NGSS Crosscutting Concept Graphic Organizer - Systems & System Models

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Introduce the Crosscutting Concepts using this reference sheet and make connections to your content using this graphic organizer. This digital version can be used online and is excellent for distance learning, digital notebooks, and Google Classroom.

The graphic organizer can be used over and over again, each time that you would like to make a connection to the Crosscutting Concept of Systems and System Models.

Why do you need this resource?

The Crosscutting Concepts must be explicitly taught in your classroom in order to ensure that your students are making connections. Start by providing your students with the reference sheet for quick and easy instruction. Then use the graphic organizers provided to make specific connections to your content.

What is included in this resource?

  • Digital Google Slides with a link to a PDF version
  • System and System Models Notes/ Reference Sheet
  • System and System Models Graphic Organizer
  • System and System Models Vocabulary Slide
  • Google Slides Tips for Students to make this resource easier for students to use digitally
  • BONUS Resources from the 3rd through 5th Grade band to build on background knowledge and differentiate your instruction.

How to use this resource:

  • It works best to use this resource in context rather than teach all crosscutting concepts at once.
  • Use the reference sheet to introduce or review the concept of Cause and Effect
  • Have students work in collaborative groups to complete a much of the graphic organizer as they can. Share and check for understanding in a whole group setting.
  • Once students are more familiar with this concept, this can be used as a formative assessment.

This resource works best if itis used throughout your school in grades 6-8 so that students' understanding of Cause and Effect gradually improves over time.

Want more help with the Crosscutting Concepts? Check out these resources:

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10 pages
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