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*station 2 & 3- sorting through soil to find that there is also rocks and decaying matter inside the soil

*station 4 & 5- finding out what wind and rain can do to the land/soil, by making mounds out of sand

*station 6, 7, & 8- making cookies that represent rocks, after baking they will sort through the "rocks" to see what sediments are still there.

students will have to think of what is in the soil

Station 4&5:  Multiple Intelligence, the students are hands-on and making their own models.  This also covers Choice Theory also because it is hands-on and can be enjoyable by students and feel a sense of power.

Station 6, 7, & 8:  Inquiry, figuring out what is going to happen when the heat is applied, Multiple Intelligence, visually seeing what is happening, Choice Theory, this station hits a few of the choice theories by making the cookies.  

Processing Activities

*class graphic organizer

*discussion on why those rocks were chosen

Have the students pull out the graphic organizers from station 1.  Write on the white board or chalkboard the same organizer they have.  Ask the students how they classified the rocks and write those on the organizer on the board.  This can be a class discussion and show a few of the rocks that fall under these categories.

Graphic Organizers, Multiple Intelligences, Choice Theory:  using the graphic organizers to classify the rocks, and having the students see which rocks fall under the different categories, also feeling a belonging by participating.

Further Investigation

*review what decaying matter is

*Why is there other matter in soil that isn’t from nature or the environment?

*What can we do to stop this matter from getting into the soil?

Have the students pull out their investigations from Station 2 & 3 to answer questions.  Review what decaying matter is.  After the discussion of what it is, propose this question to them:  Why is there other matter in soil that isn’t from nature of the environment?  What can we do to stop this matter from getting into the soil?

Constructivism- students will come up with their own possible answers to what is inside soil that isn’t natural.  This can also be considered as Inquiry.

Application

Give the students a take

Constructivism-forming a

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