Grade 4 - Mikaela, Sam: Revision

Unit: Earths Systems

Science Stuff (from Standards document): students who have an understanding can:

ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth
 Local, regional, and global patterns of rock formations reveal changes
over time due to earth forces, such as earthquakes. The presence and
location of certain fossil types indicate the order in which rock layers
were formed. (4-ESS1-1)
ESS2.A: Earth Materials and Systems
 Rainfall helps to shape the land and affects the types of living things
found in a region. Water, ice, wind, living organisms, and gravity break
rocks, soils, and sediments into smaller particles and move them
around. (4-ESS2-1)
ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions
 The locations of mountain ranges, deep ocean trenches, ocean floor
structures, earthquakes, and volcanoes occur in patterns. Most
earthquakes and volcanoes occur in bands that are often along the
boundaries between continents and oceans. Major mountain chains
form inside continents or near their edges. Maps can help locate the
different land and water features areas of Earth. (4-ESS2-2)
ESS2.E: Biogeology
 Living things affect the physical characteristics of their regions. (4­
ESS3.B: Natural Hazards
 A variety of hazards result from natural processes (e.g., earthquakes,
tsunamis, volcanic eruptions). Humans cannot eliminate the hazards
but can take steps to reduce their impacts. (4-ESS3-2) (Note: This
Disciplinary Core Idea can also be found in 3.WC.)
ETS1.B: Designing Solutions to Engineering Problems
 Testing a solution involves investigating how well it performs under a
range of likely conditions. (secondary to 4-ESS3-2)


Essential Questions for Unit:

1. What are Earth's features?

2. What are the processes that shape the earth?

3. What can today's society do to reduce the impacts of natural earth's processes?

Big Ideas/Enduring Understandings for Unit:

1. Earth's features

2. Weathering/Erosion

3. Rock formations/ fossils

Performance Tasks for Unit:

  1. Students will make a diagram / model to demonstrate the processes of the Earth. - students will be making and explaining a model or diagram in which they show the processes of the earth. Their diagrams will have to show at least 2 of the main earths processes. They will know these earth processes because of the video that will be watched in class and also have references to look back on while doing this activity by themselves. 

  2. 2.Students will be able to write in their own way how society is impacting the natural earth and what is something that they and their family could do to change it. - Expansion - Our class has been finishing up our unit on Earth’s Systems. One of the things that we have talked about is how we can generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth’s processes on humans. Write an essay on how society is impacting the natural earth and what is something that they and their family or community could do to change it using possible solutions. An example of solutions could include designing an earthquake resistant building and improving monitoring of volcanic activity.

  3. Students will take a quiz on what the Earth’s features are. The quiz will be based that off of how they can analyze and interpret data from maps. - Students will be given a 10 question quiz based off of what we covered in the unit so far. Questions include -

1. What is the process called when land is being taken away at the shoreline? 

2. What types of impacts do daily activities have to do with impacting our Earth everyday? 

3. The Earth is made up how many layers?

4. What is the largest impact crater on Earth?

5. Explain how the earth is shaped and why?

6. Explain two things that you and your family can do to reduce the impact you have on the earth everyday

7. In rock formations and rocks what can be found?

8. What are topographic maps used for?

9. What type of things can leave behind fossils? Describe at least two. 

10. How are glaciers made? 

TCH 420 Fall 2018

TCH 420 Fall 2018

Here is the online home for TCH 420 for the Fall of 2018.