Lesson Six: Shape It Up!
This lesson plan adapted from the resource located here.This interactive game will help your students to synthesize the information learned in the previous activities about weathering and erosion. You will need to make arrangements to use the computer lab for this activity. Download lesson as PDF
- To synthesize the information learned in the previous activities about weathering and erosion
- Internet-ready Computer
- Work/Notes from previous experiences
This activity is best suited for independent work.
- Direct the students to the website for the interactive game Shape It Up.
- The object of the game is to identify the erosion/weathering process that matches the “before” picture with the “after” picture. Additionally, your students should predict the amount of time that it would take to accurately change the landscape to match the resulting picture.
Monitor computer skills and ease of completion of the interactive task.
Lesson Plan Assets
- An offline activity by Enviro Tacklebox that would be a great extension activity to reinforce the concept of erosion
Project 2061 Benchmarks
- 4C/2 Change is something that happens to many things.
- 4C/M2 Some changes in the earth’s surface are abrupt while other changes happen very slowly. The earth’s surface is shaped in part by the motion of water and wind over very long times, which act to level mountain ranges.
- 4D/1 Objects can be described in terms of the materials they are made of and their physical properties.
- recording data
- Generation of Ideas