Earth Materials and Systems Science Games

4 games

In this series of games, your students will learn about how the Earth’s major systems are the geosphere, the hydrosphere, the atmosphere, and the biosphere. Earth Materials and Systems learning objective  — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research.

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Concepts Covered

The geosphere includes Earth’s crust, mantle, outer, and inner cores. Earth’s inner core is hot and mostly metallic, the mantle is made of hot, soft, solid rock, and the crust contains rock, soil, and sediment. Rocks are hard materials found on Earth’s surface made of one or more minerals.

The hydrosphere includes Earth’s water in liquid, ice, and gas form, including the water in the atmosphere, oceans, lakes, streams, soils, and groundwater. The atmosphere includes all of the gases surrounding the Earth. The biosphere includes all of the living organisms on Earth. Weather is defined as the conditions of the atmosphere at a particular place and time, and climate describes the typical weather conditions in an area over a long period of time.

The Sun provides light and heat energy that causes the water cycle to flow on Earth. The water cycle is the continuous movement of water throughout Earth’s geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. In the water cycle, heat energy from the Sun causes the water in the ocean to increase in temperature and evaporate into a gas. The water vapor in the atmosphere then cools and condenses to form clouds.

A preview of each game in the learning objective is found below.

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