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Earth's Spheres and Natural Resources

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
The geosphere, exosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are Earth's four main spheres. Surprisingly, all of these spheres work together providing us with resources, weather, plants, climate, and a place to live. Here is a collection of...
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Rainforest Alliance Belize: 1st Grade

For Teachers 1st Standards
Take a journey to Belize with a collection that looks closely into its habitats. Scholars take part in grand conversations, read-alouds, and hands-on activities to delve deep into the different types of habitats, the animals that call...
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Let's Get Moving

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Rivers top the list of causes of erosion over time. Scholars experiment with wind, water, and ice reshaping sand. They connect the simulations facts about erosion and deposition to understand unique landforms such as the Grand Canyon and...
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An Investigative Look at Florida's Sinkholes

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
In May of 1981, the Winter Park Sinkhole in Florida first appeared and is now referred to as Lake Rose. Scholars learn about the causes of sinkholes through an inquiry project. Then, they analyze recent data and draw conclusions to...
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Rocking the Cycle!

For Teachers 6th Standards
Time to rock out! Discover the "life" cycle of the average rock using an illustrative stations lab and stimulating pairs game. Roll the dice to determine your fate: will it be melting in magma or chilling out to form igneous rock? The...
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The Crusty Earth

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Geology rocks — literally! A geology chapter offers eleven activities at four different levels. Scholars enjoy completing hands-on experiments before applying critical thinking skills following a share, process, generalize, apply, and...
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Study Jams! Landforms

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
First-class photographs dazzle your class as they are acquainted with Earth's various landforms. To reinforce learning, they can take a multiple-choice quiz, sing along to a karaoke song, or review key vocabulary terms, all on this...
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Model a Moving Glacier

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Glaciologists in your class make models of glaciers to simulate how they move down a valley, and then they use it to test any aspect of glacier movement. Not only is this a vivid visual of how these monsters of ice flow, but it is also...
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Watershed Works: Unit 2

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The second of a three-unit lesson plan, this focuses on how human-made structures affect watersheds. Using watershed models that were built during the first unit, junior geologists now place buildings, dams, or levees into the models and...
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Watershed Works: Unit 1

For Teachers 5th - 8th
By constructing a watershed model and identifying watershed features in it, they discover how water erosion changes the landscape. As with most watershed modeling activities, this one is costly in terms of time and materials. It is,...
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Neither Wind Nor Rain

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Here is another in the interesting series of lessons that use the special State Quarters as a learning tool. This one uses the North Dakota State Quarter. During this lesson, your class learns about the different patterns of erosion, and...
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Erosion Prevention

For Teachers 5th
Erosion, and its prevention, is the focus of this fascinating Earth Science lesson. After viewing a PowerPoint presentation on beach erosion, small groups conduct an in-class experiment where they try to determine which material is the...
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Erosion and Deposition

For Teachers 6th
Do you need a good lesson on erosion, and the wearing away of the Earth's surface? This one is worth a look! Pupils study how human activities lead to erosion, deposition, and mass movement on the surface of the Earth. After a...
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Water Runoff

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Teachers demonstrate water runoff on a hill and its effect on soil erosion. Pupils observe as the instructor changes the steepness of the hill and see whether vegetation covers the soil. Learners then use their observations to make...
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Think like a Geologist: 2

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
All models are better in three dimensions. A hands-on lesson asks learners to create 3-D models of a rock layer using a template. They arrange the puzzle piece sides together to create models that are scientifically correct. Once the...
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Think like a Geologist: 1

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
How well do pupils play the role of geologist? Test their abilities in the first installment of a two-part series. Presented with a series of rock formation diagrams, learners write stories to match what they see in the diagrams. The...
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CK-12 Earth Science Concepts for Middle School

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Explore a variety of science concepts in an interactive textbook created for middle school scholars. A lengthy table of contents takes readers to pages comprised of a subject overview, outline, and summary. Follow links further to find...
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School of Rock

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Why do rocks break down over time? Learners explore this concept by simulating physical and chemical weathering of different types of rocks. They use an abrasive to demonstrate physical weathering and acid to demonstrate chemical...
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Weathering Cubes

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Weathering is not necessarily a result of the weather. Scholars conduct an experiment to explore the effect of surface area and volume on the weathering process. They create their own sugar cube rocks using the same number of cubes—but...
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Utah Open Textbook: 5th Grade Science

For Students 5th Standards
How do Earth's changes affect humans? Pupils learn about physical and chemical changes on Earth and how they lead to phenomena such as erosion, earthquakes, and volcanoes. Using the text, they also explore the concepts of electricity and...
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Utah Open Textbook: 4th Grade Science

For Students 4th Standards
How does weather affect Earth? Learners understand the characteristics of water and make predictions about weather patterns. They recognize how water and weather affects rocks and minerals through erosion. They also learn about fossils...
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Design of a Canal for a New Water Park in Lafayette

For Teachers 4th Standards
Erosion is no match for our canals. Learners first perform experiments to test the amount of erosion for different materials and different slopes. Based on the results, they design ditches or canals that carry water from one location to...
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The Dynamic Earth

