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
Fire and Frost: Interactions of Wildfire and Permafrost
Students 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
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
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
Melting the Ice: Energy Transfer
Students study thermal energy and energy transfer to sea ice processes. In this energy transfer activity, 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
New Review System Interactions: The Lorax and the Truffula Tree
If the Lorax were to write a letter, what would he write? Introduce your class to systems and feedback loops through the whimsical stylings of Dr. Seuss. Learners take on the Lorax's point of view to write a letter, among other activities.
3rd - 5th Science
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
Junior geologists examine geology by creating a rock presentation for their classmates. In this rock classification instructional activity, young scholars define a list of geological vocabulary terms and create a rock presentation case using egg cartons.
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts