Shaping the Earth

Shaping the Earth

Grade 4 - Earth's Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth

In this Storyline, students develop an understanding of how evidence is gathered and used to explain the ways in which Earth has changed over time. They investigate cause-and-effect relationships of weathering and erosion, and analyze maps to discover patterns of Earth's features, including mountains, deep-ocean trenches, volcanoes, and earthquakes. Then students apply their understanding of Earth's processes to design a solution that solves a problem related to the effects of natural disasters.


Anchoring Phenomenon

Anchoring Phenomenon File

Grand Canyon Fossil Record Science Diagram

Grand Canyon Rock Layers Reference Picture

Habitats Then and Now - FOCUS Book

Rock Formations and Fossils Assessment

How Water Affects Mountain Landscapes - Science Video

Weathering Rocks - Process Activity

Erosion - Process Activity

Plant Roots Reference Picture

Weathering and Erosion Assessment

World Earthquakes Science Diagram

World Mountains Science Diagram

World Volcanoes Science Diagram

Plate Boundaries Science Diagram

World Continents Map Template

Patterns in Earth’s Features Assessment

Tsunami Strike: Japan - Science Video

Engineering Design Process Science Diagram

Hawaii Hot Spot; Volcano of Fire; Yellowstone Geyser - Science In The News

Impact of Earth’s Processes Assessment

End of Storyline

Book Assembly