Each resource inside this bundle was handpicked to cover all aspects of the MS-ESS2 NGSS (MS-ESS2-1 to MS-ESS2-6). The resources found inside will ensure your students fulfill each requirement of the standard and keep them interested and engaged throughout. A description of how each standard is covered is broken down below. This bundle will save you time and money, the two things every teacher needs more of. There are 24 classroom-tested resources included which individually would cost over $200. You'll save 65% by purchasing them through this bundle not to mention tens or even hundreds of hours of prep time.
What you get
• Make sure your students are on track
• Each lesson comes with a teacher and student version to keep them focused
• Lessons come with videos embedded right into your slides
• Includes 5E lessons
• Lab Stations
• Digital Scavenger Hunts
• Scientific readings on engaging subjects
• The Rock Cycle (2-1)
• Plate Tectonics (2-2)
• Natural Disasters (2-2, 2-5, 2-6)
• Fossils and Geologic Time (2-3)
• The Water Cycle (2-4)
• Meteorology (2-5, 2-6)
This Package Includes:
• Cloud Types 5E Lesson Bundle (2-5)
o Cloud Types Lesson
o Cloud Types Lab Station Activity
o Different Types of Clouds Reading
o Why Are There Different Types of Clouds Engagement Activity
o Cloud Types Quiz
• Cloud Types Middle School Lesson (2-5)
• Cycling of Matter Digital Interactive Notebook Pages (2-4)
• Cycling of Matter 5E Lesson Bundle (2-4)
o Cycling of Matter Scavenger Hunt
o Water and Carbon Cycles Diagram Activity
o Cycling of Matter Lesson
o Cycling of Matter Lab Station Activity
o We’re All Made From Dinosaur Spit Engagement Activity
• Desalination for Drinking Water Grade 8 and Up Reading (2-5)
• Earthquakes Grade 5-7 Reading (2-2)
• Earthquakes Grade 8 and Up Reading, Parts 1 and 2 (2-2)
• Earthquakes and Volcanoes Lab Station Activity (2-2)
• Earthquakes and Volcanoes Lesson (2-2)
• Fossils and Geologic Time 5E Lesson Bundle (2-3)
o Fossils Reading
o Fossils and Geologic Time Lesson
o Fossils and Geologic Time Lab Station Activity
o Fossil Rock Anthem Engagement Activity
o Fossils and Geologic Time Quiz
• Geologic Time Grade 8 and Up Reading (2-3)
• How Weather Works Grade 5-7 Reading (2-5, 2-6)
• Hurricanes Grade 5-7 Reading (2-5, 2-6)
• Lightning Grade 5-7 Reading (2-5, 2-6)
• Meteorology 5E Lesson Bundle (2-5, 2-6)
o How Weather Works Grade 8 and Up Reading
o Meteorology Lesson
o Meteorology Lab Station Activity
o Why Does the Wind Blow Engagement Activity
o Meteorology Quiz
• Natural Disasters 5E Lesson Bundle (2-2, 2-5, 2-6)
o Natural Disasters Grade 8 and Up Reading
o Natural Disasters Lesson
o Natural Disasters Lab Station Activity
o What Causes Thunder Engagement Activity
o Natural Disasters Quiz
• Natural Disasters: Earth, Water, and Space Grade 5-7 Reading (2-2, 2-4, 2-5, 2-6)
• Natural Disasters: Weather and Climate Grade 5-7 Reading (2-5, 2-6)
• Plate Tectonics 5E Lesson Bundle (2-2)
o Plate Tectonics Lesson
o Plate Tectonics Lab Station Activity
o Plate Tectonics Grade 8 and Up Reading
o Plate Tectonics Explained Engagement Activity
o Plate Tectonics Quiz
• The Rock Cycle 5E Lesson Bundle (2-1)
o The Rock Cycle Scavenger Hunt
o The Rock Cycle Lesson
o The Rock Cycle Lab Station Activity
o The 3 Types of Rocks Engagement Activity
o The Rock Cycle Quiz
• The Water Cycle Grade 5-7 Reading (2-4)
• Thunderstorms Grade 5-7 Reading (2-5, 2-6)
• Thunderstorms Grade 8 and Up Reading (2-5, 2-6)
• Tornadoes Grade 5-7 Reading (2-5, 2-6)
• Why the Wind Blows Grade 5-7 Reading (2-5, 2-6)
Here are additional NGSS bundles I have prepared:
• MS LS1 From Molecules to Organisms
• MS LS2 Ecosystems
• MS LS3 Heredity
• MS LS4 Biological Evolution
• MS PS1 - Matter and its Interactions
••• MS PS1-1 Unit
••• MS PS1-2 Unit
• MS PS2 Motion and Stability
• MS PS3 Energy
• MS PS4 Waves
• HS PS1 - Matter and its Interactions
• HS PS2 - Motion and Stability
• HS PS3 - Energy
• MS ESS1 - Earth's Place in the Universe
• MS ESS2 - Earth's Systems
• MS ESS3 - Earth and Human Activity
MS ESS2 Earth's Systems
Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.
Emphasis is on the processes of melting, crystallization, weathering, deformation, and sedimentation, which act together to form minerals and rocks through the cycling of Earth’s materials.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include the identification and naming of minerals.
Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales.
Emphasis is on how processes change Earth’s surface at time and spatial scales that can be large (such as slow plate motions or the uplift of large mountain ranges) or small (such as rapid landslides or microscopic geochemical reactions), and how many geoscience processes (such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and meteor impacts) usually behave gradually but are punctuated by catastrophic events. Examples of geoscience processes include surface weathering and deposition by the movements of water, ice, and wind. Emphasis is on geoscience processes that shape local geographic features, where appropriate.
Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.
Examples of data include similarities of rock and fossil types on different continents, the shapes of the continents (including continental shelves), and the locations of ocean structures (such as ridges, fracture zones, and trenches).
Assessment Boundary: Paleomagnetic anomalies in oceanic and continental crust are not assessed.
Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth’s systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.
Emphasis is on the ways water changes its state as it moves through the multiple pathways of the hydrologic cycle. Examples of models can be conceptual or physical.
Assessment Boundary: A quantitative understanding of the latent heats of vaporization and fusion is not assessed.
Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions.
Emphasis is on how air masses flow from regions of high pressure to low pressure, causing weather (defined by temperature, pressure, humidity, precipitation, and wind) at a fixed location to change over time, and how sudden changes in weather can results when different air masses collide. Emphasis is on how weather can be predicted within probabilistic ranges. Examples of data can be provided to students (such as weather maps, diagrams, or visualizations) or obtained through laboratory experiments (such as with condensation).
Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include recalling the names of cloud types or weather symbols used on weather maps or the reported diagrams from weather stations.
Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates.
Emphasis is on how patterns vary by latitude, altitude, and geographic land distribution. Emphasis of atmospheric circulation is on the sunlight-driven latitudinal banding, the Coriolis effect, and resulting prevailing winds; emphasis of ocean circulation is on the transfer of heat by the global ocean convection cycle, which is constrained by the Coriolis effect and the outlines of continents. Examples of models can be diagrams, maps and globes, or digital representations.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include the dynamics of the Coriolis effect.
No prep, no formatting, no issues. Simply download, print (or upload to your class site) and you're all set. Each resource is fully editable and classroom tested.