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Work of Water

Erosion & Earth’s Surface

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

NGSS Standards covered: K-2-ETS1-3 , K-2-ETS1-1 , 2-ESS2-1 , 2-ESS2-2 , K-2-ETS1-2 , 2-ESS2-3 , 2-ESS1-1
This unit helps students develop the idea that water is a powerful force that reshapes the earth’s surface. Students see that water isn’t just something we drink. It carries sand to create beaches, carves out canyons and valleys and, as ice, scrapes entire areas flat. Less
  1. Lessons
  2. Activity Prep
  3. Assessments

Mystery 1: Mapping, Earth’s Surface, & Landforms

Exploration (20 min)
Activity: Paper Mountains (30 min)
Extras (5.3 hrs)

Mystery 2: Erosion, Earth’s Surface, & Landforms

Exploration (25 min)
Activity: Rocking the River (30 min)
Extras (2.5 hrs)

Mystery 3: Erosion, Earth’s Surface, & Landforms

Exploration (15 min)
Activity: Cornmeal Canyons (45 min)
Extras (1.8 hrs)

Mystery 4: Erosion & Engineering

Exploration (20 min)
Activity: Erosion Engineering (35 min)
Extras (1.8 hrs)