Natural Phenomena Teacher Resources
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Myth-try Cards Activity
Students read creation myths to learn various cultural explanations for natural phenomena. They select sharks and write myths to explain physical structures, behaviors or roles in ecosystems. They research the animals to provide scientific explanations.
Avalanches--Beautiful and Awe Inspiring
Avalanche lesson plans can help students learn about this interesting natural phenomena.
What Does This Graph Tell You?
Pupils choose natural phenomena to research. They design and conduct experiments or simulations. Students predict, gather, and analyze data. They graph the results using a spreadsheet software.
the Sine Function
Students practice the concept of the sine function by defining, by graphing, by computer generating, by using a "shop created" blackboard sine wave generator, and by presenting examples of natural phenomena which result in sine wave motion.
An African Folktale
Students learn what a folktale is and illustrate their favorite part of the story The Orphan Boy. They also write a folk story that explains a natural phenomena.
Mythology and Ancient Civilizations
Third graders examine ancient world civilizations and the mythologies they created to explain natural phenomena, as well as the writers and poets who wrote about the mythologies.
Extremes of Weather: Understanding Natural Phenomena Influencing Continental Temperatures
Students discover the influences naturally occuring weather phenomena have on climate. They use a map to complete a worksheet about Canada's climate zones and the movement of air masses from season to season.
To Your Health
Students focus on how storks and other cultural icons, in both Bulgarian and American customs, are believed to encourage and bring good health. They list three natural phenomena in their region prominently associated with the coming of spring and give reasons they are important in the culture.
Cultural Creation Myths
Young scholars write original plays based on supernatural explanations of existence. In this cultural creation myths lesson, students listen to five different stories about supernatural creation. Young scholars record similarities and differences in these stories. Students write a 300 word essay about the basic elements in these stories and then work in groups to write a play and perform it.
Natural Phenomena That Change the Earth's Surface
Students explore a natural phenomenon. In this science lesson plan, students research a natural phenomenon and create a script about that phenomenon. Students act out their scripts for the class.
Modeling Natural Disaster with Mathematical Functions
Ninth graders investigate the functional relationship of different environmental phenomena. In this math lesson, 9th graders create models of various natural disasters. They use logarithmic and exponential functions to interpret population growth.
WHO Wants Clean Water! Do You? Solving Conflicts Over International Water Rights Issues
Students examine the water rights on an international scale. For this social studies lesson, students research on a specific water rights issue. They write a paper about their findings and create a PowerPoint presentation which they share with the class.
Extremes of Weather
Middle Schoolers explore factors that influence climate. Canada's climate zones are focused on in an interesting science lesson. The plan is incredibly thorough; it has activities, worksheets, rubrics, and assessments all built into it. A fine plan if you're looking to teach your charges about Canada's variety of climates.
Water Pressure Blaster
Third graders complete an experiment to introduce them to the concept of water pressure. In this water pressure lesson plan, 3rd graders create pressure in a water bottle and observe the force of water that is created.
The Sky is Falling!!
First graders complete a variety of activities about fall. They study a plant's life cycle and what happens to plants in the fall. They make leaf rubbings and discuss seed dispersal. They write a creative story about a seed and visit a local nature center.
The Historiography on Robert Boyle: Was Boyle the Progenitor of Modern Science?
Students participate in a warm-up activity by attending a football match writing an account of who won the game. They discuss how their account could differ from someone else's account of the game. They discuss how different people's interpretations compares to historiography. They read three different accounts about Boyle and answer questions about their similarities and differences. They follow up with studying Newton and comparing him to Boyle.
Japanese Religion (Shinto)
Fifth graders explore the relationship between the early Japanese religion of Shinto and the natural phenomena of Japan. They engage in Day 3 of the Warlords of Japan simulation.
Can Young Children Distinguish Between Living and Non-living Things?
What does it mean to be living? Help your young scientists identify living and non-living things as a result of their learning through discovery. Observation of and interaction with a set of natural phenomena in their community will make this learning experience fun and relevant.
Natural Catastrophic Phenomena
Sixth graders examine the ways natural phenomena are monitored to avoid disasters. They find out about instruments used in measuring disasters and prediction of future events from data.
Extremes of Weather
Students discover the factors that influence climate. Using a map, they locate and describe Canada's many climate zones and discuss what cause differences in temperature. They examine how air masses influence the seasons and explain the difference between cold and warm fronts.