Geoscience Processes that Change the Earth's Surface NGSS MS-ESS2-2

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6th - 8th, Homeschool
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With these NGSS lesson plans, students will review weathering, erosion, and deposition. They will also learn about how other geoscience processes change the Earth's surface over varying time and spatial scales. This resource has eight lessons. Included are a standards poster, photos and posters for stimulating discussion, four reading passages, three investigations, links to videos, and essential vocabulary cards.

Review Lesson: Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition

Lesson 1: Geoscience Processes - Phenomenon

Lesson 2: Continental Drift

Lesson 3: What Are Geoscience Processes? Modeling with a Stream Table

Lesson 4: Meteor Impacts

Lesson 5: Glaciers

Lesson 6: Underground Landforms: Caves and Sinkholes

Lesson 7: What Geoscience Processes Helped to Create These Rock Formations?

Lesson 8: Making a Claim: Show What You Know About Geoscience Processes that

Changed the Surface of the Earth

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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.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.


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