Teaching about Geology

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4.1E.1 IDENTIFY PROPERTIES, USES, AND AVAILABILITY OF EARTH MATERIALS.

Lesson 1–Rock Cycle

Engineering Connections

4.1L.1 COMPARE AND CONTRAST CHARACTERISTICS OF FOSSILS AND LIVING ORGANISMS.

Lesson 2–Fossils

Engineering Connection

  • Fossil Fondue – use plastic toys and melted chocolate to model one way fossil form

4.2E.1 COMPARE AND CONTRAST THE CHANGES IN THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH THAT ARE DUE TO SLOW AND RAPID PROCESSES.

Lesson 3–Layers of the Earth

Engineering Connection

Lesson 4–Plate Tectonics

Engineering Connection

  • Faulty Movement – build cardboard models of the three different types of faults

Lesson 6–Earthquakes

Engineering Connection

Earthquake Information from How Stuff Works

Lesson 8–Volcanoes

Engineering Connection

  • Ready to Erupt! – Create a volcano model using sand, hoses, and a water balloon

Lesson 9–Weathering and Erosion

Engineering Connection

 


A: Activities   TB: Teacher Background   SB: Student Background

V: Video   D: Diagram   L: Lots of Links


 

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Linking to Literature

Topographic Maps

Real Life Connection

ENCHANTED LEARNING: GEOLOGY

Very Capable Students