Host a Siemens Science Day. Find a school in your area.

Check out the winners of the 2016 Ultimate Cool School Sweepstakes!
Not registered?  Sign up now.   Forgot your username or password?
  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

Whats in a System

Fun Forces
Summary
In this activity, students will learn about Earth's four major systems: geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. Students will build a human model of the interaction of the systems based on a series of scenarios. In their models, students will use the scenario as a basis for passing a ball of yarn to a system or systems that would be part of the interaction. Students will use their model to support their argument discussing the reasoning behind their choice of interaction.
Overview
Topic: Earth's Systems
Real World Science Topics:
  • Compare and contrast Earth's four systems
  • Analyze the connection and interaction of these systems on our lives
Objective
Students will be able to describe Earth's four systems and how these systems are interconnected to each other by the flow of energy from the sun and inside Earth. Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of this interconnection by modeling the relationships.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 1 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

5-MINUTE REFRESHER

TAKE FIVE

Use these quick refreshers to prep for your next class.