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5-GA-ESS-1.a AND 4-ESS2-2 Canyons to Coasts: Processes that Formed Georgia Landscapes

GRADE: 3-5 Band, Elementary (K-5), 5  |  TIME:

OVERVIEW

Students will observe videos of Providence Canyon and the Altamaha River delta, attempt to make sense of how each landscape was formed, create models with stream tables to test their theories, investigate and research constructive and destructive forces including weathering, erosion, and deposition, read about the histories of the two featured GA landscapes, revise their original claims in light of new evidence, and test soil conservation techniques in the school garden.

DISCIPLINE: Earth and Space Sciences, Engineering, Technology and Applications of Science
TOPIC: Earth & Space Science, Earth's Systems, Earth’s Systems: Processes That Shape the Earth, Engineering Design
GA STANDARDS(GSES): Earth Science, Georgia
NGSS CORE IDEA:
PRACTICE: Analyzing & Interpreting Data, Asking Question/Defining Problems, Constructing Explanations & Designing Solutions, Data Analysis, Developing & Using Models, Engaging in Argument from Evidence, Investigations, Obtaining, Evaluating, Communicating Information, Planning & Carrying Out Investigations
CROSSCUTTING CONCEPTS: Cause and Effect, Energy and Matter, Patterns, Stability and Change

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