Type:

E-book, Lesson Plan

Description:

This lesson investigates the role of precipitation, particularly water, in erosion.

Subjects:

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

Education Levels:

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

Keywords:

sun weather climate erosion karst precipitation rain

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
Update Standards?

SCI.8.9.C: Science

interpret topographic maps and satellite views to identify land and erosional features and predict how these features may be reshaped by weathering.

SCI.6.6.1.k: Science

an understanding of the nature of science is developed and reinforced.

SCI.6.6.3.e: Science

the role of heat energy in weather-related phenomena including thunderstorms and hurricanes.

SCI.6.6.5.a: Science

water as the universal solvent;

SCI.6.6.5.c: Science

the action of water in physical and chemical weathering;

SCI.9-12.ES.2.a: Science

analyzing how science explains and predicts the interactions and dynamics of complex Earth systems;

SCI.9-12.ES.2.b: Science

recognizing that evidence is required to evaluate hypotheses and explanations;

SCI.9-12.ES.2.c: Science

comparing different scientific explanations for the same observations about the Earth;

SCI.9-12.ES.2.d: Science

explaining that observation and logic are essential for reaching a conclusion; and

SCI.9-12.ES.2.e: Science

evaluating evidence for scientific theories.

SCI.9-12.ES.9.b: Science

development of karst topography;

SCI.6.SC.O.6.1.05: 21st Century Science

cooperate and collaborate to ask questions, design and conduct investigations to find answers and solve problems.

SCI.6.SC.O.6.1.06: 21st Century Science

formulate conclusions through close observations, logical reasoning, objectivity, perseverance and integrity in data collection.

SCI.6.SC.O.6.1.07: 21st Century Science

apply skepticism, careful methods, logical reasoning and creativity in investigating the observable universe.

SCI.6.SC.O.6.1.08: 21st Century Science

use a variety of technologies and scientific instruments to conduct explorations, investigations and experiments of the natural world.

SCI.6.SC.O.6.1.09: 21st Century Science

demonstrate safe techniques for handling, manipulating and caring for science materials, equipment, natural specimens and living organisms.

SCI.6.SC.O.6.1.10: 21st Century Science

utilize experimentation to demonstrate scientific processes and thinking skills (e.g., formulating questions, predicting, forming hypotheses, quantifying, or identifying dependent and independent variables).

SCI.6.SC.O.6.1.12: 21st Century Science

use inferential reasoning to make logical conclusions from collected data.

SCI.6.SC.O.6.2.01: 21st Century Science

demonstrate the interrelationships among physics, chemistry, biology, earth and environmental science, and astronomy.

SCI.6.SC.O.6.2.09: 21st Century Science

analyze the ecological consequences of human interactions with the environment (e.g., renewable and non-renewable resources).

SCI.6.SC.O.6.2.10: 21st Century Science

classify and investigate properties and processes (changes) as either physical or chemical.

SCI.6.SC.O.6.3.01: 21st Century Science

explore the relationship between the parts of a system to the whole system.

SCI.6.SC.O.6.3.02: 21st Century Science

construct a variety of useful models of an object, event, or process.

SCI.6.SC.O.6.3.03: 21st Century Science

compare and contrast changes that occur in an object or a system to its original state.

SCI.7.SC.O.7.1.05: 21st Century Science

cooperate and collaborate to ask questions, design and conduct investigations to find answers and solve problems.

SCI.7.SC.O.7.1.07: 21st Century Science

apply skepticism, careful methods, logical reasoning and creativity in investigating the observable universe.

SCI.7.SC.O.7.1.08: 21st Century Science

use a variety of technologies and scientific instruments to conduct explorations, investigations and experiments of the natural world.

SCI.7.SC.O.7.1.09: 21st Century Science

demonstrate safe techniques for handling, manipulating and caring for science materials, equipment, natural specimens and living organisms.

SCI.7.SC.O.7.1.10: 21st Century Science

utilize experimentation to demonstrate scientific processes and thinking skills (e.g., formulating questions, predicting, forming hypotheses, quantifying, or identifying dependent and independent variables).

SCI.7.SC.O.7.1.12: 21st Century Science

use inferential reasoning to make logical conclusions from collected data.

SCI.7.SC.O.7.2.01: 21st Century Science

demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships among physics, chemistry, biology, earth/environmental science, and astronomy.

SCI.7.SC.O.7.2.14: 21st Century Science

examine the differences in types of solutions (e.g., solutes and solvents, relative concentrations, conductivity, pH).

SCI.7.SC.O.7.2.27: 21st Century Science

examine the effects of the sun's energy on oceans and weather (e.g., air masses, or convection currents).

SCI.7.SC.O.7.2.29: 21st Century Science

describe rock formations (e.g., rock cycle).

SCI.7.SC.O.7.3.01: 21st Century Science

explore the relationship between the parts of a system to the whole system.

SCI.7.SC.O.7.3.02: 21st Century Science

construct a variety of useful models of an object, event, or process.

SCI.7.SC.O.7.3.03: 21st Century Science

compare and contrast changes that occur in an object or a system to its original state.

SCI.7.SC.O.7.3.04: 21st Century Science

compare and contrast the influence that a variation in scale will have on the way an object or system works. (e.g., cooling rates of different-sized containers of water, strength of different-sized constructions from the same material, or flight characteristics of different-sized model airplanes).

SCI.7.SC.O.7.3.05: 21st Century Science

research everyday applications and interactions of science and technology.

SCI.8.SC.O.8.1.05: 21st Century Science

implement safe procedures and practices when manipulating equipment, materials, organisms, and models.

SCI.8.SC.O.8.1.07: 21st Century Science

design, conduct, evaluate and revise experiments (e.g., compose a question to be investigated, design a controlled investigation that produces numeric data, evaluate the data in the context of scientific laws and principles, construct a conclusion based on findings, propose revisions to investigations based on manipulation of variables and/or analysis of error, or communicate and defend the results and conclusions).

SCI.8.SC.O.8.2.01: 21st Century Science

demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships among physics, chemistry, biology, earth/environmental science, and astronomy.

SCI.8.SC.O.8.2.26: 21st Century Science

research and draw conclusions related to the quality and quantity of surface and ground water.

SCI.8.SC.O.8.2.27: 21st Century Science

identify and explain the principle forces of plate tectonics and related geological events (e.g., earthquakes, volcanoes, or landforms).

SCI.8.SC.O.8.2.29: 21st Century Science

analyze the forces of tectonics, weathering and erosion that have shaped the earth's surface.

SCI.8.SC.O.8.3.01: 21st Century Science

synthesize concepts across various science disciplines to better understand the natural world (e.g., form and function, systems, or change over time).

SCI.8.SC.O.8.3.04: 21st Century Science

collaborate to present research on current environmental and technological issues to predict possible solutions.
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