Reflection: Cycles of Inquiry How The Grand Canyon Was Formed - Section 2: Guided Investigation


Students not only learn about erosion from this lesson, but practice important non-fiction reading skills. They are required to find information that is important, to read all text features on the screen, and work on reading information from a screen. I have always been more comfortable reading from a page, rather than the screen of a computer. However, students are constantly required to gather information and to gather it from electronic sources. The skills practiced in this lesson are essential to 21st Century skills.

  Non-Fiction Reading Skills
  Cycles of Inquiry: Non-Fiction Reading Skills
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How The Grand Canyon Was Formed

Unit 6: Erosion Explosion
Lesson 2 of 9

Objective: Students will learn that erosion can occur over long periods of time. They will learn the reasons why the Grand Canyon looks like it does.

Big Idea: Students will learn that different rocks weather and erode at different rates and over different lengths of time.

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