Earth's Surface Teacher Resources
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New Review Latitude
Your young geologists generate a graph given a table of values from the context of latitude and percent of the earth's surface north of that latitude. The questions in the activity then focus the learners to a deeper understanding of the concept of the inverse of a function.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 35 Views 22 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
Investigate and discover the importance of geodesy. Read about how geodesy is used to measure changes in location of points on Earth's surface. Students complete an activity to show location of points on a surface and fill in the blanks to complete 31 sentences about topics related to geodesy.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
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 172 Views 143 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Sea Surface Temperature and Coral Bleaching
A toolkit is something that has what you need to fix or make something. You just clicked on a teacher's toolkit for introducing the concept of coral bleaching in relation to climate change and changing sea temperatures. In it, you will find background information, a lab demonstration, student worksheet, and helpful web resource links.
5th - 8th Science 16 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Water in the Geosphere
Through a PowerPoint presentation and the embedded animation and video, earth science enthusiasts find out about the moisture in the soil beneath our feet. In the animation, follow a water molecule on its path through the water cycle. As part of the lesson, learners gather into groups to use thermometers and moisture meters to take measurements.
5th - 8th Science 47 Views 44 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2009
Junior geologists address 50 multiple choice questions and 35 short answer questions about the earth system. Plenty of visuals are included for interpretation: diagrams, graphs, maps, photographs, laboratory setups, weather symbols, and even a reading passage.
9th - 12th Science 34 Views 191 Downloads
Looking Into Surface Albedo
How does the color of a surface affect the heating of the earth? Middle school science classes experiment with color and surface albedo to determine the relationship. The website has tabs for an overview, teacher's instructions, background and extension ideas, and a student lab sheet.
5th - 10th Science 7 Views 6 Downloads
Where on Earth?
Tenth graders create maps to a secret location on the school grounds for others to follow, study topographical maps, estimate the size and shape of the Earth, explore various formations of the Earth's topography, and give an oral report on their conclusions.
10th Science 18 Views 93 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 46 Views 34 Downloads
The Water Cycle and Climate vs. Weather
Really there are two presentations in this collection of slides. The first is an intermediate-level introduction to the water cycle that even investigates factors affecting soil infiltration. The second is an exploration of the factors affecting climate.
6th - 10th Science 19 Views 15 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
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
Using Vegetation, Precipitation, and Surface Temperature to Study Climate Zones
Using NASA's Live Access Server, earth scientists compare the temperature, precipitation, and normalized difference vegetation index for four different locations. They use the data to identify the climate zone of each location using the Koppen climate classification system.
6th - 12th Science 28 Views 24 Downloads
GPS and Navigation
If you are navigating to find a terrific instructional activity on GPS (global positioning system) that incorporates math, geography, and science, then you have finally arrived! This is an ideal STEM instructional activity in which high schoolers learn the history of GPS, read maps using Google Earth, convert latitude and longitude into minutes and seconds, practice triangulation and trilateration, and more!
9th - 12th Math 71 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Carbon Cycle Poster
Humans can have a big impact on the environment, specifically the influence they have on the carbon cycle. First, the class will define and discuss each of the earths four major spheres, the biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere.
3rd - 12th Science 183 Views 195 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Remote Sensing and Landsat Satellite Imagery
Students comprehend how satellites use remote sensing to produce images. They use supervised classification with Landsat images. Students recognize that the earth's surface has different basic land surfaces that reflect/emit different radiation.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Fourth graders study the process of erosion. In this erosion lesson, 4th graders consider how erosion reshapes the Earth's surface. Students explore different causes of erosion, both man-made and natural. In small groups, students create a piece of music depicting a form of erosion.
4th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads