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Grade 6-8

Matter: Phases in Ecosystems

by Joyce S. | Science

Learning Standards: MS.LS1.5 MS.LS1.5;
3 Lessons 6:22
  1. 1. The Water Cycle 2:44
  2. 2. Biomes 1:08
  3. 3. Phase Changes in Biomes 2:30

Grade 6-8


NGSS Standards

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Through evaporation, condensation, and precipitation, water is recycled constantly through the environment. Investigate the water cycle and see how living and nonliving elements are vital to the process, and how it continuously moves between organisms.

Let's get molecular with matter! Engage in experiments exploring the four states of matter, kinetic energy, and water cycles.


Biome in a Baggie

Course overview


The Water Cycle

Students will learn about the water cycle in ecosystems



Students will learn about the definition and 7 types of biomes


Phase Changes in Biomes

Students will compare rainforest biomes to the arctic

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  • Biomes
  • Evaporation
  • Organisms
  • Precipitation
  • Rain
  • Science
  • Water
  • Water Cycle

Recommended Materials

  • Bowl
  • Plastic wrap
  • Large rubber band
  • Mug
  • A coin
  • 2 Liter soda bottle (cut in half)
  • Gallon-size resealable storage bag
  • Pebbles
  • Potting soil
  • Water
  • Seeds such as grass or beans, whatever is available


Joyce is a Chemistry & Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering student at NYU. She currently works as a student researcher and endeavors to bridge the gap between industry and academia for students.

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