Weather Watchers

PreNGSS - 1ES

Weather Watchers unit is taught in 2 quarters to span seasons and increase observations in changes in weather and seasons.

Earth's Land and Water

PreNGSS - 2ES

After identifying and designing models of landforms and bodies of water, students explore how water exists on Earth in three states and the movement of water on land and through the atmosphere.

Earth and Me

PreNGSS - 3ES

Students identify earth materials and surface changes and apply their knowledge to natural resources and how humans use natural resources.

The View from the Earth

PreNGSS - 4ES

Students make long-term observations of the position of the sun and moon in the sky to develop an understanding of relative distances, the appearance of movement across the sky, and relate it to day and night, Earth's orbit, the spin of the Earth, and the visible shape of the moon.

Objects in the Sky

PreNGSS - 5ES

This unit builds on the concepts of the 4th grade unit, The View from Earth, and students demonstrate using models rotation on axis and orbits due to gravity of Earth and other planets.

The Planet Rock

PreNGSS - 6ES1

The Planet Rock unit explores the rock cycle, weathering and glacier movement and leads to a study of soil and a comparison of soil samples.

Earth: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

PreNGSS - 6ES2

Sixth graders gain an understanding of the Earth’s history and future through the study of plate tectonics and major geological events.

Weather, Climate, and Me

PreNGSS - 7ES

Weather, Climate, and Me provides a means for students to apply their understanding of solar energy to phenomena they observe, hear, and read about.

My Earth

PreNGSS - KES

Using students' natural curiosity about rocks, soil, sand, water, etc., the unit develops their observation skills and recognition of the importance of earth materials in growth and living things.