Reflection: Checks for Understanding Young Mountain or Old Mountain? - Section 3: Explore


In this particular probe, there is no correct answer to look for.  Geologists cannot tell the age of a mountain simply by the shape and size of the mountain.  There are many clues the mountain gives us and what geologists find on the mountain in the form of rocks and sediment are definite clues to the story of the mountains 'life.' 

This probe is designed to give the teacher a glimpse into the mind and thinking of a child and their preconceived ideas about erosion and weathering. 

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Young Mountain or Old Mountain?

Unit 4: Unit 4- The Alpine Mountain Environment
Lesson 2 of 9

Objective: SWBAT construct a theory about the age of a mountain then share that theory like a scientist.

Big Idea: Explaining your thinking takes practice and skill. This lesson offers students the chance to practice pulling their ideas together to share with others.

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