The EarthThe Earths Surface Changes Slowly OR QuicklyTeacher Page
Objective: Describe how wind and water move and change things.(Strand VI-B5)Related Vocabulary:Weathering - the process by which rock becomes soil.Chemical weathering - such as acid rainBiological weathering - such as by growing thingsErosion - the movement of weathered materials.Activity: 1. The students will identify examples of weathering and erosion.2. The students will differentiate between slow and fast weathering.3. The students will identify the different causes of erosion.Process:1. The teacher will click through each of the slides, reading as she/he does so.2. Each slide is self-explanatory but the teacher should run through the lesson prior to presenting it to the students.Related Activity:Each lesson is followed by a journal activity of some kind.
Okay boys and girls.Im your host, Mr. Weather-bee. Now, lets play that game that really moves the earth!Lets play . . .ORFAST EROSIONSLOW EROSION
Contestant #1: What is the meaning of the word WEATHERING?Is it when. . .A. Rock becomes soil OR when. . .B. Soil becomes rock ?
Did you choose answer A? You are correct!Lets move on to our next question.
Contestant #2: What is the meaning of the word EROSION?Does it mean . . .A. the movement of cloudsORB. the movement of weathered materials?
Did you choose answer B?Good for you! You are Great!We have a tie! Lets go to our tie-breaker questions.
Look at the 2 examples of WEATHERINGChemical BiologicalAre these slow or fast?
If you said that these types of weathering are . . .SLOW WEATHERINGTHEN, YOU ARE CORRECT!Lets try that 2nd tie-breaker question!
EROSION is caused by many things. It can be caused by . . . .Wind Water PeopleWhich of these caused the EROSION in the following pictures?
Choose 1 button.
You choseYou chose the correct type of cause.EXCELLENT! LETS MOVE ON!Wind
Choose 1 button.
You choseYou did it again!You are GREAT!Water
JOURNAL:Can you think of some ways that weathering and erosion can be harmful to our earth ?What are some things that can stop weathering or erosion from happening?
Well contestants, thats the end of our game!You all did such a GREAT job!Give yourselves a GREATBIG HAND!
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