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Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.

 
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The Fossil Mind Map Unfolds

4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After students watch a short clip and read an article about fossils, students organize their new understanding by creating a mind map through an app.

 
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Fun With Fossils

4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students examine several fossil samples as they analyze different ways these fossils formed using both real samples and an interactive web page.

 
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Starting a Mind Map of Fossils

4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students begin to create a mind map using prior knowledge about fossils.

 
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Show Me What You Know About Fossils

4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

This final written assessment has been redesigned to fit NGSS allowing students to choose what they are writing about as they demonstrate mastery of the standards.

 
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using the mind
   

Communication of Data from Our Class Dig

4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students compile the data they found in their team and create a presentation that clearly communicates their findings.

 
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Presenting Our Findings!

4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students have created a presentation using technology to share their findings and how they classified natural objects vs. artifacts from their classroom dig.

 
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Researching Fossils

4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students use the Website "Fossils for Kids" to find out some fantastic facts about how fossils tell us that the earth has changed.

 
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Reading Earth's Layers

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
Justin Price
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How can you interpret layers of of rock?

Standards:
 
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core
   

Building the Grand Canyon

4th Grade Science » Unit: Processes That Shape the Earth
4th Grade Science » Unit: Processes That Shape the Earth
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The Grand Canyon is an excellent model for learning about Earth's rock formations. Students will look at fossils and the differences in layers to understand how the Earth changed over time.

Standards:
 
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grandcanyon
   

How The Grand Canyon Was Formed

4th Grade Science » Unit: Erosion Explosion
4th Grade Science » Unit: Erosion Explosion
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

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

 
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grand canyon
   

Earth Science Unit Test

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
Justin Price
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will show what they know about erosion, glaciers, soil, and interpreting fossil records.

 
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earth science unit test
   

Earth Rocks!

4th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Changes
4th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Changes
Melissa Romano
Helena, MT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students gain background knowledge about the difference between rocks, soils, and minerals through direct instruction.

Standards:
 
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Rocks Can Tell a Story: Introduction to Geologic Maps

3rd Grade Science » Unit: End of Year Lessons: Geology and Natural Resources
3rd Grade Science » Unit: End of Year Lessons: Geology and Natural Resources
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Patterns in the landscape tell many stories.

Standards:
 
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Responding to Arguments with Evidence (Day 1)

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
Justin Price
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What evidence do we have that the earth is always changing?

 
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Change Over Time

4th Grade Science » Unit: Watersheds and Water Quality
4th Grade Science » Unit: Watersheds and Water Quality
Meredith Gannon
Vancouver, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The stream ecosystem is changed by weather, erosion, and human activity.

 
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