Constructive and Destructive Forces

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S5E1 Constructive & Destructive Processes
Students will identify surface features of the Earth caused by constructive and destructive processes.

Element: S5E1a Constructive Processes

Identify surface features caused by constructive processes

  • Deposition (Deltas, sand dunes, etc.)
  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanoes
  • Faults

Element: S5E1b Destructive Processes

Identify and find examples of surface features caused by destructive processes.

  • Erosion (water - rivers and oceans, wind)
  • Weathering
  • Impact of organisms
  • Earthquake
  • Volcano

Element: S5E1c Technology, Human Interventions, and Constructive and Destructive Processes

Relate the role of technology and human intervention in the control of constructive and destructive processes. Examples include, but are not limited to...

    • seismological studies,
    • flood control, (dams, levees, storm drain management, etc.)
    • beach reclamation (Georgia coastal islands)


Assessment Document




Assessment Document provided by Cobb County School District Curriculum and Instruction Dept.