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Earth's Surface Teacher Resources
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Junior geologists address 50 multiple choice questions and 35 short answer questions about the earth system. Plenty of visuals are included for interpretation: diagrams, graphs, maps, photographs, laboratory setups, weather symbols, and even a reading passage. Not only could you use this as your final exam, it could also serve as a practice for an AP earth science test.
Fourth graders explore the Earth's changing surface. In this earth science lesson plan, 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.
Students depict the various layers of the Earth through an interactive art project. In this Earth's layers lesson, students listen to the book How to Dig a Hole to the other Side of the World and make speculations of why the center of the earth is made up of iron and nickel. Students use colored sand to create an art project showing the various layers of Earth.
Students research plate tectonics and the impact of changes to the Earth's surface. In this Earth science instructional activity, students visit the given websites to learn about plate tectonics. Students write a journal entry for the sites and then study a PowerPoint for the topic. Students complete a worksheet for the topic.
Students investigate how the earth's surface changes. In this geology lesson plan, students watch a simulation of how the earth changes by using sand and baby powder with a fan turned on high. Students note the changes and then conduct an experiment using sand in a baking pan with water. Students observe the changes as the water is poured into the pan. Additionally, students complete an observation worksheet.