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Weathering Rocks

Fourth graders investigate what natural events cause rocks to break apart and differentiate between erosion and weathering. They conduct an experiment with plaster of paris to observe why some rocks are hard and others break, and observe a demonstration of erosion using sand, water, and objects on a tray. Students then independently complete a worksheet.

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Resource Details

Grade
4th
Subjects
Life Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Usage Permissions
Fine Print
Included Materials
  • Worksheet