Earth Structure and Movement
Grade 6

When Earth scientists study the Earth's structure, they look for patterns, and assess the composition, temperature, strata, in addition to its dynamic nature (movement on, beneath, and above the surface).
Here are some activities we will do!

Locate the 7 continents and 4 oceans.  Look at their  border geology, and relate this to Pangaea.
Name, describe, and build models of at least four major landforms. How can this tool, streamer, help you?
Explain how biomes can be used to describe the distribution of living things on the earth’s surface Map a route through all four oceans, infer the impact of pollution based on your findings.
Explain how latitude and longitude are used to map the Earth’s surface. Compare two different map projections, show how accurate these are.
Interpret the symbols on a map legend.  Tell why symbols are necessary.  Create a scavenger hunt for a world wonder using clues, symbols, maps, and your ideas!!
Locate the position of earthquakes and volcanoes on a map using latitude and longitude, find a pattern that you can relate to plate boundaries.
Describe what topographic maps show about the earth’s surface, create one!
Explain how contour lines show topography, and map the route for a beginning and advanced hiker. Prove your routes by calculating the average slope. Interpret contour lines on a topographic map, identify checkpoint elevation based on your knowledge. Create a topographic map overlay.
Who was Alfred Wegener, and what is he  most famouse for?