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This lesson is the second lesson in a series for the NGSS Performance Expectation of: 5-ESS2-1. Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.
There are multiple activities in this lesson including:
This resource is a non-editable PDF and includes 8 pages of student activities, along with a teacher's guide, answer key, and tutorial video (total of 21 pages).
: Students should be familiar with the four Earth systems (Hydrosphere, Atmosphere, Biosphere, and Geosphere) before this lesson. An introductory lesson for those can be found here.
: This lesson focuses on the interaction of the Earth systems and the overall functions of the water cycle. It does not go into detail about phase changes at a molecular level. Students will learn at this level of detail in middle school in the standards MS-PS1-4 and MS-ESS2-4.