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Moon's appearance during lunar cycle
Third graders observe the moon as it changes its appearance in a lunar cycle. In this earth science lesson, 3rd graders record, using a T-chart, what the moon looks like each night for a week. They discuss their observations, watch a PowerPoint lesson online, and make a moon phase booklet.
Planet Scaling using Extra Terrestrial Tools
Your class will use a set scale to convert diameters of planets to the model size, the diagram given to expand on the number of planets drawn as concentric circles, and examine the scale that would be needed to fit the larger planets on a page. The out-of-this-world activity is can be used to examine the planets, math scales, and ratios. You could expand on this with astronomy topics, but the worksheet also goes on to practice more scales used in the area of blueprints and architecture
Hidden Message Word Search-Earth Science
In 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.
Earth Science--C Letters
In this earth science activity, students find the words associated with the letter "c" and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
Earth Science "D" Letter
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.
Earth Science--A Letters
In this earth science worksheet, middle schoolers find the words that are expressed in the context of new vocabulary. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
2002 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad National Exam - Part III
Two laboratory problems are put forth for chemistry students. They are to plan and carry out an experiment that will answer each of the questions. The first asks them to investigate a relationship between the surface area of a potato and decomposition rate of hydrogen peroxide. The second requires that they determine the equilibrium constant for a reaction involving urea. All of these National Chemistry Olympiad exams are tremendous resources to use in your classroom as lab investigations or practical exams.
The Chemistry of Cookies
Here is a delicious lesson! While a good portion of the processes presented is more apt for a chemistry class, younger physical scientists will still benefit from, and thoroughly enjoy, viewing this film about what happens when cookies are baked. Concepts as simple as phase change, mixtures, and chemical reactions can be addressed, in addition to more specific occurrences like the Maillard reaction and the restructuring of sugars and proteins. If you have kitchen access, it would be fun to follow up your lesson with a baking activity!
Astronomy and Me: Moons Over New Haven
Third graders study the features of different moons orbiting the planets. In 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.
Lesson #3 ~ Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Here is a six-page script for your biology, chemistry, or physics class to read out loud as a way of investigating nanoscience. This particular lesson is actually a continuation of "Lesson #2 - Nanoscience and Nanotechnology," written in the same format. You will need to print out color copies for your class to read as the photos and diagrams are vital to understanding the concepts revealed through this creative approach. This is a fascinating study of the uses of nanotechnology today!
Mapping the Mississippi
Earth science classes can inspect the geography of the Mississippi River watershed by using National Geographic's fascinating FieldScope, an interactive mapping tool. Printable worksheets can be used to guide the exploration. This neat package can be used when learning about remote imagery, physical geography, or if your class happens to be learning about the Midwest.
From the Gulf of Mexico to the Moons of Jupiter
Students compare deep ocean conditions to those found on the moons of Jupiter. In this Earth science lesson, students consider the possibilities and conditions needed to support simple life. Students examine the habitats and life found near oceanic hot vents to determine if conditions on Jupiter's moons are life sustaining. Students will use evidence to write a paper stating if they believe life could or could not live on one of Jupiter's moons.
What On Earth
Students explore earth science through concept mapping, discussion, and self-discovery.
It looks Like Champagne
Students interpret phase diagrams and explain the meaning of vocabulary words. In this ocean explorer lesson students describe two uses of super-critical carbon dioxide.
After reviewing plate tectonic theories and the discovery of both the Atlantis Massif and the Lost City hydrothermal vents, earth science learners complete a worksheet and participate in discussions about what the types of rock found there suggest about the creation of the features. This lesson is a sufficient support to any curriculum dealing with seafloor spreading, ocean floor features, or tectonic activity.
High schoolers describe advantages and disadvantages of species whose larvae are retained in seamounts. In this Earth Science instructional activity students complete a lab activity.
Young scholars watch a video about plate tectonics. in this Earth Science instructional activity, students watch a video clip from Bill Nye about Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics. They make a slight crack in a hard boiled egg and manipulate the egg to show divergent, convergent, and transform plate boundaries.
Six Traits of Writing Superheroes
Eighth graders identify the six traits of writing. They use the six traits of writing and their current study of Earth Science to create a superhero story focusing on at least 3 of the 6 traits of writing.
Mining and Land Reclamation - A Classroom Simulation
Students simulate mining mineral resources using cookies. In this earth science lesson, students analyze the cost and profits in mining. They write a lab report about the activity.
Branches of Earth Science
Connect earth science to science occupations and real-life events with this worksheet and activity. After listing the 4 branches of earth science, learners spend some time brainstorming two activities each type of earth scientist might perform. Scholars also find two newspaper articles relating to a branch of earth science and briefly analyze the articles. You might need to come up with your own definition for an earth science event and provide examples for your class.