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KWL instructions to be used at the beginning of the unit, as well as to introduce each subtopic
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Structure of the earth system Earth's history - The earth processes, we see today, including erosion, movement of lithospheric plates, and changes in atmospheric composition, are similar to those that occurred in the past. Earth history is also influenced by occasional catastrophes, such as the impact of an asteroid or comet. Fossils provide important evidence of how life and environmental conditions have changed over time.Rationale: The earth consists of several layers. The three main layers are the core, the mantle and the crust. The core is the inner part of the earth, the crust is the outer part and between them is the mantle. The atmosphere surrounds the earth. Till this moment it hasn't been possible to take a look inside the earth because the current technology doesn't allow it. Therefore all kinds of research had to be done to find out, out of which material the earth consists, what different layers there are and which influence those have (had) on the earth's surface. This research is called seismology.
- An extension of around geometry of angles, scale
- Use of large numbers and recognize and appropriately use exponential, scientific and calculator notation.
- Instruct students around how to select media, techniques, and processes; analyze what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas; and reflect upon the effectiveness of their choices.
- Prompt students to intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas.
- Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes
- Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
There are two activities to be done the first day of this unit. 1. KWL Lesson Part 1 Introduce the topic of Earth Dynamics and let students know that there will be a culminating project.
- Manila folder for each learner
- Magazines for cut and paste (old National Geographic, travel magazines, archeology, and Discovery magazines are perfect for this.)
- Lots of colored pencils, crayons, and/or markers
- Chart Paper and color markers
a. Each student will need a manila folder with their name, the title of the unit. Tell them that at the end of the KWL lesson they will be asked to illustrate the front of their folder.
b. The folders will contain all the important components (work samples) leading up to the culminating project.
a. Students will use terms, ideas, questions generated from their individual and group KWL to create a cover on the folder. Encourage students to use lots of color, images, and/or maybe create a collage with magazine images.
b. It is helpful to have the manila folders left in the classroom and not taken home. Throughout the unit you will be prompted to collect some pieces of work and place into the manila folders. This will serve your students well later on.