Stand-Alone Instructional Resource
Developer: Edith Erickson
Program: PowerPoint, Camtasia
The project in a sentence: In this project, the students will learn about the natural causes that change the Earth's surface, including slow processes, such as weathering erosion, and glaciers, as well as rapid processes, such as earthquakes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions, and locate evidence to identify changes that have taken place.
Audience: This STAIR is intended for use with third grade students in a private school in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Most of the students are average to above average in performance.
- E.SE.03.22 Identify and describe natural causes of change in the Earth’s surface (erosion, glaciers, volcanoes, landslides, and earthquakes).
- Deductive Learning- This lesson presents students with information and the students will in turn have to practice discerning between the types of changes that happen to the earth.
- Activating Prior Knowledge - I will start the presentation with a short video clip showing ways that the earth changes. This will activate the students' schema and prepare them to learn about the earth's changes.
The students will complete several tasks to demonstrate their understanding, including:
- Students will differentiate between slow and quick changes by clicking on the correct image in the presentation.
- Students will match images to the change that has taken place using evidence they locate in the image.
- Students will answer multiple questions embedded within the presentation.
- When students interact with the presentation, they will be alerted to whether or not their answer was accurate. After an inaccurate answer, the students will be redirected back to the topic so that they may review it.