Earth Science Kits

For each kit, an NGSS Transition Support Document has been created. This guide is intended to provide you with ideas on how best to build student capacity to work as a scientist or engineer using the Science and Engineering Practices; on how best to think about the learning by engaging students in using the Crosscutting Concepts; and all while engaging in the content ideas that already exist within this instructional material. To access the Transition Support Document for each kit, click on the kit title.

NGSS Support Guides Intro Video

This short video gives an overview of the development and use of the NGSS Transition Support Guides available for ESD112 Science Materials beginning in the Fall of 2015.

Kits and Supporting Materials
Stories in Stone (coming soon)
Earth Science Topics Additional Materials

K: Weather and Climate

Additional materials coming soon!

Weather and Climate

1st: Patterns and Cycles

Additional materials coming soon!

Air and Weather

2nd: Processes that Shape the Earth

Making Claims From Evidence

Pebbles, Sand and Silt

3rd: Beyond Weather and Climate

Water activities
Beyond Weather & Climate

4th: Processes that Shape the Earth

Stop That Sediment Lesson Plan
Stop That Sediment
Mapping Volcanoes
Soils, Rocks, and Landforms

5th: Earth's Systems

Functional Suncatchers
Earth and Sun