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MS-ESS2-4 Water Cycle
Created by NASA Wavelength Last updated 4/1/2016
MS-ESS2-4 Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth's systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.
Next Generation Science Standards
This bundle of resources explicitly builds toward the NGSS performance expectation MS-ESS2-4 for middle school: develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth's systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.
- Students will observe/investigate the movement of water through the different stages of the water cycle and determine what drives this cycle. Includes very detailed plans and guiding questions. Rather than teacher explaining, should ask students to explain phenomenon. DCI - Water continually cycles among land, ocean, and atmosphere via transpiration, evaporation, condensation and crystallization, and precipitation, as well as downhill flows on land. Practice: Develop a model to describe unobservable mechanisms. Crosscutting Concept: Within a natural system, the transfer of energy drives the motion and/or cycling of matter.