Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Modeling the Erosion Process - Section 3: Reflect & Apply


When developing the Weathering, Erosion, & Spheres Response (and the other responses for past lessons), I wondered if I should include pictures or not. Sometimes pictures can limit a student responses to only address a single situation instead of thinking about a variety of weathering and erosion scenarios.

However, I believe that the pictures helped support my students to compose, communicate and evaluate a clearly stated, evidence-based, compelling argument about the systems interacting. The students, like this one: Weathering, Erosion, & Spheres Example 3, were actually able to draw evidence from the pictures to support their argument.

In this case, providing pictures for students to observe turned out to be very helpful.

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Observing Pictures
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Modeling the Erosion Process

Unit 3: Earth Systems
Lesson 15 of 16

Objective: SWBAT model the process of erosion and explain how Earth's systems interact during the weathering and erosion processes.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students construct a stream table model to explore the process of erosion. Students then examine how the Earth's systems interact during the weathering and erosion processes.

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Science, weathering, erosion, hydrosphere, biosphere, Earth Systems and Natural Disasters, investigation, model, earth systems, geosphere
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