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I, Robot, Can Do That!
Students describe underwater robots. In this robot lesson, students describe and contrast three types of underwater robots used for scientific exploration. This lesson includes several activities, a handout, background data, and multiple resources.
I, Robot, Can Do That!
Students describe the three types of underwater robots and the advantages and disadvantages of using them. In this underwater lesson students are given a task and identify the best robot for the job.
Global Warming: Life in a Greenhouse
Students investigate the evidence and consequences of global warming. They read and discuss an article, conduct a debate, evaluate their community's climate statistics, log their gas consumption for a week, and develop a panel discussion on fossil fuels.
Students identify the continents of the world. In groups, students create a three-dimensional clay representation of their assigned continent. Using KidPix software, they draw and color their continent. Students research their continent and create a PowerPoint presentation for the class.
Real Evidence of a Subducting Plate
Students examine data regarding subduction zone plate tectonics. They analyze data tables on plate boundaries on the west coast of South America, and construct a 3-D model of the events in that region.
Alphabetical Order: Glossary
In this glossary learning exercise, students analyze sample pages from a glossary. Students complete 2 pages of questions in which topics are alphabetized and the correct page number is located.
The Reason for Seasons
Students determine the causes of changes in season. For this earth science lesson, students relate the Earth's tilt to seasonal changes. They list traditional activities that take place in various seasons.
Introduction to the World Map
Students identify the differences between maps and globes. In this map skills lesson, students are shown a globe and a map and recognize the differences. Students use post-it notes to locate several locations on the world map, such as the Equator and the continents.
Test Your General Knowledge
In this ESL instructional activity, students answer 10 multiple-choice questions about a variety of topics. For example, "What is the highest mountain in the world?"
Reflections of the Sea
Students, after listening to a selection of Gulliver's Travels, complete a worksheet about basic terms associated with boats, ships, and sailing. They create flag after researching semaphore flagging systems.
Landforms and Resources of Russia and the Republics
In this Russian geography activity, students read about the physical features and resources of Russia and the Republics. Students take notes and answer 4 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
Time Zone Maps
In this time zones instructional activity, students read a detailed paragraph about the Earth's 24 times zones, their 15 degree width, and the increase in hours for each zone. Students study the world time zone map and then answer the four questions about various times in the world. Students then write a story about going backward or forward in time and draw a time machine.
Thermoregulation in Marine Mammals
Students investigate how mammals maintain a fairly constant body temperature under various conditions by engaging in an animal classification activity. They experiment with Crisco in gloved hands and icy water to understand the characteristics of blubber and how it helps maintain body temperature.
Daily Geography - Week 4
In this Geography learning exercise, 4th graders answer questions regarding continents, Oceans, and Countries. Questions focus on continental geography; For example, Which continent, South America or Africa, is closer to the Arctic Ocean?
Web Your Way Through the Food Chain
Second graders engage in activities that show energy-food cycle. They draw their favorite food. They classify carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. They role-play animals/plants to sort out what is eaten and by what. They create a web that shows food chain.
Math in Science-Sound Reasoning
In this basic math skills worksheet, students use division, decimals and multiplication to calculate the speed of sound in water and compare it to the speed in air. They calculate distances sound travels in water and the time it takes for sounds to travel given different scenarios.
Explorers of the New World: Learning About Major Explorers of the New World
Students learn about famous explorers. In this research lesson, students read a biography about a famous explorer who came to the New World. Students complete a chart about their explorer and take a quiz.
Students explore philanthropy. In this character education lesson, students define and give examples of philanthropy. Students listen to the story A Symphony of Whales and describe how the characters helped the whales. Students discuss animal welfare and decorate bandanas with fabric markers. Students donate their bandanas to a local animal shelter.
Breaking the Ice: Who Controls the Northwest Passage?
Students consider the global climate issue. In this Northwest Passage lesson, students examine who has sovereignty of the passage and discuss the importance of the Law of the Seas and its impact on the global climate issue. Students participate in a classroom simulation and write persuasive essays on the topic.
The Arctic Creature Mobile
Students create a mobile. In this food chain activity, students create a mobile depicting the transfer of energy in the Arctic.