Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment. 5-ESS3-1
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Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information in 3–5 builds on K–2 experiences and progresses to evaluating the merit and accuracy of ideas and methods.
Obtain and combine information from books and/or other reliable media to explain phenomena or solutions to a design problem. (5-ESS3-1)
Human Impacts on Earth Systems
Human activities in agriculture, industry, and everyday life have had major effects on the land, vegetation, streams, ocean, air, and even outer space. But individuals and communities are doing things to help protect Earth’s resources and environments. (5-ESS3-1)
Systems and System Models
A system can be described in terms of its components and their interactions. (5-ESS3-1)
Science Addresses Questions About the Natural and Material World
Science findings are limited to questions that can be answered with empirical evidence. (5-ESS3-1)
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In this activity, students learn about oil spills and the effects they have on Earth’s environment. The driving question students will be making sense of is: What can engineers design to prevent oil spills from polluting beaches and harming wil ...
This 28 minute movie from PBS depicts middle school aged students working in unison with the U.S. Naval Academy investigating oyster reefs in the Chesapeake Bay. Oysters are known to help filter water, but due to a declining population of oyste ...
This unit activity combines learning about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth's resources and environment along with the engineering design process to create a water filtration system. Constraints a ...
This 8 minute instructional video provides a model for teachers to follow of a week long investigation of oil spills and the environmental impact they have on shorelines and creatures. Students take on the task of cleaning up a simulated oil spill. E ...
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From TeachEngineering - Students learn about oil spills and their environmental and economic effects. They experience the steps of the engineering design process as they brainstorm potential methods for oil spill clean-up, and then design, build and ...
From TeachEngineering - In this activity, students act as environmental engineers involved with the clean up of a toxic spill. Using bioremediation as the process, students select which bacteria they will use to eat up the pollutant spilled. Students...
This resource includes everything you need to teach the fifth-grade NGSS Earth's Systems and Earth and Human Activity standards!Students will learn about the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and the atmosphere. They will learn about how the spheres...
Read about the impact that agriculture and industry have had on Earth.
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