|Primary curriculum resource*
adopted by LSD (spring 2001):
grade 4 module:
Investigating the Changing Earth (1999)
|Ancillary curriculum materials:*||
|Science supplies kits:*||
MCF (2000) "Using" Science Benchmarks associated with LSD Science Unit 4a
Supplemental Resources and Information from Past LSD Workshops and Other Sources
HO = HandOut
OH = OverHead
|The majority of these links are to downloadable MS-Word ".doc" files.|
Misc. 4a-Related Links:
Photographs of four "earth features" referred to by the "constructed response" question on the LSD December 2006 fourth-grade science assessment
A Possible Schedule for completing LSD Science Unit "4a: Earth Changes" (Fall 2004)
LSD "4a: Earth Changes" Science Kit Inventory
printer-friendly version of the Michigan Department of Environmental
in Michigan" web page. While many of the resources listed on this
page deal with content well beyond the scope of our fourth-grade "earth
features and changes" science unit, this web page and many of its links are
worth a visit. For example, try one or more of these links to
subsections of the "Geology
in Michigan" web page:
November 21, 2006 e-mail response to Jason Byler (and PI-CRUST's PLC2 and PLC4 participants) listing links to various sites with maps of Michigan's rivers and watersheds
During the summer of 2005 my brother and sister-in-law made a trip to Alaska. They sent me copies of several photographs of glaciers, which may be of interest to you and your students as you study how glaciers can make significant changes to the earth's surface. Click here for a list of the photographs available on-line.
Earth Changes in the News:
Iceland's GrÝmsv÷tn Volcano erupts 11/4/04:
"Awesome Power of Iceland Volcano" - BBC News Article
National Weather Service - Hurricane Center
USGS's "Hurricane Charley Impact" page describes how the hurricane "passed over North Captiva Island and severed it into two parts resulting in a breach that was 450 m wide." The page includes "before" and "after" photographs of this instance of relatively "rapid" and dramatic erosion.
Events at Mount St. Helens:
Rock slide in Colorado closes Interstate Route 70 (11/25/2004):
A set of inter-linked web pages from GlobalSecurity.org provide background information and dramatic images of the devastating erosion and destruction caused by the December 26, 2004, earthquake and resulting tsunami.
The Sumatran earthquake moved the position of some islands by several meters.
"Before" and "After" photographs from the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations at Michigan State University show severe erosion caused by the tsunami has created an island near Meudhen, Indonesia.
* If you are missing any of these materials, send a FAX to x7492 to the attention of Peggy Barnes requesting a replacement.
This page was last updated by RTSmith: 2006.12.12