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Lesson 6 Erosion and Terracing

Lesson 6Erosion and Terracing

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In this Language Arts, Science and Geometry lesson, your students will examine an illustration of terracing, then read and draw inferences from a non-fiction text, forming a hypothesis. They will then understand the effects of erosion by testing their hypothesis through a hands-on experiment.

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Recommended Level

  • Grades 3-4

National Standards Addressed

Common Core Language Arts

  • Reading RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.4
  • Speaking and Listening SL.3.1, SL.3.2
  • Writing W.3.7, W.3.8

Next Generation Science Standards

  • ESS2.A Earth Materials and Systems
  • ESS2.E Biogeology
  • ESS3.C Human Impacts on Earth

C3 Social Studies

  • D2.Eco.2.3-5
  • D2.Eco.3.3-5
  • D2.Geo.4.3-5
  • D2.Geo.5.3-5
  • D4.6.3-5

Recommended Materials

  • Winter in Songming
  • Photo examples of terracing
  • Soil
  • Organic and inorganic materials (leaves, sticks, moss, rocks, etc)
  • Water
  • Water vessel (one per group)
  • Outdoor space or large plastic bins