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Students will construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales and describe the cycling of Earth's materials.
The Earth's layers are interesting to learn about. Students will read rich scientific passages on the properties of the Layers of the Earth and participate in hands-on activities to learn about the composition of the Earth’s layers and how they affect changes on the Earth’s surface. This resource is aligned with the NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas: Earth Materials and Systems and The Role of Water in Earth's Surface Processes.
This resource includes:
- four pages of informational text articles on layers of the Earth
- Response pages
- interactive notebook flaps
- hands-on science activities including a lab on convection currents
- lab pages
- QR code research
- writing activitiy
- answer keys
Students will develop a model to explain the cycling of materials and they will construct an explanation based on evidence to show how geoscience processes have changed the Earth's surface.
This resource is designed to meet the standard for NGSS Earths Systems:
Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.
MS-ESS2-2. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales.
Utah SEEd standards for 7th Grade Earth Science:
Standard 7.2.2 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales. Examples of processes that occur at varying time scales could include slow plate motions or rapid landslides. Examples of processes that occur at varying spatial scales could include uplift of a mountain range or deposition of fine sediments.
Standard 7.2.4 Develop and use a scale model of the matter in the Earth’s interior to demonstrate how differences in density and chemical composition (silicon, oxygen, iron, and magnesium) cause the formation of the crust, mantle, and core
This resource is also aligned with CCSS for reading informational text (and writing) with an emphasis on reading comprehension passages and questions.
The following science concepts are addressed in this unit:
Layers of the Earth
Properties and thickness of each layer
Making a Model
How Scientists know about the layers
Making an argument from evidence
Collecting evidence and data
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