Common Misconceptions about Weathering, Erosion, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes

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Resource Type:Education Reports; Professional Resources
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5
Organization:Ohio State University (OSU)
Publication Date:2008
Summary:In this article, we discuss some common misconceptions about weathering and erosion, volcanoes, and earthquakes. We also provide tools for formative assessment and ideas for teaching the correct scientific concepts.
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:2-ESS2-1; 4-ESS2-1; 5-ESS2-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Stability and change; Systems and system models
Subjects: assessment; earthquake; education; elementary school; erosion; geoscience; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; report; volcano; weather
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