Geophysics Teacher Resources
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Architecture on Ice: The Challenge of Building on Permafrost
Students 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.
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 20 Downloads
Older Than Blue Babe
Students create a collage of the carbon cycle. In this earth science lesson, students explore the history and significance of permafrost. They analyze a graph of climate trends and explain how climate change and permafrost thaw are connected.
9th - 10th Science 6 Views 40 Downloads
Impacts of Climate Change on Caribou
Eleventh graders examine the effect of climate change on Caribou. In this earth science lesson, 11th graders brainstorm ways to adapt to a changing environment. They analyze data of caribou population estimates and calculate statistical information.
11th Science 9 Views 33 Downloads
Fire and Frost: Interactions of Wildfire and Permafrost
Learners discuss the five stages of fire succession. In this earth science lesson, students identify the factors that determine the extent of wildfires' effect on permafrost. They study the history of Alaska wildfires using online multimedia.
9th - 10th Science 9 Views 14 Downloads
Warning Signs: Nature and Technology
Have your young scientists classify tsunami warning signs as either natural warnings or official warnings. Learners discover how technology is used to send tsunami warnings and what safety measures to take if a tsunami comes their way. They also explore the forces that shape the earth by identifying various causes such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, landslides, and avalanches.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 56 Downloads
New Review Carbon Footprint
Your young environmentalists can calculate their carbon footprint and discuss ways to reduce it with a worksheet about climate change. After reading a handout about what impact one's carbon footprint can have on the environment, kids complete a worksheet that adds up points to their carbon footprint based on the items they use in their household.
8th - 11th Science 12 Views 3 Downloads
Melting the Ice: Energy Transfer
Students study thermal energy and energy transfer to sea ice processes. In this energy transfer lesson, students make their own ice cream and discuss energy transfer and thermal energy. Students view a radiation overhead and its role in sea ice growth.
6th - 9th Science 24 Views 137 Downloads
I Will Survive: Emergency Survival Skills
Students explore different survival strategies when faced with emergency situations. In this emergency preparedness lesson, students develop a survival plan given a hypothetical scenario. They share their ideas with the class.
7th - 9th Science 33 Views 106 Downloads
Tsunamis in Literature and Legends
Have your class discuss the signs of an impending tsunami using literature. Learners read The Big Wave and discuss the actions taken by the villagers. They role play using scenes from the book. They answer questions and complete a worksheet.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 50 Downloads
New Review Observing the Weather
How can you predict the weather without any technology? Young scientists learn to forecast the weather using traditional Native American techniques. Based on their observations of the weather, as well as talking to their classmates, they keep a journal of their weather predictions for several days.
4th - 7th Science 5 Views 0 Downloads
Junior geologists examine geology by creating a rock presentation for their classmates. In this rock classification lesson, students define a list of geological vocabulary terms and create a rock presentation case using egg cartons. Students examine 10-12 rocks in class and write up descriptions in order to teach other students about their geological finds.
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 49 Downloads
Mitigation and Adaptation
Eleventh graders interview people in the community regarding their idea of sustainability. In this ecology lesson, 11th graders determine the different factors to consider when making important decisions. They differentiate reactive and proactive adaptation.
11th Science 6 Views 15 Downloads