This is a 10 lesson unit, designed to cover the Australian Curriculum for Year 4 Earth and Space Sciences.
Over the course of this unit, students learn how the surface of the earth changes over time due to weathering and erosion. Students get hands-on experience investigating and sorting rock and soil samples, and they investigate the role that we play in shaping how erosion happens.
Students will zoom in on the tiniest crystals in a rock and zoom out as far as we can go, using Google Earth to visit extraordinary examples of geological change around the world.
Each lesson has an accompanying activity worksheet for students to complete, and there is a quiz that can be used as a summative assessment task at the end of the unit.
In this unit, students:
In this lesson, students talk about the layers of the earth, and how the earth’s crust that we’re on is always changing, by moving around and banging into other pieces.
In this lesson, students learn about the three types of rocks, how they’re formed, and how we can tell them apart.
In this lesson, students look at the parts of soil, and how scientists classify different types of soil. They also start an experiment on soil that they will look at again in a few weeks
In tis lesson, students explore how natural forces, like climate, rivers, and glaciers can change the surface of the earth.
In this lesson, students learn about how we’ve impacted erosion, and how we can change and minimise our impact.
In this lesson studunts will explore extreme weather events and the effect they have on the surface of the earth.