About This Chapter
3rd Grade Science: Earth's History and Surface Processes - Chapter Summary
These lessons on the history of the earth and how its surface has been changed help 3rd graders further grasp the science concepts they've learned in school. Our professionally designed videos help make the subject interesting to your student. Multiple-choice quizzes and the end-of-the chapter test make great preparatory tools for an upcoming exam, and they can help you gauge how well your student understands the subject.
- Give facts about the Mesozoic Era
- Explain how earthquakes shaped the earth
- Detail how the earth is changed by volcanoes and weathering
- Describe important facts about water
- Define the water cycle
- Illustrate how erosion works
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help with earth history topics will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about the history of the earth and its surface.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding earth history subjects
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about what changes the surface of the earth
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about earth history
- Students who struggle to understand their science teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra science resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover earth science topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about the earth's history.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands earth history by completing the 3rd Grade Science: Earth's History and Surface Processes exam.
1. The Mesozoic Era: Facts, Events & Timeline
The Mesozoic Era began 252 million years ago with the largest mass extinction in Earth's history and ended 66 million years ago with the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs. This lesson will cover the important events that occurred during the Mesozoic Era.
2. How The Earth is Shaped: Earthquakes, Faults & Tsunamis
If you thought that the best way to describe the Earth's surface was round, think again! As this lesson shows, the world is much more like a soccer ball than you might imagine.
3. The Changing Earth: Volcanoes, Weathering & Deposition
While we may not see it every day, the world is always changing. In this lesson, with the help of an ill-informed tour guide, we will see how volcanoes, weathering, and deposition work to continually change the surface of our planet.
4. Water Facts: Lesson for Kids
We certainly can't live without it. None of us can. Water is the most basic part of life, and we all need it to survive. This lesson will teach you everything you need to know about water.
5. Water Cycle Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
This lesson goes over how water moves through the environment. It will review the different parts of the water cycle, including evaporation, condensation, precipitation and collection.
6. Erosion & Weathering Lesson for Kids
The Earth's land is always changing. Two processes that contribute to those changes are weathering and erosion. In this lesson, you will learn all about these processes, including how they are different and how they affect the planet you call home.
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Other chapters within the 3rd Grade Science course
- 3rd Grade Science: Scientific Investigation
- 3rd Grade Science: Nature of Matter
- 3rd Grade Science: Forms & Sources of Energy
- 3rd Grade Science: Force & Motion
- 3rd Grade Science: Light & Sound
- 3rd Grade Science: Ecology, Pollution & Conservation
- 3rd Grade Science: Classification of Animals
- 3rd Grade Science: Life Cycles & Evolution
- 3rd Grade Science: The Human Body
- 3rd Grade Science: Astronomy
- 3rd Grade Science: Space Exploration
- 3rd Grade Science: Weather & Climate