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Welcome to the Classic Lesson Plan page! Use the drop-down menu boxes below to find targeted, standards-based, lesson plans and engaging classroom resources. Secondary teachers may use the drop-down boxes or the quick-link icons below to access specific course resources.

We are in the process of moving all of our lesson plans to the New Utah Matrix. Once this move is complete, the classic view will be discontinued.

Standards Information

Grade 4


   Standard 3
      Objective 2
         Indicator b
      Objective 3
         Indicator d

Standard 3
Students will understand the basic properties of rocks, the processes involved in the formation of soils, and the needs of plants provided by soil.

Objective 2
Explain how the processes of weathering and erosion change and move materials that become soil.

Indicator b
Distinguish between weathering (i.e., wearing down and breaking of rock surfaces) and erosion (i.e., the movement of materials).

Objective 3
Observe the basic components of soil and relate the components to plant growth.

Indicator d
Explain how plants may help control the erosion of soil.

Additional Resources

Keeping Soil in Its Place

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Students will demonstrate raindrop splash (splash erosion) and determine its impact on bare soil, ultimately being able to visually identify types of erosion.