The Water Cycle - 5E & NGSS Aligned Activity Bundle (NGSS MS-ESS2-4)

The Water Cycle - 5E & NGSS Aligned Activity Bundle (NGSS MS-ESS2-4)
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    These activities are part of the longer, NGSS-aligned unit - Organisms and Their Environments - which addresses several NGSS standards. However, the activities in THIS bundle focus on the water cycle specifically - addressing NGSS MS-ESS2-4. This bundle includes the BONUS resource - Exploring Groundwater and Aquifers.

    MS-ESS2-4 Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth's systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity. 

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    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. A quantitative understanding of the latent heats of vaporization and fusion is not assessed.
    Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth’s mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes. Emphasis is on how these resources are limited and typically non-renewable, and how their distributions are significantly changing as a result of removal by humans. Examples of uneven distributions of resources as a result of past processes include but are not limited to petroleum (locations of the burial of organic marine sediments and subsequent geologic traps), metal ores (locations of past volcanic and hydrothermal activity associated with subduction zones), and soil (locations of active weathering and/or deposition of rock).
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    2 Weeks
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