.

    My Environmental Science Series includes lessons for each sphere of the earth:
    1. Environmental Science: Atmosphere Bundle
    2. Environmental Science: Biosphere Bundle
    3. Environmental Science: Lithosphere Bundle
    4. Environmental Science: Hydrosphere Bundle


    These lessons are designed to be easy to use for both students and teachers. Regardless of whether you've taught Environmental Science for years or just need a few quick lessons to add to your science curriculum, this is the perfect selection.

    You may also be interested in these lessons:
    World Biomes Poster Project

    Nitrogen Cycle Board Game

    Ecology Task Cards

    STEAM Lab: Building an Simple Electric Generator using Renewable Energy Sources

    STEAM Bundle: Earth's Atmosphere-Composition & Layers


    Designed and Implemented by: Anne Morgan, Biology & Environmental Science Teacher
    Total Pages
    113 pages
    Answer Key
    Included with rubric
    Teaching Duration
    1 month
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