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Here is a geology instructional activity that is sure to get your charges excited. It's all about the process of weathering of rocks. Learners study natural events that can cause rocks to break apart. Some of these events are: ice wedging, plant wedging, abrasion, and the effects of water.
3rd Science 16 Views 34 Downloads
From Sea to Shining Sea
Students discover United States geography by completing a graph. In this agriculture lesson, students read assigned text regarding the food production of individual states in the country and their economic impact. Students complete a graph which displays the top five commodities in the U.
4th - 9th Science 19 Views 103 Downloads
This Little Light of Mine
Elementary schoolers discover how electricity travels and create an electron flow through a closed circuit. They work together to make a closed circuit and observe the electricity being made. This outstanding lesson plan is well worth the four one-hour sessions needed to implement it.
3rd - 5th Science 7 Views 35 Downloads
Ducks in the Flow: Resources about Surface Ocean Currants for the Upper Elementary Classroom
Students investigate surface ocean currents. In this oceanography lesson, students work in small groups to create models that demonstrate surface currents, the Coriolis Effect, and how surface currents move debris. This lesson includes a storybook and three classroom activities that are very hands-on.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Colonial North America
Showcase the religion, conflicts, daily life, and politics of Colonial North America. A very well-done presentation highlights all the major colonial groups, social norms, demographics, and political struggles of the time. Perfect for an independent work station, and great for note taking or for added interest during lecture.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 56 Views 135 Downloads
High schoolers examine two maps that illustrate the tendency for people in the United States to settle near the coasts. They research environmental impacts on coastal ecosystems and write reports on steps that are being taken to mitigate these impacts.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Sand and Water
Here is a wonderful series of lessons which focus on some of the great lakes and deserts of the world. Pupils research, discuss, and analyze these geographical forms by engaging in small-group/hands-on activities. That's the best part about these lessons!
5th - 6th Science 9 Views 37 Downloads
Westward Expansion- How U.S. took possession of its land areas and effects on natives when settled
Students use textbooks and other resources to understand the westward expansion of the US and the influences and effects that it had on American culture.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 43 Views 37 Downloads
My State of the Union
Fourth graders, in groups, research states and using various print and nonprint reference materials. The groups make a presentation to inform the class about all the information from the state. This lesson plan provides imbedded support for the groups.
4th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 27 Downloads
National Marine Sanctuaries Fish
Information is provided on Gray's Reef, Florida Keys, and Flower Garden Banks marine sanctuaries. Young marine biologists then visit the FishBase and REEF databases to collect fish species information for each location. They then complete a data table comparing the different marine sanctuaries.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 21 Downloads
P.O.V.'s Borders Picture Project: Lesson 1 - Air
Take photos of human activities that impact air quality. Collaborative groups present one of the photographs, identifying how the activity contributes to air quality and what can be done to minimize the impact. As one in a series of lessons exploring human impact on the environment, this activity will help develop informed citizens who can make a difference.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 7 Downloads
When Natural Hazards Become Human Disasters
Students gain an understanding of natural events and consider the dangers that natural hazards and natural disasters pose to humans. Through writing, and by gathering and comparing data, students examine factors that make hazards a threat to people.
6th - 8th Science 9 Views 20 Downloads
Human Impacts In The African Rain Forest: What Can We Do?
Students examine the human impacts that conservationist Michael Fay noticed on his Congo Trek and Africa MegaFlyover projects. They write recommendations to the region's governments and businesses, explaining what should be done about human impacts.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 20 Downloads
Working in groups, learners create a mnemonic device, give an oral presentation, and create a pictorial representation of the correct sequence of the planets and asteroid belt from the sun. An assessment rubric is included in the instructional activity.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 85 Downloads
Air: Air Quality Picture Project
Students recognize which activities contribute to poor air quality and which contribute to good air quality. They discover how air quality is measured, and come up with ways that humans can have a positive affect on air quality.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 34 Downloads
A House is a House for Me
Young scholars evaluate the impact climates have on the building of structures. They research the different types of materials used to build houses in various climates and build small models of houses which are tested against different climates.
3rd - 5th Science 6 Views 23 Downloads