Landforms: Why does Earth look like THAT?
Unit Objective: Students will be able to describe
the Earth forces, including plate tectonics, volcanism, and erosion,
that contribute to the formation of a variety of landforms.
Grade Level: Although this unit was written for
use in my sixth grade classroom, I believe the lessons and experiences
can be used or adapted for many grade levels.
The guiding concepts for this unit are the three main forces that
change the Earth's surface: plate tectonics, volcanism, and erosion.
Within these three concepts, students learn about the layers of
the Earth, the motion beneath the Earth's surface, and the various
ways the surface changes.
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