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Why is Earth so diverse? What makes it habitable for so many forms of life? An informative PowerPoint explains the important characteristics of Earth from geological history and atmospheric layers all the way to how and why weather...
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Impact Craters on Earth

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
What does it look like when a meteorite strikes Earth? A slideshow resource gives pupils a firsthand view of common meteorite strikes. Using the ages of the craters, scholars analyze how the shapes erode over time.
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Earth’s Ever-Changing Surface

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Grand Canyon formed between five and six million years ago, but is it still changing? Scholars explore 10 sites in the United States, including the Grand Canyon, to better understand the geoscience processes that formed these...
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Sustainability: Learning for a Lifetime – The Importance of Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Water is essential for life—and understanding the importance of clean drinking water is essential in understanding sustainability! Show your environmental science class the basics of water testing and treatment through a week-long...
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Rock Cycle in the Lab: Earth Products and the Processes that Link Them

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Middle school geologists will rock at the rock cycle, thanks to this activity. Partners examine images of rock formations, then work together to link them to the process that created them and the timeframe in which the process happened....
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The Amazing Life of Sand

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If you look close enough, sand can tell you a story. A video lesson describes the creation of sand over time. Scholars explore how different types of sand have come to be and the different materials found in a sample of sand.
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Soil Study

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
It takes a minimum of 500 years to form one inch of topsoil. Young scientists conduct multiple observations and experiments on three different types of soil. The activity leads class members to a better understanding of pH, water...
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How To (Literally) Save Earth

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Soil naturally erodes and produces new soil at the same rate when left to nature, yet farming erodes the soil 50 times faster than it forms. The video discusses soil, the ways humans damage it through their actions, and encourages many...
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How Tall Can Mountains Be?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Currently, the tallest mountain on Earth is Mount Everest at 8,848 meters above sea level. The video discusses how tall a mountain might reach based on gravity, rock density, and other factors such as plate tectonics and erosion. 
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STEM Camp—Urban Infrastructure

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Build a bridge to learning in a STEM-aligned unit about urban infrastructure. Young engineers explore the many aspects of civil planning and design in a five-day unit. Content includes the challenging aspects of balancing building with...
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Rocks and Processes of the Rock Cycle: One Rocks Turns to Another...

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Geology scholars test their rock identification skills in an interactive that examines the rock cycle from the three main nodes of rocks. Other topics include visual clues to rock identity and the conditions needed to make rocks change...
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The Need Is Mutual: The Importance of Biological Interactions

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Can you name the biological interactions you encounter during a day? Your classes might be surprised by the number of interactions they experience! A comprehensive lesson explores the science of symbiotic relationships. Learners identify...
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Where’s the Beach? Investigating Protecting Coastlines from Erosion

For Students 6th - 12th
Today it's here and tomorrow ... maybe not! Investigate the causes of coastline erosion and proposed solutions through this engaging set of lessons. Learners also create and explore the effectiveness of different materials to protect the...
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Uses of Limestone - Cement, Mortar, and Concrete

For Students 9th - 12th
This rock is on a roll! Introduce young geologists and environmentalists to the many uses of limestone using the fifth installment in a series of seven. Illustrate the components and properties of cement, mortar, and concrete, all while...
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Why are Stones Round? feat. Zach Weiner

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Explore how gravity shapes the world around us. An engaging video lesson explains how gravity contributes to the shape of stones. The discussion centers on the difference between the formation of spherical and flat stones.
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Sedimentary Rocks

For Teachers 6th Standards
Turn your class discussion of rock formation from ho-hum to holy hornfels! Junior geologists gain experience in identifying rock types and rock origins, with an emphasis in hypothesizing the environment needed to form certain rocks. The...
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Soil Erosion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Erosion is the leading cause of the loss of topsoil and sediment deposits in ditches, streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans. The ninth lesson in a 10-part series includes two different activities related to soil erosion. First, scholars...
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Destructive Forces

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Upper elementary learners discover the difference between weathering and erosion and the effect these forces have on the environment. Pupils create water and wind erosion models to observe and record data. Then towards the end of the...
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Make Your Own Erosion! - #sciencegoals

For Students K - 5th Standards
Join Jessi as she shows viewers how water contributes to the process of erosion while using soil and water in a home demonstration.
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Engineering for Mesopotamia

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use engineering principles to solve issues in farming. The STEM project teaches scholars about several challenges encountered by farmers in ancient Mesopotamia. They design machines that could overcome these challenges.
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How Do Jaguars and Howler Monkeys in Belize Depend on Us?

For Teachers 1st Standards
How does weather play a role in the lives of land and sea creatures? Find out with a activity focused on habitats and the ways animals from different homes are connected. Here, learners explore how the life of a jaguar and howler monkey...
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Erosion and Deposition

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Get an in-depth look into erosion and deposition with a 23-slide presentation that details how gravity, water, waves, wind, and glaciers cause changes to the Earth's surface. Each slide consists of detailed images equipped with labels,...
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Weathering and Erosion: Simulating Rock Attack in the Lab

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Into each life some rain must fall, but how can that change rocks? Young geologists' understanding of weathering and erosion increases throughout the activities. The lesson includes five short activities to be completed over two class days.
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How Boulders Are Born

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Want your class to rock? Then try this boulder activity. Pupils learn about a specific boulder field and use edible materials to demonstrate the geological processes that formed this unique feature. Weathering, erosion, and mass wasting...
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Caves, Canyons, Cactus, and Critters

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Mother Nature's Gravel Company is open for business! The unit includes four lessons covering weathering and erosion. Experiments are simple to complete and young geologists compare notes to see who makes the biggest ice wedge, moves...
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Weathering and Erosion Science Lab Activity

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Weathering and erosion labs have never been sweeter! Construct three different experiments to observe the affects that water, ice, and crumbs have on a frosted graham cracker and identify the changing process each test represents.
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Why is Mount Everest so Tall?

