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Connect earth science to science occupations and real-life events with this worksheet and activity. After listing the 4 branches of earth science, learners spend some time brainstorming two activities each type of earth scientist might perform. Scholars also find two newspaper articles relating to a branch of earth science and briefly analyze the articles. You might need to come up with your own definition for an earth science event and provide examples for your class.
Think like a scientist! Investigate minerals and record progress in a scientific notebook with fourth graders. They will experiment with a variety of activities including a lab, watching a video on the properties of minerals, and taking online quizzes. Finally, they finish the lesson by completing a 3-2-1 activity in their scientific notebooks.
Fourth graders explore the Earth's changing surface. For this earth science lesson, 4th graders conduct a scientific experiment that replicates the wearing away of minerals. Students write paragraphs that make connections between the experiment and how the Earth's surface changes.