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unit 1
8 hours

Building Background Knowledge: The Science behind Natural Disasters


students will build their background knowledge about the science behind natural disasters. They will read two informational articles, one about hurricanes and the other about earthquakes. Students will focus on the relationships between scientific concepts in these informational texts, specifically how hurricanes and earthquakes form and what happens when they occur.


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From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 5 ELA Module 4, Unit 1. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29. Newer versions may exist from Expeditionary Learning.
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