Lesson Plan: The Geosphere Science • 5th Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to identify the geosphere and describe its layers.


Students will be able to

  • name the four major systems making up Earth: the geosphere, the biosphere, the atmosphere, and the hydrosphere,
  • identify and describe the geosphere,
  • describe and identify the layers of the geosphere including the crust, mantle, and core,
  • describe the lithosphere.


Students should already be familiar with

  • states of matter,
  • melting.


Students will not cover

  • the movement of Earth’s plates,
  • landforms and their formation,
  • landslides,
  • types and components of soil,
  • details of the biosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere.

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