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Earth and Space Systems

5th Grade - Earth Science - NGSS

Students develop a model to describe ways that the geosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere interact. They describe and graph data to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.

Anchor Phenomenon: There is a floating island of plastic in the ocean.

Driving Question: What is the effect of humans on the land, air, water, and living things? What can a 5th grader do to reduce their impact on the land, water, air, and living things?

Engineering Design Challenge: Develop a solution to reduce the effect of agriculture, industry, and everyday life on land, vegetation, air, and bodies of water.

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