Big Idea:In this introductory lesson to Unit VII, students explore the relationship between salinity and latitude before jumping into a brief synopsis of the water cycle. They then use "scenario cards" to apply the steps of the water cycle to some real-world scenar
Big Idea:There is a key relationship between stream velocity (how fast its moving) and the size of sediments that can be moved by that stream. Using this idea, students explore what erosion really is - the transport of weathered sediments to a different location
Big Idea:A watershed is a drainage basin that collects all the water falling into a specific area, and there are very specific factors that affect the rate at which water collects in streams, as well as the formation of stream features
Big Idea:In this lesson, students cover two things. First, we explore how to mathematically calculate the gradient for topographic profiles before moving on to figuring out the direction of stream movement. Two important concepts covered in one lesson!
Big Idea:In this lesson, I give an overview on how I plan for, implement, and analyze assessment data from my class. We start with assessment creation - how do you (or where do you) come up with questions, and how do you organize them to make a cohesive assessment?