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New Review Solar System Fact Sheet
Here is a fantastic, educational handout packed with information and facts not only about the planets in our solar system, but also regarding major moons and their surface features, dwarf planets, comets, and asteroids.
6th - 12th Science 12 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 3: Hemispheres, Continents, and Oceans: The Big Picture!
Using Styrofoam balls and mini pumpkins, your learners will have the opportunity for a real hands-on experience in understanding the earth's hemispheres and major points, such as the equator, prime meridian, and International Date Line. They will also identify continents, oceans, and compare and contrast a globe from a two-dimensional map.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 111 Views 69 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lessons - Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!
Volcanoes are among the most spectacular geological features on the planet. Jump into an exploration of these amazing phenomenon with this multimedia activity series. Working collaboratively in small groups, young scientists view videos and use online simulations as they learn about the formation of different types of volcanoes through the action of tectonic plates.
6th - 12th Science 47 Views 39 Downloads
There is one page of teacher preparation and notes on this PowerPoint. The remaining 27 slides are designed to reinforce student knowledge of plate tectonics. The last slide has 10 questions that can be posed to the class. This is a fabulous PowerPoint with all of the details needed to review a complete unit.
7th Science 72 Views 254 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 7 Views 60 Downloads
All the Water in the World
In a cross-curricular lesson linking math and science, examine the percentages of earth's water supply with your elementary kids using pasta or dixie cups of water. Younger learners focus on identifying local water sources on the globe or a map, then making a pie chart of the earth's water, while older kids graph the data on a bar graph after performing a brief simulation representing the distribution of earth's water.
K - 6th Science 28 Views 23 Downloads
Comparison of Snow Cover on Different Continents
Students use the Live Access Server (LAS) to form maps and a numerical text file of snow cover for each continent on a particular date and analyze the data for each map, corresponding text file to determine an estimate of snow cover for each continent.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 13 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
US Geography: The Midwest
Students investigate the geography and agricultural products of the Midwestern United States. In this US geography lesson plan, 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 32 Views 79 Downloads
The Impact of Climate Change on the Mountain Pine Beetle and Westerns Forests
In the Western Forests there lives a beetle, a mountain pine beetle. Explore the ways in which a once manageable beetle population has grown to unmanageable numbers because of climate change in forest regions. After examining case study documents and a video, the class engages in a discussion on the potential versus actual impact of climate change on forest beetle population.
5th - 8th Science 17 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 6 Views 7 Downloads
Google Earth Geology Field Trip
Students take a virtual field trip around California using Google Earth. In this geology field trip lesson, students explore landforms and a variety of rocks located in California. Students compare environments where rocks are formed. Lesson can be adapted for a variety of developmental levels.
2nd - 7th Social Studies & History 44 Views 85 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 12 Views 11 Downloads
Earth Materials Module
This slide show progresses through a comprehensive review of the grounding principles of earth science. Get down and dirty with the details of fossil fuels! Help your geologists to have a rock solid understanding of the rock cycle. The final topic of atmospheric gases and pollution will bring a breath of fresh air to your lesson.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 34 Downloads
This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics
Earth's tectonics plates are explained at middle school level in this PowerPoint. It is packed with maps, satellite images, diagrams, and photographs to support the concepts taught. Differentiate between the lithosphere and asthenosphere, compare oceanic and continental plates, explore three types of boundaries, and comprehend convection currents in Earth's mantle.
5th - 8th Science 20 Views 330 Downloads
Study Jams! Landforms
First-class photographs dazzle your class as they are acquainted with Earth's various landforms. To reinforce learning, they can take a multiple-choice quiz, sing along to a karaoke song, or review key vocabulary terms, all on this single webpage.
4th - 6th Science 18 Views 17 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 84 Views 191 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
New Review Geography Student Workbook, Australia
Your youngsters will be experts on the geography of Australia after working with these activities and worksheets, which review the continent's weather, major landforms, dimensions, history, and climate.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 18 Views 38 Downloads