Weathering

This Weathering lesson plan also includes:

What do thunderstorms wear under their raincoat? Thunderwear! Thunderstorms are only one cause of weathering included in this STEM lesson plan. Young scientists investigate the causes of weathering, develop and test a question, and present their conclusions in this inquiry-based experiment.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Student pairs should have one pupil with more familiarity on this subject and one with less prior knowledge
  • Have pupils create a Venn diagram using weathering and eroding
Classroom Considerations

  • As with many inquiry lessons, the estimated duration may vary significantly
  • Prior knowledge of the basic concepts included in the rock cycle will help students be successful
Pros

  • Comes with differentiation strategies
  • Includes formative and summative assessments
  • Rubric combines all four parts of the lesson into one grade
Cons

  • None
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