ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (2) 8 :
8 ) Make observations from media to obtain information about Earth's events that happen over a short period of time (e.g., tornados, volcanic explosions, earthquakes) or over a time period longer than one can observe (e.g., erosion of rocks, melting of glaciers).

[SC2015] (4) 14 :
14 ) Explore information to support the claim that landforms are the result of a combination of constructive forces, including crustal deformation, volcanic eruptions, and sediment deposition as well as a result of destructive forces, including erosion and weathering.

Subject: Science (2 - 4)
Title: Fast and Slow Changes on Earth's Surface
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/buac20-k2-sci-ess-fastandslowchanges/fast-and-slow-changes-on-earths-surface/
Description:

Observe fast and slow events that change the face of Earth’s surface with this slideshow. Students will use evidence from videos and images to describe how changes on Earth’s surface can happen quickly or slowly. Students will have the opportunity to compare Earth’s surface before and after the occurrence of a natural event and describe how it has changed.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (2) 8 :
8 ) Make observations from media to obtain information about Earth's events that happen over a short period of time (e.g., tornados, volcanic explosions, earthquakes) or over a time period longer than one can observe (e.g., erosion of rocks, melting of glaciers).

[SC2015] (4) 14 :
14 ) Explore information to support the claim that landforms are the result of a combination of constructive forces, including crustal deformation, volcanic eruptions, and sediment deposition as well as a result of destructive forces, including erosion and weathering.

[SC2015] ES6 (6) 5 :
5 ) Use evidence to explain how different geologic processes shape Earth's history over widely varying scales of space and time (e.g., chemical and physical erosion; tectonic plate processes; volcanic eruptions; meteor impacts; regional geographical features, including Alabama fault lines, Rickwood Caverns, and Wetumpka Impact Crater).

Subject: Science (2 - 6)
Title: Weathering and Erosion StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/rocks-minerals-landforms/weathering-and-erosion.htm
Description:

Weathering and erosion are continuous processes that gradually change the natural environment over time. Weathering is the process of wearing down materials into the sediment. Erosion occurs when this sediment is moved.

The classroom resource provides a video that will describe how weathering and erosion shape Earth's surface over a long period of time. There is also a short test that can be used to assess students' understanding.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (4) 10 :
10 ) Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. [RI.4.1]

[SC2015] (4) 14 :
14 ) Explore information to support the claim that landforms are the result of a combination of constructive forces, including crustal deformation, volcanic eruptions, and sediment deposition as well as a result of destructive forces, including erosion and weathering.

Subject: English Language Arts (4), Science (4)
Title: How Glaciers Change the World
URL: https://www.readworks.org/article/How-Glaciers-Change-the-World/2fc03150-4c8f-4b0e-8ddc-53cd5bb3e71d#!articleTab:content/
Description:

The teacher will present an informational text from the website, ReadWorks. Students will interact with this non-fiction text by annotating the text digitally. The students will answer the questions associated with the article as an assessment. This learning activity can introduce students to the concept of constructive and destructive forces on Earth's surface, serve as reinforcement after students have already learned this concept, or be used as an assessment at the conclusion of a lesson. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (4) 10 :
10 ) Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. [RI.4.1]

[SC2015] (4) 14 :
14 ) Explore information to support the claim that landforms are the result of a combination of constructive forces, including crustal deformation, volcanic eruptions, and sediment deposition as well as a result of destructive forces, including erosion and weathering.

Subject: English Language Arts (4), Science (4)
Title: Chemical Weathering of Rocks
URL: https://www.readworks.org/article/Chemical-Weathering-of-Rocks/1a3e0dbe-f3c0-4159-a92d-8bf396cb83e4#!articleTab:content/
Description:

The teacher will present an informational text from the website, ReadWorks. Students will interact with this non-fiction text by annotating the text digitally. This learning activity can introduce students to the concept of chemical weathering or serve as reinforcement after students have already learned this concept. This classroom resource can be paired with the classroom resource "Physical Weathering at Work," so students can compare and contrast these two destructive forces. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (4) 10 :
10 ) Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. [RI.4.1]

[SC2015] (4) 14 :
14 ) Explore information to support the claim that landforms are the result of a combination of constructive forces, including crustal deformation, volcanic eruptions, and sediment deposition as well as a result of destructive forces, including erosion and weathering.

Subject: English Language Arts (4), Science (4)
Title: Physical Weathering at Work
URL: https://www.readworks.org/article/Physical-Weathering-at-Work/c28c7941-c9ea-49a4-a84e-4ab61c6c7c72#!articleTab:content/
Description:

The teacher will present an informational text from the website, ReadWorks. Students will interact with this non-fiction text by annotating the text digitally. This learning activity can introduce students to the concept of physical weathering or serve as reinforcement after students have already learned this concept. This classroom resource can be paired with the classroom resource "Chemical Weathering of Rocks," so students can compare and contrast these two destructive forces.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (4) 14 :
14 ) Explore information to support the claim that landforms are the result of a combination of constructive forces, including crustal deformation, volcanic eruptions, and sediment deposition as well as a result of destructive forces, including erosion and weathering.

Subject: Science (4)
Title: Landforms StudyJam
URL: http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/rocks-minerals-landforms/landforms.htm
Description:

The classroom resource provides a slideshow that will describe a variety of landforms and the processes that formed them. In addition, there is a sing-along video that students can perform karaoke-style that will help them remember the different landforms and the geologic processes that shaped them. After utilizing these two resources, the students can complete the short test to assess their understanding. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (4) 14 :
14 ) Explore information to support the claim that landforms are the result of a combination of constructive forces, including crustal deformation, volcanic eruptions, and sediment deposition as well as a result of destructive forces, including erosion and weathering.

Subject: Science (4)
Title: Model Volcanoes
URL: http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/model-volcanoes/
Description:

In this lesson, students will explore volcanoes through the making of models and reflect upon their learning by drawing sketches of their models. Once they have finished making their models, they will experiment with making their volcanoes erupt. Students will observe how eruption changes the original form of their volcano models. In this way, students see first hand how this type of phenomena creates physical change. 



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