The Cycling of Matter: The Water and Carbon Cycles - Complete 5E Lesson Bundle

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The Cycling of Matter: The Water and Carbon Cycles - A 5E Lesson Bundle for middle and high school students. Everything you need in one tidy package! This fully-editable, no prep bundle follows the 5E model and provides step-by-step instructions on how to implement it in your classroom. Each included resource is either completely or almost completely self-contained, meaning little to no classroom materials are needed. This bundle contains a mix of digital and paper-based resources and encourages collaboration and creativity at every turn.

In-Class and Distance Learning Ready

  • This resource is perfect for in-class or distance learning and integrates seamlessly with Google Classroom.
  • Office and PDF versions of each resource are also included.
  • Many of the resources include a link that will automatically create a copy of the resources and put them directly into your Google Drive. Other components can be uploaded to your Drive for easy access.

5E lessons provide differentiated instruction in their very nature. Your students will complete the unit with an understanding of:

• What occurs during the water (hydrologic) and carbon cycles

• The impacts humans have on these cycles through development, pollution, and global warming

• Students will create a visual representation of both cycles

• Students will gain valuable hands-on experiences and be able to apply what they’ve learned outside the classroom

➡️I've also included a Digitial Science Reading set at no additional charge


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Buyer Comments:

- "I am so glad I purchased this! The activities were organized and engaging and pushed my students' thinking. Everything was ready to go! Loved it!"

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- "a great lesson already done. double bonus, the kids liked it"

- "Great resource, easy way to review cycles!"

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How does the 5E model facilitate learning?

• It emphasizes inquiry, critical thinking, and the process of science

• Its success is backed by countless scientific studies that demonstrate its effectiveness

• It’s built around the idea that humans construct knowledge and meaning from their learning experiences. That they build upon their prior knowledge and to be effective, learning needs to be active and allow the participants to construct new knowledge from their experiences

What's Included in a 5E Bundle?


Engagement Phase

- This could involve a short video with probing questions or a discussion based on current events, common misconceptions, etc.

- Creates interest and excitement for your students

- Asks questions and probes their initial conceptions

- In this bundle, your students will be immediately gripped by an engaging video activity which will lead to a class discussion

Exploration Phase

- Students use and develop creative thinking skills, make observations, record results, and make connections

- This bundle comes with a 7-station Lab Activity where they will gain real experiences with the topic

**Note: The lab station activity requires very little preparation or materials**

- For a complete description of the lab station activity, please see below

Explanation Phase

- This is the instructional phase where concepts are presented to the students in a clear and applicable way

- Students develop an understanding of the content

- Observations and experiences are discussed and critiqued

- Students develop vocabulary

- Students are able to connect the content presented to previous experiences

- This bundle includes a lesson in Google Slides, PowerPoint, and PDF formats. For a complete description, please see below

Elaborate Phase

- This phase involves the students completing an activity or assignment that forces them to expand their thinking and knowledge of the topic. They will propose solutions and extend their learning to new situations

- This bundle includes a scavenger hunt that will allow your students to utilize their knowledge in new ways

**Note: This activity requires no preparation or materials**

- For a complete description, please see below

Evaluate Phase

- Your students will demonstrate their understanding and evaluate their own progress

- This phase involves the students completing an activity or assignment that forces them to expand their thinking and knowledge of the topic. They will propose solutions and extend their learning to new situations

- The evaluation section includes a self-marking digital quiz that will allow you to evaluate your students' topic understanding. A Word version is also included.

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The NRC's How People Learn has synthesized decades of research across many different disciplines about how people learn (NRC, 1999 blue right-pointing triangle). Key findings from that synthesis include the following. First, students (people) must be interested and engaged in what they are learning and find it useful and meaningful. Second, students (people) must be actively involved in the process of teaching and learning, comparing new information to previous ideas, constructing new understandings, and quite simply changing their own minds about how the world works. And third, students (people) need opportunities to apply what they have learned to new situations, to check the completeness of their understanding, and to evaluate their own learning for themselves. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2931660/)

By incorporating this 5E lesson, you will provide your students with a meaningful and coherent way of learning that best suits their needs. You will also utilize technology in a way that creates order and promotes understanding.

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The following 5E lessons are also available in my store.

Physics

Newton's Three Laws of Motion

Current Electricity and Circuits

One and Two-Dimensional Motion

Static Electricity

Light and its Production

Energy, Energy Transfer, and its Forms

Kinetic and Gravitational Potential Energy

Electricity Production

Friction

Density and Buoyancy

Sound and Hearing

Calculating Average Speed, Velocity, and Displacement

Mass, Volume, Density, and Buoyancy

Magnetic Fields

Work and Energy

Renewable Energy

How Planes Fly

Acceleration

Refraction

Power

Liquids and Gases

Momentum, Conservation of Momentum and Impulse

Nonrenewable Energy Sources

Projectile Motion

Magnetic Fields

Coming Soon:

• Sound, Sound Energy, and Speed

Biology

Cells and the Cell Theory - Complete 5E Unit

The Human Digestive System

Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

Mitosis and the Cell Cycle

The Circulatory System

Cancer

Photosynthesis

The Human Respiratory System

Cell Membrane and Transport

Energy Flow In Ecosystems

The Human Eye

DNA Manipulation and GMOs

Physical and behavioral adaptations

Plant Sexual and Asexual Reproduction

Biodiversity

Meiosis

Genetic Disorders

Reproductive Technologies

Muscular and Skeletal System

Integumentary System

Introduction to Evolution

DNA, Genes, Chromosomes, and Alleles

Mutations

Carbohydrates and Lipids

Genetic Material - DNA and RNA

The Nervous System

Coming Soon:

