Mapping the Earth Teacher Resources
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Exploring Plate Tectonics
For this plate tectonics worksheet, students answer questions about plate movement, the types of boundaries, the history of Earth's crusts and plate tectonics. They use an on line source to get their answers.
Horse and Rider: The Pony Express in Utah
Students examine the geography of Utah and the Pony Express in Utah. In this Utah and Pony Express lesson, students examine background information before completing mapping and art activities about the purpose and routes of the Pony Express. They determine why the service quickly became obsolete.
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. A second activity is also included in which individuals research Pangaea, Laurasia, and Gondwana. Plenty of background information and a grading rubric are included to support you with these assignments.
Evolution of a Planetary System
Students build star centers and perform experiments to evaluate the properties of stars. Using a radiometer, they make calculations and record their data on a class chart.
Geological Forces and Topography
Students discuss and research the Earth's geological processes. In this geology lesson, students study maps of Utah and the United States to learn about geological features. Students then complete the research cards for each area of study and discuss their findings in a group.
American Journeys: Right Place, Right Time
Sixth graders measure distances on a map using string and a ruler. They complete mathematical word problems about measurement.
U.S. Geography- The Northeast
Students investigate the geography of the Northeast states. In this map skills lesson, students are shown a map of the Northeast states and identify the state names and borders. Students construct individual maps of the Northeast using crayons and construction paper.
Probes, Exploration and Application
Students examine the benefits of the space program to our life on earth. In this space exploration lesson plan students participate in a lab, answer questions and study radar mapping.
When a Map Isn't A Map...
In this maps worksheet, students read about the Earth, sky, rivers and lakes, and more, and then answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 3 questions.
U.S. Geography: The Northeast
Learners investigate U.S. Geography by creating a map in class. In this natural resource lesson, students create a map of the United States and research the Northeast based on their resources and recyclable materials. Learners utilize the Internet to help identify all waterways.
Third graders recognize and locate Frigid, Temperate, and Torrid climatic zones on the word map or globe. They explain that plants, animals, and human societies display adaptations to the climates they live in .
Students complete a data sheet. In this Earth composition lesson, students learn what happens when the Earth's plates push against each other. They watch a teacher demonstration and complete a data sheet.
Learners use their prior knowledge to being their examination of the water cycle. In groups, they complete an experiment in which they can see water evaporating and coming back to the ground. They discover the ocean's water evaporates and then comes back down to the ground in the form of precipatation.
Reading Physical and Political Maps
In this physical and political maps worksheet, students look at a physical and political map of South Asia and answer short answer questions comparing them. Students complete 4 questions total.
In this projections worksheet, students look at projection maps of Earth and complete short answer questions about them. Students complete 4 questions.
The Ocean Floor
Fifth graders discuss the process of sedimentation and the continental drift theory. They locate major structures on the ocean floor and they identify life forms at each level of the ocean.
Geometry of Exploration: Eyes Over Mars
Students research how engineers and scientists generate linear and angular measurements with geometry to survey the Earth and Mars. They assess how geometric shapes affect navigation. A surveyor comes to the classroom and explains how he surveys locations to describe the techniques he uses to show how geometry and math are used in surveying.
Graphing Jupiter Radio Signals
Students explore fundamentals of graphing and generation of connections to the graphing tools neede to further develop an understanding of Project Radio Jove. Techniques are explored that can eliminate random fluctuations in the data.
Pupils collect and analyze data about the weather and learn to make a stem-and-leaf plot. They need access to a newspaper or other sources for collecting weather data.
Using Nets to Find Surface Area
Eighth graders explore three-dimensional objects (prisms, pyramids, cylinders and cones) to draw nets. They use the understanding of drawing nets to find the surface area of pyramids and cylinders.