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Standard 3
Students will understand the basic properties of rocks, the processes involved in the formation of soils, and the needs of plants provided by soil.
Objective 2
Explain how the processes of weathering and erosion change and move materials that become soil.
 
USOE-Approved Lesson Plans   USOE-Approved Lesson Plans
  • Move it!
    Students work through stations exploring the erosive effects of waves, streams, glaciers, and wind.
  • NHMU: Rock Cycle
    Through playing the Rock Cycle Game students will gain an understanding of the cycles that form metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous rocks.
  • NHMU: Time Machine - A Journey Into The Past
    In order to discover what Utah was like in the past students will travel back through time to a period in Utah’s geological history. Students will be able to identify geologic time periods and the animals and plants that lived during that time. Students will investigate how and why the environment in Utah changed over time and how animals, plants and geologic features were affected.
  • Plop! Plop! Fizz! Fizz!
    Students will learn about physical and chemical weathering.
  • Slip Sliding Away...
    Students will learn about erosion.
  • TRB 4:3 - Investigation 3 - Weathering
    These classroom activities will help students understand 4 types of weather processes: wind, running water, plant growth, and freezing water.
  • TRB 4:3 - Investigation 4 - Erosion
    These classroom activities will help students understand erosion.
  • Take a Tumble
    A hands-on activity helps students identify the visual characteristics of rocks such as color, texture, shape and distinguishing marks.
  • Weathering and Erosion Splashdown
    The hands-on activities in this lesson will help students understand how plants and their roots help slow the erosion process.
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