Lesson

Creating an ESS Model: Up Close and Personal

An Earth science system model demonstrates how the Earth is comprised of many elements that interact together. Students will create various terrarium models using plants, animals, and abiotic factors to observe how changing certain components affect the whole system. Through inquiry and experimentation, students will further explore system processes, such as the water cycle.

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Grades:
4
Topics:
BiologyMeteorologyEngineeringGeologyHydrologyOceanography
Learning Time:
multi-session
Museum Connections:
ScienceOnASphere ScienceAdventure Planetarium
Standards:
4.RI.4 GLO-1 GLO-3 GLO-4 SC.4.3.2 SC.4.5.3 4-ESS2.A
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