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US Geography: The Midwest
Students investigate the geography and agricultural products of the Midwestern United States. In this US geography lesson, students watch and discuss a video that depicts the Midwest of the US as the breadbasket of the country. They make billboards which advertise an agricultural product that would be associated with this part of the country.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 25 Views 78 Downloads
Exploring the World's Geography
Students discuss the seven continents of Earth and the diverse geography. After discussion, they create their own paper-mache globes which properly display all seven continents, the equator, and the prime meridian. They conduct research about the seven continents and examine maps before completing the project.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 82 Views 189 Downloads
Tall as a Mountain, Flat as a Plain
Students examine pictures of various landforms before placing them on a chart under the appropriate label.They sing songs about landforms to the tune of "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain." Next, they use non-edible baker's dough to make a model of one of the landforms.
K Social Studies & History 4 Views 15 Downloads
Earth Materials - Geology and Plate Tectonics
Not going into depth on any one topic, this Earth science presentation skims the crust. It touches on the materials that construct the crust and then moves into plate tectonics. This is a useful and colorful note-taking guide for your middle school geology curriculum.
5th - 8th Science 5 Views 6 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
Geology: History of Earth
Students explore the history of the Earth and the study of geology. They explain the different time periods in the history of the Earth. Students create a salt and flour map of the Earth as it was during their time period. They research the time periods that are assigned to them.
9th - Higher Ed Science 17 Views 37 Downloads
Tear the Continents
Students tear paper into representative continent shapes and configure them with world oceans through relative location, direction and latitude and longitude starting points. They recognize the shape of the continents. Students recognize the location of the continents with respect to each other and the Prime Meridian and the Eqautor.
K - 3rd Social Studies & History 27 Views 131 Downloads
Forces That Shape the Earth: Plate Movement
In this tectonic plate worksheet, students learn about the movement of the plates that make up the earth's crust. They read about the Theory of Pangaea, lithosphere, divergence, convergence, and plate transformation. Students then answer 10 questions using the information they just learned.
6th - 9th Science 92 Views 580 Downloads
Visualizing Plate Movement
Students analyze fault data from Plate Boundary Observatory. In this earth science instructional activity, students use Google Earth to download data from PBO. They explain the magnitude of plate movements using the vector arrows on the map.
9th - 11th Science 11 Views 58 Downloads
Plate Tectonics Day 4 Earth's Interior Structure and Convection Currents
Students introduced to the interior structure of the Earth. They explore how the Earth's interior is broken down according to both it's physical properties and it's chemical composition. Students explore how convection currents within the Earth's mantel drive plate tectonics.
6th - 8th Science 6 Views 58 Downloads
Planet Earth - Mountains
Rich images showcase mountain peaks from all over the world. Thick clouds of snow are brushed off of the Himalayas, and the Andes sharp, unforgiving peaks are clouded by mist. This video is non-narrated, yet it provides spectacular views from around the world.
6 mins 6th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Continents on the Move
Students examine the tectonic plates of the Earth and how the landforms of Earth have changed position over time. In groups, they identify the evidence that the continents are still moving. To end the lesson, they practice measuring continental movement.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
Tall as a Mountain, Flat as a Plain
Students determine the names of various landforms and design a model of one. In this landforms activity, examine a topographic globe by passing it around and feeling its surface. They sing a variation of "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain" before making a model of one of the landforms found on the globe.
Pre-K - K Science 4 Views 13 Downloads
Mountain Magic: Identifying the Basic Physical Characteristics of Mountains
Students read about and identify on maps the physical characteristics of mountains. For this mountains lesson plan, students also write about the characteristics using personification.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads