This activity was designed to help students meet the following Georgia Performance Standards for fifth-grade science:
S5E1. Students will identify surface features of the Earth caused by constructive and destructive processes.
a. Identify surface features caused by constructive processes.
• Deposition (Deltas, sand dunes, etc.)
b. Identify and find examples of surface features caused by destructive processes.
• Erosion (water—rivers and oceans, wind)
• Impact of organisms
Includes anchor charts for teacher and blank copies for student note-taking; reading passages with text-dependent questions; investigating similarities and differences; 12-color card sort activity; 24 vocabulary word card game; 6 landform riddles with cards for 2 student made riddles.
A great resource for helping students engage with learning earth science and the constructive/destructive forces within Earth's crust.