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5th Grade

Earth's Systems


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Discover Water: The Role of Water in Our Lives

Discover water and the role it plays in our lives! This interactive is a fun way to learn about the water cycle, saving water, explore freshwater and the ocean, and view our planet and its water as a whole.
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Every Last Drop

Every Last Drop is an interactive website which takes a detailed look at how much water we waste on a daily basis and how small changes can make a big difference.

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My Submarine: Ocean Explorer

Welcome to the My Submarine Ocean Explorer for kids! Calling all children who want to learn about the ocean and it’s environment. Take a journey inside your own submarine and explore the oceans. Explore ships, vents, volcano’s, animals and places around the world!

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BrainPOP: Earth Systems

BrainPOP is a wonderful website that provides engaging learning games, activities, and animated movies for a variety of topics specific to Earth systems! It is designed with relevance, depth, and humor to encourage kids on their unique learning paths.
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Explore Recycle City

Explore Recycle City to see how its people reduce waste, use less energy, and save money by doing simple things at home, at work, and in their neighborhoods. In addition to exploring Recycle City, you can play two games in which you’ll make decisions about reducing waste and energy use.
Earth's Atmosphere

Earth's Atmosphere

When it is cold outside, what is better than a big, thick blanket? The Earth feels the same way, and that is why we are lucky to have our atmosphere! This is a great video for students to learn about one of Earth’s major systems – the atmosphere.
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  • Earth’s major systems are the geosphere (solid and molten rock, soil, and sediments), the hydrosphere (water and ice), the atmosphere (air), and the biosphere (living things, including humans). These systems interact in multiple ways to affect Earth’s surface materials and processes. The ocean supports a variety of ecosystems and organisms, shapes landforms, and influences climate. Winds and clouds in the atmosphere interact with the landforms to determine patterns of weather. (5-ESS2-1)
  • Nearly all of Earth’s available water is in the ocean. Most fresh water is in glaciers or underground; only a tiny fraction is in streams, lakes, wetlands, and the atmosphere. (5-ESS2-2)

About NGSS

Next Generation Science Standards is a multi-state effort to create new education standards that are “rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education.”


Our team from Temple University has developed this resource for all K-12 students and teachers of science. These vetted learning tools align to the NGSS. Find one we should include? Just fill out the form.

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Many of these science resources require Java and Flash. Click below to download.

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