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Earth's Surface
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Earth's Surface

Earth's surface is the part of our planet that we interact with every day. This unit helps students explore the land and water that make up Earth's surface. The land is composed of rocks and soil. Water covers about 70 percent of Earth's surface. Much of it is salt water found in oceans. Fresh water can be found in lakes, ponds, rivers, and underground. Earth's surface is shaped into various landforms by gravity, wind, water, and the movements of Earth's crust. Earth's surface provides everything needed for life to thrive, including shelter, food, and water.

FOCUS Books

Supporting Materials

Show Me Only
Activities
Additional Reading
Comprehension Support
Vocabulary

Science Videos

Greenland's Grand Canyon (no audio)
New
The Ocean Floor
New
Volcanoes Change the Shape of the Land

Career Files

Archaeologist; Cartographer; Outdoor Guide

Concept Books

All Earth's Surface Concept Books

Retelling Rubrics

Nonfiction Retelling Rubric

Science Diagrams

Describe and Compare Rocks
Water Moves on Earth

Vocabulary Cards

Earth's Surface

Word Work

Matching; Word Sort; Analogies/Fill in the Blank

Book Assembly


Single-Sided Concept


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Double-Sided Concept


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