In this cluster, students investigate Earth’s geology, including rock and mineral formation, changes in the landscape over time, and human use of geological resources. Students describe
processes involved in the location, extraction, processing, and recycling of geological resources found in Manitoba and Canada.
Students recognize that soil is an important natural resource and they discuss the importance of soil conservation. Students identify environmental, social, and economic factors that should be considered in making informed decisions about land use. They examine theories explaining the Earth’s geology, and recognize the role of technology in the development of new scientific theories. Specialized careers involving the science and technology of the Earth’s crust are also explored.
Useful lessons and Games:
Learning Zone - Rock Cycle
Science Monster:What's the Earth Made of?
Duckster: Composition of the Earth
National Geographic for Kids
Interactive Diagram of Earth's Crust
Rock Cycle and Weathering
Rocks and Weathering
Rock Cycle Diagram
Tectonic Plates, Volcanoes, Earthquakes
Plates & Boundaries Challenge