Destructive Forces

This Destructive Forces unit also includes:

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 unit, they write a proposal of how to control erosion before it harms the local environment.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign jobs for the class to do during the project using a class calendar or syllabus 
  • Use iPads for the project to make data collecting and storing photos onto iCloud easier and more convenient
Classroom Considerations

  • Videos should be projected
  • Significant amount of planning, preparation, and materials are required for this unit

  • 5E lesson format is engaging
  • The 40-page packet has nine detailed lessons and their accompanying worksheets

  • None