Weathering and Erosion Inquiry Labs

Weathering and Erosion Inquiry Labs
Weathering and Erosion Inquiry Labs
Weathering and Erosion Inquiry Labs
Weathering and Erosion Inquiry Labs
Weathering and Erosion Inquiry Labs
Weathering and Erosion Inquiry Labs
Weathering and Erosion Inquiry Labs
Weathering and Erosion Inquiry Labs
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In this lab, students will learn about the stalactites and stalagmites found at Natural Bridge Caverns near San Antonio, Texas. Students will set up a demonstration showing the formation of both stalactites and stalagmites, then analyze how weathering, erosion, and deposition played a part in the formation. This lab will span roughly two days. Day one, students will set up the lab. Day two, students will make observations and answer reflection questions.

The product contains three complete labs that are differentiated for all of your students.

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What's Included:

- Teacher Resource Pages - prep time, standards/objectives, teacher directions, materials, and additional resources.
- Answer Keys - suggested answer keys for the labs
- CER Conclusion and Reflection Questions - Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning statements along with 3 reflection questions per lab.
- All pages are EDITABLE.

3 Differentiated Labs

Dependent Student Lab - A complete lab. This level is written with a combination of procedural instructions and inquiry questions. They are moderately student-centered with guided inquiry questions throughout the lab. Suggested for on-level learners.
Modified Student Lab - A complete lab. This level provides the most structured lab experience. The lessons may eliminate parts of the lab and change the questioning to include sentence stems or multiple choice questions. Suggested for learners with modifications.
Independent Student Lab - A complete lab. This level is the most student-centered experience. Suggestions are made for the students to get started, but most of the decisions will be student-centered. The students will be responsible for most aspects of the lab and will have the least guidance. Suggested for advanced learners.

Materials Needed Per Group:

160 mL magnesium sulfate (Epsom Salt)
250 mL distilled water (boiling)
1 sheet aluminum foil (12” long)
500 mL beaker
2 - 8 ounce Styrofoam cups
1 - piece of unwaxed twine, 12” long
goggles
2 large paper clips
stirring rod
teacher will need hot plates and additional large beakers to create 250 mL boiling water for each group.

Standards Alignment

TEKS: 7.8 B - Analyze the effects of weathering, erosion, and deposition on the environment in ecoregions of Texas.

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