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.

Objectives

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.

Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

  • states of matter,
  • melting.

Exclusions

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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