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Scaffolding Fourth-graders’ Inquiry about Erosion

Science and Children—July/August 2024 (Volume 61, Issue 4)

By Alexandria Burns, Jami Daniel, Jerrid Kruse, Ellen Gow

This sequence of lessons has students observing erosion and creating ideas about factors that affect erosion. Then, as a class, students first explore the impact of vegetation on erosion. Then, groups of students more independently investigate the impact of slope and amount of water on erosion.

Earth & Space Science Inquiry Teacher Preparation Teaching Strategies Elementary

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