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This handy worksheet not only reinforces many of the important terms of the Year 5 Earth and Space science curriculum, it is the perfect fast finishers activity for your students. Don’t worry, a key is included.

This worksheet was created as part of a larger Year 5 Earth and Space Sciences unit on Weathering and Erosion titled ‘Surface Change’.

Suitable for
  • Fast Finishers
Lesson Structure
  • Individual Activity
  • Rotations / Group Work
Curriculum Codes

AC9S5U02 9

Describe how weathering, erosion, transportation and deposition cause slow or rapid change to Earth’s surface

AC9S5H02 9

Investigate how scientific knowledge is used by individuals and communities to identify problems, consider responses and make decisions

ACSSU075 8.4

Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity

ACSHE083 8.4

Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions


Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity


Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives

ST2-1WS-S old

Questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations

ST2-10ES-S old

Investigates regular changes caused by interactions between the Earth and the Sun, and changes to the Earth’s surface

ST3-1WS-S old

Plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions

ST3-2DP-T old

Plans and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

ST3-4LW-S old

Examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things

ST3-5LW-T old

Explains how food and fibre are produced sustainably in managed environments for health and nutrition

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