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Springboard your fourth and fifth graders into the study geologic time. They will complete 7 activities to learn about geologic time and the topics most often associated with it: astronomy, creation, planet formation, volcanology, chemistry, and ecology. They will also explore the concept of visualizing geologic time throughout the activities.
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.
Students describe chemical changes occurring in hydrothermal circulation systems. They make inferences about the significance of these systems to ocean chemical balance compared to terrestrial runoff.
Class members read 25 clues about all areas of science, including biology, chemistry, weather, physical science, and insert their answers into a crossword puzzle. There is no word bank and the learners would need experience with tough details about multiple areas of science in order to complete this crossword puzzle.
In this science instructional activity, students find the words that are associated with the oceanography and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
In this earth science worksheet, learners find the vocabulary words that are part of a review and the answers are found by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
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.
Students simulate the movement of the Earth using their body motion. For this earth science lesson, students explain how this causes seasonal changes on Earth.
Students classify rocks as sedimentary, igneous or metamorphic based on physical properties. In this earth science lesson, students recreate the rock cycle using a set of stones placed on labeled shower curtain. They explain the different stages involved in the cycle.
Students describe the stages in the hydrologic cycle. For this earth science lesson, students identify the different uses of water in their area. They explain the impact of climate change to water cycle in their community.
Learners design and conduct an experiment to determine the thermal conductivity of certain materials. In this earth science lesson, students relate how thermal conductivity varies with snow composition. They collect data from their experiment and present their findings in class.
Students work in a team to use the ProScope Digital USB Microscope and a computer to collect microscopic images from a variety of mineral specimens. They compare specimens and determine how they are alike and different by comparing their crystal shapes.
Sixth graders complete an El Nino scavenger hunt. In this earth science instructional activity, 6th graders describe the conditions that create El Nino and compare it to normal condition. They discuss how this phenomenon affects marine ecosystem.
In this science vocabulary worksheet, students locate 25 earth science words in a word search. Each of the words is related to the study of ground water.
This three-minute clip provides a quick overview of what we know about the planet Earth. It covers drilling, the layers of the Earth, and Earth's basic composition. The narration is very clear and easy to follow, unfortunately the clip stops short of a full explanation.
Introduce the inquisitive learners in your class to the wonders of the planet Earth. This video showcases the reasons why we should study earth science and how a career or education in earth science can help us safeguard our planet. This would be a great video to show how important earth science careers can be.
Review the 5 branches of chemistry and related terms with this worksheet. The focus of these activities is on terms and definitions. Learners answer questions about the study of chemistry, reasons to study chemistry, and pure and applied chemistry. Use this as a check or understanding or homework assignment.
How is the Earth's weather created? Middle schoolers will explain how the Sun's energy is transformed into different forms. They will perform mathematical calculations of volume, mass, and temperature. They they will explain the different factors influencing the Earth's weather. Material lists and resources are included.
Students identify the different biogeochemical cycles on Earth. In this biology instructional activity, students observe microbes under a microscope. They compare and contrast respiration and photosynthesis.
Bring this lesson on hubris to your short story unit. After reading Jack London's "To Build a Fire," young readers discuss the role of hubris in the protagonist's death. The lesson has connections to other short stories, such as "The Most Dangerous Game," and even cross-curricular applications to earth science, biology, and geology.