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Carve That Mountain

Students investigate major landforms (e.g., mountains, rivers, plains, hills, oceans and plateaus). They build a three-dimensional model of a landscape depicting several of these landforms. Once they have built their model, they act as civil and transportation engineers to build a road through the landscape they have created. The groups give a class presentation in which they present the concepts they covered their project.

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Resource Details

Grade
3rd - 5th
Subjects
Science
3 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 days
Instructional Strategy
Project-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Worksheet

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Paul H.
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