Earth’s Changing Surface Unit


Do you want your students to really understand the nitty gritty of our earth’s changing surface? This unit is jam-packed with experiments and activities to help your students visualize and discuss the dramatic effects of things such as erosion and volcanoes. Your students will love this unit!

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This Unit Includes:

✓ Characteristics of the three layers of the earth
✓ Exploration of earthquakes, volcanoes, weathering, and erosion
✓ Exploration of the constructive and destructive processes
✓ Identifying the causes of landforms
✓ Discussing the fast and slow changes

With This Unit You’ll Get:

✓ Engaging, high quality detailed lesson plans
✓ Hands-on science labs and investigations
✓ Kinesthetic activities
✓ Science centers and rotations
✓ Practice and review sheets (printables)
✓ Cause and effect practice
✓ Causation cards
✓ Answer keys
.… and so much more!

How You Can Use This Unit:

✓ Day-by-day lessons – as written
✓ As a supplement to an already established program
✓ Science centers
✓ Whole group, small group, partners, or individual work
✓ Enrichment activities
✓ Early finishers
✓ Weekly science labs

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

With several complete lesson plans in this unit, that’s less than a dollar a day for everything you need–worksheets, centers, scripted lessons, vocabulary, and much more! It’s definitely worth the value!

This unit plan is perfect if you have to teach about earth science but weren’t sure how or are just starting out! This unit plan saves you time! Additionally, with scripted plans it’s perfect for when you have a substitute!

This is perfect for meeting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)!