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Students explain the Chatelier's Principle. In this pH instructional activity, students identify factors that resist changes in pH of the ocean and why the ocean is becoming more acidic.
Students study La Chatelier's principle and identify how carbon dioxide may affect pH. In this coral instructional activity students complete a worksheet on pH and observe a lab.
In this earth science worksheet, students answer 85 multiple choice and short answer questions on various earth science concepts.
Fourth graders explore the Earth's changing surface. In this earth science lesson, 4th graders conduct a scientific experiment that replicates the wearing away of minerals. Students write paragraphs that make connections between the experiment and how the Earth's surface changes.
Fourth graders research the changing of the Earth. In this Earth science lesson plan, 4th graders look at pictures of the Earth over time from the super continent of Pangea to present day. They discuss the changing of the planet and predict what it will look like in the future.
Ninth graders examine three types of volcanoes and the reasons that they erupt so differently in this excellent Earth Science lesson. Emphasis is placed on comparing and contrasting volcano types using the Cascade Mountain range as a model.
Relying on previous understanding of plate tectonics, high school oceanographers make inferences about chemical reactions that occur at hydrothermal vents. They view video clips of the Lost City hydrothermal vents and answer questions on an accompanying worksheet. Consider displaying actual specimens of the peridotite minerals produced by the chemical reaction between magma and seawater.
In this earth science instructional activity, students are given words related to the various fields of earth science and they find the words in a word search. They also find a hidden message.
For this earth science worksheet, students find the words associated with the letter "c" and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
Play around with earth science vocabulary with this word search. Learners look for 18 earth science vocabulary words that start with the letter D. The resource provides an HTML and PDF version that you can print as well as answer sheet you can use to check answers. If you are interested in making your own puzzles to complement this puzzle, just click home. You could use this website to create word searches for any unit and assign them for homework, vocabulary practice, or sponge activities.
In this earth science activity, students find the words that are expressed in the context of new vocabulary. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
Here is a unique presentation that's on Earth Science. In it, learners see that Earth Science is a science made up of four main categories: Geology, Astronomy, Meteorology, and Oceanography. Pupils are assigned a task. They must find two newspaper articles or pictures with captions that relate to two of these Earth Sciences. They must also answer three questions about the Earth Science article or photo they bring in. This is a fine PowerPoint in that it has a most-worthwhile assignment embedded in it!
In this earth science worksheet, students locate and identify vocabulary terms related to earth science that begin with the letter "F." There are 24 words located in the puzzle.
In this earth science worksheet, students find the words that are related to the letter "E" and the answers are seen by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
In this earth science activity, students find the words that are related to new vocabulary with the letter "b". The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
Students complete a variety of lab and discussion activities as they are introduced to ethics and honest lab practices. They perform various biology, chemistry, or physics labs which test their ethical lab practices.
Earth science learners create a two-dimensional topographic map of the floor of the Aegean Sea. They use it to then create a three-dimensional model of the ocean floor features. This comprehensive resource delivers strong background information, clear activity procedures, and plenty of links to related resources. Use this when teaching topographic mapping or ocean floor features.
Collaborative groups work together to report on the volcanic activity leading to island formation and construct models to demonstrate the process. Consider having each group present their project to the rest of the class. There are many online resources provided to support this lesson. Use the assignment and websites in your middle school earth science class when studying plate tectonics.
A lamp, four globes, and some signs taped around the room are all you need to set up a solar system simulation for teaching how Earth's tilted axis creates the seasons. (Sticky dots are also needed, but not mentioned in the materials list.) Use this enlightening activity to meet fifth grade Next Generation Science Standards in conjunction with other terrific kinesthetic astronomy lessons by the same publisher.
After completing the activity, "Kinesthetic Astronomy: The Meaning of a Year," zoom in on Earth's rotation using the same simulation setup and this outline. Each class member dons a map of the Western Hemisphere and plays the part of Earth as it rotates on its axis. They identify their equators and north poles as reference points and note what comes into view in different positions as they turn. You will certainly want to check out the other lessons that make use of the kinesthetic astronomy setup put out by the same publisher.