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Lesson Plan: Glaciers

Earth Science
Grade 3

3-5 Benchmark

C. Describe Earth’s resources including rocks, soil, water, air, animals and plants and the ways in which they can be conserved.

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03. Describe that smaller rocks come from the breakdown of larger rocks through the actions of plants and weather.

 

Grade 4

3-5 Benchmark

B. Summarize the processes that shape Earth’s surface and describe evidence of those processes.

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08. Describe how wind, water and ice shape and reshape Earth’s land surface by eroding rock and soil in some areas and depositing them in other areas producing characteristic landforms (e.g., dunes, deltas and glacial moraines).

 

Grade 7

6-8 Benchmark

C. Describe interactions of matter and energy throughout the lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere (e.g., water cycle, weather and pollution).

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08. Describe how temperature and precipitation determine climatic zones (biomes) (e.g., desert, grasslands, forests, tundra and alpine).

 

Grade 8

6-8 Benchmark

E. Describe the processes that contribute to the continuous changing of Earth’s surface (e.g., earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, erosion, mountain building and lithospheric plate movements).

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13. Describe how landforms are created through a combination of destructive (e.g., weathering and erosion) and constructive processes (e.g., crustal deformation, volcanic eruptions and deposition of sediment).

 

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14. Explain that folding, faulting and uplifting can rearrange the rock layers so the youngest is not always found on top.

 

 

Lesson Plan: Food Webs

Life Science
Grade 5

3-5 Benchmark

B. Analyze plant and animal structures and functions needed for survival and describe the flow of energy through a system that all organisms use to survive.

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02. Explain how almost all kinds of animals’ food can be traced back to plants.

 

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03. Trace the organization of simple food chains and food webs (e.g., producers, herbivores, carnivores, omnivores and decomposers).

 

 

Lesson Plan: Insulation

Physical Science
Grade 5

3-5 Benchmark

D. Summarize the way changes in temperature can be produced and thermal energy transferred.

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01. Define temperature as the measure of thermal energy and describe the way it is measured.

 

 

Lesson Plan: Penguins

Life Science
Grade 5

3-5 Benchmark

C. Compare changes in an organism’s ecosystem/habitat that affect its survival.

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04. Summarize that organisms can survive only in ecosystems in which their needs can be met (e.g., food, water, shelter, air, carrying capacity and waste disposal). The world has different ecosystems and distinct ecosystems support the lives of different types of organisms.

 

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05. Support how an organism’s patterns of behavior are related to the nature of that organism’s ecosystem, including the kinds and numbers of other organisms present, the availability of food and resources, and the changing physical characteristics of the ecosystem.

 

 

Lesson Plan: Cupcake Core Sampling

Earth Science
Grade 3

3-5 Benchmark

C. Describe Earth’s resources including rocks, soil, water, air, animals and plants and the ways in which they can be conserved.

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02. Observe and investigate that rocks are often found in layers.

 

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06. Investigate that soils are often found in layers and can be different from place to place.

 

Grade 8

6-8 Benchmark

E. Describe the processes that contribute to the continuous changing of Earth’s surface (e.g., earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, erosion, mountain building and lithospheric plate movements).

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13. Describe how landforms are created through a combination of destructive (e.g., weathering and erosion) and constructive processes (e.g., crustal deformation, volcanic eruptions and deposition of sediment).

 

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14. Explain that folding, faulting and uplifting can rearrange the rock layers so the youngest is not always found on top.

 

 

Lesson Plan: Wind Chill

Earth Science
Grade 4

3-5 Benchmark

D. Analyze weather and changes that occur over a period of time.

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04. Describe weather by measurable quantities such as temperature, wind direction, wind speed, precipitation and barometric pressure.

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03. Investigate how water changes from one state to another (e.g., freezing, melting, condensation and evaporation).

 

Grade 7

6-8 Benchmark

C. Describe interactions of matter and energy throughout the lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere (e.g., water cycle, weather and pollution).

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03. Describe the water cycle and explain the transfer of energy between the atmosphere and hydrosphere.

 

 

Lesson Plan: Ozone Hole

Earth Science
Grade 7

6-8 Benchmark

C. Describe interactions of matter and energy throughout the lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere (e.g., water cycle, weather and pollution).

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03. Describe the water cycle and explain the transfer of energy between the atmosphere and hydrosphere.

 

Scientific Inquiry
Grade 5

3-5 Benchmark

B. Organize and evaluate observations, measurements and other data to formulate inferences and conclusions.

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02. Evaluate observations and measurements made by other people and identify reasons for any discrepancies.

 

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03. Use evidence and observations to explain and communicate the results of investigations.

 



Lesson Plan: Plate Tectonics

Earth Science
Grade 8

6-8 Benchmark

E. Describe the processes that contribute to the continuous changing of Earth’s surface (e.g., earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, erosion, mountain building and lithospheric plate movements).

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09. Describe the interior structure of Earth and Earth’s crust as divided into tectonic plates riding on top of the slow moving currents of magma in the mantle.

 

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10. Explain that most major geological events (e.g., earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hot spots and mountain building) result from plate motion.

 

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11. Use models to analyze the size and shape of Earth, its surface and its interior (e.g., globes, topographic maps, satellite images).

 

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12. Explain that some processes involved in the rock cycle are directly related to thermal energy and forces in the mantle that drive plate motions.

 

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13. Describe how landforms are created through a combination of destructive (e.g., weathering and erosion) and constructive processes (e.g., crustal deformation, volcanic eruptions and deposition of sediment).

 

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14. Explain that folding, faulting and uplifting can rearrange the rock layers so the youngest is not always found on top.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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