Science - 5th Grade
Students will understand that volcanoes, earthquakes, uplift, weathering, and erosion reshape Earth's surface.
5th Grade OER Science Textbook for Utah SEEd Standards
The Utah Science Open Educational Resources (OER) textbook project was started to bring Utah teachers together to create a resource that aligns to Utah core science standards. The Utah Science OER textbooks are not intended to be curriculum as they do not include labs, assessments, or a teacher guide with answers. They are intended as a reference material for students with content to support teachers classroom instruction and help make sense of science concepts found in standards. This OER textbook is also available in other languages at https://www.uen.org/oer/index.shtml.
5th Grade Sci-ber Text
From USBE, a fun, interactive online textbook. Correlates directly with Utah's science core curriculum.
5th Grade Teacher Resource Book (TRB)
Great resource for teaching the core curriculum, including activities and background information.
Build a volcano, learn about types of lava, volcanic gases and the role of water.
CVO Photo Archives
They say a picture is worth a thousands words ... these 20 "Pictograms" are "annotated photo stories" covering various aspects of volcanic features and eruptions, including Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier, Hawaiian Volcanoes, and the Cascade Range ...
Follow along with the professor as he shows you how volcanoes work.
How Stuff Works: Earthquakes
In this website of "How Stuff Works", we'll find out what causes earthquakes, and we'll also find out why they can have such a devastating effect on us.
National Geographic - Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon - The Hidden Resource. Flash movies of the canyon. Information and photos and animals. Good erosion photos.
NPS: Rocks and Minerals
This National Park Service group of lessons helps teach students about the rock cycle as well as the geologic processes which cause continuous changes in the earth's physical features.
Rock Around the Park
What shapes your world? Find out how Utah's arches, buttes and plateaus are formed with this online activity.
All Stressed Out: To experience the drama of plate tectonics - the jostling of the giant plates that carry continents and oceans - try this experiment: Sit in a comfortable chair, hold your hand out, and watch your fingernails grow. View animations of volcanoes, faults and tsunamis. (Flash Plug-in required)
Shape it Up! An Earth Changing Erosion Activity
Can you use natural forces to change an earth formation? See what wind, water, glaciers and volcanoes can do.
Teaching Kits: Utah Geological Survey
Geology-Related Teaching Kits.
Tsunamis are very powerful waves. Watch as the Professor shows you how the form and what they can do.
Utah National Parks
Check out Utah's five National Parks and all the things that can be learned from them.
Get ready to rumble. Test your volcano knowledge and make the volcano erupt!
Find activities, fild trips, games, legends, quizzes, and much more about volcanoes.
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