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Dirtmeisters Science Reporters Investigate and Report on Erosion
In this activity students investigate the facts behind erosion, and observe, record and report their findings. Examples include the Grand Canyon's erosion effects due to wind, glaciers, animals, and humans. Observation and report sheets contain questions to guide students in their work. There are also examples of student reports and a teacher guide.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Guide for instructor
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Soil science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-945
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Properties of objects and materials
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Changes in earth and sky
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Changes in environments
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Properties and changes of properties in matter
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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Author: Steve Tomecek
The Dirtmeister, c/o Science Plus, Inc.