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Coevolution of Earth's Systems Kit

Item # 331134 Online Only This product is not available in our print catalog. Exclusive This product is exclusive to Carolina Biological Supply. With Digital This kit includes 1-year access to digital resources including videos, digital teacher’s manuals, printable student guides, interactive lessons, editable assessment questions, and more.

Product Highlights

  • Collect evidence on how feedback between the biosphere and other Earth systems causes a continuous co-evolution of Earth’s surface.
  • In addition to earth science, these materials can be used in a high school chemistry course or biology course.
  • High school laboratory investigation with enough materials for 15 lab groups.
  • Carolina Kits 3D®—Labs that use phenomena to support NGSS and 3-dimensional instruction.



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Collect evidence on how feedback between the biosphere and other Earth systems causes a continuous co-evolution of Earth’s surface in your classroom. In this series of 5 investigations, students construct an explanation describing why banded iron formations developed. They digitally investigate precipitation reactions, use a hands-on investigation to understand the conditions necessary for rusting, collect data to determine how aquatic photosynthetic organisms impact dissolved oxygen concentrations, digitally investigate saturated solutions, and analyze patterns in the concentration of oxygen in the atmosphere over time.

Curriculum Connection
While designed for a stand-alone earth science course, this series of activities could be incorporated into a high school chemistry course during a study of solubility, precipitation reactions, or redox reactions or a high school biology course during a study of photosynthesis or matter cycles.

Time Requirement
Teacher prep, 90 minutes. Completing the activities, approximately 1 week (205 minutes).

Digital Resources
Includes 1-year access to digital resources that support 3-dimensional instruction for NGSS. Digital resources may include a teacher manual and student guide, pre-lab activities and setup videos, phenomenon videos, simulations, and post-lab analysis and assessments.

Performance Expectations
HS-ESS2-7. Construct an argument based on evidence about the simultaneous coevolution of Earth’s systems and life on Earth.
HS-ESS2-2. Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth’s surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to Earth systems.

Crosscutting Concepts
Stability and Change

Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS2.D: Weather and Climate
ESS2.E: Biogeology

Science and Engineering Practices
Constructing Explanations

Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills
Students should be familiar with chemicals and elements, matter and its properties, and basic geologic processes such as sedimentation.

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Product Families Featuring This Item:

Components Qty Included?
Geologic Time Mat 15 Included
Sodium Sulfite, 25 g 1 Included
Sodium Chloride, 100 g 1 Included
Iron Filings, Bottle 1 Included
Hydrogen Peroxide, 3%, 2 L 1 Included
Plastic Cup, 2 oz 125 Included
Plastic Lid 125 Included
Measuring Spoon 20 Included
Carolina Science Online® Resources (1-year subscription) 1 Included
Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Containers, 1 L 5 Needed, Not Included
Graph Paper, Sheets 45 Needed, Not Included
Permanent Markers 15 Needed, Not Included
Masking Tape, Roll 1 Needed, Not Included
Clear Tape, Roll 1 Needed, Not Included
Balance, 0.1 g (at least 1 is recommended) 1 Needed, Not Included
Hand Lenses (optional) 15 Needed, Not Included
Cameras (optional) 15 Needed, Not Included