The Grand Canyon!

The Grand Canyon—how did it get there? Watch a video that shows how the Grand Canyon formed from water erosion over a long period of time.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Flip the classroom by having learners watch the video and take notes at home ready for a whole class discussion the next day
  • Research other canyons on earth that have formed from water erosion
Classroom Considerations
  • Present before a lesson on landforms and erosion
  • Comments and advertisements on the video's page should be pre-screened
  • The video is the 10th in a series of Earth science related videos
Pros
  • Real images of the Grand Canyon reinforce the topic
Cons
  • Speaker talks very quickly
NGSS