Resource ID#: 156841 Type: Lesson Plan

General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts, Science
Grade Level(s): 4
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Document Camera, Computers for Students, Internet Connection
Instructional Time: 15 Hour(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: Rocks, igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic, erosion, weathering
Instructional Component Type(s): Lesson Plan Project
Instructional Design Framework(s): Guided Inquiry (Level 3)
Resource Collection: NEFEC MSP K-8

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