Week Thirteen Science Lessons: Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition

Grade 5 Science

Week Thirteen Lessons

This week we will continue the Earth Unit. We will be exploring landforms, weathering, erosion, and deposition. Students will learn about changes to the Earth’s surface.  Here is a lesson to help you plan. Links to actual materials and lessons are provided throughout this post. I  hope you can find something to help make planning this year a little, or a lot, easier!

Weathering Erosion Deposition Lesson Plans

TEKS/ Standards:

(B)  recognize how landforms such as deltas, canyons, and sand dunes are the result of changes to Earth’s surface by wind, water, and ice; Readiness Standard

“I can” Statements:

I can describe the processes which change the Earth’s surface.

Essential Questions:

Monday – Where are landforms located in our city?

Tuesday – Why don’t we see a change to the Earth’s surface such as forming a canyon when it happens?

Wednesday – How does weathering change the Earth’s surface?

Thursday – What effects does erosion have on the surface of the Earth?

Friday – How can deposition change the land around us?

Word Wall Words: 

Landforms

Weathering

Erosion

Deposition

Constructive Forces

Destructive Forces

Lesson Ideas and Materials:

Materials:

Science Wall Complete each day with your choice of word wall words.

Earth and Space Interactive Science Notebook

Science and Literacy Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition

Earth and Space Anchor Charts

Earth Science Vocabulary

Lesson Ideas:

(M) Students can play the Changes in Earth’s Surface puzzle to see the processes which change the Earth’s surface. Introduce Word Wall Words for the Week and ask students what they think it means. Complete the first 2 columns of a Word Wall Builder Chart. –All this is in the Science and Literacy Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition

(T) Students will read an informational text about weathering, erosion, and deposition and complete a graphic organizer to process the information. Complete the third column of the Word Wall Builder Chart. –All this is in the Science and Literacy Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition.

(W) Students will complete a summary writing with key terms from Tuesday’s reading. – Science and Literacy Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition. Complete the landforms diagram and chart in the notebook. –Earth and Space Interactive Science Notebook

(Th) Rock Model Mystery Lab day! –Science and Literacy The Rock Cycle

(F) Complete the Weathering, Erosion, and Depostion notes and summary writing in the notebook. Complete the Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition Anchor Chart as a class. –  Earth and Space Anchor Charts The students can fill in their printable poster, and you can make one on chart paper to hang up around the room. Complete the vocabulary pages that were not completed through the week.

Lesson Notes:

Science Starters and Science Wall to start each day.

During extra class time, complete the Earth Science Vocabulary pages that accompany this week’s learning.

Additional resources:

The following links to the pretty PDF of this lesson plan.

5th Science Lesson Plans

Need materials for younger grades?

The materials in this lesson are intended for 5th graders in Texas, but are taught in a way that they could be easily modified for younger and older grades.

Here is what I have for Earth and Space so far.

2nd Grade Earth and Space Science Notebook

Kindergarten Interactive Science Notebook with Word Wall Cards

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