Students will analyze and illustrate the development of sandstone formations over time. Students will create relief maps that show the development of the formations. Students will analyze the differences in the geographical formation of northern and southern Illinois.
Students will solve problems involving the circumference of a circle. Students will solve problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures. Students will use research methods and create models to investigate practical problems and questions.
Starting with the White Mountain National Forest quarter, students will explain magma intrusion and how it affects the formation of mountain ranges, particularly Mt. Chocorua and the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Students will identify the basic needs of organisms and classify organisms found in local ecosystems as producers or first-, second-, or third-order consumers. The students will identify ways organisms adapt to factors in an ecosystem. The students will identify ways human interaction can directly alter habitats.