Learning A-Z Explore our products Member Login
Order Now Free Trial
Kids Login
Earth's Surface
© mulikov/123RF

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.


Supporting Materials

Show Me Only
Additional Reading
Comprehension Support

Science Videos

Greenland's Grand Canyon (no audio)

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

Download Instructions

Double-Sided Concept

Download Instructions