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Bring this activity 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 activity has connections to other short stories, such as "The Most Dangerous Game," and even cross-curricular applications to earth science, biology, and geology.
Eighth graders identify the different types of rocks. In this earth science instructional activity, 8th graders compare and contrast rocks and chocolate cookies. They explain how materials are recycled beneath the Earth.
Students explore the formation of Arctic landscapes using an interactive website. In this earth science lesson, students create models of at least 3 landscape features using a sculpting clay. They share the models with the class.
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.
Seventh graders investigate the density of local sediments. In 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.
Seventh graders explore the layers of the atmosphere using Glencoe CD. In this earth science lesson, 7th graders identify the characteristics of each layer and differentiate them. They convert measurements from one unit to another.
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.
Learners identify the physical properties of sediments. In this earth science lesson, students create a sediment jar. They explain why it separates into different layers over time.
First graders identify the different stages in the hydrologic cycle. To study earth science, they investigate how sunlight affects the earth's temperature. They also discuss how the sun's energy is transformed.
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.
Seventh graders identify the three types of rocks. In this earth science lesson plan, 7th graders model the rock cycle using crayon shaving. They explain how rocks change as they go through the cycle.
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.
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.
Students describe how plate tectonics contribute to the development of volcanoes. For 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.
Students simulate the Earth's revolution around the sun using CEENBoT. In this earth science lesson students calculate the Earth's distance in AU and it's speed of revolution. They explain how the Earth's movement cause seasonal variation.
Students explore the formation of volcanoes. In this earth science lesson, students build their own volcanoes in the lab using different materials. They identify the different types of volcanoes.
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.
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.
In this science review for grade 5 (5.2) worksheet, 5th graders answer 25 earth science questions in a standardized test format, including reading maps and diagrams.
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.