For Students 2nd - 8th Standards
Many years ago, when the Indian plate collided into the Eurasian plate, the highest mountain on Earth was formed. But what gives Mount Everest its shape? Watch an informative video to learn what factors make the prominent peak so tall.
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Landforms, Hey!

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What are different types of landforms, and how are they formed? This is the focus of a video that describes how mountains, plateaus, mesas, buttes, volcanoes, deserts, islands, and deltas are made.
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Weathering and Erosion

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
How does water help shape Earth's landforms? This is the focus of a video that describes how mechanical weathering and chemical weathering help shape Earth's geologic features.
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Erosion?

For Students 2nd - 6th
What's the difference between wind erosion and water erosion? Perform an experiment to study the effects of air on soil, as well as water and soil, and how effective it can be to place rocks on the soil. 
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Rocks and Minerals in Our Lives

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Young geologists discover the important role that rocks and minerals play in our everyday lives through this series of hands-on activities. Starting off with a lesson that defines the difference between plants, animals, and minerals,...
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What Are Minerals?

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Take young geologists on a trip through the rock cycle with this series of four earth science presentations. Beginning with an exploration of minerals and the different properties they exhibit, this resource goes on to explore...
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Invisible Passengers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
How does water pollution affect the organisms living in the water? Use three science experiments to examine how erosion and other pollutants can affect water quality. Each experiment focuses on a different aspect of pollution and...
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Glaciers and Water

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Explore the amazing power of glaciers with a hands-on earth science experiment! After first learning basic background information, learners go on to create their very own chunks of frozen water and gravel in order to observe first-hand...
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Surface Processes

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Weathering and erosion are described with photos, diagrams, and text in this set of 48 slides. Both physical and chemical weathering processes are introduced, as well as the factors that affect the rate of weathering, and types of soil...
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Erosion

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
A set of PowerPoint slides supports a lecture or class review of weathering and erosion. Viewers learn the definition of each and examine various photos for evidence. Erosion is further depicted as caused by wind, water, and ice....
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Breaking it Down

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
After challenging themselves to correctly choose the form of erosion and length of time required for a given landform to develop, earth science class members model mechanical and chemical weathering with various lab demonstrations over...
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Erosion and Deposition

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
If you are looking for a straightforward presentation about erosion and deposition with an emphasis on rivers, look no further. While not super flashy or entertaining, vocabulary is presented simply and accompanied by pictures to...
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Slump Model

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Although it appears that this cut-out paper model makes a welcome activity, it is challenging to construct. It displays a square area of a town on a plateau undergoing slump or slope movement. While it is an outstanding model, the time...
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Study Jams! Weathering & Erosion

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
RJ argues that playing the video game, Super Duo Breaker and Whoosh, is a good way to study for a quiz on weathering and erosion. The game character Mr. Breaker breaks things down and the character Mr. Whoosh carries them away in the...
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Erosion

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders engage in some activities that will help them to identify erosion and explain the causes of erosion. They also look into ways that humans can slow the process of erosion in some cases. After a teacher-led demonstration,...
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Rock Ranking

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Junior geologists sort rocks and soil. They separate a sample of river gravel by size, shape, color, and other characteristics. To include Common Core standards, you could have little ones graph the number of particles in each sample.
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2006

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Test your class on earth science with this extensive resource. This test, created by The University of the State of New York Regents, is made up of 50 multiple choice questions and 32 short answer questions that cover the branches of...
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Populations and Human Impact on the Ecosystem

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A respectful resource is available to support your ecology lecture. Introduce the population concepts of limiting factors and carrying capacity and then examine the example of a deer population in northern Arizona. Take a look at the...
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Erosion... Can You Fight It?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study erosion and its effects on shorelines. For this erosion lesson, students work in an engineering team to design a seawall and submit a cost bid to their teacher. Students must determine the energy of a wave and design a...
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Sands of Time

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scientists take a close looks a samples of sand that come from three different beaches. They use microscopes to view the three slides, and make observations on a worksheet. At the end of the lesson, learners share their...
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Sand Shakes & Mud Pies: Investigating Sediment

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Take a field trip to a location where water and land meet to study patterns of sediment organization in wet habitats: river or ocean beaches, sand dunes, tidal marshes, the edge of a pond, or a woodland stream. Small groups collect pairs...
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Rivers & Watersheds

For Teachers 5th - 8th
An outstanding presentation of rivers and watersheds awaits your earth scientists! The erosion process created by rivers is addressed. Viewers are introduced to v-shaped valleys, alluvial fans, and watersheds. Several slides are...
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Sculptors of the Earth

