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Earth’s Features

by: Victor Sampson and Ashley Murphy

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The guiding question of this investigation is, Why do large waves often block the entrance to some harbors in New Zealand? In this lesson, the goal is to figure out how nautical charts can be used to locate different land and water features on Earth and why the entrances to some harbors in New Zealand are often blocked by large waves and entrances to other harbors are not. You will need to use nautical charts to compare and contrast the features of the water and the land in and around these different harbors. Students will also learn about the assumptions that scientists make about order and consistency in nature during the reflective discussion. The Teacher Notes provide connections to the standards, a timeline, safety notes, information on materials and preparation, and step-by-step instructions for facilitating the lesson and assessing student outcomes. After the Teacher Notes, you will find classroom-ready reproducible pages in the form of an Investigation Handout and Checkout Questions. Before you begin the lesson, we recommend reading Chapters 1 and 2, which are in this book selection. Chapter 1 provides an overview of Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) with an explanation of what happens during each of the eight stages of ADI, which are the same for every ADI investigation. Chapter 2 focuses on the investigations and how to use them, not to replace an existing science curriculum, but rather to function as a tool that teachers can use to integrate three-dimensional instruction into their existing curriculum. Also included in the book selection are the Table of Contents, Preface, Acknowledgments, About the Authors, Introduction, and Index.

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Type Book ChapterPub Date 5/30/2019Pages 126Stock # PB349X8_15

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