• Excretory system

• Endocrine system

• Hearing and the Human Ear

• Plant anatomy

Earth and Space Science

Climate Change and Global Warming

The Moon and its Phases

Our Solar System

The Seasons

Human Space Exploration

The Life and Death of Stars

Eclipse - Solar and Lunar

Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors

Cloud Types

Plate Tectonics

The Rock Cycle

Natural Disasters

Meteorology

Fossils and Geologic Time

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Watersheds

Ecology

The Cycling of Matter: The Water and Carbon Cycles

Cells and the Cell Theory

Ecosystems

Invasive Species

Interactions Within Ecosystems

Photosynthesis

Physical and behavioral adaptations

Plant Sexual and Asexual Reproduction

Biodiversity

Classification of Living Things

Ecological Succession

Chemistry

Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes

Atoms and the Atomic Theory

Introduction to Chemical Reactions

Types of Chemical Reactions and Balancing Equations

Molecular and Ionic Compounds

Acids, Bases, and pH

The Periodic Table

The Mole/Avogadro's Number

The Particle Theory

Chemical Bonds

Pure Substances and Mixtures

Solutions and Mechanical Mixtures

Pressure, Volume, and Temperature

Coming Soon:

• Atomic Theory, Atomic Structure, and Isotopes

General Science

Scientific Method, Skills, and Safety

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Explore - The Carbon and Water Cycle - 7 Engaging Lab Station Activities

This fully editable Lab Station Activity on the Carbon and Water Cycle is meant to get your students out of their seats and engaged in the content. Each station not only offers a unique opportunity to test your students’ knowledge (offer an opinion, answer questions based on a video or reading, draw, etc.), but also provides a fantastic learning opportunity where your kids are learning through assessment. Each station comes with a description card while some also contain more detailed instructions, a reading, questions to answer, etc. Students are equipped with a recording sheet (passport) to write their answers. There is almost no prep for you. Simply print the cards, lay them out around the room and you're all set. An answer key is also provided where applicable.

How do the Lab Stations work? Each station is specially designed to be a unique complement to the material while at the same time, provide a valuable learning experience. Below is an overview of how each station works. In your activity, each will be tailored to the specific content.

Station 1: Get Hands-On – using their creative skills, students are required to draw or build.

Station 2: Research – using a classroom computer or their own device, students must research a specific question/issue surrounding the topic.

Station 3: Explain yourself – students write down an opinion to a question in paragraph form.

Station 4: Rest Station - students can use this time to catch up on work they didn't have time to complete at a previous station or prepare themselves for an upcoming one.

Station 5: Applicability reading – students read a short passage from an article, website, etc. which directly connects the classroom content to a real-life application.

Station 6: Test your knowledge – students answer 5 multiple choice questions then provide a written explanation for how/why they came to their conclusions.

Station 7: Learn from the expert – using a classroom computer or their own device, students must watch a short video clip and answer the associated questions. They may stop, rewind, and restart as often as they like during the time frame.

Station 8: Rest Station.

Station 9: Become the question master – Students must create 2 multiple-choice questions, 2 true/false questions, and 1 short answer question. Students must also supply the answers.

Explanation - Cycling of Matter – The Water and Carbon Cycle PowerPoint Lesson

Cycling of Matter - The Water and Carbon Cycle PowerPoint Lesson. This package includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint), a Bill Nye video and worksheet (with answers) and a student lesson handout as a word document. The PowerPoint is fun and applicable with THREE videos embedded into the PowerPoint.

Included in the lesson package is:

- The teacher version of the PowerPoint

- The student version of the PowerPoint

- Videos embedded into the PowerPoint

- Bill Nye Video worksheet (with answers)

- Student lesson handout

Elaborate - Cycling of Matter in Ecosystems – Device-Based Scavenger Hunt Activity

This activity is the coolest thing I've created and your kids are going to love it, mine do. Think of a scavenger hunt, then add devices (Smartphones, Chromebooks, Laptops, or Tablets), engaged students, and learning through assessment and you have this resource.

Quick Disclaimer. In order to use this activity, your classroom must have at least 1 device per 3 students. Smartphones, Chromebooks, Laptops, and Tablets will all work perfectly. The wording and delivery make this resource perfect for a wide range of grade levels. If for some reason you feel this hunt isn't perfect for your classroom, I'm happy to refund your purchase no questions asked.

The Content Includes:

• The Carbon Cycle

• The Water Cycle

• Water Cycle Stages: Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, Transpiration

• Carbon Cycle Stages; Photosynthesis, Cellular Respiration, Decomposition

• Practical applications

Evaluate - Water and Carbon Cycle Diagram Activity – Bring out their creativity!

This package is broken into a water cycle and a carbon cycle assignment. Usually, what I do is use the water cycle as a practice run (more formative assessment), then the carbon cycle as graded work but the tasks can be used however you like. Your students will use their varied learning styles to complete this assignment. Those who love art will savor the chance to really get creative and design something fantastic. Others will enjoy the way the task is set out step-wise with easy to follow instructions. Both will create something they can be proud of and at the same time, they will be learning about the water and carbon cycle. Great for upper elementary, middle and high school classes. These activities can easily be adapted for lower elementary by simplifying some wording and reducing the task requirements.

Included in the Activity Package is:

- A full overview of both tasks

- A itemized list of all required items

- The water cycle contains a graded checklist for the required components

- The carbon cycle contains two different rubrics depending on the depth you want to go into

- Exemplar student examples for both assignments

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For free resources, useful teaching tips, and tools, please visit my blog - TeachScienceWithFergy.com

If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email - devon@teachwithfergy.com

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