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Determine how physical processes shape the United States' features and patterns (i.e., erosion, volcanoes, plate tectonics, and flooding). 4.3.5


Links verified 7/4/2013


  1. An animation showing the formation of an unconformity - This animation shows the formation of an angular unconformity. The final result allows you to infer the sequence of the rocks' formation. [produced by Jennifer Loomis, TERC] A video is available through this link This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Break it Down - from Geography4Kids
  3. Demonstrating Plate Tectonics with a Box - demonstrates divergent and convergent plate boundaries
  4. Erosion and Sedimentation - posted by the University of Arizona [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  5. Erosion and Sedimentation Control - overview of methods used by North Carolina Department of Transportation, Roadside Environmental Unit
  6. Erosion: Sediment Control - identifies several problem areas which might give your students ideas on things to investigate
  7. Factors that contribute to rock weathering
  8. How the Plates Move - a lesson from Volcano World
  9. Landforms in the Continental United States - high quality transparency master An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  10. A PowerPoint show related to this standardMoving Rock - a 26 slide PowerPoint show
  11. Observe the break up of Pangaea - This animation shows how the locations of continents and islands have changed over the past 150 million years. A video is available through this link
  12. Science Odyssey: You Try It: Plate Tectonics - A hands-on exercise about plate tectonics and earthquakes from PBS. (requires Shockwave plug-in) This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  13. Sediments on the Move - part of a four step lesson on sediments and deposition
  14. Soil Erosion - a ten-question multiple choice quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  15. The Stages of a River - high quality transparency master An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  16. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsWeathering and Erosion - suggestions for lab activities investigating erosion An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format - Twelve handouts are available to print and use with the lab above - look in the Activities and Labs section An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  17. Weathering and Soil - a twenty-question multiple choice quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  18. Weathering of Rocks - complete and extensive information about factors related to rocks breaking down



A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

 

 

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