Lesson Plans: 8th Grade Earth Science Unit 1 Exploring Earth

Lesson Plans: 8th Grade Earth Science Unit 1 Exploring Earth
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29 Lesson plans in 8th Grade Earth Science on Unit 1, covering Exploring Earth

Mapping Earth
Lesson 1. Maps
Lesson 2. How can you fit your entire classroom on a single sheet of paper?
Lesson 3. Technologies and Mapping
Lesson 4. Seeing Double

Earth’s Structure
Lesson 5. Spherical Earth
Lesson 6. How can you find the density of a liquid?
Lesson 7. Earth’s Surface
Lesson 8. Modeling Earth and Its Layers

Lesson 9. What is a mineral?
Lesson 10. How are minerals identified?
Lesson 11. How do you determine the density of a mineral
Lesson 12. Sources and Uses of Minerals
Lesson 13. Mineral Detectives

Lesson 14. Rocks and the Rock Cycle
Lesson 15. Igneous Rocks
Lesson 16. How do you identify igneous rock
Lesson 17. Sedimentary Rocks
Lesson 18. How are sedimentary rocks classified?
Lesson 19. Metamorphic Rocks
Lesson 20. Identifying the Type of Rock

Weathering and Soil
Lesson 21. Weathering
Lesson 22. What causes weathering?
Lesson 23. Soils
Lesson 24. Soil Horizons and Soil Formation

Erosion and Deposition
Lesson 25. The Erosion-Deposition Process
Lesson 26. Landforms Shaped by Water and Wind
Lesson 27. How do water erosion and deposition occur along a stream?
Lesson 28. Mass wasting and Glaciers
Lesson 29. Avoiding a landslide

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