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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 instructional activity, 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 3 Views 19 Downloads
Mitigation and Adaptation
Eleventh graders interview people in the community regarding their idea of sustainability. In this ecology lesson plan, 11th graders determine the different factors to consider when making important decisions. They differentiate reactive and proactive adaptation.
11th Science 6 Views 15 Downloads
Older Than Blue Babe
Students create a collage of the carbon cycle. In this earth science instructional activity, 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 3 Views 38 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
Who Left Carbon Footprints in My Greenhouse?
Learners analyze graphs on global carbon dioxide emission. In this environmental science lesson, students explain the role of carbon dioxide levels to global climate change. They examine ways to reduce their own carbon footprints.
9th - 10th Science 15 Views 125 Downloads
Tsunamis Create Warning Centers
Students create a PowerPoint presentation on the development of tsunami warning centers. For 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.
10th - 11th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
How Fast is the Wind?
Students construct their own anemometer given specific instructions. In this earth science activity, students calculate wind speed at different locations and compare them. They explain the importance of knowing wind direction and wind speed.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 58 Downloads
Gases and Their Properties
Learners simulate the greenhouse effect using a group activity. In this physical science lesson plan, 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.
7th - 8th Science 7 Views 41 Downloads
Introduction to the Periodic Table
Students classify elements according to their properties. In this physical science lesson, students design their own periodic table by placing element cards on a blank periodic table. They analyze trends in periodic properties.
10th - 11th Science 65 Views 244 Downloads
Polygons, Pingos and Thermokarst! Oh My!
Students explain the formation of pingo, permafrost and ice wedges. In this earth science lesson, students create a model of one of the three formations assigned to them. They share their model and explanation with the class.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Finding Fairweather Fruit
Fifth graders conduct an experiment to test the possibility a legend is based in truth and understand the topography of Lituya Bay. For this Lituya Bay lesson, 5th graders examine the effects of earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis and tidal actions.
5th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Understanding Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary Rocks
Sixth graders explain the stages of the rock cycle. In this earth science instructional activity, 6th graders classify rocks according to their type. They create a model of the rock cycle using different methods and present this in class.
6th Science 33 Views 262 Downloads
Surface Features and Plate Tectonics
Young scholars differentiate transform, divergent and convergent motions. In this earth science instructional activity, students explain how geologists use these to analyze plate motion. They draw arrow on maps to represent the direction of plate movement.
7th - 8th Science 24 Views 207 Downloads