Lesson

Cycles Within the Earth System: A Wet World

Students will use their terrariums as a model from the lesson, “Creating an ESS Model: Up Close and Personal” to explore how water interacts with Earth’s spheres in a closed system. Students will analyze and interpret data to examine Earth’s systems cycle, water. Using their terrarium models and information on the water cycle, students will be able to identify evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. Students will also compare and contrast open and closed systems. They will record their observations in a science notebook.

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Grades:
4
Topics:
HydrologyMeteorologyOceanographyChemistryGeologyBiology
Learning Time:
multi-session
Museum Connections:
ScienceOnASphere ScienceAdventure Planetarium
Standards:
4.RI.4 GLO-1 GLO-3 GLO-4 SC.4.1.1 SC.4.3.2 SC.4.5.2 SC.4.5.3 4-ESS2.A
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