Natural Phenomena Teacher Resources
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Myth-try Cards Activity
Learners 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.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
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.
4th - 7th Science
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.
3rd - 5th Science
To Your Health
Learners 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.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History
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.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Here is a resource that introduces learners to how the stories from Greek mythology explain the workings of natural phenomena, movements of the seasons, and how the conflicts of the gods mimic our own daily difficulties. Learners collaborate to understand the characteristics of the gods, create a family tree, give choral readings, and create a play based on one of the stories from the unit.
5th - 10th English Language Arts
A “New English” in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”: A Common Core Exemplar
To examine the “New English” Chinua Achebe uses in Things Fall Apart, readers complete a series of worksheets that ask them to examine similes, proverbs, and African folktales contained in the novel. Individuals explain the meaning behind the comparison in the similes, identify proverbs explaining what they say about the values of Igbo society, and analyze African folktales.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Their Eyes Were Watching God: Characters
Delve into the world of Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston with an in-depth activity about character development. Have kids discuss plot points and character relationships with several discussion questions, and then assign an essay using the first four chapters as an exploration into Janie's perspective.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using Words as a Way into Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief
Use the Visual Thesaurus to predict the subject matter of Rick Riordan's book The Lightning Thief. A pre-reading activity encourages middle schoolers to use context clues and word meaning to discover what the book is about. After they finish the activity, they read the first chapter of the book and research Olympian gods.
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable