This workbook is designed to provide the content necessary to address the Next Generation Science Standard HS-ESS2-3: Develop a model based on evidence of Earth’s interior to describe the cycling of matter by thermal convection.
Students learn about Earth’s structure by examining evidence scientists use, such as seismic wave activity, meteorite composition, and magnetic minerals in sea floor rocks. They can use this evidence to develop their understanding of the Earth’s four layers. They also learn the role of thermal convection in the movement of matter and energy in Earth’s interior. The workbook walks students through an introduction to Earth’s structure and then the evidence that supports our current understanding of it. The text is chunked to provide students with opportunities to review and reflect with questions aligning to various DOK levels. Three versions are included in this product -- the original, a version with adapted questions, and the answer key.
This activity was designed as part of the EXPLAIN stage in the 5E model. To get the best use of this workbook, students should complete it in stages as they examine each piece of content -- from the actual structure of the Earth's interior to each piece of evidence that supports our understanding. Flowing from various EXPLORE activities to this EXPLAIN will better assist students in building their own understanding.
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BUNDLE: Earth’s Structure Unit, NGSS Aligned, 5E Based
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EXPLAIN BUNDLE: Earth’s Structure, 5E Based
EXPLORE BUNDLE: Earth’s Structure, 5E Based
EXPLORE: Characteristics of Earth’s Layers, 5E Based
EXPLORE: Convection in the Mantle, NGSS Aligned, 5E Based
EXPLORE: Evidence for Earth’s Layers, NGSS Aligned, 5E Based
EXPLORE: Graphing Seismic Waves, NGSS Aligned, 5E Based
Literacy: Earth’s Structure Workbook, NGSS Aligned
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