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Students use this worksheet with the videodisk from Video discovery titled Evolution: Inquiries into Biology and Earth Science.Written because there is no computerized control program available, it is to be used with a standard videodisk remote control.The guide provides step-by-step instructions so that students can do this activity on their own.
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!
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.
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.
Think like a scientist! Investigate minerals and record progress in a scientific notebook with fourth graders. They will experiment with a variety of activities including a lab, watching a video on the properties of minerals, and taking online quizzes. Finally, they finish the lesson by completing a 3-2-1 activity in their scientific notebooks.
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
This worksheet tests general knowledge of scientific fields with a focus on those involved in earth science. Learners fill in 9 blanks using the provided word bank of scientific fields. In addition, there are 2 questions specifically related to earth science. The last question refers to a textbook page that is not included. The resource is based on a textbook by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.
Students define terms and watch a segment from a film. In this scientific theory lesson students work in small groups and draft a theory that was discussed in the program.
Acquaint your class with the 4 branches of earth science with this visual representation of the different branches. Using 4 different colors, learners categorize the provided words into the separate branches of earth science: meteorology, oceanography, geology, and astronomy. This could be used as a vocabulary activity, an introduction to earth science in general, or a homework assignment.
Young scholars examine the sun's impact on the Earth. They read online articles, explore various websites, and answer questions using information found on the Internet.
Learners research the demands or limitations on Earth scientists. In groups, they design and build a model that would be useful to them in the lab or field. They share their model and their ideas behind it to the class and answer any questions.
Students explore the Proterozoic Era. In this geologic time periods lesson, students examine the clock of eras charts and listen to a lecture regarding the era.
Students examine the movement of the oceanic plates. They construct shoe box models simulating divergent plate boundaries and a mid-ocean ridge spreading center. They discover how magna rises and the plates are pushed away from the ridge.
For this earth science quiz, test-takers use photographs posted around a classroom to identify the 4 branches of earth science. They receive bonus points for identifying the event or activity of a scientist associated with the photographs. If you were interested in using this resource, you would need to post photographs around the room displaying the different branches of earth science.
In this word search activity, students locate words related to earth science. The word list includes nitrogen, oxygen, sea breeze, atmosphere, and during the day.
In this branches of earth science worksheet, students match the event to the branch of earth science. Students match the branch to the activity of the scientist listed. Students separate the activities given into the branches of earth science.
Fourth graders review the Clock of Eras and learn about The Hadean. In this eras lesson, 4th graders study the characteristics of the first time period on the Clock of Eras; The Hadean. They watch a demonstration of a volcano model.
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!
Students discover the relationship between tectonic plate boundaries and the communities of life that thrive at such boundaries. In this biology lesson, students find that methane from oxidized carbon in sediments provides nutrients for deep ocean communities. This lesson includes an experiment, vocabulary, extensive background information, and multiple web resources.
Give science learners nine questions about the biogeography of hydrothermal vents and turn them loose to research this fascinating habitat. Working in cooperative groups, they prepare a report that addresses each of the questions. A plethora of resource links are included for groups to glean information from! Versatile in subject matter, this lesson can be used in a biology when exploring habitats, or in earth science when covering plate tectonics or ocean-bottom features.