Mapping the Earth Teacher Resources
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How on Earth?
The equator and longitudinal lines make interesting circles to study in terms of arc length. Using Google Earth or a globe, pupils research specific questions about size and distance. This a great activity to bring some real-world application into your classroom.
9th - 11th Math 24 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Surveys and Estimating Large Quantities
Looking for an estimation activity a bit more involved than the typical "guess the number of jellybeans in the jar" game? Here, learners use a picture to estimate the number of people at a large event, look for potential problems with surveys, and use HTML codes to estimate the number of pages on the web.
6th - 12th Math 19 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
Where on Earth?
Tenth graders create maps to a secret location on the school grounds for others to follow, study topographical maps, estimate the size and shape of the Earth, explore various formations of the Earth's topography, and give an oral report on their conclusions.
10th Science 19 Views 94 Downloads
If the majority of our planet is covered with water, why do we need to bother conserving it? With a thorough and varied investigation into the location and types of water on the earth, learners will gain an understanding of why this resource is so precious.
4th - 8th Science 35 Views 27 Downloads
Earth from Space Maps
Students use photo images from space to create a large map of the United States or the world, find where they live and label other places they know. They are exposed to a Web resource that allows them to view photo images of Earth taken from space.
3rd - 12th Science 12 Views 75 Downloads
What is Sustainability?
Using an allegorical apple, locating resources by country and creating a webpage are the activities for your Junior high middle schoolers. After these, they should recognize that the world has limited resources and understand the importance of keeping the world's natural resources by participating in a game.
6th - 8th Science 6 Views 75 Downloads
Noting Notable Features for Rain Gardens
Eight groups in your class are each responsible for a different aspect of surveying the campus for a suitable rain garden location. Features to consider include water flow, topography, sun/shade patterns, land surface, vegetation, wildlife, traffic, and land use.
1st - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Milestones of Flight
Discover seven of the most historic aircraft and spacecraft in the collections of the National Air and Space Museum. By research into the major milestones of aviation history your students will recognize features that enable flight, identify major technological advances in aviation and spaceflight, and describe how advances have affected the lives of people.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 5 Views 42 Downloads
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Become a natural-hazard mapper! Your young scientists discuss plate tectonics, map regions of the US where earthquakes are likely to occur, and explore a population density map. Do people avoid living in areas where earthquakes are common? This plan includes several inks to additional sources.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 15 Views 163 Downloads
Worksheet: The Movement of Tectonic Plates
A colorful wedge of Earth, map of tectonic plates, and numbered facts about Earth structure fill the first two pages of this resource. After reading and absorbing the information, geologists get into groups and make clay models to demonstrate faulting and folding of Earth's crust.
6th - 9th Science 259 Views 507 Downloads
Earth at Night
Students examine the Earth at night. In this geography instructional activity, students identify the continents at night using various Internet Web sites. This instructional activity may be adapted for use with middle school and high school students.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Earthquakes And Fault Lines
Students discuss major causes of earthquakes and identify famous fault lines, access and map information about ten largest earthquakes in world from 1989 to 1998, and theorize about location of these earthquakes as they relate to Earth's tectonic plates.
6th - 12th Science 114 Views 389 Downloads