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How does erosion and weathering affect our earth’s surface? What events in nature can change our landforms quickly? These are the questions that inspire students to investigate the effects of slow and rapid processes. Using creative movement, pantomime, and interactive theatre, students physically embody and characterize the processes that change our landforms. Students organize and design creative movement sequences sorting the processes into slow (wind, water, vegetation, etc.) and rapid (volcanoes, floods, earthquakes, etc.). Narration is woven throughout to explain the scientific elements portrayed in this interactive theatrical experience.


CCSS English Language Arts
RI 4.3, RI 4.5, W 4.2, W 4.4, W 4.8, W 4.9, SL 4.1, SL 4.4

NGSS Science
4-ESS1, 4-ESS2-1, 4-ESS3-2

CA Arts Standards
4.TH:Cr1a-c, 4.TH:Cr2a-b, 4.TH:Cr3a-c, 4.TH:Re7, 4.TH:Re9

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