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Substitute activity for KWL where students work in smaller groups and post words on the introductory topic or unit.


  • Education > General
  • Science > Earth Science
  • Science > Geology
  • Science > Physical Sciences

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10


assessment evaluation KWL activity introduction exercise



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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-06-25.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This unit is contains a series of hands-on and minds-on activities for learning about the physical properties of the earth. Topics include the formation of the planets, scale of the solar system, orbits and tilt, layers of the earth, and introductory plate tectonics. Each lesson includes an introduction, suggested timeline, learning objectives, guiding question(s), materials list, clear procedures, and suggestions for concluding activities. The unit exam includes a series of short-answer prompts, but no answer key. This unit includes a link to a video showing the formation of the solar system. This unit is intended for middle school or early high school students, but could be adapted for use at a variety of grade levels. These activities are well organized and immediately useful in the classroom using simple, readily accessible materials.
Curriki Review System
June 25, 2009

This resource received a 3* rating because it is part of the larger resource Earth Systems Science Curriculum which received a rating of 3-Exemplary in the Curriki Review System. You can learn more about this larger resource by reading its review and comments.

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