Water Moving Around the Earth

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Link to Resource: https://authoring.concord.org/activities/1110/single_page/3e7bd437-f628-4432-8cea-7ad476b3e53a
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
5 6
Language:English
Organization:Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry (ITSI)
Summary:There is water all over Earth in different forms. By far, most of the planet's water is in the oceans, but it is in other places as well. Sometimes water is a liquid, sometimes it is a solid, and sometimes it is a gas. These changes in the states of matter are the result of the water either gaining or losing energy. These changes are very important in the water cycle. In this activity, students will use a model to investigate the Earth's water cycle.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 5
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A; ESS2.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS2-1; 5-ESS2-2; MS-ESS2-1; MS-ESS2-2; MS-ESS2-4; MS-ESS2-5
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Stability and change; Systems and system models
Subjects: earth; elementary school; middle school; model; water; water availability; water systems
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