Topic: Dynamic Changes to the Earth’s Surface CLI Strategy: Composition Subject : Science Grade: Upper Elementary TEKS: 3.7B, 4.7B, 5.7B Students will be able to: create and demonstrate understanding of slow and rapid changes through movement. Procedure ● Review examples of slow and rapid changes to the earth’s surface. Have students identify the important characteristics that define each kind of change. ● Break students into small groups of two to five students, and assign each group a different rapid or slow change to the earth’s surface. ● Explain to students that they are going to create a “composition” or movement sequence that shows the process and important characteristics of their change. ● Provide students with a list of essential elements for their composition, such as: o Include different kinds of movements and gestures: high, medium, and low levels; big and little shapes; slow, medium, and fast motion. o Every member must participate, but not necessarily at the same time or with the same movements. o Establish a clear beginning, middle, and ending. o Limit your composition to 1 minute. ● Groups perform. Reflection o What did you notice about the movements in this performance? How might you describe the movements to someone who could not see them? o How did the movement choices show the important characteristics of the change to the earth surface? o What other kinds of changes in nature are slow or rapid like this one? Who or what would be affected by this change to the earth’s surface? Extensions ● Develop a narrative to accompany the dance using relevant vocabulary words.