Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Earth Changes Freebies

My class just wrapped up our Earth changes unit and they had a blast and learned a lot too! 

We watched the fast and slow changes Brainpop videos and took notes on fast and slow changes to begin our unit.  My kiddos love Brainpop and it was a great introduction!  

We took notes in this flipbook.  Which doubled as a study guide! Win, win. :)

Click on the picture or {here} to access this freebie on Google Drive.  Thanks to Hello Literacy and Fancy Dog Studio for the fonts and frames.

We also watched this hilarious You Tube video from MIT about fast Earth changes.  My kids LOVED this and requested it daily. 

 
We also spent A LOT of time hitting home the difference between weathering and erosion.  Thank goodness for Study Jams! :)  Have you used Study Jams? If not, you should.  It is FULL of FREE and engaging videos for math and science for upper elementary!


Study Jams referred to weathering and erosion as Superheroes Breaker and Whoosh.  Breaker swoops in and break things apart and represents weathering.  While, Whoosh represents erosion because he moves or "whooshes away" weathered rocks.  These superhero references totally helped this concept stick! 

We also did lots of experiments and hands on activities with weathering and erosion and used this H- Map, read more about H-Maps here on my friend Denise's blog, to organize our thinking and findings about weathering and erosion.
Click on the picture of {here} to access the file from Google Drive.  
Confused on how to download from Google Drive? Please check out this post by my friend Hadar.   I have already shared this file with you, all you have to do is download. :)
If you download and use these freebies, I'd love to hear what you think! :) 
 

8 comments:

  1. I'm gonna check out Study Jams right now! Cool ideas!

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  2. I love using Brain Pop and Study Jams for math and science... Thanks for the freebies, this is our next unit!
    Heather
    Kickin' It With Class

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  3. I am SO excited you posted this tonight because I'm teaching weathering and erosion this week and will definitely be using your ideas! I love Brainpop but have never heard of Study Jams. It looks awesome. Thanks for sharing.:)

    Kristin
    iTeach 1:1

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  4. I've enjoyed using Study Jams this year, too!!

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  5. I LOVE study jams but didn't know they had a weathering and erosion video. Thanks for sharing!
    -Julie
    The Techie Teacher

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  6. Thanks for the info! I've got it saved and will use it with our next Science unit!

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  7. This is great! Thank you for sharing!
    ✿Sue
    Science for Kids Blog

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