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Students explore world geography by identifying locations in which storms frequent. In this tsunami instructional activity, students view a short film based upon Alaskan Inuit tribes and the vocabulary terms they use for storms and other parts of nature. Students complete worksheets based on visual imagery and tsunamis.
Students explore world geography by identifying the continents on Earth. In this continental drift lesson, students examine a worksheet which uses the world continents as puzzle pieces to create the single land called "Pangea." Students complete a crossword puzzle using vocabulary terms associated with the Alfred Wegener.
Students read about physical science by researching famous natural disasters. In this volcano eruption, students discuss the area of the Aleutian Arc and why that area is specifically prone to earthquakes, volcanoes and floods. Students complete a worksheet regarding Alaskan disasters as well as a jigsaw puzzle using native Aleutian vocabulary.
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.
Students explore Earth science by creating a presentation. In this volcano lesson, students identify a list of geological vocabulary terms including "lahars." Students utilize the web to research volcanoes and use a computer program like PowerPoint to create a slide-show presentation regarding volcanic activity.
Students complete activities to study the frost and frost depth. In this frost study instructional activity, students use frost tubes to study and measure the frost at their school. Students measure the frost in the tube and enter their data online to the Student Network for Observing Weather.
Students investigate earth science by participating in a soil experiment. In this geology analysis lesson, students examine a soil sample and discuss what they see and create an illustration of the sample. Students identify the different levels and layers while defining a list of vocabulary terms.