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Alison Varrell

Student Instructions

Earth's Changing Surface 3A - How does water affect landforms?

1. the activity to your science journal. *Today you are recording your observations about how water affects soil and sand.* BEFORE ADDING WATER: 2. Use the tool to take ONE PICTURE of both of your soil and sand landforms. *You will need to arrange your landforms in such a way that the soil landform is "above" the sand landform and both landforms are at the left of the photo.* Click the 3. Discuss: How will you apply water to the landforms (ex. How many drops? How high to hold the eyedropper, etc.)? These will be your "water rules." 4. Discuss: What will happen when you add the water? CONDUCT THE WATER TEST (be sure to use your "water rules") AFTER ADDING WATER: 5. Use the to draw your AFTER landform observations on the right. 6. Use the to tell what happened. 7. Use the to create headings for BEFORE WATER and AFTER WATER above the photo and drawings. 8. Submit your work to the correct science folder!

2nd Grade, Science
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3A: Seesaw (as of this 'printing') does not allow pictures to be uploaded to templates. So...have your students create their own science "table/chart/two column notes" by using a photo of their landforms in the tin trays as shown above (using the soil and sand, not paper labels). Students need to leave room to illustrate how the landforms changed (or didn't) on the right. Headings placed above will allow students to create their own "table/chart/two column notes" out of the photo. Students can also draw lines to create more delineated boxes for the table. **Practical Notes: I had my kids take a before picture AND an after picture using the iPad camera before actually adding the activity. The after picture, although it cannot be inserted into the Seesaw activity, can be referred to when the kids need to sketch. Each student in the science pair can take turns drawing on the 'before photo' in Seesaw while the other partner has the 'after photo' on their iPad as a reference.