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Students design and build a vehicle using Lego. In this earth science lesson plan, students analyze the factors they need to consider when building their vehicles. They present their finished project in class.
The Layered Earth
Students role play plate tectonics by creating a "plate statue" made up of students. In this earth science lesson, students describe how Earth's movement cause earthquakes and volcanoes. They draw and name the different layers of the Earth.
Students consider how the tension of a rubber band relates to the stress build-up in earthquakes. They conduct research and write fictional television coverage about a Pacific Northwest town that is hit by an earthquake.
Stem and Leaf Plots
In this math worksheet, students organize data into stem and leaf plots. They select the correct stem to use to organize the data. Students analyze the data on a given stem and leaf plot.
Be Ready, Be Safe
Learners complete a variety of activities as they explore the Canadian Red Cross emergency preparedness program for youth, ages 12-13.
Eighth graders watch the "Earth, the Environment & Beyond" video on earthquakes. Take notes and give an oral summary. They build a working, two dimensional model of a strike-slip, thrust, or normal fault.
Pupils simulate the three types of plate boundaries using robots. In this earth science lesson, students explain how earthquakes and volcanoes are formed. They collect real-world earthquake data and plot them on the map.
Lesson 3 Activity 1: On the Trail of Knowledge
Students plot the earthquake epicenter data on the base map of the North Atlantic ocean floor using different symbols or colors to characterize different values.
An Excursion to Cities of Mysterious Pasts
Students use the encyclopedia sources on the computer or in the library to research the historic sites and history of Mexico City. They make notes of what they find to be the most interesting for their visit. They make a large map of the city to mark the places they would especially like to see.
Regents High School Comprehension Examination Session One
In this Regents High School Examination worksheet, students listen to a passage and answer comprehension questions. Students also write an essay in response to the passage.
Students explore how the recent earthquake in Pakistan has resulted in temporary diplomacy between Pakistan and India.
World's Most Powerful Explosions
In this explosions activity, students review some of the most powerful explosions that have taken place around the world throughout history. This activity has 17 short answer questions.
How Do Research Geologists View The Movie "Dante's Peak"?
For this "Dante's Peak" movie worksheet, learners watch the movie and read the explanations of research geologists to understand what is artistic license and what is scientific fact.