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Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.

 
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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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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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Classifying Natural Resources

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

How can you classify energy sources?

 
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Discovering Our Vocabulary

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

Ownership of learning increases the chances that student will retain the content. Vocabulary can be tricky and to create this buy in, this lesson asks for students to choose the words they feel they should learn for part of a unit.

 
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Energy Notes

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

Learning how to take notes and taking information from our reading is important. Students need to practice at how to sort out important information in order to use it later.

 
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Coal Mining - An Introduction

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:

Coal is a natural resource we all depend on that has an effect on the quality of the natural environment.

Standards:
 
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Types of Dams

4th Grade Science » Unit: Dams and Hydroelectricity
4th Grade Science » Unit: Dams and Hydroelectricity
Meredith Gannon
Vancouver, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Arch, buttress, embankment, and gravity dams impede the flow of rivers to help humans meet their needs.

 
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My Hip Pocket Lesson! NGSS for the Guest Teacher & Flipping A Lesson

4th Grade Science » Unit: Animals: Structures and Processess
4th Grade Science » Unit: Animals: Structures and Processess
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

This "hip pocket" lesson using NEWSELA is a great emergency science lesson when the continuum of science needs to keep going and you can't be there!

 
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Researching Energy Resources

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

How can you use research to build your understanding of an energy source?

 
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Energy Assessment

4th Grade Science » Unit: Magnets, Energy and Assessment
4th Grade Science » Unit: Magnets, Energy and Assessment
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Assessment allows for decisions to be made that can help support student learning. It is relevant when trying to determine growth.

 
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Mining for Ore

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

How can you use models compare mining methods?

Standards:
 
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Test a Dam

4th Grade Science » Unit: Dams and Hydroelectricity
4th Grade Science » Unit: Dams and Hydroelectricity
Meredith Gannon
Vancouver, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Engineering a dam can solve the human problem of flooding.

 
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Turbines

4th Grade Science » Unit: Dams and Hydroelectricity
4th Grade Science » Unit: Dams and Hydroelectricity
Meredith Gannon
Vancouver, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Hydroelectricity is a source of clean, renewable power.

 
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The Copper Conundrum

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:

Extraction of mineral resources that we ALL use in our everyday lives causes changes to the habitat of many animals as well as other complications.

 
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End Mining Now!

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

How can you respond to arguments using evidence?

 
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