Lesson

What Is a System?

Students will work in teams to build an aquarium, which serves as an Earth system model. Using a matching game, they will identify each part of the aquarium and the important job each part plays. As students observe the interactions within the aquarium, they learn how each part contributes towards a healthy and balanced system.

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Grades:
3
Topics:
GeologyBiologyHydrologyOceanographyMeteorologyPhysics
Learning Time:
multi-session
Museum Connections:
ScienceAdventure ScienceOnASphere Planetarium
Standards:
3.W.2 GLO-2 GLO-3 GLO-5 GLO-6 SC.3.3.1 SC.3.1.1 3-ESS2.A
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