Sixth Grade Geology Unit

        Mrs. LaRow

Field Trips:

• Platterkill


Student Projects:

  • Keynote
  • Power Point
  • Podcasts

Student Reflections:





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All sixth grade students in Earth science classes study geology, land formations, and erosion as part of their science unit. Students use the resources in the class, do WEB research, and visit nearby parks, gorges, and rivers to examine actual examples of what they are studying in class. They develop a better understanding of erosion, forces of nature, and the need to preserve and protect our environment.

  1. The field trips are designed to give the students first hand knowledge of land formations they are studying.
  2. Students are able to do pre and post trip activities.
  3. Students are encouraged to post to the class blog.
  4. Students will demonstrate what they have learned in the unit by designing multimedia projects:
    • WEB pages, using Page Creator
    • Picasa albums
    • Presentations, using Docs
    • Keynote or Power Point presentations
    • iPhoto slide shows
    • Podcasts
  5. Pictures, taken by the teacher and other students, are made available for class projects and can be found at the following sites:
  • Google Groups
  • Flicker
  • iPhoto Photocasts
  • Picasa albums

- A map of the Thatcher State Park field trip is located below.
- The map is draggable.
- Click on the blue pins to see pictures taken on the trip
- You can see the places the students visited
- Each picture is named. More pictures will be added.
- Students used these pictures in their multimedia projects
- You can enlarge the map. You can switch to satellite view

- Click on "larger view" to view the map in Google Maps

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