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The Continents and Oceans of the World
Students identify and locate the continents and oceans. For this continent and ocean geography lesson, students use Visual Thesaurus to define continents and oceans and use information from the site to label the continents and oceans on a worksheet.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 73 Views 56 Downloads
First graders examine how the earth is covered with more water than land. They toss an inflatable globe around the classroom, and each time a student catches the ball with two fingers, they tally whether the fingers land on water or land and analyze the results of the tally marks.
1st Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
The Continents and Oceans of the World
Students explore world mapping skills. In this world geography lesson, students identify and label the continents and oceans on a world map using the Visual Thesaurus. Students generate mnemonic devices to help memorize these terms.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 86 Views 559 Downloads
As an introduction to a unit on oceans, get youngsters thinking about why it is important to us as humans. Using a map-making website, they identify where the products that they use come from. They also make connections to show how they, in turn, affect oceans.
2nd - 9th Science 28 Views 35 Downloads
Dora, Dora, Dora, Dora, Dora! This may be your little ones' best guess as to what it's like to be an explorer! Give them a deeper understanding with this compact examination. A four-minute video introduces them to Robert Ballard, the oceanographer most known for finding the sunken Titanic and hydrothermal vents.
3rd - 8th Science 13 Views 21 Downloads
Help your class to understand the concept of the one world ocean by first asking them to draw the ocean boundaries. Discuss the challenges this presents in terms of sharing the oceans and the resources contained. That is all there is to this instructional activity.
3rd - 8th Science 19 Views 31 Downloads
What Lives in the Open Ocean and Where Do They Live?
Students explore oceanography by participating in a flash card activity. In this ocean inhabitant lesson, students define a list of ocean related vocabulary terms and answer ocean geography study questions. Students utilize organism flash cards to practice memorizing animal characteristics and facts.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 34 Downloads
New Review Introduction to World of Geography Test
Assess your learners on the five themes of geography and the most important key terms and concepts from an introductory geography unit. Here you'll find an assessment with 15 fill-in-the-blank and 14 multiple-choice questions, sections for labeling a globe and map projects, and two final essay questions.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 104 Views 80 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Marine Life, Oceans, Lakes and Rivers
Learners examine the types of organisms found in oceans. In groups, they read articles about the research done at certain sites. They work together to research their own water ecosystems and report the findings to the class. To end the lesson, they also observe the behaviors of dolphins.
4th - 5th Science 5 Views 47 Downloads
Students investigate how ocean currents affect our world. In this ocean currents lesson, students perform an experiment to show how cold water is near the poles and warm water is near the equator. Students use water, food coloring, ice cubes, and a baking dish to perform the experiment.
6th - 8th Math 29 Views 113 Downloads
Baseball Challenge - Basic Geography Skills
A fabulous presentation/activity based on geography. The author has designed a "baseball game" where batters advance to the next base if they correctly answer a multiple choice question about geography. Geographic terms are used, along with a wide variety of other geographic skills.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 59 Views 154 Downloads
Descending to the Challenge: Developing Documentaries About the Deep Ocean
The video clip that comprises the warm up is not available, but the related article from The New York Times and the movie trailer for Aliens of the Deep are, leaving enough material to make this a fascinating instructional activity on deep-sea exploration.
7th - 12th Science 5 Views 14 Downloads
Oceans of the World
Second graders demonstrate their ability to find the five oceans on a globe and on a world map and relate their knowledge of mountains and other physical characteristics of land masses to the physical characteristics of the ocean floor.
2nd Social Studies & History 10 Views 29 Downloads
Korea's Geography: How do You Describe a Nation?
Pupils explore Korean geography. In this Korea lesson, students examine maps and handouts on major geographic features of Korea and investigate the advantages and disadvantages of Korea's geography.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 43 Downloads
Students discover the geography of Earth by analyzing water currents. In this oceanography lesson, students create visual references on a map of the globe where and why major ocean currents are moving water. Students conduct a water current experiment in their class with hot tap water.
K - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 15 Downloads
What's Deep in the Ocean?
Pupils examine the role of an oceanographer in trying to explore the ocean. Using wax paper, they divide it up to show the sunlight, twilight and midnight zones. To end the lesson, they identify the types of plants and animals that are found in each.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 9 Downloads
U.S. Geography Review
Young scholars explore U.S. geography by planning a trip with classmates. In this mapping lesson, students examine a U.S. map and identify the different destinations they wish to visit, specifically sports arenas. Young scholars utilize a calculator to identify the mileage and time it will take before writing trip directions.
6th - 10th 21st Century Skills 64 Views 183 Downloads
Underwater Mountains & Trenches
Students determine Earth's deepest trench, outline continents, major ocean mountains, and trenches on color-key map using Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils, identify oceans' geographic features, locate significant oceanic features around globe, and reproduce their findings using relief map format.
4th - 12th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads