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Bedlam in Bedrock

Laurie Ayers
Beacon Learning Center (Bay District Schools)

Description

Bedlam in Bedrock explores the Earth's surface and how it changes over time. Students perform experiments to discover how forces change the Earth's surface. Students create projects using reference materials to obtain information and use sketches, diagrams, and models to demonstrate understanding of scientific ideas.

Questions

What is change? What changes?
Does the Earth change? How?

Duration

The planned duration of this activity is 11 days.

Associated Files

Unit Plan Overview (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Diagnostic Assessment (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Summative Assessment 1 (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Summative Assessment 2 (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Final Summative Assessment (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Unit Attachment (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Lesson Plans

Water, Water, Everywhere
This lesson is for Days 2 and 3 of the unit, Bedlam in Bedrock. Students explore the concept of change and associate it with changes in their lives, in nature, and eventually with changes in the Earth’s water cycle.

A Rocky Situation
This lesson is for Days 4 and 5 of the unit Bedlam in Bedrock. Students use reference materials to explore how rocks can be broken down to form soil, the processes of weathering and erosion, and how landforms change over time.

Changing Ways
This lesson is for Day 8 of the unit Bedlam in Bedrock. Students use reference materials, sketches, diagrams, and models to understand scientific ideas about ways landforms change over time.

Forces of Change
This lesson is for Days 9 and 10 of the unit Bedlam in Bedrock. Students create a class reference book about ways landforms change over time and share their Earth Explorer projects.

Web Links

This Student Web Lesson explores various forces that can cause the breaking and weathering of bedrock and larger rocks.
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