Blueprint Skills

Key:  I=Introduced, D=Developing, M=Mastered, A=Assessed

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Grade 1 Earth Features

 

The student will understand that the earth has many geological features that are constantly changing.

I

Distinguish between land and water environments.

Celebrate Earth Day

Click Earth System Card

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Grade 2 Earth Features

The student will understand that the earth has many geological features that are constantly changing.

D

Recognize the earth’s major geological features (e.g., mountains, oceans, and lakes).

Landforms for Second Graders

Illustrated Glossary of Landforms and Bodies of Water

The Image Gallery of Landforms

BBC Schools:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/living_things.shtml

Earth Resources 

The student will investigate the properties, uses, and conservation of earth’s resources.

I

Recognize the components of soil and sand.
Rocks and Soil

I

Observe the properties of sand and soil.
The Dirt on Soil

D

Identify various methods to conserve earth resources (e.g., soil, trees, and water).
Backyard Conservation

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Grade 3 Earth Features

 

The student will understand that the earth has many geological features that are constantly changing.

D

Compare and contrast a variety of different landforms and bodies of water.

Landforms
Landforms

A

Identify the labeled part of a map or illustration as a continent, ocean, lake, river, mountain, or island.

Landforms and Bodies of Water

Play Kids Games http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/findContinent/default.htm#

A

Select the illustration that identifies a specific geological feature.

Labeling Landforms

Harcourt School Types of Land http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/typesofland/typesofland.html

Landforms http://www.edu.pe.ca/southernkings/landforms.htm

A

Identify a geological feature given specific information.

Landform Quiz

Landforms http://www.edu.pe.ca/southernkings/landforms.htm

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Grade 4 Earth Features
 

The student will understand that the earth has many geological features that are constantly changing.

I

Observe and describe how wind and water change the earth’s geological features.

A

Recognize specific geological features.

Metamorphic Rocks

Sedimentary Rocks

A

Determine how wind and water change the earth’s geological features

Wind Erosion Videos

Lesson Soil Erosion

Lesson Water and Soil Erosion

I

Identify the earth’s layers.

Lesson The Earth Bowl

The Earth's Structure

The Earth's Layers

Inside the Earth

Structure of the Earth

Lesson Layers of the Earth
Layers of the Earth

A

Identify the layers of the earth.

Earth’s Layers

Layers of the Earth (5th grade lesson plan)

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Grade 5 Earth Features

 

The student will understand that the earth has many geological features that are constantly changing.

D

Explain how certain forces cause changes in the earth’s geological features (i.e., wind, water, and plate tectonics).

Lesson Plan

Tropical Twister

What on Earth is Plate Tectonics?

Plate Tectonics

Lesson Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker

Tectonics Quiz Game

Plate Tectonic Cycle

A

Identify forces that cause geological change.

Cracking Dams

Changing Earth

The Changing Earth Quiz

A Changing Earth

A Changing World

TheEducator’sReferenceDesk: http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Science/Geology/GLG0011.html

Internet Resource:  http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/geotime.html

 

D

Construct a model that depicts the layers of the earth.

Geology

Lesson The Earth Bowl

3-D Earth Structure Model 

A

Recognize that the age of Earth materials can be determined by their position in rock layers.

Geologic Time

What is Geologic Time?

Understanding Geologic Time

Internet Resource:  http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/vwlessons/lessons/Earths_layers/Earths_layers1.html

A

Identify characteristics of the earth’s layers.

Lesson Using Models to Understand the Earth's Structure

Surface and Interior of the Earth

TheEducator’sReferenceDesk: http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Science/Geology/GLG0011.html

Internet Resource:  http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/Inside.shtml

 

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Grade 8 Earth Features

 

The student will understand that the earth has many geological features that are constantly changing.

D

Differentiate among earth layers according to their physical properties.

Structure of the Earth

Earth’s Layers

A

Label a cross section of the earth.

Layer Diagram  Layer Diagram

D

Illustrate the major plate boundaries.

Illustration of plate boundaries

A

Identify the major plates of the world.

Plate Tectonics

Major Plate Tectonics

A

Deduce plate movements as the major cause of geological events.

Earthquake

Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker

D

Compare and contrast processes that shaped the earth in the past with those shaping the earth today (e.g., plate movements, human activity, and mountain building).

Earth Games

Sedimentary Processes

Shaping the Earth Flashcard Exchange

Dynamic Earth

Eye in the Sky

A

Recognize the relationship between continental drift and plate tectonics.

Relationships between Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics

Illustrations of Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics

 

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Lesson Plans & Activities
  1. Places Everyone!  Grade K-1
  2. Cupcake Geology Grade K
  3. Landforms Grade 1
  4. Exploring Landforms Grades 3-5
  5. Unique Landforms Grades 3-4
  6. Landforms for 2nd Graders
  7. Landforms Grades 5
  8. Earth Changes Grades 4-5
  9. The Changing Earth Grades 3-4
  10. Layers of the Earth Grades 2-5
  11. Erosion Lab Grades 3-4
  12. Digging the Earth's Crust Grades 5+
  13. Which Way Is Down? Grades 2-4
  14. Layers of the Earth Grades K-3
  15. Layers of the Earth Grades 4-5
  16. Layers of the Earth Grades 2-5
  17. Earthquakes Grades 3-5
  18. Identifying the Layers of the Earth Grades 3+
  19. The Earth Grade 3
  20. Visual Model of Planet Earth Grade 3+
  21. Oregon Trail Landforms Grade 5
  22. Process Mysteries of the Earth Grade 5
  23. Landform Match Game Grade 4-5
  24. Landform Jeopardy Game

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Topics
  1. Fundaments of Physical Geography
  2. Landforms and Bodies of Water
  3. Landforms:  Face of the Earth
  4. Habitats and Landforms
  5. The Image Gallery of Landforms
  6. Illustrated Glossary of Landforms and Bodies of Water
  7. Landforms and Bodies of Water
  8. Layers of the Earth
  9. Geology
  10. Structure of the Earth
  11. Earth Is Like A Puzzle
  12. Earthscape

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Interactive Websites for Students
  1. What on Earth!
  2. Brain Pop: Rock Cycle
  3. Who Wants to Be A Geo-Whiz?  Landforms
  4. Tectonic Landforms
  5. Sedimentary Rocks
  6. The Earth
  7. All Shook Up
  8. Where the Sea Meets the Shore   Sample VIDEO
  9. Energy from the Earth's Interior Sample VIDEO
  10. Our Ever Changing Planet Sample VIDEO
  11. Layers of the Earth
  12. Earth Science Quiz
  13. Layers of the Earth
  14. Grade 8 Rocks:  Mineral Mixtures, Kelly Lemons
  15. Blows Its Top
  16. Quia:  Types of Landforms, The Earth's Layers
  17. PowerPoint:  Identifying Landforms, Landform Terms, Scenic Landforms, Dynamic Earth, Layers of the Earth, Writing Across Curriculum The Earth's Layers
  18. GeoGame
  19. GeoNet Game
  20. Science Songs  (Right-click and choose "Save Target" or "Save Link" to download a copy of the song)
    Science Songs for Teaching 
    (Right-click and choose "Save Target" or "Save Link" to download a copy of the song)
     

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Worksheets
  1. Label Landforms
  2. Landforms Quiz
  3. Color Landform Atlas of the US
  4. Landform Quiz Look It Up
  5. Landform Comprehension Worksheet
  6. Landform Worksheet
  7. Erosion Worksheet
  8. Geography
  9. The Ever Changing Surface of the Earth

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