I use an activity I call the Science in the News Symposium when introducing topics to my classes. This activity can be found in my TpT store, KloseKlass. In this product, you’ll find a list of 8 articles I used for a symposium with my middle school students related to the distribution of Earth’s minerals, groundwater, and energy sources.
You can find the Science in the News Symposium product here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Science-in-the-News-Symposium-3518273
This product only contains a list of links to each article. All of the articles in this list for MS-ESS3-1 are from https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/.
This product does not contain the articles, simply a list of articles with links and short links to the articles.
NGSS Standard: MS-ESS3-1: construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth’s mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes.
I have included the evidence statement for NGSS Standard MS-ESS3-1 in this product to aid you in planning. You can find this evidence statement at https://www.nextgenscience.org/sites/default/files/evidence_statement/black_white/MS-ESS3-1%20Evidence%20Statements%20June%202015%20asterisks.pdf