This resource is explicitly designed to build towards this crosscutting concept.
Comments about Including the Crosscutting Concept
Students watch a video that is narrated by the teacher. Students are asked which processes require solar radiation, which require water to give off heat, and which are driven by the force of gravity. The teacher goes through a series of demonstrations where the students observe and describe the changes in matter (usually phase changes) and the transfers of energy involved in the processes being observed in the demonstrations. Students observe models of transpiration, evaporation, condensation, and infiltration. Other processes of precipitation and runoff should also be demonstrated.