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Healthy Earth, Sick Earth
Earth is sick and needs our help! Read the children's book Planet Earth Gets Well to explain the various problems facing the planet, discussing what young conservationists can do to heal the planet along the way. A great Earth Day resource that raises awareness about the importance of conservation and the different ways people affect the environment.
K - 5th Science 88 Views 79 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Conserving Water Through Art!
Having fresh, clean drinking water is a privilege many people take for granted. Help raise awareness about the scarcity of water and the importance of conservation by discussing different ways water is used in everyday life. Brainstorm ideas for reducing water consumption, making a class pledge to conserve this valuable resource.
K - 5th Science 30 Views 21 Downloads
With Earth Day quickly approaching, as well as many science fairs, why not challenge your class to investigate geothermal energy or other renewable energy resources? There are five driving questions explored in depth here, as well as four other questions provided for project ideas.
5th - 8th Language Arts 49 Views 35 Downloads
Tell Someone About Earth Day
Celebrate Earth Day by spreading the word of conservation. Teach children ten easy ways to help preserve the Earth and share this knowledge with others by sending e-cards and printable cards to loved ones. Extend learning about the environment by asking students to research other simple ways of protecting natural resources, cutting down on waste, and reducing pollution.
3rd - 6th Science 15 Views 16 Downloads
Kinesthetic Astronomy: Earth's Rotation
After completing the activity, "Kinesthetic Astronomy: The Meaning of a Year," zoom in on Earth's rotation using the same simulation setup and this outline. Each class member dons a map of the Western Hemisphere and plays the part of Earth as it rotates on its axis.
3rd - 8th Science 83 Views 62 Downloads
How on Earth?
The equator and longitudinal lines make interesting circles to study in terms of arc length. Using Google Earth or a globe, pupils research specific questions about size and distance. This a great activity to bring some real-world application into your classroom.
9th - 11th Math 24 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Neolithic Revolution
With the abundance of food products we can easily access in our society today, it is easy to forget the toll this can take on our global environment. Young learners will discover how the transition to agriculture and domesticated living from nomadic hunter-gatherer societies would also come to mean intensive exploitation of land.
5th - 8th Science 177 Views 146 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Sun and Shadows
Why do shadows look different in the summer than in the winter? What causes day and night? How can a sundial be used to tell time? Answer these questions and more through two engaging lessons about light and shadows. Fourth and fifth graders investigate, write, and build a sundial in their pursuit to learn about some of the sun's effects on the earth.
4th - 5th Language Arts 50 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Land of the Midnight Sun
From days of 24 hour sunlight, to endless nights that last for days, the Arctic is a very unique place to live. Examine the seasonal changes that occur in the northern-most reaches of the globe and the impact they have on the plants and animals living there.
3rd - 6th Science 19 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Day the Mesozoic Died
A dynamic, three-part feature explores what caused mass extinction of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period. Computer animations, interviews, and on-site footage from around the world divulge evidence that it was the K-T Asteroid.
34 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Exploring Earthquakes: Earth Foldable
Geology junkies will make a foldable that covers a lot of ground regarding Earth's internal structure, its position in the solar system, and an explanation for its seasons. Templates and a printable page of instructions are included. Once assembled, learners will color, personalize, and add written information as you determine.
5th - 8th Science 12 Views 11 Downloads
New Review A Day for the Environment
On April 22, 1970 over 20 million American participated in the first Earth Day. But why? The beginnings of what is now a world-wide event, celebrated in over 190 countries to support environmental awareness and protection, are the focus of a 27-page packet that includes articles, interviews, images, and videos.
7th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Where is the True North Pole?
Do you believe in Santa Clause? Or a more practical question might be to ask if you believe in the location of the North Pole. Because of the convection currents in Earth's out core, the magnetic north pole drifts about 55 km per year. As an enrichment when covering Earth's structure, you could assign this as homework and then incorporate a discussion into your class the next day.
4 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Kinesthetic Astronomy: The Meaning of a Year
How many times have you traveled around the sun? Aspiring astronomers grasp what a year is and they differentiate between orbit and rotation by walking around the sun right within your classroom. Place a lamp in the center of the room to represent the sun.
3rd - 8th Science 20 Views 17 Downloads
Kinesthetic Astronomy: Birthday Stars
Space explorers take a virtual trip around the sun right within your classroom! They stand in a circle facing away from the "sun" (a lamp) in the center of the room. As they move according to your instructions, they view different constellations that you have posted around the room.
3rd - 8th Science 38 Views 24 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2008
Throughout this earth science exam, high-school geologists complete a series of multiple choice and short answer questions about the solar system, atmosphere, and earth system. This is an amazing test, as are all of the exams developed by the New York Regents.
9th - 12th Science 32 Views 264 Downloads
Students study the basic elements of the Earth's crust: rocks, soils and minerals. They categorize rocks, soils and minerals and how they are literally the foundation for our civilization. They also explore how engineers use rock soils for many different purposes.
3rd - 5th Science 21 Views 112 Downloads
Top 10 Reasons Why We Know the Earth is Round
Top tens lists are a lot of fun, and this one is educational as well! Viewers of the video find out ten reasons we know that the earth is not flat, as the pre-Colombus world believed. Some of the reasons are obvious, some are common sense, and some are surprising.
3 mins 7th - 12th Science 9 Views 5 Downloads