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Young scholars identify the problems associated with building a structure on permafrost. In this physical science lesson, students investigate how heat and pressure affect the rate of ice melting. They read an article about traditional housing and write an essay that explains why the permafrost underneath the structures did not thaw.
Students create a PowerPoint presentation on the development of tsunami warning centers. In this earth science lesson, students research about past tsunami events that led to the development of these warning centers. They recommend ways to educate people about the danger of tsunamis.
Learners simulate the greenhouse effect using a group activity. In this physical science lesson, students discuss the possible effects of greenhouse gases in the environment. They analyze a graph of projected community temperature and discuss ideas about using alternative forms of energy.
Fifth graders conduct an experiment to test the possibility a legend is based in truth and understand the topography of Lituya Bay. In this Lituya Bay lesson, 5th graders examine the effects of earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis and tidal actions. Students recognize the effects of the Fairweather Fault on Alaska