Mapping the Earth Teacher Resources
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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 13 Views 161 Downloads
Tsunamis with a Latitude
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.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 44 Downloads
Cruising the Mantle
Young scholars 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.
7th - 9th Science 9 Views 51 Downloads
Consequences of Checkerboarding
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Time Zone Maps
In this time zones worksheet, 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.
5th - 6th Science 6 Views 189 Downloads
Read a Map ... It's a Snap!
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.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 27 Views 123 Downloads
Horse and Rider: The Pony Express in Utah
Students examine the geography of Utah and the Pony Express in Utah. For 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.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 32 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 215 Views 481 Downloads
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.
5th - 8th Science 6 Views 30 Downloads
U.S. Geography- The Northeast
Young scholars investigate the geography of the Northeast states. In this map skills instructional activity, students are shown a map of the Northeast states and identify the state names and borders. Young scholars construct individual maps of the Northeast using crayons and construction paper.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 8 Views 55 Downloads