Earth Science: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Weathering and Erosion, Earth's Layers

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4th - 6th, Homeschool
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3 PowerPoint Lessons and 20 PDF Files with links to the Digital Versions
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Love this! I love that there is a suggestion for pacing the lessons. It gives students information and has quick checks throughout. The videos embedded keep students interest.
LOVE LOVE LOVE these files. Everything to teach the unit is included and matches the standards perfectly!
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This Earth Science Unit is the perfect way to teach constructive and destructive forces to your students! The lessons include everything you need to teach about weathering, erosion, and deposition, layers of the Earth, and earthquakes and volcanoes. It also includes information about Controlling constructive and destructive forces through methods like dams and levees.

I have successfully used this unit with my fifth graders for years now and can you that they absolutely love all of the lessons and are actively engaged throughout the unit.

This Unit Covers the Following Topics:

  • Constructive and Destructive Forces
  • Layers of the Earth
  • Tectonic Plates
  • Convergent, Divergent, and Transform Boundaries
  • Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis
  • Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition
  • Cave Formation
  • Deltas, Floodplains, and Beaches
  • Controlling Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition
  • Dams, Levees, Storm Drains
  • Beach Reclamation
  • Contour Plowing and Terracing
  • GIS Mapping and Satellite Imagery

This bundle includes the following lessons and activities:

  1. Unit Plan Suggestions with a Guided Video Explanation of the Unit
  2. Earth Science Interactive Notebook
  3. Earth Science Study Guide
  4. Earth's Layers, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes PowerPoint Lesson
  5. Layers of the Earth WebQuest and Craftivity
  6. Earthquakes and Volcanoes Graphic Organizer
  7. Earth Science Write and Draw Activities (3 pages)
  8. 2 Different Video Question Sheets (links included in lessons)
  9. Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition PowerPoint Lesson
  10. Playground Lab Activity
  11. Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition Lab Activity
  12. Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition SORT
  13. 2 Crossword Puzzles
  14. Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition Assessment
  15. Controlling Constructive and Destructive Forces PowerPoint Lesson
  16. Task Cards
  17. Earth Science Review Game
  18. Earth Science Unit Test

Extra Information:

  • Most items are available individually, so you can click on the item to analyze it further.
  • ALL items come with a digital version for Google Classroom™ except the Interactive Notebook and the Craftivity
  • You will receive any future updates and add-ons for free.
  • The PowerPoint Lessons are not editable in order to protect my work and follow copyright restrictions of the content and images displayed. You can; however, add additional slides with information if needed.
  • The bundle saves you $$$ versus buying the products individually!


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Total Pages
3 PowerPoint Lessons and 20 PDF Files with links to the Digital Versions
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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