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Year 4 Earth and Space Sciences BUNDLE

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If you’re looking for no-prep lecture slides and worksheets to teach Year 4 students about Earth and Space Sciences, this bundle is just what you need! Covers various topics from aligned to The Australian Curriculum outcome ACSSU075 – Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity.

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  • File Size: 60MB
  • File Type: PDF, Zip
  • Number of Pages: 68

Resources included in this bundle:

1. Changes to the Earth’s Surface Slides & Worksheets-

This resource includes 12 informational slides and 2 worksheets that improve knowledge about the processes of change and an answer key is included for easy marking!

Students will learn:

  • The difference between slow and rapid processes
  • Land and water composition of the Earth and important other facts about our world
  • How to identify surface changes and how they occur
  • Why additional effects can happen to the land as a result of change

Topics covered:

  • Weathering
  • Erosion
  • Glaciers
  • Deposition
  • Human Activity
  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanic Eruptions
  • Landslides

 

2. Investigating the Characteristics of Soils and Rocks Slides & Worksheets-

Includes 16 informational slides and 6 worksheets that are a great way to check your students understanding and can be used for assessment. Includes an answer key!

Informational Slides Address the Following:

  • What is Soil?
  • Are Soil and Dirt the Same Thing?
  • The Main Roles of Soil
  • Soil Horizons and Profiles
  • Soil Profile: Surface Layer
  • Soil Profile: Topsoil
  • Types of Topsoil: Clay, Silty, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky, Peaty
  • Soil Profile: Subsoil
  • Soil Profile: Parent Material
  • Soil Profile: Bedrock
  • Three Types of Rock: Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic
  • Vocabulary and Definitions: Atmosphere, Decomposition, Humidification, Iron oxide, Mineral rock, Non-indurated, Organic matter, Sediment, Soil Formation, Soil Horizon, Soil Profile, Undecomposed, Weathering

Worksheets include:

1. The Layers of Soil – Labelling a diagram task (soil horizons and layers)

2. Different Characteristics of Topsoils – Write a few facts about each type of topsoil (clay, silt, sand, loam, chalk, peat)

3. The Main Roles that Soils Play – Close passage (word bank included)

4. Venn diagram: Comparing Different Types of Topsoils

5. Venn diagram: Comparing Different Types of Rocks

6. Venn diagram: Comparing Soil and Dirt

 

3. Extreme Weather in Australia and Asia – Slides and Worksheets

This resource includes 11 informational slides and 5 worksheets that improve knowledge about extreme weather and an answer key is included for easy marking!

Students will learn:

  • The six different types of extreme weather events
  • The geographical location of Australia, Asia and the Equator
  • How the equator affects the weather in Australia and Asia
  • What an extreme weather event is
  • The causes and effects of heatwaves, cold snaps, dust storms, tropical cyclones, heavy rain and floods

 

4. Landform Changes – Weathering, Erosion and Human Activity Slides and Worksheets

Includes 12 informational slides and 4 worksheets that are a great way to check your students understanding and can be used for assessment. Includes an answer key!

Informational Slides Address the Following:

  • What is a landform?
  • How are mountains formed? (volcanic, fold and block mountains)
  • Australian landmarks
  • Weathering: Wave Rock, Western Australia
  • Erosion: The Twelve Apostles, Victoria
  • Human activities and erosion
  • How can we prevent erosion?
  • Vocabulary with meanings to enhance understanding

Worksheets include:

1. Cloze Passage: What is a Landform?

2. Cloze Passage: How Are Mountains Formed?

3. Short Answer Questions: Weathering and Erosion

4. Research Task: Changes to an Australian Landform Over Time

 

5. BONUS RESOURCE: Earth’s Surface Changes Vocabulary Cards and Definitions

Includes 20 vocabulary cards, 2 definition template worksheets and 2 definition answer sheets. This resource is fantastic for students learning about the changes that occur to the Earth’s surface including fast and slow processes as well as natural disasters. Each vocabulary card is written in a vivid colour and includes an image to illustrate the particular change. You can print, laminate and cut the cards out to hang around your classroom, use as a hands-on activity or display on a word wall.

Vocabulary cards, images and definitions for the following:

  • Slow Process
  • Weathering
  • Erosion
  • Glaciers
  • Deposition
  • Rapid Process
  • Human Activity
  • Earthquake
  • Volcanic Eruptions
  • Landslides
  • Tsunamis
  • Floods
  • Hurricane
  • Tornadoes
  • Wild Fires
  • Drought
  • Avalanche
  • Dust Storm
  • Heat Wave
  • Sink Hole

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