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Students analyze earth science by completing an educational worksheet in class. In this island geography instructional activity, students identify the different types of islands on Earth, how they are formed and the amount of islands found in Alaska. Students define a list of vocabulary terms and complete a worksheet based upon island facts.
Young readers use a selection of informational texts to learn about Alaska and the Iditarod in this five-day language arts lesson from Scholastic. Learners begin by creating a class idea web as they read the provided texts. After reading the several informational texts included in this resource, learners are ready to display all their knowledge in a class vocabulary book. Small groups draw pictures of Iditarod terms and write captions explaining them.
Students explore world geography by completing a tsunami worksheet. In this Earth science lesson, students discuss the different layers in Earth and how they create earthquakes which spawn tsunamis. Students examine a map of Alaska and answer study questions about islands nearby.
Students identify Alaskan culture by viewing an educational film. In this tsunami disaster lesson, students identify the 1964 tsunami which struck Alaska and complete worksheets based on the information. Students discuss other tsunami impacts and view an educational film which tells the stories of tsunami survivors.
The Alaskan wilderness contains every imaginable element of the water cycle: it has flowing streams, cool spring rain, and frozen glaciers. Pupils use a series of worksheets to identify and define evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. The class then creates a water cycle mural based on the water forms found in the Alaskan wilderness.
An Alaskan quarter and a book of fables is what you'll need to start this lesson. Learners will use the image of the bear and the salmon found on the reverse side of the Alaskan quarter as inspiration. They will compose a fable about the two animals, carefully including all the elements of a fable. A chart, graphic organizer, rubric, and reading suggestions are included.
Students use a problem solving process to solve a math problem. Students work as a whole group to complete the steps. The students read the problem and underline key words. The students then use those words to generate questions. The students estimate the answer, and then plan and solve the problem.
Students utilize different measurement tools to problem solve. The teacher reads the story "Jack and the Beanstalk." The students then discuss how big the giant was in the story. The students work with a partner estimating how large the giant is and finally create their own giant.
Students analyze data from the Alaska State Fair's "Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off." Once they have sorted the weights, they calculate the range, mean, mode, and median of the cabbages. Finally, students create posters displaying their results using graphs to display the increased growth by year of the cabbages.