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Weathering and erosion

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Overview:
Students will conduct a series of experiments to explore the processes and effects of weathering and erosion.

Author/Source:
Whitfield, Lisé

Grade:
3-5

Discipline:
Earth science

Time:
4-6 class periods

Concepts:
Correspondence to the Next Generation Science Standards is indicated in parentheses after each relevant concept. See our conceptual framework for details.

  • Science is both a body of knowledge and the process for building that knowledge. (NOS5)

  • Scientists ask and address questions. (P1, P3, NOS4)

  • Scientists base their ideas on evidence from the natural world. (P3)

  • Answering one question often leads to other questions. (P1)

  • Hypotheses and theories

  • Scientists observe, explore, discover, and communicate with one another.

  • Scientific observations can be made directly with our own senses or may be made indirectly through the use of tools. (P3)

  • Scientists don't always agree with one another. (P7)

  • Scientists explain their ideas and evidence to one another. (P7, P8)

  • Scientists work together.

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