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Landforms and Resources of the United States and Canada
In this North American geography worksheet, students read about the physical features and resources of the United States and Canada. Students take notes and answer 3 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
Natural Resources and Ancient Cities
Students explain how the availability of natural resources has affected human settlement patterns. They recognize the interactions of human populations on environments and compare the growth of two ancient cities in relation to natural resources.
Energy Resources: Where Are They and How Do We Get Them?
Future energy engineers visit several stations, each one dedicated to a different alternative source of energy. They describe how solar energy is converted into other forms of energy, the patterns of distribution of energy resources in the United States, and how these patterns of distribution are represented through maps. This is a comprehensive and well-written lesson plan for your middle school science curriculum.
Fix It! Natural Resource Restoration
Investigate ways to repair and preserve coastal resources. Your class will give examples of human and natural activity that has damaged coastal resources, and then describe 3 restoration projects and they describe 3 ways people can contribute to coastal restoration. Groups of learners investigate a case study and prepare a report related to coastal restoration.
Our Natural Resources
Your class will learn about natural resources and man-made items and differentiate between them. They chart resources from seven pictures and explain how each natural resource is used.
Debate: Natural Resources- Which Are Most Valuable to the State
Class members are each assigned a state's natural resource to research. In pairs, they engage in silent debates: they pass a paper back and forth, writing a line on each turn about why their resource is most important. At the end, partners report who won each debate in a survey of all the resources in a state. The lesson is designed for West Virginia, but the referenced text is not attached. Therefore, allow time for your learners to research natural resources on their own.
Poster: Natural, Capital and Human Resources
Third graders compare and contrast different resources in an economic system. In this economics lesson, 3rd graders discover how different resources (natural, human, and capital) are used to produce goods and services. Students use the Internet to research how these resources help create economy.
Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Antarctica: Landforms and Resources
In this geography skills activity, students read a 2-page selection about the landforms and resources found in the Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Antarctica. Students then respond to 2 short answer questions and complete 1 graphic organizer based on the reading selection.
The Properties of Clay
Sixth graders determine the physical properties of clay by examining ceramic works of art. They evaluate local soil samples for suitability for sculpting and compare clay taken from soil to manufactured clay.
New! Erosion and Landslides
A professional-quality PowerPoint, which includes links to footage of actual landslides in action, opens this moving lesson. Viewers learn what conditions lead to erosion and land giving way. They simulate landslides with a variety of soil types, then create a public service announcement warning of possible landslide. Assign as a hands-on activity and relate it to actual rainfall data.
Where'd You Get Those Genes?
Really a unit, this resource exposes middle schoolers to genetics at their level. They read interviews and biographies, trace a family tree, play games that simulate inheritance concepts, and more! Teacher's procedures, student worksheets, extensions, and modifications are all provided. You will not want to miss out on this terrific life science resource!
New! Creating a Butterfly Garden and Habitat
This complete set of instructions for creating your very own butterfly garden and habitat is so cool! With some seeds and the handy resources in this activity, you and your class will be able to determine which type of habitat is best for your area and what types of butterflies the plants you've added to your garden will attract. Everything needed is included in the lesson. All you have to do is print, plant, and explore your new butterfly habitat. Tip: After the plants are established, send observation teams out every day to track what types of butterflies are visiting your garden.
Early Childhood: Five Themes of Geography
Any preschool teacher would be thrilled to have a resource like this one. It includes activity ideas, discussion leads, book suggestions, and a glossary for learners ages 2 - 5. The entire booklet focuses on ways to teach young children about the five themes of geography in a fun and developmentally appropriate way. The resource is a little old, but the ideas and activities are great. There is enough here for an entire week of activities.
Geothermal Energy in Latin America
Here is a wonderful series of lessons designed to introduce learners to the variety of renewable, clean energy sources used by people all over the world. Geothermal energy is the resource focused on. This particular sources of energy happens to be readily-available in many developing countries. These lessons produced by Hemispheres are among the best geography lessons I've yet come across. Highly recommended!
New! Geothermal Energy
With Earth Day quickly approaching, as well as many science fairs, why not challenge your class to investigate geothermal energy or other renewable energy resources? There are five driving questions explored in depth here, as well as four other questions provided for project ideas. By designing their own investigations and projects, groups learn to work well together and will have an opportunity to share what they've learned with others. The project ideas range in difficulty, making differentiation simple.
New! What Is the Water Cycle?
Small groups place sand and ice in a covered box, place the box in the sunlight, then observe as evaporation, condensation, and precipitation occur. These models serve as miniature water cycles and demonstrations of the three phases of matter that water is found in: solid, liquid, and gas. If you can afford it, purchase a few plastic shoebox-sized tubs rather than trying to use aluminum-foil-lined cardboard boxes. The foil is certain to leak and soak the cardboard leading you to need to find a new set of boxes each school year, whereas plastic tubs can be reused. This lesson is part of a unit that provides tremendous teacher resources!
Picturing America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Images, images. Young people today are surrounded by images and it is critical that they become aware of how they are impacted by these images. Here's a series of activities that encourage learners to develop their skills in reading visuals and to develop awareness of the appeals used to attract their attention. The first activity has class members reading two early 20th century short stories and an excerpt from The Jungle. They then access The Library of Congress American Memory website and select an image to go with each text. Class discussion focuses on why individuals feel their choices are appropriate. Complete directions for the activities and links to all resources are included in the packet.
How Old Is Illinois?
High schoolers use fossils found in rocks to determine the age of the strata between Rock Island and Chicago. Pupils pretend they are geologists. They must determine the age of all rock layers between the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan. This is no small task, and here is a terrific lesson that provides you everything you need to lead your charges through the inquiry. Terrific photographs, worksheets, and resource links are embedded in the plan.
How Much is Dirt Worth?
Students appreciate topsoil and communicate soils economic value. They image that an apple is planet earth, students fill in their pie charts as the teacher tells them what each slice means. Pupils watch and listen as the teacher cuts the apple into quarters, oceans occupy 3/4 of our earth. One quarter of our earth is our land area. Take this quarter and cut it in half, now you have two 1/8th sections of land.1/8th of
Where's King Solomon when we need him?: Good decisions on resources
Young scholars use geographic information to suggest how to manage natural resources through a simulation. They engage in a simulation, and decide how to protect, allocate, and exploit the resources of a hypothetical location.