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Coral Bleaching in the Caribbean
Students practice analyzing images, maps and graphs from Internet-based educational resources. They explore the correlation between sea surface temperature and coral bleaching. Students comprehend that coral reefs are collections of tiny marine creatures that live inside limestone skeletons attached to rocks on shallow ocean floors.
5th - 12th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
Introduce middle or high schoolers to topographic maps with this PowerPoint. After a review of longitude and latitude, display and describe contour lines and intervals. Also explain map scale. This is a useful presentation for a social studies or earth science class.
7th - 12th Science 15 Views 63 Downloads
Terrabagga Activity Using a Magnetometer
Clever! Earth science learners construct a model of a planet containing a magnetic core. The planet, Terrabagga, is made out of a paper grocery bag, magnets, a dead D battery, and rubber bands. Pictures of each step of the construction process are included.
5th - 12th Science 4 Views 3 Downloads
National Marine Sanctuaries Shipwrecks
Junior oceanographers access the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Shipwreck Database and plot the locations of several shipwrecks. Shipwrecks are always an enthralling subject and this activity allows your learners to act as shipwreck detectives using real-life data.
4th - 6th Science 4 Views 22 Downloads
Human Ordered Pairs
Use prior knowledge to plot an ordered pair on a Cartesian plane. Children chart an original picture of themselves by charting their points. They also apply this skill to longitude and latitude. A quiz helps assess their understanding.
5th - 7th Math 20 Views 99 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Latitude and Longitude
Fifth graders are introduced to the concept of latitude and longitude and play a game to reinforce the concept. In this latitude and longitude lesson, 5th graders play a matching game where they identify which card belongs on a specific place on a globe.
5th Social Studies & History 76 Views 135 Downloads
Fifth graders examine the geographic concept of absolute location. Using a variety of resources, they create a life-size classroom grid and locate the coordinates of a point, identify latitude and longitude of different locations, and create a mini-model of the globe using latitude and longitude lines.
5th Social Studies & History 41 Views 107 Downloads
Students are introduced to the concept of stellar navigation. Inside a portable digital planetarium they identify various stars that were used as a navigational tool. They go through several activities in which they attempt to identify their location on earth (in latitude and longitude measurements) using the night sky.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Learning About Location: Charting the Path of the George W. Elder
Students acquire a working knowledge of the geographical concepts: absolute location, relative location, longitude and latitude. They analyze primary sources that shows the physical and human characteristics of the places along the 1899 Harriman Alaska Expedition's route.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 32 Views 51 Downloads
GPS Treasure Hunt
Students explore geography by participating in a treasure hunt activity. In this Global Positioning System lesson, students define the terms latitude and longitude while utilizing an electronic GPS device. Students view a PowerPoint presentation about GPS devices and complete a worksheet treasure hunt activity in class.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 58 Downloads
Map Reading: Where Am I?
Eighth graders identify specific places in the western U.S. using latitude and longitude. They research westward migration, explore maps on various websites, and compare/contrast longitude and latitude on the Eastern U.S. map.
8th Social Studies & History 12 Views 199 Downloads
The United States is a large country with many different climates. Graph and analyze temperature and rainfall data for Sacramento and Washington DC as you teach your class about the characteristics of Mediterranean climates. Discuss the factors contributing to California's unique weather, identifying other regions around the world with similar conditions.
3rd - 5th Science 29 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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Eighth graders write a Compare and Contrast essay comparing the lives of similarly aged students at different Latitudes. They share their essays with epals, via e-mail. They may include digital photographs in their correspondence as well.
8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads