This unique lesson plan contains three VERY engaging lesson plans that focus on forces that change Earth's surface.
Students interact with text to become experts on a specific force within weathering, erosion, or deposition. In groups, students create a presentation to teach classmates how forces change Earth's surface.
Lesson is aligned to Colorado Academic Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and Common Core Reading Standards.
StandardsColorado Academic Standard - Life Science - SC.6.3.1.b:
Gather, analyze, and communicate evidence from text and other sources that explains the formation of earth’s surface features (DOK 1-3)
Next Generation Standards – Earth and Space Science: Earth’s Systems
MS – ESS2-2:
Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.
MS – ESS2-2:
Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales.
Common Core Standards
Reading for Information Text
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.
Determine the central ideas, or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text district from prior knowledge or opinions.
Students use tiered reading activities to jigsaw text and information in groups. Students become the "teachers" as they inform their classmates of specific types of forces; weathering, erosion, and deposition.
This package includes:
-Three lesson plans and activities
-foldable notes and pictures with interactive text
-vocabulary with ELL and SPED strategies (that also work for ALL learners)
-Tiered readings that focus on: oxidation, water (acid rain), wind erosion, water erosion, ice wedging, abrasion, living things, wind deposition, water deposition
-note-catcher & sketch to interact pages
-job cards for students with descriptions for each individual in each group
-jigsaw directions for students with rubrics for (information gathering, individual accountability, group accountability, presentation skills, active listening skills)
-Name That! Explain That! Draw That! & interactive drawings for students to deepen knowledge of Earth's forces.
-interactive notebook directions and activities for all three days/activities