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Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation.

 
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What is Weathering? A Study of Australia's Twelve Apostles

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

Students start to understand the impacts of weathering on an Australian coastline using technology.

 
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my photo of 12 apostles australia great ocean
   
4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students grappling with understanding effects of weathering on the Earth's surface benefit from this video as they jigsaw their new information to prepare for a group presentation.

 
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Dunes

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

In this math and science integrated lesson, students explore how wind affects sand by making a mini dune and exposing it to wind.

 
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silver lake
   

There is a Glacier Melting in the Classroom!

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

Students observe a mini glacier and how it demonstrates how ice can move and change the Earth's landscape.

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

Choice and creativity are key in this collaborative effort to produce a presentation of new extra facts learned, helping them to connect weathering to the real world.

 
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Making Connections Through A Written Assessment

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

Students write a paragraph assessing that they can connect data collected from their scientific models as evidence that weathering changes the landscape in the real world.

 
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Step 1: Creating a Student Centered Assessment

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

Students are guided to review their unit to determine what they think is the most important information to know for a student designed assessment. They begin the thought process through planning on a mind map app and learning to gather their materials to

 
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Sagarmatha Trek

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

This personal journey to Nepal by a Wisconsin paraprofessional is an outstanding way to have students understand the remoteness of the area and how weathering affects the lives and the land.

 
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Buckling and Bending the Earth's Surface - Weathering Day 1

4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering Wreaks Havoc
4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering Wreaks Havoc
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will explore and understand that the crust of the earth is constantly moving and changing over time due to weathering processes.

 
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building earth s layers
   

Recycling Aluminum Cans and The Rock Cycle… Say What?

4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering Wreaks Havoc
4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering Wreaks Havoc
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Weathering as a process and part of the rock cycle.

Standards:
 
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Who Went Where? - Making Observations and Inferences

4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering Wreaks Havoc
4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering Wreaks Havoc
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Inferences cannot be made without sufficient observational evidence.

 
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Chocolate Cookie Erosion

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

Students understand that there are different ways that earth materials become eroded and it happens in different ways and at different rates.

 
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Weather-Proofing Our School - Day One

4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering Wreaks Havoc
4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering Wreaks Havoc
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Application of weathering information to construction and engineering.

 
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What Happened to My Soap ?

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

Using a bar of soap, students discover the meaning of erosion.

 
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kyaking near black hawk
   

Unraveling Vocabulary

4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering Wreaks Havoc
4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering Wreaks Havoc
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students learn key vocabulary better when they have a concrete understanding of the concepts prior to defining the words.

 
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