4-ESS2-2

Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth's features.

 
17 Lesson(s)
   

Building a Tarpul

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

Students construct a mini tarpul and experiment with different soils until they can create a sturdy functional tarpul.

 
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copyright free image of karnali
   

I Am A Geotechnical Engineer!

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

Students are the engineers that determine where a footbridge should be built in our community through the use of core samples and maps of the river.

 
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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
   

Plotting Climate Data

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

How can you use data to create physical maps of Arizona?

 
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student sample
   

Who's Digging This?

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

Erosion affects the surface of the earth's crust.

 
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erosion
   

Buckling and Bending the Earth's Surface - Weathering Day 2

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

Students will understand some of the weathering processes that influence the shape of the earth's crust.

 
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glacier
   

Interpreting Live Data

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

How can you interpret live geological data?

 
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earthquake
   

Researching Climate Data

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

How can you collect climate data about Arizona cities?

 
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arizona
   

What is a Watershed?

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

Water in our environment follows a predictable path towards larger bodies of water. What we do in our watershed affects water quality.

Standards:
 
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watershed
   

It's all your FAULT!

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

In this lesson, students use cardboard to build models of three different types of faults as they gain more information about where and how earthquakes form.

 
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fault
   

Journey Inside the Earth

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

In this lesson, students work with clay to make a three dimensional model of the layers of the earth.

 
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journey inside earth
   

Regions of Arizona

4th Grade Science » Unit: Water and Weathering
4th Grade Science » Unit: Water and Weathering
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

To understand the effects weathering, plate tectonics, and erosion students will recreate a 3D map out of salt dough to see how drastic these events have shaped our state.

 
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az region grandcanyon
   

Mapping the Watershed

4th Grade Science » Unit: Water and Weathering
4th Grade Science » Unit: Water and Weathering
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

To understand the impact water has on the surrounding environment students will look at a map and determine the area that is affected by the watershed.

Standards:
 
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watershed mtn
   

Rivers and Watershed

4th Grade Science » Unit: Water and Weathering
4th Grade Science » Unit: Water and Weathering
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Watersheds are vital component to understanding Earth's systems. In our town, we are very dependent on the watershed and cities like Phoenix are too. Students get to explore their importance and what their role is.

 
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watershed
   

Earth Rocks! - Day 2

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.

 
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rocks and minerals
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