Fifth Grade NGSS ESS2-1, ESS2-2, and ESS3-1: Earth's Systems and Human Impact


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This 5th grade science resource includes everything you need to teach the fifth-grade NGSS Earth's Systems and Earth and Human Activity standards! Students will learn about the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and the atmosphere. They will learn about how the spheres interact with each other. Then they will learn about the impact that people are having on the environment.

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Lessons in this unit:

Lesson 1 - What is the Geosphere?

Lesson 2 - What is the Biosphere?

Lesson 3 - What is the Hydrosphere?

Lesson 4 - What is the Atmosphere?

Lesson 5 - Interactions Among the Four Spheres

Lesson 6 - Making a Model that Shows the Interaction Between Two of the Spheres

Lesson 7 - How Does Human Activity Affect the Environment?

Lesson 8 - What are People Doing to Try to Protect Our Environment/

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Included within this resource are:

- the standards

- tips and suggestions

- suggested YouTube Videos and books

- Environmental Scientist Poster

- Posters of the Hydrosphere and a Glacier

- "I can" statement cards

- Short Readings about Each of the Spheres

- Reading Passages about Agriculture and Industry

- Graphic Organizers

- Task Cards of Different Environmental Issues (to give students options for research)

- Final Project Guidelines and Rubrics

- 9 colorful essential vocabulary cards with graphics and definitions

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
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