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Grade 5 Version: CPS06-07

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Unit Name: Unit 1 - Constructive/Destructive Forces

Essential Question

How do constructive and destructive forces change our earth?

Enduring Understanding

  • Identify various constructive and destructive forces that affect the earth's surface
  • Humans use technology and other forms of intervention to play a role in the control of these forces
  • Topic 1

    Constructive Forces

  • Deposition changes the earth.
  • Earthquakes act as a constructive force.
  • Volcanoes act as a constructive force.
  • Topic 1 Vocabulary

    • surface features
    • constructive
    • deposition
    • earthquake
    • volcanos
    • delta
    • sand dunes
    • faults

    Topic 1 Standards and Elements

    S5E1a Constructive Processes

    Topic 2

    Destructive Forces

  • Erosion and weathering act as destructive forces.
  • Organisms act as destructive forces.
  • Earthquakes and volcanoes act as destructive forces.
  • Topic 2 Vocabulary

    • destructive
    • erosion
    • weathering
    • decomposers
    • organisms

    Topic 2 Standards and Elements

    S5E1b Destructive Processes

    Topic 3

    Technology and Human Intervention

  • Humans play a role in constructive and destructive changes.
  • Technology helps control constructive and destructive changes.
  • Topic 3 Vocabulary

    • flood control
    • dams
    • levees
    • beach reclamation

    Topic 3 Standards and Elements

    S5E1c Technology, Human Interventions, and Constructive and Destructive Processes

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