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Rocks 'R' Resources

Resource Type
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Grade Level
4
5
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Submitted By
Dan - 6 months ago
Description
A grade 5 level, 7-8 lesson Earth Science unit pa…
Resource Type
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
Dan - 6 months ago
Description
A grade 5 level, 7-8 lesson Earth Science unit package focused on the rock cycle and how materials from the earth are used as resources to build homes, roads and other things in our communities. Includes a section on the importance of reclaiming land after mines are closed, and exercises for students to do inside (some requiring parent or teacher supervision) and outside the classroom (suitable for online education). This package was produced by the BC Stone Sand & Gravel Association (a registered non-profit) with thanks to a generous donation from Summit Materials that allowed us to build the package with assistance from the Ontario Stone Sand & Gravel Association. Many thanks also to the volunteer members who spent many hours reviewing and revising the materials to ensure they are ideally suited for use here in BC.
Subject
Science
Earth Science
Keywords
Rock Cycle
Natural Resources
Geology
Transportation
Infrastructure
Construction
Learning Standards
Science 5 Big Ideas: Earth materials change as they move through the rock cycle and can be used as natural resources.
Duration
7 to 8 lessons
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 23, 2020
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Starting with Soil by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Presentation
Grade Level
K
1
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Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
Description
With animation, interactivity, and sound effects,…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Presentation
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
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7
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
Description
With animation, interactivity, and sound effects, Starting with Soil demonstrates how plants and animals cooperate to make the soil we need to grow healthy food. Kids learn that soil starts with bare rock and discover how long it takes nature to make one inch of topsoil. (Spoiler alert: it takes 500 years!) Different chapters convey the importance of pollinators and the critical roles animals, the weather, microorganisms, and cover crops play in organic farming. Designed for students ages 7-9, Starting with Soil allows users to plant seeds, build a compost pile, drag a microscope over different organisms in soil to get a better look, and view the symbiosis at work when corn, beans, and squash are planted together.
Subject
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Ecosystem
Growing Food
Gardens
Compost
Pollinators
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/starting-soil
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018