Mapping the Earth Teacher Resources

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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. There's even a site where your learners can create their own tornado! They'll be thrilled to play around with this game! 
Students evaluate earth science by examining maps in class. In this world geography lesson, students examine a spherical map and identify several important locations including the prime meridian, Antarctic Circle and tropic of Cancer. Students complete a worksheet based upon latitude and longitude coordinates and tsunami awareness.
Students explore the plate boundaries of the earth. Through the use of video, internet and hands-on activities, students examine the types of plate boundaries. They create a model to illustrate the movement and interaction of the plates. Cross-curricular activities available.
Students examine the Dawes Act and how it offered to turn Native Americans into farmers on land previously used for reservations. In groups, they discover the concept of checkerboarding in which whites own most of the land in reservations today. To end the lesson, they research the ways tribes are trying to get their land back.
Students identify locations of coral reefs, both in the water and around the globe, identify relative depth of corals in the ocean by observing behavior of cold and warm saltwater, and create models of coral reefs.
In this time zones learning exercise, students read a detailed paragraph about the Earth's 24 times zones, their 15 degree width, and the increase in hours for each zone. Students study the world time zone map and then answer the four questions about various times in the world. Students then write a story about going backward or forward in time and draw a time machine.
In this interpreting a world time zone map worksheet, students read a review about the time zones, observe a map, and answer questions. Students write four short answers and one writing activity.
Eighth graders take their own "core sample" with clay and/or play-dough and correlate the layers of the earth.
Students use maps and a globe to discover the differences and similarities of continents and oceans. They practice the names of the seven continents and four oceans by learning songs and poems to help them remember.
Students are introduced to map and globe skills. They use grids and are able to construct their own simple maps of familiar places. Students are able to define a map, globe, and symbol and use the direction words north, south, east, and west to describe movements. They are able to use a grid to construct a map of their own.
For this word problems worksheet, students add 2-digit numbers to solve. In this fill in the blank worksheet, students find two sums.
In 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.
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.
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.
Young scholars 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.
Pupils discuss and research the Earth's geological processes. In this geology activity, students study maps of Utah and the United States to learn about geological features. Pupils then complete the research cards for each area of study and discuss their findings in a group.
Students examine the Earth at night. In this geography lesson, students identify the continents at night using various Internet Web sites. This lesson may be adapted for use with middle school and high school students.
Learners work in groups to define and research the terms: ozone, troposphere and stratosphere. Students watch videos, conduct Internet research, participate in discussion groups and complete worksheets.
Sixth graders measure distances on a map using string and a ruler. They complete mathematical word problems about measurement.
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.