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For this earth science worksheet, 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.
Third graders will research the Ring of Fire and be able to share their findings with their partner. They will also demonstrate volcanic eruptions using a baking soda and vinegar volcano model. Then they will discover how continental drifting takes place. Inquiry based activities are included.
Review the difference between rocks and minerals using this resource. Learners identify and investigate the physical properties of these objects. They create a Venn diagram to compare and contrast types of rocks. This is a motivating way to explore this topic.
Students research about plants and animals during Triassic period. In this earth science lesson, students draw pictures of their chosen plants and plants for the bulletin board. They present their project in class.
High schoolers determine the volume of water they displace. For this earth science lesson, students calculate the total water displaced by the world's population. They evaluate whether or not this value is enough to raise the sea level significantly.
Eighth graders review the history of weather forecasting. In this earth science lesson plan, 8th graders identify the different tools used in forecasting weather. They explain why it's important to know the weather.
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, 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.
Students explore the different techniques used in forensic science. In this chemistry lesson, students investigate a fictional crime and identify the culprit. They create a brochure or collage career bulletin.
Students perform tests on different soil samples. In this earth science lesson, students classify the soil into groups according to test results. They write a lab report following a certain criteria.
Eighth graders study the theory of plate tectonics. In this earth science instructional activity, 8th graders create a PowerPoint presentation using their research. They construct a model of Gondwana.
Eighth graders research about the effects of coastal erosion. In this earth science lesson plan, 8th graders create a bumper sticker to promote public awareness about the issue. They also watch a video and answer key questions about it.
Eighth graders explain what happens to water molecules during evaporation. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders investigate how surface area affects evaporation rate.
Eighth graders simulate geologic time using toilet tissue capture activity. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders identify the different characteristics of Paleozoic and Precambrian era. They hypothesize how old the Earth is.
Eighth graders hypothesize what caused the break up of continents. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders study about the events that took place during Mesozoic and Cenozoic Era. They reconstruct a supercontinent and report their experience in class.
Eighth graders examine the physical properties of different minerals. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders explain the uses of minerals in their daily lives. They complete the mineral identification table during the lesson.
Eighth graders analyze weather diagrams and weather maps. In this earth science instructional activity, 8th graders explain why it is important to know the weather. They complete a handout at the end of the instructional activity.
Eighth graders study the different kinds of severe weather. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders perform the capture activity and record observations. They answer questions about severe weather videos they watched.
Eighth graders create models of plate boundaries. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders discuss how sea floor spreading supports the Continental Drift theory. They develop a creative presentation about the topic.
Third graders study the features of different moons orbiting the planets. For this astronomy lesson, 3rd graders explore the different phases of the moon using an interactive online website. They compare and contrast the features of the Earth's moon and that of the Jupiter and Saturn.