A Rock To Remember/Background
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Using the Mater Christi School curriculum as a guide, this lesson plan will include lessons for the fifth and seventh grades on the earth sciences. It will work to give a basic understanding of plate tectonics, geology, glacier movement, and the formation of Lake Champlain to students. In addition there will be a chance for teachers to extend learning outside the classroom at different locations in the area.
Basic Lesson Plan Outline: Fifth Grade
History of Lake Champlain
-What did Vermont look like in the ice age?
-The Changing Shape of Lake Champlain
-Sedimentary, Metamorphic, Igneous
-What types of rocks do we find in VT?
Basic Lesson Plan Outline: Seventh Grade
-What is it?
-Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Tsunamis
-The breaking up of Pangea and how the Continents were formed
-The Green Mountains
-What are they?
-Glaciers today and global warming