Connect the Spheres

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Link to Resource: https://www.earthsciweek.org/classroom-activities/connect-spheres
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
5 6 7 8
Language:English
Organization:American Geosciences Institute (AGI); Earth Science Week (ESW); National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Summary:This activity will provide you with an introduction to a series of lessons — Survivor Earth — about water resources on Earth. You’ll investigate Earth systems by making observations in nature and identifying systems in the natural world. Ultimately, you will understand how the four spheres, or systems, on Earth — biosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and atmosphere — are interconnected.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS2-1; MS-ESS2-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Scale, proportion, and quantity; Stability and change
Subjects: 6-8; activities; earth science; earth science week; geoscience; middle school; nasa
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