Mapping the Earth Teacher Resources

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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.
In this word problems activity, students add 2-digit numbers to solve. In this fill in the blank activity, 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.
Sixth graders use Google Earth's GPS system to locate 5 major landforms. In this GPS lesson plan, 6th graders are given the coordinates and they have to locate the pictures of landforms.
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.
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.
Students 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.
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.
Pupils 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. 
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.
Students 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.  Students 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 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.
Students use Google Earth to map cities along the Silk Road trade route. In this Silk Road trading lesson plan, students complete a worksheet examining production, transportation, and value of goods and research trade items. Students create a collage for their city and items to present to the class.