In our Erosion & Deposition unit (Small Scale Geology) you will investigate the effects of weathering, erosion, and deposition on the Earth's topography. You will critically analyze the effects of these Earth processes in order to determine the stability of an area. Through reading, role-playing, problem-solving, graphing, modeling, and other types of learning activities, you will gather information that will help you understand the effects of constructive and destructive Earth processes.
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    Our user name is hudsonmiddle2 and our password is ljohnson. We are working in the "Issues in Earth Science" book and the "Erosion & Deposition" unit (C) within this book.
    Erosion & Deposition Unit Learning Goals:
    •  Pick appropriate tools and use safety procedures in science.
    •  Make and record detailed observations.
    •  Use appropriate units of measure.
    •  Identify and describe appropriate science safety behaviors.
    •  Infer and draw conclusions.
    • Identify, describe, and classify states of matter by their properties.
    •  Differentiate between states of matter.
    •  Describe the properties of solids, liquids, and gases.
    •  Identify and explain how rocks move through the rock cycle.
    •  Conduct an investigation and demonstrate appropriate safety skills.
    •  Describe how geologic processes change the Earth’s surface.
    •  Describe the purpose of topographic maps.
    •  Explain how to read topographic maps.
    •  Describe the geologic processes involved in the formation of landforms.
    •  Compare topographic maps from different time periods.
    •  Calculate mean, median, and mode.
    •  Create graphs and interpret data.
    •  Investigate the effects of moving water on the formation of landforms.
    •  Describe how weathering and erosion cause changes on the surface of the Earth.
    •  Classify types of weathering and the factors that influence the rate of weathering.
    •  Compare and contrast types of weathering.
    •  Describe how landforms are formed.
    •  Explain how weathering and erosion leads to deposition.
    •  Identify constructive and destructive Earth processes.
    •  Analyze the impact of constructive and destructive Earth processes.