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students observe evidence of erosion and various rock formations that have formed as a result of erosion and weathering. Their task is to explain how the forces of weathering and erosion contributed to sculpturing these rocks into arches...
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Slip Slidin' Away

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students investigate mechanical weathering as a form of erosion. In this erosion lesson, students, define weathering and erosion before determining how the Earth's surface is in a constant state of change. They watch a video, access...
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Erosion Patterns

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore erosion when there are multiple types of sediments. They view a soil separation demonstration jar before and after agitation to determine how and why the layers settled. In addition, they conduct experiments with a river...
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Weathering and Erosion

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners examine the similarities and differences between weathering and erosion. They participate in a lab in which they test the effects of different materials when exposed to weathering and erosion. They record their observations.
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Weathering and Erosion

For Teachers 7th - 10th
An excellent set of slides that progresses through definitions and lists of physical and chemical weathering to discuss and help your students make notes. The slideshow then works through examples of the weathering categories, such as...
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Sand Travels

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine how sand is formed by erosion and that it can be moved by streams, rivers, and ocean currents in this unit of lessons. They study waves and currents, and structures that change how sand moves by creating story charts,...
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Physical Geography - Running Water: Erosion & Deposits

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Here is a good video that describes the main types of "flow" associated with rivers; laminer, turbulent, and shooting flow. They are all aptly described and accompanied by excellent video footage shot in Yellowstone National Park. A...
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Help, I'm Melting!

For Teachers K - 5th
Students explore the parts of the rock cycle and the process of erosion as they build their own mountain and observe the effects of wind and rain as erosive agents.
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Coastal Processes

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Hold onto your hats for an in-depth look at erosion and sediment deposition along ocean shores! It begins with four pages of vocabulary definitions and describes the coastal profile. It delves into the different ways that sediments are...
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Weathering Rocks

For Teachers 3rd
Here is a geology lesson that is sure to get your charges excited. It's all about the process of weathering of rocks. Learners study natural events that can cause rocks to break apart. Some of these events are: ice wedging, plant...
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Guided Reading: People and their Environment

For Students 6th - 8th
Kids can use this fill-in-the-blank worksheet to guide their reading and build vocabulary related to the environment. There are 10 sentences to be completed using one of the two words at the end of each sentence to fill in the blank....
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Weathering & Erosion

For Teachers 4th - 8th
First educate, and then quiz viewers on the ins and outs of weathering and erosion. At a level appropriate for upper elementary or middle school earth scientists, these slides display animated graphics and photos. The first 22 slides...
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Science Jeopardy - The Earth Sciences

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The earth sciences are the focus for this Jeopardy-style review game. Categories include geology, space, scientific investigation, meteorology, and oceanography. Diagrams and pictures are involved with most of the questions, making this...
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Jeopardy - Earth Sciences

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Questions about water, weather, geology, astronomy, and the scientific process make up this Jeopardy game. It is a pretty well-rounded set of slides, although you may want to be aware that a few of the questions are specific to the state...
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Soil Investigations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the basics about soil.  In this soil lesson students describe the physical properties of soil and explain what soil profile is. 
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Soil Science

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Included in this presentation are illustrations, photographs, text, circle graphs, data charts, and maps that give information about the composition, importance, uses, and geographical types of soil. This resource provides good visual...
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Making & Breaking : The Rock Cycle

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils examine the rock cycle and how rocks can change over time.  In this geotechnical engineering instructional activity students draw a diagram of the rock cycle.
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Earthquake Formation

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore earthquakes. In this natural disaster and engineer career education lesson, students identify features of the earth's surface that increase the likelihood of an earthquake. Students use visual aids to locate the earth's...
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The Earth is a Changin'

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students view examples of different types of erosion. In this erosion lesson, students discuss the different types of erosion and how erosion changes Earth. Students explore erosion and the effect it has on engineering.
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AGRICULTURE SCIENCE PROJECTS

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Scholars dicover the fact that they do not have to live on a farm or own a garden to do an agricultural science project. They research agriculture by using their reading skills and creative thinking. Next, they identify and analyze how...
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Gallery Walk Questions on Rivers

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
A Gallery Walk is a technique that allows small groups to visit different stations, where they examine and discuss materials about an overarching topic. Questions about rivers and fluvial processes are available in this resource;...
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Rainfall and Water Table

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Through inquiry, experimentation, and observation, young scientists see how an increase in rainfall under climate change can affect the water table and soil salinity underground. Young scientists build models that represent the...
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Land Use Issues

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students examine soil types and determine the ability of each to absorb water. Working in groups, they time how long it takes for water to seep out the bottom of the cups. They examine soil components, conservation, erosion, and tree...
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Weathering and Erosion

For Students 7th - 9th
In this earth science worksheet, students use the clues given at the bottom of the sheet to help them solve the crossword puzzle on weathering and erosion. They identify the various factors that cause erosion in different places.
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Effects of Weathering

For Teachers 3rd
Here's a great geology lesson for 3rd graders on weathering and erosion of soil. After a class discussion on how nature can "move a mountain," learners take a look at how a modern phenoma called acid rain can also cause weathering and...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2009

