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Processes That Shape the Earth

4th Grade - Earth Science - NGSS

Students explore the cause and effect relationship of weathering and erosion on Earth’s surfaces. They explore changes over time due to Earth’s forces and natural hazards.

Anchor Phenomenon: The Grand Canyon appears to have been carved out of the Earth. The land has many different shapes and features.

Driving Question: How does the surface of the Earth change? What made the Grand Canyon so deep and wide?

Engineering Design Challenge: Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impact of weathering and erosion on humans.

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