- Learn characteristics of landforms such as mountains, hills, plains, plateaus, valleys, canyons, islands, and volcanoes
- Describe environments of Earth such as deserts, forests, jungles, cities, and coastlines
- Identify the physical properties of soil, sand, rocks, and minerals
- Observe, classify, and compare substances found in the soil
- Understand that white light from the sun can be refracted into a spectrum of colors
- Observe and record the changes in the sky
Take a field trip to a hilly area where you and your students can hike up a small mountain. Observe the landforms and soil as you walk and how the sky looks different from the top of the hills. You may want to also visit an observatory.
Presents a lesson plan about land formations, involving students building a topographical model.
3 CLASS PERIODS
Presents a lesson in which students study the organic and inorganic properties of soil through experimentation, observation, classification, and data analysis.
Students observe, record, and describe colors and changes in the sky, including light refraction.