3rd grade PLTW Modules

 Changing Earth

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Changing Earth

This is the second of three modules third grade will complete this year. This module will take place every day during the students' science time from Jan.13-Feb.14. However, the students will be integrating their science with technology, engineering, math, and language arts. They will also be using the Innovator Skills of collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving throughout this module. 

In this module students explore how the surface of the Earth is always changing. They are introduced to different kind of maps and explore how these maps convey different kinds of information about the world we live in, including where water is found on Earth. Students investigate the different forces that shape the surface of the Earth and design solutions to limit the impact of erosion on a fictional community.