32 pages , Teacher Created Materials , 2015-09-20 Geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphereÂ—each of these spheres make up planet Earth. From deep below EarthÂ’s surface where metals are made to the thermosphere that protects our planet from harmful sunrays, travel through each layer of these spheres to see how every living thing is connected. In this engaging science book, fifth-grade readers will learn about the lithosphere, mantle and core of EarthÂ’s interior; five zones of the hydrosphere; groundwater and surface water; the entire worldÂ’s ecosystem; and more through this high-interest informational text filled with vibrant photographs. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, a hands-on Â“Think Like a ScientistÂ” lab activity and a Â“Your TurnÂ” page at the end of the book support STEM Education and provide young scientists with an opportunity to apply what theyÂ’ve learned in the text. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to reinforce content-area literacy and improve close reading.