For Students 9th - 12th
Junior geologists address 50 multiple choice questions and 35 short answer questions about the earth system. Plenty of visuals are included for interpretation: diagrams, graphs, maps, photographs, laboratory setups, weather symbols, and...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2010

For Students 9th - 12th
Every topic under the sun is covered in this New York State Regents High School Examination. With the focus of earth science, participants answer 85 quesitons about the solar system, geologic time, rocks and minerals, landforms, and...
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Lower Elementary Lessons for Classroom and Garden

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Learn important science topics by exploring the hobby of gardening. A 16-lesson unit explores several science topics through the lens of gardening. Pupils learn about erosion, soil characteristics, capacity, and several other topics as...
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Discovering the Watershed

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Human impact on watersheds can make or break an ecosystem. Learners use a game to learn about the impact human choices have on water quality and the organisms that depend on it. The activity includes a game board and game cards that tell...
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Gallery Walk Questions on Weathering and Mass Wasting

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A set of questions on weathering and erosion are found in this resource. Some of them can be used as discussion topics or lecture guides. There are also suggested activities such as the examination of topographic quadrangles and the...
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Erosion on Earth

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore Earth science by collaborating on a research activity with classmates. In this erosion lesson plan, students identify the causes for erosion and the impact it has on our planet. Students research the web for information...
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Park Ranger in Training

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate rock formations. For this weathering and erosion lesson, students research the causes of rock formations. Students make a presentation about the information they find.
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Dune Formations in Oklahoma

For Teachers 6th - 9th
This erosion PowerPoint instructs students how to explore details about the Little Sahara State Park and investigate geographical formations in order to answer specific questions. (answers included)
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Rocks

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine how sedimentary rocks are formed.  In this rock lesson students research different rock formations and different types of rock. 
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Constructive and Destructive forces

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore constructive and destructive forces. For this constructive and destructive forces lesson, students complete a WebQuest. Students explore the different types of forces and their effect on the surrounding geography. When...
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Natural Forces

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners assess the damage natural forces have caused Maryland's geographic features. In this state geography and ecology lesson, students work in a group to research ways in which weathering, erosion, and deposition have affected the...
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What is Soil?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students examine soil. For this earth science lesson, students define and describe weathering and erosion as it relates to soil. Students compare and contrast potting soil with forest soil and complete a science observation worksheet.
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Archaeology and Erosion

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders study how erosion affects archaeology sites. In this investigative lesson, 6th graders construct a model of a pyramid using sugar cubes. They will investigate in groups how water, wind, and sunlight affects their model...
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Zoom-In: Erosion and Land Use

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create hypotheses while viewing primary source images. In this land use lesson, 6th graders discuss erosion and how humans impact the land. Students record their observations of photographs and write conclusions. 
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Weathering and Erosion

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students perform experiments to simulate weathering and erosion. In this earth science lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation that includes weathering, erosion, and the Dust Bowl. Students conduct a series of experiments to...
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Trees and Erosion

For Teachers 1st - 7th
Students examine the connection between trees and erosion. In this erosion lesson students experiment with the effects of rain on a hillside. Students investigate the number of trees and the amount of erosion.
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Droplets and Downpours

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore how storm water flows through different habitats by sketching the slope of their yard, compare runoff for erosion, and create a sand castle. In this storm water lesson plan, students measure where their yard started and...
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Land Erosion - Does Vegetation Matter?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young learners explore erosion, deposition, weather and climate in this science lesson. They discuss the cause of erosion, collect data and analyze it suing the TI Explorer. They can also use the TI CBL or Vernier LabPro for this...
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Mountains of Work

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students act out the destruction and creation of land forms. In this geology lesson, students examine geological processes that create land forms. Students act out a play to present to other classes to demonstrate land form creation.
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Weathering and Erosion

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars conduct two experiments. In this weathering and erosion instructional activity, students identify the different ways that weathering occurs, name the natural elements of weather and explain the process of erosion. Young...
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How do Glaciers Affect the Land?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore glaciers. In this glaciers instructional activity, students color and label illustrations of glaciers, then write an expository paragraph including their physical features. Students participate in an experiment in which...
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What Are Erosion and Sediments?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create experiments in class based on the erosion of Earth. In this erosion lesson, students perform a lab in class replicating the effects of erosion. Students finally draw their own conclusions based on the research performed.
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To Protect Your Streams, Protect Your Mountains

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students build and experiment with a watershed to understand the effects of pollution. In this movement of water instructional activity, students work in groups creating rock formations and change the viscosity of the liquids falling...
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The Rock Cycle

For Students 6th - 8th
In this rock cycle worksheet, learners are given 6 terms and 6 definitions related to rock formation and the rock cycle. Students match the terms with their definitions and paste the definition next to the term.
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Landscapes of Alpine Glaciation

For Students 9th - 12th
In this glaciers learning exercise, students use Google Earth to look for examples of different glacial landforms and phenomena. Students complete 2 short answer questions.
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A Model of the Rock Cycle

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this rock cycle worksheet, students use different colored crayons to represent different types of rocks. They follow step by step procedures to model the rock cycle with the crayons. Students draw the rock cycle, show weathering,...
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Modeling the Rock Cycle

