An Investigative Look at Florida's Sinkholes

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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 present to classmates.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Map the areas in the US that are prone to sinkholes
  • Discuss other factors leading to sinkholes that weren't tested
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of erosion and weathering
Pros

  • Provides a great chart showing how much time and the level of student engagement for each portion of the lesson
  • Includes teacher tips throughout
  • Offers suggested answers for discussion questions
Cons

  • None
NGSS