Lesson

Our Earth: A Web of Systems

Through guided inquiry, students will identify interactions of the four major scientific spheres on Earth: biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and geosphere. They will then identify how these systems are represented and interact in their classroom aquarium. They will apply their experience and knowledge gathered from their aquarium system models with imagery from NASA’s Aqua satellite to investigate spheres found on Earth.

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Grades:
3
Topics:
HydrologyMeteorologyOceanographyBiologyPhysicsGeology
Learning Time:
multi-session
Museum Connections:
ScienceOnASphere ScienceAdventure Planetarium
Standards:
3.RI.1 3.RI.2 3.W.2 GLO-1 GLO-2 GLO-3 GLO-5 SC.3.1.2 SC.3.3.1 SC.3.6.1 SC.3.8.1 SC.3.8.2 3-ESS2.A
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