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this modeling the rock cycle worksheet, young scholars use a sugar cube to show the phases and changes in the rock cycle as represented by the changes in the sugar cube. For each step of the experiment students indicate the part of...
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Coastal Surveys

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students investigate the human impact on coastal land. In this coastal surveys lesson plan, students choose a coastal area and complete a survey sheet about the area. They choose a topic about a sea side village called Dunwich to prepare...
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Land Use and Soil Loss

For Students 7th - 9th
In this land use and soil loss worksheet, students match 5 types of land use with their description and write true or false to 5 statements about the effects of land use and soil loss. The correct false statements to make them true.
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Rock Cycle Simulation Pre-Lab

For Students 8th - 10th
For this rock cycle worksheet, students answer questions about the processes of weathering, erosion and deposition. They define the major types of rocks such as sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock and igneous rock. They answer these...
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Rock Cycle Worksheet

For Students 8th - 10th
In this rock cycle learning exercise, students label the stages of the rock cycle and define the types of rock. They explain how each type of rock forms and the characteristics of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.
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Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition Study Guide

For Students 8th - 10th
In this weathering, erosion and deposition instructional activity, students answer questions about the causes of weathering, the types of weathering such as mechanical and chemical weathering and resistance to weathering. They also write...
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Minerals and Rock Cycle Review

For Students 8th - 10th
In this minerals and rocks worksheet, students answer questions about the chemistry of minerals, scratch tests, rocks and the rock cycle, and erosion and deposition.
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Geology Project

For Students 6th - 8th
In this geology project learning exercise, students work in groups and prepare a presentation that covers topics in geology. Students research the topic, prepare a poster illustrating the topic, take notes, and write up an experiment...
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Environmental Resources

For Students 5th - 10th
In this resources learning exercise, students complete a concept map by filling in the different resources on the Earth and how these resources are threatened. This learning exercise has 6 fill in the blank questions.
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Wind

For Students 5th - 6th
In this wind worksheet, students will investigate how wind speed affects erosion. After conducting the experiment using a hair dryer, rocks, and sand, students will complete 4 short answer questions.
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Sedimentary Rocks

For Teachers 9th - 10th
In this sedimentary rock worksheet, students answer 9 fill-in-the-blank questions and 8 matching questions regarding sedimentary rocks and their formation.
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Agents of Erosion and Deposition

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science worksheet, middle schoolers play a game of shoreline charades using picture symbols and other games to cover the concept of erosion or deposition.
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The Flow of Fresh Water

For Students 6th - 10th
In this water flow worksheet, learners complete 15 word puzzles, a word search, and 2 picture puzzles about the flow of water and erosion.
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Earthquakes- An Introduction

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the concepts related to creating an understanding of how earthquakes occur. They participate in a variety of activities that are tied to each other and focus upon the principle of plate tectonics. Then students...
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Soil Types

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine how sand and rock fragments in soil are products of erosion or the weathering of rocks. They listen to the book "Sand" by Ellen J. Prager and answer discussion questions. Next, they analyze sand samples and sort...
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Disappearing Rocks

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the causes of erosion and observe how different surfaces erode differently. They recognize erosion and predict what type of erosion caused it. In addition, they predict the outcomes of erosion on different materials.
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Weathering and Erosion

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate how changes occur on the surface of the earth through erosion and glaciation. They observe what happens to salt and iron after they interact with water and vinegar, and analyze what occurs when water is sprinkled on...
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Erosion: Natural or Unnatural

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore how water has the power to erode, how developing the land (building roads, buildings and parking lots) increases the amount of water reaching our rivers, and how this greater quantity of water increases erosion. They...
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Rocks, Minerals, and Erosion

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners identify and describe rocks that contain records of the earth's history and explain how they were formed. They formulate questions about and identify needs and problems related to objects and events in the environment, and...
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Shake it Up

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners explore concept of physical weathering by experimenting with M&Ms. Students record five observations about M&Ms, place in ziplock bag and shake for five minutes, and make five new observations. Learners then discuss...
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Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students are able to describe earth processes (e.g., rusting, weathering, erosion) that have affected selected physical features in students, neighborhoods. They are able to identify various earth structures (e.g., mountains, faults,...
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Weathering Agent 007

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners are introduced to the concept of weathering. In groups, they use the internet to research the various types of weathering agents and their effect on different materials. Using photographs, they discuss the role humans play in...
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Dust Bowl Story

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students compose narratives describing the difficulties faced by those living in the Dust Bowl. They use resource sheets and photos in this small group activity. Their stories include plots, settings, and characters either taken...
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Soil Erosion

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine how erosion is affected by the composition of the soil and the slope of the land. They look at plant roots, rocks and land slope as experimental factors. They complete the associated worksheets before discussing their...
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Rocks & More

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students complete a unit on rocks and minerals. They explore various websites, identify the types of rocks, complete a crossword puzzle, conduct a mineral streak test, demonstrate how water breaks up rock, and create a commemorative...
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Identifying Erosion

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify erosion in various forms and explain its causes. They look for evidence of erosion on school grounds, describe it in their journals, and draw labeled rough sketches of the erosion.
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Mountains "Fold, Fault, Erupt, and Erode"

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders conduct an experiment to demonstrate the folding and rippling of rock to form a mountain. They identify mountain chains on a map, participate in the demonstrations, and define folding fault block, igneous eruptions, igneous...
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Blowing and Flowing

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders compare and evaluate the rate of erosion from water and wind on three type of landscape: bare land, land with sparse vegetation, and land covered by dense vegetation.
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Erosion by the Wind

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders simulate wind driven soil erosion by using paper confetti to demonstrate the movement of the soil. They write about three examples of soil erosion found in their community.
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EDIBLE ROCK

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students experiment with gelatin Rock Strata to possibly discover fossils and identify the effects of erosion and weathering on the sedimentary rock. They illustrate and summarize their findings.
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A Study of Erosion on the Weller School Playground

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students study an erosion problem which existed on the school playground from as many points of view as possible. The ultimate aim is to suggest and encourage implementation of a plan to prevent further damage to the playground.
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Going...Going...

For Teachers 2nd - 9th
Students investigate equilibrium in erosion and deposition by predicting effects of moving water on soil; modeling an erosion simulation; observing results of a test; inferring causes and effects, and hypothesizing about erosion variables.
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Hydrology and Landforms

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Three days of erosion exploration await your elementary geologists. Learners begin by examining rivers via Google Earth, then they model water flow in sand, and finally, they identify resulting landforms. This lesson is written...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2008

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Throughout this earth science exam, high-school geologists complete a series of multiple choice and short answer questions about the solar system, atmosphere, and earth system. This is an amazing test, as are all of the exams developed...
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Erosion

For Teachers 4th
Young scientists identify erosion, explain the causes of erosion, and name some techniques that can slow the process of erosion. Learners are divided up into groups of four and perform a simulation of soil erosion in class. The...
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Big Rocks, Little Rocks

For Teachers K - 1st
Students simulate the effects of erosion on rocks. Students smash cookies into smaller pieces to simulate how sandstone is created from larger rocks. Students hypothesize the types of things that could break up rocks and whether sand...
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Use of the Forest in the Economic Evolution of Oakville, Pennsylvania

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners explore forest usage and the ways which it affected the development of Oakville. They identify the technological advances that shaped forest based industries, and the current challenges facing the community of Oakville.
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The Water We Drink

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders relate that the quality of their drinking water is subject to the condition of the environment and water found in streams and creeks in their community. They track the travel of a wad of paper from a student's desk to a...
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Where is Our Land Going?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners describe earth science by defining vocabulary terms. In this erosion lesson, students discuss why sediment is being redistributed and taking away from our coastlines. Learners define Earth science vocabulary terms and answer...
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Wind Tunnel

For Teachers K - 12th
Students examine how wind tunnels are used for research and development.  In this aerodynamics lesson students are given instructions on how to develop different types of wind tunnel.
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Erosion

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners examine soil erosion and what causes it.  In this soil lesson students complete several experiments on soil erosion and the weathering process. 
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Cave Formation

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students read the book Caves and observe how caves are made by natural erosion. In this caves lesson plan, students write a book report with worksheets provided.
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Cracking Up: A Story About Erosion

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this earth science worksheet, students first read Cracking Up: A Story About Erosion by Jaqui Bailey. Students then complete 5 pages of activities and worksheets about rocks and soil erosion.
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Air Pollution: What's the solution?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this air pollution worksheet, learners compare pictures of effects caused by pollutants.  There are 4 questions asked without answers provided.
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Build An Island

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students explore erosion. In this science lesson, students build an island and observe the effects of erosion on the island. Students discuss freshwater ecosystems in Hawaii.
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Erosion and Deposition Lab Sequence

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders view aerial photos of landforms in the Coachella Valley.  In this erosion instructional activity students divide into groups and complete a lab activity.
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Speed of a Forest Stream

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study stream speed.  In this stream speed lesson students complete an activity and formulate an opinion and study its effects.
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Zoom in Thought Bubbles: Human Impact on the Environment: Controlling the Uncontrollable

For Teachers 5th
Students discuss the definitions of weathering and erosion. In this science lesson, students discuss manmade structures used to control the environment such as levees, dams and jetties.
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Earth Science: Erosion

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students investigate erosion. In this hands on erosion lesson, students construct a model to explore how changes in soil may have occurred. Students will build a model, explore its function in relation to erosion, and then discuss their...
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Fighting Soil Erosion

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Young scholars complete hands-on activities and watch a video to learn about soil erosion. In this erosion instructional activity, students use hands-on studies to investigate soil erosion. Young scholars then visit the given websites to...
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Deposition Investigation

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study erosion and its impact on the Earth. In this erosion study lesson, 5th graders watch a PowerPoint that illustrates examples of erosion. Students create a vocabulary matrix for related terms and complete a graphic...
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Erosion

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners study erosion and its effect on various landscapes. In this erosion instructional activity, students study how forces can affect the landscape and habitat. Learners complete several erosion experiments. Students study their...
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Water - The Transporter

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars discuss the role of water in transporting sediments and dissolved particles.  In this interdisciplinary lesson, students read about how water transports sediments and changes the landscape.  They complete a variety of...
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Showing the Difference between Erosion and Weathering

