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The Power of pH: Changing Ocean Chemistry
Did you know that driving 2,500 miles results in an entire ton of carbon emissions added to the atmosphere? This tidbit and others on how carbon dioxide is also increasing in ocean water are the focus of a powerful lesson. Participants are introduced to ocean acidification with a video, and then they carry out two investigations that will reveal the increasing pH of the world's oceans.
9th - 12th Science 13 Views 40 Downloads
Environmental Agents of Mathematics: Mathematics for Change
High schoolers analyze environmental science data using Math. They do research about renewable energy, gather data, create graphs and interpret their findings. Then the group presents their arguments persuasively using their findings to support their position.
9th - 10th Math 9 Views 128 Downloads
Earthquakes and Tectonic Plates
Here is a comprehensive package in which middle schoolers learn about types of seismic waves, triangulation, and tectonic plate boundaries. Complete vocabulary, colorful maps, and a worksheet are included via links on the webpage. You will need to have some Slinky® spring toys on hand to demonstrate P and S waves, and a way to project the accompanying maps.
6th - 7th Science 53 Views 41 Downloads
Current Earthquake Activity
Fifth graders record any earthquake activity throughout the school year on various maps. In groups, they identify a map locating the points given to them by their teacher. To end the lesson plan, they add the date, strength and damage to each report using the internet to research the information.
5th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
National Tragedy, Global Response
Students explore how different people on local, national and international levels respond to a destructive natural disaster and the needs of its victims and how various facets of the media cover such an event. The August 1999 earthquake is a case study.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 36 Downloads
Amidst the Rubble of Ruined Cities
Students, in committees, develop and propose solutions to rebuild various elements of Colombia's infrastructure in the wake of the January 25, 1999 earthquake, as well as compare and contrast the earthquake's affects on Colombia to an earthquake in Los Angeles.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Histograms Manage a Flood of Data
In this histograms manage a flood of data worksheet, students read an explanation, observe a table of information, use information in the table to complete the histogram, and answer word problems. Students write answers to six questions.
5th - 6th Math 33 Views 112 Downloads
In this earthquakes worksheet, students define where earthquakes occur and why they mostly occur along crustal plate boundaries in the Pacific. Then they describe where an earthquake begins and what measures the distance to the earthquake's epicenter.
10th - 11th Science 17 Views 140 Downloads
Earthquakes and Seismic Waves
Students explore earthquakes and seismic waves. They investigate how energy is released in the subsurface to create seismic waves. Students explore the inner workings of a seismograph and how they are used to determine the location of an earthquake.
4th - 9th Science 3 Views 34 Downloads
Young scholars examine terminology related to the study of volcanoes, geology, or the ecosystems that surround them. They make note of key words while reading exhibits, interpretive signs, or labels, or hearing them from each other, their teacher, movies or rangers.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
DVD: America's Tsunamis- Are We Next?
Do you plan to get your scientists engaged in the power of nature with the documentary: America's Tsunami-- Are We Next? If so, this 37-question viewing guide will keep your scholars attentive as they record pertinent details such as, "How far inland did the Tsunami reach in Indonesia?
5th - 7th Science 3 Views 39 Downloads
Discovering Math Concepts in Advanced Algebra
Students explore the concept of Chinese contributions in mathematics. In this Chinese contributions in mathematics lesson, students research Chinese achievements in mathematics. Students solve 3x3 systems of equations using the method they found in their research.
10th - 12th Math 4 Views 14 Downloads