Weathering and Erosion Year 4 Unit Plan and Activities
Help your students investigate natural and human causes for weathering and erosion with this unit plan and activity bundle. Bring earth and space sciences alive as the unit plan walks you through everything you need to thoroughly cover the (ACSSU075) element of the Australian Science Year 4 curriculum. Fun for students, easy for you to implement and an irresistible way to help young minds explore causes for Earth’s ever-changing surface!
The Complete Changing Landscapes Science Unit
Bring the fun back into learning about weathering and erosion as you guide your students through the following Australian Curriculum Year 4 Science content descriptors:
– Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (ACSSU075)
The content covered in this unit includes:
☆ What is soil?
☆ What is soil made up of?
☆ What are the properties of soil?
☆ How is soil moved from one place to another (by either natural or man-influenced events)?
☆ What is weathering?
☆ What is erosion?
☆ What erosion issues are there in Australia?
Your purchase includes:
– Unit Plan – internet links are provided in some lessons to support the lesson content. Internet connection will be required for these lessons.
– Assessment Rubric
– Activity Bundle – this activity bundle includes a variety of activities including worksheets, templates, experiments and suggested assessment activities.
– Informative Powerpoint – to help you explore the Earth, soil and erosion
Can I share this resource with my teaching partner?
No. This product is for personal use only. Multiple licenses are available for use among more than one person.
On what size paper is this resource best printed?
This resource is designed to be printed on A4 sized paper. To fit other paper sizes, ensure you hit ‘fit to page’ before printing.
How long should it take to complete this unit?
This Unit is designed to be implemented once a week over a 10 week term. Provision has been made for six lessons, 3 lessons at the end have been set aside for students independent investigation and there is one additional experiment included for those that have extra time or want to dive into the topic a little deeper.
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Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Thank you so much,
This unit plan is a guide only. Teachers should use discretion when implementing. some questions have been provided to help guide students thinking but more specific questions should be added to develop conversation and deeper learning. Students should be encouraged to ask questions themselves as well.
Please note: internet and YouTube access are required to follow the unit plan.
This is a digital product only. It will be sent to you by email to download once payment has been processed.