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explore the concepts of weathering and erosion. After viewing pictures of both erosion and weathering, students work in pairs to conduct an experiment with sugar cubes, water, sand, and a straw. They write their predictions and...
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Sequence of Events

For Students 6th - 10th
In this rock layers worksheet, learners list the events needed to make the pattern of rock layers shown, ordering them from oldest to youngest. This worksheet has 15 short answer questions.
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Weathering

For Students 6th - 10th
In this weathering worksheet, students define physical and chemical weathering plus frost action and root action. Students describe a rock that has been weathered by frost action. This worksheet has 5 short answer questions.
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Creating Sand Dunes

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Learners explain how sand dunes are formed, the different circumstances that effect the movement of or formation of sand dunes, and relate the information gathered to soil conservation. In this sand dunes lesson, students use pans of...
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Lake Word Search

For Students 5th - 12th
In this lake learning exercise, students search for 13 vocabulary words associated with a lake such as river, watershed, groundwater, erosion, and shoreline.
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Conservation and Wildlife Protection

For Students 7th - 12th
For this conservation worksheet, students review renewable energy sources, farming methods that prevent erosion, and the benefits of reforestation. This worksheet has 8 short answer questions.
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Earth Shaped by Water

For Students 6th - 8th
In this Earth worksheet, students review the different ways water shapes the Earth's surface. This worksheet has 1 short answer and 10 matching questions.
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Using Land

For Students 6th - 8th
In this using land worksheet, students determine if effects on the environment are due to natural or man-made causes. This worksheet has 10 fill in the blank and 4 short answer questions.
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Soil Formation

For Students 9th - 12th
In this soil formation worksheet, students will review examples of chemical weathering and biological weathering. Students will also review the different soil layers and how they are created. This worksheet has 6 matching, 5 multiple...
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Shaping the Land

For Students 4th - 8th
In this shaping the land activity, students will match 7 vocabulary words relating to the movement of sediments to its definition. Students will read 10 statements about how water and glaciers impact sediment movement and answer true or...
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Coastal Geography

For Students 6th - 10th
For this geography worksheet, students identify and locate vocabulary terms related to coastal geography. There are 54 words located in the puzzle.
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Weathering and Erosion and Driving the Rock Cycle

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science worksheet, middle schoolers find the vocabulary terms related to weathering and erosion. The answers are found at the bottom of the page by clicking the button.
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Hold on Tight!

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore the relationship between plant roots and the soil in which they grow. They examine photos of uprooted trees and desert areas and conduct experiments designed to highlight this mutual relationship between roots and soil....
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Virtual Field Trip

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders are introduced to the concepts of weathering and erosion. In groups, they rotate between different stations to discover how each process effects different landforms. To end the lesson, they discuss each change in the...
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Water Erosion - Mud Slide

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate water erosion by participating in an experiment. The teacher supplies a mound of dirt with objects pressed into the surface. Water is them poured on top of the mounds creating erosion. The objects create pinnacles...
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Mars Geologic Mapping

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners identify and interpret photographic details of a Martian surface image, design, and create a simple features map. They identify and interpret the geologic history of a part of Mars' surface and then, analyze and discuss the...
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Inroads On Erosion

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students investigate the concept of farming as found in Puerto Rico an focus on how to prevent erosion. They use a sand table to conduct an experiment to observe the process of erosion and how it is influences by natural factors like...
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CREATE A CAVE

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils investigate the concept of caves by conducting an experiment. The instructional activity contains background information for the teacher. They collect data while making observations and write a review of the concept once the...
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I Don't Think We're in Kansas Anymore (Grades 2-5)

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students give examples of erosion and weathering processes. They determine causes of America's Dust Bowl phenomena.Students define erosion as the condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind.
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Chemical Erosion

For Teachers 4th - 6th
The teacher models chemical erosion by putting hydrochloric acid on limestone in a controlled experiment. The students are then put into groups of three to experiment chemical erosion using chalk and vinegar. The students record their...
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Erosion

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify and interpret where and how erosion takes place. Students list various ways to prevent erosion from occurring. Students conduct an experiment in small groups on erosion and predict what they believe will happen.
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Changing Rocks

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students shake a box containing Plaster of Paris "rocks", gravel, and sand, to measure the effects of erosion. They work individually during this exercise. This task assesses students' abilities to make simple observations, describe...
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Erosion

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students design and conduct an open-ended investigation using a variety of earth materials to answer a questions posed by the teacher: How does the erosion of sand compare with the erosion of gravel? After producing evidence that...
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Playing in mud puddles

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the effects of rainfall on different surfaces and discuss water pollution. They review the water cycle and the uses of water in daily lifestyles. Students discuss the effects of soil run off in streams and rivers.
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Geography Action! Rivers 2001- Stream Table

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use a stream table to simulate river and watershed systems. The affect of gradient on stream flow as well as erosion and deposition are two items that students examine.
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Wise Hearts, Wise Hands: Plants

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Students study plant processes through planting botanicals of their own. They discuss and see respiration, erosion prevention, provision on medicines, clothes, homes, food and beauty that the plants provide.