Earth Science 5E Lessons

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Weather (K.8A) Updated

Observe and record weather changes from day to day and over seasons.

Natural Resources (K.9C)

Identify ways that the Earth can provide resources for life.

Rocks, Soil, and Water (K.7ABC) Updated

Observe, describe, compare and sort rocks by size, shape color and texture. Observe and describe physical properties of natural sources of water, including color and clarity. Give examples of ways that rocks, soil, and water are useful.


Patterns of Change: Earth (1.5AB Note 1998 TEK)

The student knows that organisms, objects, and events have properties and patterns. The student is expected to sort objects and events based on properties and patterns; and identify, predict, and create patterns including those seen in charts, graphs, and numbers.

Weather (1.7C (note old 1998 TEK))

The student knows that many types of change occur. The student is expected to observe and record changes in weather from day to day and over seasons

Bodies of Water (1.7B) Updated

Identify and describe a variety of natural sources of water including streams, lakes, and oceans.

Rocks, Soil, and Water (1.10BC (note Old 1998 TEK))

Observe, compare, describe, and sort components of soil by size, texture, and color.

Seasons and Objects in the Sky (1.8BC) Updated

Identify characteristics of the seasons of the year and day and night.


Patterns of Change: Earth (2.5AB Old 1998 TEKS)

Classify and sequence organisms, objects, and events based on properties and patterns; and identify, predict, replicate, and create patterns including those seen in charts, graphs, and numbers.

Natural Resources (2.10B Note old 1998 TEK)

The student knows that the natural world includes rocks, soil, water, and gases of the atmosphere. The student is expected to identify uses of natural resources


Earth's Forces (3.7B ) Updated

Investigate rapid changes in the Earth's surface, such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and landslides.

Planets (3.8D) Updated

Identify the planets in our solar system and their position in relation to the Sun

The Sun's Characteristics (3.8BC) Updated

Describe the characteristics of the Sun


GCCE Oceans and Ice (4.8B) Updated

Explain the relationship between ice volume and global sea levels.

Earth's Materials (4.7C) Updated

In this lesson students will classify resources into one of two groups; renewable and non-renewable. They will develop criteria for this classification and explain the importance of conservation.

Soil Properties (4.7A) Updated

Examine properties of soils, including color and texture, capacity to retain water, and ability to support the growth of plants.

Patterns of Change: Weather (4.6A)

Identify patterns of change such as in weather and objects in the sky

Changes to Land (4.7B) Updated

Observe and identify slow changes to the Earth's surface caused by weathering, erosion and deposition from water, wind and ice.

What Happened Before (4.10B)

Draw conclusions about "what happened before" using fossils or charts and tables.

Soil Properties (4.11A)

Test properties of soils including texture, capacity to retain water, and ability to support life

Oceans and Land (4.11B)

Summarize the effects of the oceans on land

The Sun's Energy (4.11C)

Identify the Sun as a major source of energy for the Earth and understand its role in the growth of plants, in the creation of winds, and in the water cycle


GCCE Weather and Climate: Extreme Weather (5.8A) Updated

Differentiate between weather and climate by observing and comparing patterns of weather over time.

GCCE The Climate Record (5.7D) Updated

Describe different climates in Earth’s history using evidence from the sediment and ice record. Analyze geologic and biological records for CO2 and temperature patterns.Explain the contributions of different scientists to climate science.

GCCE NASA's Mission (5.3D) Updated

Describe the history of NASA and its importance in the study of modern day climate science.

Earth's Rotation (5.8C) Updated

Demonstrate that the Earth rotates on its axis once approximately every 24 hours causing the day/night cycle and the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky.