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Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.

 
33 Lesson(s)
   

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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Building an Earthquake Resistant Structure

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

How can you use the engineering design process to build a structure that can stand up to an earthquake?

 
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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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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
   

What We Know About Land and Water

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

Land and water interact in complex ways that affect life on Earth.

 
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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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Landforms

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

Landforms affect the course and flow of a stream.

 
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landforms
   

Water Use and the World

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Water
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Water
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

An understanding of liters can be used to compare our lifestyle with that of people in other countries.

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

Students will build a cup structure and try to simulate with their desks the intensity of an earthquake.

 
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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
   

Survive the Great Earthquake Shake! Part 1

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 in groups to plan and build an earthquake proof structure using toothpicks and miniature marshmallows.

Standards:
 
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earthquake proof
   

Comparing Science with Legend

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

Many natural phenomenon were once described and believed to occur due to legends and folk tales. Using science and folk articles students will compare and analyze these two approaches.

 
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Water is Cool, Day One

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

By understanding the force and attraction of water students will be able to understand why water acts the ways it does. These fun experiments are a great way to open a unit on water because they almost seem magical.

 
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water drop
   

Slope

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

Landscapes with a higher slope have greater degree of erosion within a stream system. Higher elevations increase erosion.

 
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