We are digging deeper into the worlds of erosion, weathering and deposition this week. We are shifting the focus from what happens during these procceses to the agents responsible for making this occur. We will model wind, water, and ice erosion in our lab this week. We will talk about how these agents of erosion affect the world and brainstorm some real-world examples of these three types of erosion. Students should be able to look at the landforms around them and explain how erosion, weathering, and deposition have affected those various landforms.
We are continuing our journey into Earth Science this week by exploring the concepts of weathering and erosion. This week, students will get to see the effects of weathering and erosion in our lab. They will explore how water and wind can change the shape of our Earth. By the end of the week, students should be able to identify various effects of weathering and erosion in the world around them.
We are moving forward with Earth science by examining the properties of soil this week.
This week, students will look at how we can use properties (such as the ability to retain water) to classify various types of soil. We will then look at how these types of soil are used to sustain life in various plants on Earth.
We will spend a day in the lab looking at these attributes, in addition to examining them within our classrooms.
The past few weeks in science, we have been exploring the way energy is seen in different states of matter, as well as in our world! Students have identified examples of Sound Energy, Electrical Energy, Mechanical Energy, Heat (Thermal) Energy, and Light Energy. They have used these examples to explain the similarities and differences in these various forms of energy.
This Friday, October 11th, students will display their knowledge of these concepts on a Forms of Energy Test. Review Sheets will be glued into the students' Interactive Science Notebooks. Students should bring these notebooks home to study all week.
Our next unit involves studying properties of soil. We will spend the next several weeks studying