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High schoolers will identify the factors that contribute to erosion and weathering. They will start by differentiating between chemical and mechanical weathering. They then apply what they learned by playing the online jeopardy game. Key ideas, resources, and links are included.
Students gain knowledge about the impact of drought in agriculture. They investigate soil types, water flow, and various erosion conditions which occur during a drought and see how farming practices changed after the 1930's.
Discover Oklahoma's first farmers. Read about 14 different agriculture workers and their contribution to Oklahoma's farming. After reading, have your class complete several activities such as researching an agriculturist, writing a research paper, creating a wanted poster, and working on an Oklahoma map. Note: There are a variety of cross-curricular applications provided in this resource.
Students are introduced to the causes of plate movements and the hazards they present. They plot the location of 50 earthquakes and 50 volcanic eruptions on a map and explore the relationships between plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes. In the final activity, they test the effect of volcanic gases on the growth of plants.
Students explore constructive and destructive forces. In this constructive and destructive forces lesson, students complete a WebQuest. Students explore the different types of forces and their effect on the surrounding geography. When finished, students create either a tornado or volcano.
Sixth graders explain the stages of the rock cycle. In this earth science instructional activity, 6th graders classify rocks according to their type. They create a model of the rock cycle using different methods and present this in class.
Seventh graders take an outdoor observation walk around the campus and take soil samples. Working in groups , they conduct experiments with rocks and soil that demonstrate the effects of different types of erosion.
Students examine how effects of farming practices in the early 20th Century contributed to severe soil erosion of a large portion of the North American grasslands.
Here's an engaging unit on erosion for your upper elementary and middle school scientists. Five hands-on activities demonstrate the processes and effects of erosion by wind, chemical reaction, temperature, water, and glacial action. Clear small-group processes and roles are included, as are cross-curricular extensions and materials lists for each activity. Unfortunately, the worksheets and templates for a journal that students are to keep across the span of the entire unit are not available. You can create them on your own; enough guidance is included in the lesson plan. 
Students examine the relationship between water retention and plant growth by conducting two experiments. They first compare the water retention qualities of clay, sand and loam soil types. Then they use the data from the first experiment to design the second plant growth and soil type experiment.
Students complete a unit on rocks and minerals. They explore various websites, identify the types of rocks, complete a crossword puzzle, conduct a mineral streak test, demonstrate how water breaks up rock, and create a commemorative stamp to honor a landform they have visited.
Studying erosion in the classroom can be done using a variety of resources including historical texts, videos, and games.
In this geography worksheet, students read about the external forces that can alter landscapes and create soil needed for plant life. Students take notes and answer 6 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
Third graders define and recognize the characteristics of erosion based on their reading.  In this erosion reading lesson plan, 3rd graders prepare a graphic organizer showing various types of erosion.  Students answer comprehension question about erosion related to the book.
An excellent set of slides that progresses through definitions and lists of physical and chemical weathering to discuss and help your students make notes. The slideshow then works through examples of the weathering categories, such as types of erosion. It finishes with a slide of questions that summarize the points given.
Fourth graders research the location and causes of the Dust Bowl in 1935. In support, they interpret photos from that period in Oklahoma history, They also compare/contrast the American Dust Bowl to the dust storms that occurred in Kazakhstan twenty years later.
Students explore U.S. geography by researching agriculture. In this dust bowl lesson plan, students complete a cause and effect worksheet based upon the dust bowls that covered a large portion of Oklahoma and Texas in the early 1900's. Students conduct a small experiment using soil, aluminum pans and water in class.
Learners list problems ordinary Americans faced during the Great Depression. They cite examples of the attempts of the government and citizens to solve these problems.
Students study the Dust Bowl Era in America through songs, interviews and photos. They investigate government attempts to solve problems created by the Great Depression through this series of lessons.
Students examine the organic and inorganic components of soil. In this environmental science lesson, students identify the factors that influence soil formation. They collect soil samples, conduct tests, and analyze the results.

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