Earth’s Changing Surface Cause and Effect Task Cards



These task cards come with a fun twist: They’re pictures! Have your students examine the earth processes in the pictures and determine the causes and effects of what the pictures show. There is a differentiated version, too! Practice science, reading, and writing all in one activity!

File Type

PDF (Acrobat) Document File

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This product covers the following terminology and related concepts:

✓ 28 task cards
✓ Constructive and destructive earth processes
✓ Earthquakes
✓ Mountain building
✓ Island building
✓ Volcanoes
✓ Landslides
✓ Tsunamis
✓ Flooding
✓ Wind erosion
✓ Glaciers
✓ Water erosion
✓ Deposition
✓ Physical weathering
✓ Chemical weathering

With This Product You’ll Get:

✓ Differentiated task cards to meet all learners
✓ Implementation of reading and writing skills and strategies
✓ Answer sheet (it’s recommended to check students’ reasoning in their answers)

How You Can Use This Product:

✓ Small groups
✓ Partner work
✓ Individual work
✓ Homework
✓ Literary centers
✓ Science centers

These task cards are perfect for tutors, paraprofessionals, volunteers, and substitutes! They are low prep, too!

With 28 task cards in this unit, it comes complete with everything you need! It’s definitely worth the value!

These task cards are perfect if you have to teach about the earth’s changing surface but weren’t sure how or are just starting out! These task cards save you time! Additionally, they’re perfect for when you have a substitute!

This product is perfect for meeting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and for integrating the Common Core Reading Standards (CCSS)!