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The Little Ice Age - Understanding Climate and Climate Change
Fourth graders receive data about tree ring records, solar activity, and volcanic eruptions during the Little Ice Age (1350-1850). From this data, they draw conclusions about possible natural causes of climate change
4th Science 6 Views 14 Downloads
The Little Ice Age
For this Little Ice Age worksheet, students read about changes in weather and temperature resulting in changes in rain fall and glacier movement. Students answer three critical thinking questions about the Little Ice Age that occurred as a result of these changes.
9th - 10th Science 8 Views 24 Downloads
Older Than Blue Babe
Students create a collage of the carbon cycle. In this earth science lesson, 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 6 Views 40 Downloads
Paleoclimates and Pollen
Demonstrate for your earth scientists how plant pollen of the past has become part of sedimentary deposits, providing clues about ancient climates. Then give them simulated sediment layer samples to analyze for different types of paper punch pollen.
7th - 9th Science 5 Views 2 Downloads
The Sun, Moon, and Our Solar System: Teacher/Student Notes
Introduce basic Earth and space science to your budding astronauts. This handout works in two ways, the first part provides information about the sun, moon, eclipses, and Earth to be read to or by the class. The second part is composed of three hands-on activities that are intended to demonstrate the relative size and position of the planets and our moon's phases.
3rd - 5th Science 102 Views 476 Downloads
Settlement Exploration: Then and Now
NASA has crafted an imaginative and memorable series of lessons, "NASA and Jamestown Education Module." This lesson is one of the five components. In it, middle schoolers connect history and science by comparing the settlement of Jamestown in the 1600s to a future settlement of the lunar surface.
6th - 8th Science 21 Views 110 Downloads
Where Have All the Glaciers Gone?
Fourth graders discover that scientists examine evidence from around the world in order to explain global climate change. They see that records of climate change exist, and describe photographs interpreting changes in glaciers over time.
4th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Trees: Recorders of Climate Change
Middle schoolers study cross sections of trees or tree "cookies" to discover how the rings on tree sections give clues to the climate during the time the ring was produced. They study simulated cross sections of trees to determine the climate changes du
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Winter Landscape with Skaters by Hendrick Avercamp
In need of a quick set of ideas to use on a wintery day? Why not analyze Winter Landscape with Skaters with your class? After a thorough discussion, learners compare and contrast two paintings, research what curators do, draw landscapes, and write an imaginary biography of their lives as artists in the past.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Bringing Climate Change Into the Classroom
Students investigate the greenhouse effect and examine the potential effects of climate change in the Arctic. They construct a mini-greenhouse and test its effect on temperature, analyze historical climate statistics, and conduct an experiment about the insulating properties of sea ice.
9th - 12th Science 8 Views 155 Downloads
AP World History Unit Test Chapters 8-15
Get your AP historians thinking about the facts with this exam learning exercise, which has students responding to 60 multiple choice questions about world religions, major events, and significant historical figures. The exam specifies chapters 8-15, however the text it is referencing is not listed.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 344 Downloads
Early 18c Europe: Proto-Industrialism
Providing key information, visually appealing pictures, and thought-provoking questions, this series of slides presents your class with a study of 18th century Europe as it becomes increasingly urbanized. From peasants to princes, the presentation prompts viewers to consider the impediments to economic innovation during this time, as well as population changes from villages to towns.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Climate Change Skeptic's Argument: Natural Solar Cycles or Human Activity?
Teachers explore patterns in sunspots and total solar irradiance to understand the counterpoint to the human effect of global warming. In this professional development tool, teachers work through a activity on the sun's natural patterns to better understand the earths climate change.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Historical Climate Statistics
Are we getting hotter? Let’s look at a sample locality where historical records exist and see what we can find out. Here is an activity that has young environmentalists plotting the average winter temperature in England from 900-1900. It also has follow-up discussion questions.
6th - 9th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Dark Skies: Volcanic Contribution to Climate Change
Students examine how volcanic eruptions affect global climate. They listen to first-hand accounts of the effects of a large volcanic eruption and illustrate a landscape to show understanding. They experiment with the loss of light and create a graph.
4th - 7th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads