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Hubris Lesson Plan
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.
7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 31 Downloads
The "Big" World of Dinosaurs
Eighth graders work in groups to brainstorm about dinosaurs history. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders develop a brochure containing information on various aspects of dinosaur life. They create the brochure using Microsoft publisher or word.
8th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Density Separation of Local Sediments
Seventh graders investigate the density of local sediments. For this earth science lesson, 7th graders compare the densities of known material to that of an unknown sediment to determine its composition. They record observations in their data table.
7th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Name Game-Exploring Dinosaur Names
Provide a motivating way to discuss dinosaurs in your classroom. Learners explore how dinosaurs were named and classified. They describe the individual features of each dinosaur. Then, they come up with an idea for a new type of dinosaur and design a model.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 28 Downloads
To The Clock of Eras
Third graders investigate the events of geological time using a chart called a "Clock of Eras". In this geological events lesson plan, 3rd graders compare a standard clock to a geological clock. In addition, students consider periods change that the planet Earth has gone through by studying then creating their own Clock of Eras.
3rd Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
What a creative way to explore earth science. Have your class simulate the mining of natural resources. Using Play-Doh, learners recreate the core drilling process to determine the amount of minerals present. They write a detailed lab report describing the process they followed.
4th - 7th Science 6 Views 96 Downloads
Branches of Earth Science
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.
5th - 7th Science 3 Views 64 Downloads
Hawaiian Hot Spots
Students describe how plate tectonics contribute to the development of volcanoes. In this earth science lesson, students examine the map of Hawaii and explore the physical and biological environment there. They write a story about an organism they researched.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 23 Downloads
Students research news articles relating to global climate change. In this earth science lesson, students create a news broadcast using the information they gathered. They present this in class and each student gives their peer evaluation about the broadcast.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
What Makes an Ecosystem?
Students inquire about Earth science by participating in a flash card activity. In this ecosystem lesson, students discuss what the elements in an ecosystem consist of and examine flash cards which contain images of plants and animals. Students practice studying and memorizing the information of each plant and animal by quizzing other students with the cards.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 55 Views 317 Downloads
Rocking on the River
Students explore Earth science by writing about geology. In this sediment lesson, students discuss the different types of sediment on our planet and how water can create a giant impact on mountains and rocks. Students define a list of vocabulary terms, conduct a sediment experiment and write a detailed paragraph about sedimentary rocks.
7th - 8th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads