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Ocean bottom geology has become more understood as our technology has developed. Teach young oceanographers the different features and landforms that are found on the floor of the ocean. Using a color code, collaborative groups identify such undersea features on a portion of a world map. They also mark where earthquakes and volcanoes have occurred on their piece of the map. Is there a relationship between the landforms and plate tectonic activity? A terrific lesson for your geology scholars!
Students research the geologic time scales and the appearance of animals and plants during these eras. They complete a chart indicating the era, period and major events.
Young scholars take a virtual field trip around California using Google Earth. In this geology field trip lesson plan, students explore landforms and a variety of rocks located in California. Young scholars compare environments where rocks are formed. Lesson can be adapted for a variety of developmental levels.
Students investigate how geologic sequestration reduces carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere. In this earth science lesson, students simulate oil mining in the lab. They write down their observations and complete the lab report worksheet that follows.
Incorporating food into your science lesson helps learners to visualize and taste the complex concepts of Geology.
Students research the geologic time scale. They create and recognize the importance of a geologic time line.
In this geology merit badge worksheet, students answer 5 multiple level questions with information about geology. They complete research to find the answers to questions about geology, fossils, and rock formations. This is a Boy Scout merit badge worksheet.
Students investigate the development of the geologic time scale. Also, to introduce them to the major time periods in earth's history, as well as to the role fossils play in helping us understand this history.
Middle schoolers discuss information relating to Illinois geology. They examine top mineral resources in Illinois to find detailed information about geodes and where they can be found. Students complete geode lab to explore external structure of geode, and break one open to see if it has crystals, iron, etc., inside.
Students research the geological features of Niagara Falls. In this earth science lesson, students create a poster board proposing a new website for the tourist center. They share their project in class.
Here is a fine lesson plan on geology designed for high schoolers. Learners use rocks, fossils, and other geological clues to determine the geology of an area. Then, they make recommendations to a fictitious city council about the viability for a subdivision slated to be built on the ground they are evaluating. This small-group activity is sure to pique your charges' educational juices! Each group prepares a report which is given to the city council.
Students explore the geological processes and research methodology involved in the evolution and development of Griffith Park. They justify the selection of a geologic hypothesis based on observations.
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.
Students draw an accurate geologic cross section by using a given data table. They relate the features of the cross section to geologic processes. Students then relate the characteristics of the bedrock to the architecture.
Learners review an interpretation of geologic history and relate it to the formation of oil deposits. They explore and explain factors controlling the porosity and permeability of sediments and sedimentary rocks. Pupils also interpret topographic maps and construct topographic profiles.
Students explore how the Earth's surface changes resulting in geological features and landforms. They perform a read-a-loud on Thomas Locker's Mountain Dance, complete a KWL chart, and create a landform using plaster of paris.
Young scholars investigate the history of Earth by creating a geologic time scale. In this Earth History lesson plan, students practice sequencing events in their life as a way to get familiar with creating a time scale. Young scholars complete their sequencing event handout and present a poster to the class of a specific era in time.
Young scholars combine information from several field labs to construct an overall geologic history of the local region. They are able to use published reports of the geologic history as they compile their own version.
Eighth graders research the events that took place between the Cenozoic and Precambrian era. In this earth science instructional activity, 8th graders create a geologic timeline using the computer. They add pictures and graphics to enhance their work.
In this geological structures worksheet, students use Google Earth to visualize geological structures three-dimensionally. Students complete 3 problems to solve.