By the end of this unit students will be able to explain:
how water, ice, wind, organisms and gravity weather rocks into smaller pieces and move the to new places
why earth's physical landforms are currently changing in predictable patterns through weather and erosion.
why earth's physical landforms are currently changing in predictable patterns through weather and erosion
what happened long ago by interpreting layers of soil and rock formations
their design solution and how it will reduce the impact of natural hazards related to weather and erosion
Unit Storyline and Assessments
Unit Storyline and Lessons
Unit Power Point
Unit Assessment - CFA 1
Science Discussion Cards for Science and Enginering Practices and Cross Cutting Concepts - Bozeman Science
Literacy Standards and Resources
RI.4.7 - Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
Math Standards in Unit
4.MD.A.1 - Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a two-column table. (4-ESS1-1)