Science & Engineering

4th Grade Geology Field Investigation

This trip is a culminating assessment for 4th Grade students’ earth science study.  As field investigators, student-scientists take notes at five sites in Wellesley, looking for evidence of changes to the earth’s surface with a focus on weathering, erosion, and deposition.

Parent volunteers chaperone and/or drive a group of students to five sites in and around Wellesley.

Parents’ role is to facilitate by asking questions, but it is the students who are doing the work. The Field Study Guide consists of specific instructions about the locations, routes, and paths, and includes guiding questions for each site that can be used with the student-scientists.

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