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Students identify and explain that remote sensing can detect changes on the Earth's surface that occur over time, and name at least three: urbanization, deforestation, and succession. They select a global change issue to investigate and prepare a short presentation to the class with audio-visuals about their issue(s) or what are the hot topics in current events.
Learners examine the tsunami of 2004. They look at what created the wave, the destruction it caused, and the needs of the survivors. Pupils utilize an interactive website which sheds further light on the causes of tsunamis and the types of organizations that assist the survivors. This lesson is packed with great activities, worksheets, a quiz, and a terrific culminating activity.
Seventh graders research about a devastating eruption of a certain volcano. In this earth science instructional activity, 7th graders discover the climate changes that occurred due to a volcanic eruption. They create a presentation about their findings and share them with the class.
Almost 100 slides explore the history of life and how it has changed over time. Full of photos and graphics, the colorful text is highly informative. You could go through these slides, pick and choose which you might want to highlight, and hide those that you don't want. Because of the extent of information here, this is a valuable resource to use when teaching evolutionary concepts to your biology classes.