Mass Movement of Earthen Materials Lesson Bundle

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This is now a 300 slide Interactive PowerPoint presentation with built-in class notes (red slides), built-in hands-on activities with directions, questions with answers, awesome video links, end of the lesson visual quiz with answers, box game, and much more. A two page highly visual homework bundle, answer keys, and lesson notes are also provided.

Mass movement of Earthen materials is presented describing mudslides and landslides with some links to great videos. The general theme that gravity is a major player in mass movement underlies the entire slideshow. A reference to the Old Man of the mtn. that fell in New Hampshire is described with supportive links. A neat challenge describes the force of gravity by having a student try to hold a soda can out from his/her chest. After about a minute gravity wins. All of your students will want to try but you'll have to move on. Slump and soil creep are both described with great visuals and visual questions have the students determine which picture is which. This is a skill they will need later when they take the quiz. Mass movement classification with a triad with water content and speed of movement is then described (see preview). This will be on the homework/classwork and students can complete.A set of visuals then reinforces the activity and has the students match pictures. The angle of repose is described and optional activity that has students measure the angle of sugar, fine sand, and coarse sand / gravel. Sinkholes are covered with some great shots of the Great Blue Sinkhole in Belize. Stalagmites and stalactites are briefly discussed after students learn about sinkholes. Which is a Stalagmite and which is a stalactite and how they are formed are provided. An activity with instructions describes how to grow them over a couple of days using some jars, epsom salt and yarn. Questions and answers follow the activity. A nice 1-10 visual quiz has students recall information from the lesson. Answers are revealed at the end so students can self assess. A hidden box games conclude this PowerPoint that has the class guess a relevant picture. Each slide removes boxes above and the picture becomes more clear. This is a really neat PowerPoint that's full of visuals and fun along the way.

Note: This lesson bundle is included in my larger mechanical and chemical weathering / mass movement lesson bundle so please do not purchase both.

This PowerPoint includes critical notes (Red Slides), exciting visuals, challenge questions, activities with directions and more. Text is usually placed at the top of the slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Color coded slides, as well as a shade technique is used to increase student focus and allows the teacher to control the pace of the lesson. These PowerPoints are meant to be as interactive as possible and ask many questions, provide built-in opportunity to review material, explain directions to activities, and much more. Transition effects are never used.

Entire Weathering, Soil Science, Soil Conservation, Ice-Ages, and Glaciers Unit on TpT.
Weathering, Soil Science, Soil Conservation, Ice Ages, Glaciers Unit

This unit includes all of the lessons below in one organized folder....
- Mechanical and Chemical Weathering Weathering Lesson with PowerPoint Review Game (500 Slides) HW, Notes, and more
Weathering, Soil Science, Soil Conservation, Ice-Ages, and Glaciers Unit Homework Bundle, Lesson notes, Keys, Freebies, and more
-Mechanical and Chemical Weathering PowerPoint Review Game with Answer Key (FREE)
- Soil, Soil Science, Erosion, Soil Conservation, and PowerPoint Review Game Lesson (700 Slides) HW, Notes and much more
-Soil Conservation, Design a Farm Lesson (250 Slides) HW, Notes and more
-Soil, Soil Science, Erosioin, Soil Conservation PowerPoint Review Game with Answer Key (FREE)
- Ice Ages, Glaciers, Paleoecology, Glacial Landforms Lesson (700 Slides) HW, Notes, and more
Ice Ages, Glaciers, Glacial Landforms PowerPoint Review Game
-Weathering, Soil, Soil Conservation Crossword with Solution (FREE)
-Ice-Ages, Glaciers, Glacial Landforms Crossword Puzzle with Solution (FREE)
-Weathering, Soil, Soil Science, Soil Conservation Flashcards
-Ice-Ages, Glaciers, Glacial Landforms Flash Cards

Entire Curriculum that I offer on TpT.
Entire 4 Year Curriculum, 20 Full Units, 50,000 Slides and Much More

Please visit my other posting on TpT called the Soil Science and Ice Ages Unit which includes this PowerPoint within the 1800+ slide PowerPoint roadmap, 11 page bundled homework / assessment, 9 page modified assessment, detailed answer keys, and 18 pages of unit notes for students who may require assistance that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. The answer keys and unit notes are great for support professionals. This larger file also includes two PowerPoint review games (110+ slides each with Answers), 8 .flv videos, lab handouts, activity sheets, rubrics, materials list, templates, guides, and much more. Also included is a 190 slide first day of school PowerPoint presentation.

Areas of Focus within The Soil Science and Ice Ages Unit: Importance of Soil, Weathering, Types of Mechanical Weathering, Types of Chemical Weathering, Surface Area and Weathering, Mass Movement of Earthen Materials, Soil, Soil Color, Particle Size, Soil Porosity and Permeability, Soil Horizons, Soil Conservation, The Dust Bowl, Erosion, Deposition, Soil Conservation Measures, Glaciers, Types of Glaciers, Ice Ages, Causes of Ice Ages, Paleoecology, Glacial Landforms. Difficulty rating 6/10.

I also sell all 20 Middle-Level Science Units as a digital hardgood on TpT. This includes all 20 units (50,000 slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 275 pages of bundled homework / assessment that chronologically follows each unit, 175 pages of modified assessments, 325 pages of answer keys, 260 pages of unit notes, 37 PowerPoint review games (5000+ slides), hundreds of lab activities with questions and answers, hundreds of project ideas, 315 videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and classroom license.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thank you again and best wishes.

Ryan Murphy M.Ed

Below are the links to the 20 units of study that I offer on TpT for individual purchase. All of these are included in the curriculum purchase.

Physical Science Units
Science Skills Unit
Laws of Motion and Simple Machines Unit
Matter, Energy, and the Environment Unit
Atoms and Periodic Table of the Elements Unit

Physical Science Curriculum
Physical Science Bundle Package (4 Units)

Life Science Units
Human Body System and Health Topics Unit
Cellular Biology Unit
Infectious Diseases Unit
DNA and Genetics Unit, Cell Division
Taxonomy and Classification Unit
Evolution and Natural Selection, Change Topics Unit
Botany Unit
Ecology Feeding Levels Unit
Ecology Interactions Unit
Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit

Life Science Curriculum
Life Science Bundle Package (10 Units)

Earth Science Units
Weathering, Soil Science, Soil Conservation, Ice Ages, Glaciers Unit
Astronomy Topics Unit
Geology Topics Unit
Weather and Climate Unit

Earth Science Curriculum Bundle
Earth Science Curriculum (6 Units)

Water, Water Quality, Rivers, Lakes, and Fish Units
Water on Earth, Properties of Water, Water Pollution Unit
Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit (Salmon, Fish, and more)

Below is a link to view this curriculum in greater detail. You will find a PowerPoint tour, how a unit works guide, curriculum possibilities, standards, and many free samples.
Curriculum Tour

Entire Curriculum I offer on TpT...
Entire 4 Year Curriculum, 20 Full Units, (50,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more

Best wishes,

Ryan Murphy M.Ed
Science from Murf LLC

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Mass Movement of Earthen Materials Lesson Bundle
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Mass Movement of Earthen Materials Lesson Bundle