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New Review Wetland Inhabitants
A collection of activities, printable materials, and informational handouts are a perfect addition to your unit on the plants and animals that live in the wetlands habitat. First, kids bring in a picture of an adult, as well as a picture of that adult as a child, and compare how he or she changed throughout the years.
K - 6th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Ecosystems Scavenger Hunt
Eighth graders identify the basic elements of an ecosystem and their individual roles. For this life science lesson, 8th graders conduct a scavenger hunt in their local ecosystem. They collect evidence and explain how each component is interconnected with each other.
8th Science 26 Views 140 Downloads
Tundra Food Chain Puzzles
Sixth graders identify the living and nonliving components of an ecosystem. In this life science lesson, 6th graders connect pieces of a tundra ecosystem puzzle. They discuss how changing the nonliving environment affects the living things in it.
6th Science 10 Views 29 Downloads
Sea Level: On the Rise
With the global temperature on the rise, the effects of climate change are starting to be seen. However, many people have a difficult time conceptualizing the long-term effects, such as sea levels rising. Given an easy and effective experiment, groups work together to determine how global warming leads to melting ice on the land and in the water and how this will affect ocean levels and erosion on land.
6th - 10th Science 12 Views 8 Downloads
Vertebrate Matching Game
Eighth graders classify vertebrate animals according to their characteristics. In this life science lesson plan, 8th graders distinguish among the seven classes of vertebrates. They examine similar characteristics among those that belong to the same class.
8th Science 22 Views 69 Downloads
The Northern Lights
Have any of your students seen the Northern Lights or heard of the Aurora Borealis? After reading an excerpt from the book Alaska by Rebecca Stefoff, discuss the story with your students. Next, divide your class into four groups to investigate different aspects of the Northern Lights: how it is formed, its color, where it is, and the magnetosphere at their computers.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Changing Speeds, Changing States
Eighth graders describe the motion of molecules in different states of matter. In this chemistry lesson, 8th graders investigate molecular motion using an online interactive simulation. They relate what they have learned to the spring ice break up in Alaska.
8th Science 5 Views 30 Downloads
Plate Tectonics and Ecology
Students explain how changes on the Earth's surface affect the organisms on it. In this earth science lesson plan, students connect this event to subsistence in Alaska. They listen to a local Elder's presentation and complete a worksheet right after.
9th - 11th Science 8 Views 29 Downloads
Whales, Whales, Whales!
The title says it all! Help your pupils learn all about whales. Class members research different species of whales and share the information via video conferences with kids from another school. They conduct research on a selected species of whale, create a computer slideshow to present to the other school, and complete a compare and contrast sheet while they are watching their partner's presentation.
3rd - 5th Science 6 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Students explore world history by viewing a documentary film in class. In this tsunami lesson, students view the film "Ocean Fury" based upon the 1964 tsunami that impacted upon Alaska. Students answer study questions regarding the content and conduct a science activity.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Alaska: Science's Glacial Strides
Travel to the ice fields of Alaska alongside researchers working to discover all they can about the amazing glaciers. Show your upper graders what has been found and why scientists study glacier melt. Getting interested into what others do can create an interest in science that changes the world.
4 mins 5th - 8th Science 8 Views 2 Downloads