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Weathering, Erosion, & Deposition Creative & Analytical Project Options

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I use these projects with my 6th grade honors classes because they offer creative and analytical options, although they can be used in any type classroom. I assign them 2 weeks prior to the due date. Once or twice during the 2-week period, students spend a few minutes with others completing the same project to compare their progress. Each option requires research with a bibliography page and includes well developed requirements. A rubric with points that add up to 100 and 4 chances of earning an additional point for exceeding requirements is included.

The six options for weathering, erosion, & deposition are:
*Deposition Landforms Prezi
*Travel Brochure
*Experimental Design
*Mass Movements Public Service Announcement
*Wave Erosion Landforms Models
*Glaciers Encyclopedia Entry

The following are some possible ways to use the projects and rubric:
• Gifted students in a regular classroom can be required to choose and complete one project during the unit.
• All students could be required to complete one activity as a unit project and present their projects at the end of the unit.
• As a jigsaw activity, assign a different project to each group and have groups present so that the entire class benefits from the entire list.
• Have students grade themselves on rubric and/or pair students for peer editing using rubric before turning in.

Thank you for considering this product!

Holly Watts

More Earth Science extensions menus and creative project options are located at my store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Holly-Watts
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