Middle School Earth Science
The Maine STEM Partnership supports the use of SEPUP Issues in Earth Science for middle school Earth science instruction. By examining each lesson, documenting relevant information, uncovering math concepts, and reflecting upon each assessment, teachers and researchers have assembled a streamlined and coherent vision of this dynamic curriculum. In-service teachers have shared information about their teaching and learning from each other's experiences, developed a deeper understanding of the goals and implementation of the instructional materials, and refined their abilities to assess what is happening in the classroom.
Science Education for Public Understanding Program (SEPUP) is a middle school science program. The MSP offers materials to support Earth Science content areas.
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Students learn about different types of soils and their properties.
Students learn about the physical properties of rocks and minerals as well as the main rock types and the rock cycle.
Students learn about how wind and water affect landforms to decide where best to build a home. They also study river action and the deposition of sediments.
Students learn about the structure of the Earth, specifically how the plates move and affect its shape. Students also learn about earthquakes and volcanoes.
Students learn about different weather conditions and patterns of rain while also learning about the water cycle and solar energy.
Students learn how the Earth's rotation dictates seasons, shadows, and tides. They also take a look at calendars throughout history.
Students learn about the solar system and the night sky. They learn how gravity works and what role the Earth plays in our solar system.