Science - 5th Grade
Students will understand that volcanoes, earthquakes, uplift, weathering, and erosion reshape Earth's surface.
Describe how weathering and erosion change Earths surface.
Blowing and Flowing
The affects of erosion from water and wind are explored on three types of ground: bare ground, ground with sparse vegetation, and ground covered with vegetation.
Erosion by the Wind
Small pieces of paper are used to model the effects of the wind on soil erosion.
Landforms in a Tub
Students will use common household items to build landforms and simulate weathering and erosion.
NHMU: Rock Cycle
Through playing the Rock Cycle Game students will gain an understanding of the cycles that form metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous rocks.
Smoothing Out the Rough Spots
Rock salt is used to model the impacts of water and mechanical action on the erosion of rocks.
TRB 5:2 - Activity 1: Weathering and Erosion
Students will complete a variety of activities that demonstrate how weathering and erosion change Earth’s surface.
TRB 5:2 - Activity 3: Earthquakes
By watching a classroom demonstration, students will discover the five ways that Earth's crust shifts along a fault.
The Changing Earth
The students will be able to use models to demonstrate the effect of
mountain building, weathering and erosion forces on the surface of the Earth.
The Planet Wakyabi
This lesson focuses on students understanding how organisms' specialized structures and variations work with the environment to help them survive.
Using Cause and Effect to Write in Science
The purpose of this activity is to teach writing in a science context using the text structure of compare and contrast.
Virtual Field Trip
Students will participate in 8 activities that illustrate different processes happening with the land around us.
Weathering & Erosion - 3 Rock Types
Mechanical and chemical weathering are explored. Sandstone,
marble, and granite, are compared. Students conclude which rock type weathers
the most easily. Students conduct an erosion demonstration to observe erosion
Students will create and color plaster landforms.
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