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Digging up a more valuable geology app than this one would be hard to do! This app introduces junior geologists to rocks, minerals, soil, and fossils with informational text, photographs, and videos. Check it out, but don't take it for granite!
4th - 8th Science 14 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review What's Hidden Among the Tallest Trees on Earth?
Hidden hundreds of feet above the ground in the redwoods of Northern California is a whole world that was just waiting to be discovered. This video tells the story of Stephen Sillett who, inspired by his grandmother, set out to explore the incredible diversity of life found in the canopies of these enermous, ancient trees.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Learners define and understand the concept of geothermal features. In this geothermal features instructional activity, students discuss and research geothermal features and record their findings on two worksheets (Geothermal Greatness and How does it all happen).
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
Lifesaving Layers-Earth's Atmosphere
Pupils gain a detailed comprehension of the layers of Earth's atmosphere. They represent their knowledge visually in a standing exhibit. Students compose a key to explain their visual display. They research the effect of global warming on the Earth's atmosphere.
4th - 12th Science 23 Views 42 Downloads
Planet Earth in Cross Section
Students will examine the layers of the Earth. In this geology lesson, students create a scale model of the Earth's interior using cash register tape. They will determine the percentage of error in the scale compared to the actual size of the earth's radius.
8th - 10th Science 26 Views 140 Downloads
Carbon Cycle Poster
Humans can have a big impact on the environment, specifically the influence they have on the carbon cycle. First, the class will define and discuss each of the earths four major spheres, the biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere.
3rd - 12th Science 188 Views 197 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Layers of the Earth
Students identify the layers of the Earth and complete activities for the topic. In this Earth layers lesson, students chart their ideas about the Earth's layers and view a PowerPoint for the topic. Students view an apple to learn about the Earth's layers.
4th - 5th Science 38 Views 190 Downloads
Changing Planet: Permafrost Gas Leak
Pair earth scientists up to use an amazing online arctic portal mapping tool and Google Earth to analyze permafrost changes. They compare changes to data on atmospheric concentrations of methane to see if there is a correlation. Then they experiment with temperature and gas concentrations.
7th - 12th Science 4 Views 9 Downloads
How Old Is Illinois?
High schoolers use fossils found in rocks to determine the age of the strata between Rock Island and Chicago. Pupils pretend they are geologists. They must determine the age of all rock layers between the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 9 Downloads
The Rocks Under Illinois
The goal of this fine geology lesson is to have learners create a map that shows how the rock layers are arranged far underground where they can't be seen. The ambitious lesson plan requires high schoolers to learn the law of superposition, how sedimentary rocks are arranged, and how to predict the arrangement and inclincation of rock layers far underground based on clues at the surface.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 7 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2006
Test your class on earth science with this extensive resource. This test, created by The University of the State of New York Regents, is made up of 50 multiple choice questions and 32 short answer questions that cover the branches of earth science.
9th - 12th Science 13 Views 104 Downloads
Roman Holiday in Google Earth
Learners plan an itinerary for an educational trip to Rome. In this research skills lesson, students use Google Earth to conduct research for their project in their travel teams. Learners also set up blogs to share their progress through the project.
6th - 7th Social Studies & History 17 Views 50 Downloads
Earth: Our Big Blue Marble
Students investigate Earth and its resources. In this Earth, space, and nature lesson plan, students collaborate to design presentations on the Earth, its cycles, and how humans have impacted the planet. Images, diagrams, and background information on Earth are included.
4th - 5th Science 15 Views 61 Downloads
Volcanoes: Windows Into The Earth
Students investigate the concepts related to volcanoes and focus upon Mt. St. Helens. They define the difference between an active and dormant volcano. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used in order to take part in activities as part of the lesson.
4th - 8th Science 4 Views 28 Downloads