Earth and Space - Year 4
Earth and Space Year 4 is the study of Earth and its place in space for Year 4 students. It aligns to the Australian Curriculum Science Understanding:
- Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (ACSSU075).
Note: This curriculum program is currently being updated to align with the Australian Curriculum 9.0. Updated versions will be released in early 2023.
In Lessons 1 to 10, students learn about:
- how the Earth was formed
- identifying the four main layers of Earth
- the Earth’s main tectonic plates
- continental drift theory
- landforms and how they are formed
- the three main types of rock
- how fossil fuels were formed and their uses
- researching a geological site
- writing a report using the information from your reading.
- Identify the two main processes that formed the Earth.
- Explain why humans are able to live on Earth.
- Identify and label Earth’s four main layers.
- Represent a model of the Earth’s layers.
- Identify what tectonic plates are.
- Describe two examples of what happens where tectonic plates meet.
- Outline the tectonic plate boundaries.
- Explain what continental drift theory is.
- Represent Pangaea in an online puzzle.
- Describe the difference between constructive and destructive forces.
- Classify landforms created by constructive and/or destructive processes in a card game.
- Describe the three main types of rocks and how they were formed.
- Classify rocks in the rock cycle. Describe the three main types of fossil fuels.
- Plot to represent the main fossil fuel reserves on a map of Australia.
- Complete research and take notes about a geological site.
- Create an information report using your reading research about the geological site.
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