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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 81 Views 75 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 61 Views 52 Downloads
New Review A Guide to the Energy of the Earth
What is energy, anyway? Use this featurette as an introduction to your middle school energy unit. It successfully touches each of Earth's physical systems, the sun as our main source of energy, and the flow of energy through the food chain.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 7 Views 3 Downloads
How was our solar system and earth formed? Sal hypothesizes that a Supernova was most likely the catalyst that spawned our sun and consequently our solar system. He thoroughly explains the formation of the moon and the Earth using a 'time clock' diagram and multiple images.
10 mins 10th - 12th Science 9 Views 7 Downloads
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 10 Views 8 Downloads
Earth's Global Energy Budget
Introduce your earth science enthusiasts to the earth's energy budget. Teach them using an informative set of slides that include illuminating lecturer's notes, relevant vocabulary, embedded animations, colorful satellite maps, and a video.
6th - 8th Science 27 Views 17 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 3 Views 3 Downloads
New Review Motions of the Earth, Sun, and Moon
Earth's motions, the moon's orbit, and the celestial sphere are thoroughly explained in this 52-slide PowerPoint. There are a couple of slides specific to the author's class, but you can easily edit or remove them. This fabulous collection will support more than one lesson.
6th - 12th Science 9 Views 11 Downloads
Celebrating Earth Day
Fourth graders discuss how junk mail accumulates and bring in junk mail for an Earth day Project. In this Earth Day lesson, 4th graders weigh and measure their accumulated mail and calculate how much junk mail is accumulated in all the students homes.
4th Science 22 Views 48 Downloads
The Garbage Patch: Two Earth day Lessons
Students view a seven minute video called Gorilla in the Greenhouse. In this Earth day lesson, students review the history of Earth day. Students work in groups to describe the life cycle of a plastic bag. Students understand that product life cycles need energy.
3rd - 8th Science 92 Views 465 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
New Review Earth, Sun and You
Middle schoolers model Earth's revolution round the sun by walking a mini-globe around a lamp. You will assess whether or not they tilt and rotate the planet properly and that the revolution is counterclockwise. Discussion beforehand sets the stage and helps explain that this is the reason for the seasons.
6th - 8th Science 12 Views 8 Downloads
Earth's Movement in Space
Learners explain how the Earth's tilt and rotation causes night and day. In this earth science lesson, students determine how seasonal changes are caused by Earth's revolution. They play a jeopardy team game at the end of the unit to review concepts learned.
7th - 8th Science 35 Views 218 Downloads
Students celebrate Earth Day. In this environmental science lesson plan, students are served organic fruits and vegetables and read the story It's Earth Day! Additionally, students construct an earth floor puzzle and participate in several suggested art center activities.
Pre-K Science 21 Views 56 Downloads
Students participate in Earth Day lessons. In this Earth Day instructional activity set, students discuss the planet Earth. They listen to a web story, talk about recycling, composting, and their carbon foot print. They complete an activity in which they recycle paper and they plant seeds in order to observe how they grow.
K - 3rd Science 43 Views 159 Downloads
Compare Topography of Earth and Mars with a Worldwide Telescope
Students compare geography to topography. In this topography lesson, students examine the topography of the surfaces of the Earth. Students compare one feature of Earth to one feature of Mars and present in a PowerPoint.
1st - 5th 21st Century Skills 8 Views 12 Downloads