Grade 5 : Standard 7 – The Earth

Conceptual Strand 7

Major geologic events that occur over eons or brief moments in time continually shape and reshape the surface of the Earth, resulting in continuous global change.

Guiding Question 7

How is the earth affected by long-term and short term geological cycles and the influence of man?

Grade Level Expectations

Checks for Understanding State Performance Indicators

GLE 0507.7.1 Compare geologic events responsible for the earth’s major geological features.

0507.7.1 Create a model to illustrate geologic events responsible for changes in the earth’s crust.

0507.7.2 Prepare a chart to compare how volcanoes, earthquakes, faulting, and plate movements affect the earth’s surface features.

SPI 0507.7.1 Describe internal forces such as volcanoes, earthquakes, faulting, and plate movements that are responsible for the earth’s major geological features such as mountains, valleys, etc.

Snack Tectonics (Using graham crackers, frosting, and fruit rollups to illustrate how magma comes to the surface.) http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/teacher_resources/teach_snacktectonics.html

 

  1. Review  - Plate Movement http://www.amnh.org/ology/features/plates/tour.php
     

  2. Create Graphic Organizer using Teaching Plate Tectonics with Easy-to-Draw Illustrations http://geology.com/nsta/

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