Changes In The Earth

Changes In The Earth

Author: Carmen Martins

Students will identify the different elements that shape and reshape Earth's land surface.

4th Grade

Science Content Standards

Earth Sciences

5. Waves, wind, water, and ice shape and reshape Earth's land surface.  As a basis for understanding this concept: 

a. Students know some changes in the earth are due to slow processes, such as erosion, and some changes are due to rapid processes, such as landslides, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes. 





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The Forces that Change the Face of Earth

Source: The Forces that Change the Face of Earth — Earth's Changing Surface — Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears. (n.d.). Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears The Forces that Change the Face of Earth Comments. Retrieved July 30, 2014, from http://beyondpenguins.ehe.osu.edu/issue/earths-changing-surface/the-forces-that-change-the-face-of-earth

Faces of Earth - Shaping the Planet

Every minute of every day, the face of Earth changes - sometimes right before our eyes. Go inside tectonic events, watching earthquakes rumble, volcanoes explode, and land transformed.

Source: Faces of Earth - Shaping the Planet. (n.d.). YouTube. Retrieved July 30, 2014, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWezU1P6dM0

Changes on the Earth's Surface

A brief description of the different kinds of elements that can change the Earth's surface (rapid or slow) such as water, wind, & natural disasters.

Source: Changes on the Earth's Surface. (n.d.). YouTube. Retrieved July 30, 2014, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2h6uXlL8gI

The Big Question

Putting it all together PDF

Click on the PDF and answer "The Big Question"

Be specific and use the scientific vocabulary you learned to write out your answer.

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