Trina Thomson

WINDOW TO THE WASATCH Students will take a deeper, more detailed “look” at something that they see every day in their backyard: the Wasatch Mountains. During Investigation #1, students will study earth’s systems; particularly the geosphere.  This study will include finding evidence of plate activity to answer the question “What is happening beneath our feet?”, as well as designing solutions to reduce the effects of volcanoes and earthquakes on humans. In Investigation #2, students will then take a deeper look at the earth’s hydrosphere, focus on the watershed of our Wasatch Mountains. Students will discover how mountains are changed and affected by weathering, erosion, and deposition. Students will investigate, analyze, interpret, and form conclusions based upon their observations of rocks, minerals, and fossils.

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