Geyser Teacher Resources
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Old Faithful Geyser
Such a creative way to teach and engage young mathematicians in learning about ratios! Mathematical calculations can be made, and a time frame can be calculated for the next eruption of Old Faithful (within 10 minutes) based on the duration of the previous eruption. There are many links to resources about Yellowstone, even one to a live feed to see Old Faithful erupt. Learners read information on FAQs. They then use this information to have a discussion on the mathematical data it contains. They will then do some mathematical calculations to determine unit rate based on the data given.
Kamchatka: Just Gushing with Geysers!
Students explore geysers. They identify the parts of the geyser and how it works. Students create a working model of a geyser. They write a brief summary about their geyser.
Geysers of Yellowstone – DVD
For this "Geysers of Yellowstone" worksheet, students watch the science video and respond to 16 fill in the blank questions regarding geysers.
Diet Coke and Mentos - Geyser Optimization
Eighth graders optimize the eruption of soda from a soda bottle. For this optimizing the eruption of soda from a soda bottle lesson, 8th graders determine the number of mentos needed to optimize a soda eruption. Students make graphs of their results and discuss the data.
LEARN ABOUT INFRARED LIGHT AND INFRARED IMAGING
Students analyze infrared imaging by looking at an image of a familiar geothermal feature, Old Faithful. They recognize the visible light image of the famous geyser, and figure out what the infrared image is showing them.
Mountains, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Geysers
Students study Utah geography and compare it to other areas of the world. They watch a video and focus their discussion on the formation of geographical features, plate tectonics, geysers, earthquakes, and volcanoes.
What's Hot in Yellowstone National Park
Students work in small groups to explore temperature as a measure of the average heat or thermal energy of the particles in a substance. They examine geysers and geological hotspots and volcanic calderas associated with hot springs.
Geothermal Energy in Latin America
Here is a wonderful series of lessons designed to introduce learners to the variety of renewable, clean energy sources used by people all over the world. Geothermal energy is the resource focused on. This particular sources of energy happens to be readily-available in many developing countries. These lessons produced by Hemispheres are among the best geography lessons I've yet come across. Highly recommended!
Here is a very important demonstration on why it's so important to wear helmets when doing any kind of high speed activity. A third grader's science fair project tested four different types of helmet: football, ski, skateboard, and bicycle. Each helmet had a honeydew melon in it. The helmets were dropped off a twenty-foot-high balcony onto concrete. The bicycle helmet was the only helmet that left the melon unharmed.
We're in Hot Water Now: Hydrothermal Vents
Students discuss the reasons hydrothermal vents occur and explore some uniquely adapted animals that live near the vents. They conclude by creating aquarium exhibits showcasing some of these animals and their special adaptations.
The Spanish Spot: Issue One
The Spanish Spot is awesome! It contains a short article about a Spanish-speaking destination, a mini-grammar lesson (this one's on cognates), and activities. Start by reading a short article (in English) about the driest desert in the world! Then learn some Spanish cognates and complete the accompanying activity and quiz. The last few pages are additional resources you can use to hone your skills!
The Living Edens: Virtual Yellowstone Tour
Young scholars take an online virtual tour of Yellowstone National Park. They act as park rangers to research geological features of Yellowstone, locate these features on maps, and describe and define associated geologic terms.
A thorough description of volcanoes appears in this Earth science instructional activity. Students read facts about volcanoes and answer 20 multiple choice comprehension questions. The answers appear at the end of the instructional activity.
Young scholars define and understand the concept of geothermal features. In this geothermal features lesson, students discuss and research geothermal features and record their findings on two worksheets (Geothermal Greatness and How does it all happen). Young scholars additionally complete a tell us more worksheet. Students create projects and present to class.
Geysers, Hot springs, and Bushfires
For this earth science worksheet, students locate thirty-two terms about the environment. Answers are available in various formats.
WATER HERE AND THERE
Introduce the topic of water conservation with a little drama. Dressed as snowflakes, hail stones, or rain drops class members dramatize the events in a narration of the water cycle. The series of lessons that follow focus on conservation techniques, hot springs and geysers, ground water, water pollution, and soil types. Activities, follow-ups, and extensions are included in each detailed plan.
Benefits of Volcanoes
Students explore geology by completing a worksheet in class. For this volcanoes lesson, students read assigned text which discusses how volcanoes form and their eventual impact on the earth. Students research how New Zealand and the world are affected by these naturally occurring disasters.
National Parks Highlight Nature's Wonders
Students examine the natural wonders of Yellowstone National Park. They analyze the geysers and what causes them to erupt. They also examine the many types of wildlife found in the park.
Old FaithFul Problem
In this algebra worksheet, 9th graders calculate the time that lapses between eruption of old Faithful. They try to time when all three geysers will erupt if one erupts every 94 minutes and lasts from 1.5 - 5 minutes. There is an answer key.
In this geologist worksheet, students identify and collect five geologic specimens that have important uses, giving an example of each. Also, they create a drawing that shows the cause of a volcano, a geyser, or an earthquake. Finally, students describe what a fossil is and how it is used to tell how old a formation is with examples. There are 9 short answer questions plus drawings required.