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In this reading comprehension activity, students read a passage about the early history of the state of New Jersey and answer true and false questions. Students write 10 answers.
Students delve into diverse marine ecosystems and the problems they face. They discover students the national marine sanctuaries found in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and off the coast of American Samoa.
Students research sea horses around the world. In this sea horse habitats lesson, students use the Internet to take a virtual tour of a sea horse in its natural habitat. Students work in groups to study a geographical region such as Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Students research sea horses in their region and give an oral report to the class.
Ecology aces examine sea surface temperature maps and relate temperatures to concentration in fish and zooplankton populations. Take your class to a computer lab and provide experience with actual remote sensing data. Some of the links no longer work, but there is plenty of material here to make for an effective experience. This could also be used in an engineering or career exploration situation.
High schoolers are exposed to the variety of ways in which scientist use remote sensing and it used in everyday life. They investigate about zooplankton and fish. Students list the two important groups of organisms in both aquatic and marine environments. They conduct research on zooplankton.
In this ocean currents worksheet, learners will compare two different currents found in the Atlantic Ocean to determine how currents affect the climate in these regions. This worksheet has 3 short answer questions.
Designed to assess your class's ability to follow directions, this reading activity has learners split into groups, read a series of instructions, read a passage, and answer two lists of questions. Can they remember to raise their hand quietly if they need help? Can they turn the sheet in without writing? See how attentive your class is with this activity.
Students investigate the trade routes and investigate goods and services were transported along each route. Given a primary source document, that represents a personal story related to the triangle trade, they discuss given questions.
In need of informational text and a related quiz regarding the Louisiana Purchase? Here are four pages containing basic information on Thomas Jefferson, Napoleon, Manifest Destiny, and the Louisiana Purchase, plus a 15-question quiz.
Extremely throrough and informative, this presentation details many aspects of European geography and demographics, including natural resources, climate, topography, and population distribution. This slideshow would be an excellent companion to a unit about Europe, either in relevant pieces or in its entirety. Bright maps and easy-to-read statistics make this presentation a real find for a social studies teacher.
In this lesson, North Carolina Salt Dough Map, 4th graders create a salt dough map of North Carolina, Students use dough to form the shape of the state of North Carolina. Students label the three regions of North Carolina and all of the major rivers, lakes, other important landmarks, and the surrounding states and the Atlantic Ocean. This lesson is a great extension to a unit on North Carolina and its regions.
Marine science classes read about the 2005 North Atlantic Stepping Stones Expedition and review climate change. They use maps to locate the seamount chains. In collaborative groups, they research how climate change may be altering the deep-sea organisms in the area. Plenty of background information and links to other resources are provided to support your implementation of this activity.
Sixth graders locate and identify the major bodies of water and waterways in the United States. Through a simulation activity, they describe how early explorers would have described their surroundings. Working in groups, they create their own continent and describe the bodies of water that may be on their land.
It is so important for impending high school graduates to start thinking about their potential careers. Here, they discuss the persistence of Blondie Hasler and his impressive transatlantic trip. They follow various routes on a map and research a professional they admire. A lesson intended to spark the notion of life after high school.
In this Northeast activity, 5th graders read a 3 page passage about the Northeast. Students respond to 10 multiple choice questions about the passage they have read.
In this Great Lakes activity, students read a passage about the Great Lakes and answer short answer questions. Students complete 5 short answer questions.
In this explorers worksheet, students read a detailed text about the Age of Exploration from 1450 to 1700. Students then answer 7 matching or multiple choice questions.
In these reading skills worksheets, students read about Hurricane Isabel and learn vocabulary words related to hurricanes. Students read different names for storms and use the names to answer the 4 questions.
Students locate and identify water features important to the early history of Virginia. Thye recognize where most cities developed and locate and label the rivers on a Virginia wall map.
Learners study the biodiversity existing in the Amazon rainforest. In this Amazon biodiversity lesson, students study diagrams, maps, and information about the biodiversity in the Amazon.