Students will analyze and interpret data on Earth’s features in this huge unit. It includes a hands-on lab with follow up pages, QR code Research, nonfiction passages, a slide show, map work, interactive notebook flaps, worksheets, and more. Concepts are aligned with Utah SEEd for Fifth Grade CHARACTERISTICS AND INTERACTIONS OF EARTH’S SYSTEMS This unit starts and ends with the use of phenomena.
The resource is standards-based and focuses on the Utah SEEd standard for 5th grade:
Utah SEEd 5.1.1
Analyze and interpret data to describe patterns of Earth’s features. Examples of data could include topographic maps showing locations of mountains on continents or the ocean floor and the locations of volcanoes or earthquakes.
Science Concepts Include:
Layers of the Earth
Patterns in Earth’s Features
Making Arguments From Evidence
Making Models to Explain Understanding
Pacific Ring of Fire
Recycling of Materials
This resource is also aligned with Utah CORE for Reading Informational Text for 5th Grade. This resource includes a six-page reading passage with comprehension questions and response pages.
Students will enjoy the hands-on lab, they will think deeply about the Patterns of Earth Features. There are plenty of varied activities for the teacher to pull from. This unit ends with a quiz at an end of year testing format.