The Changing Earth Teacher Resources
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Climate Change: Earth's Giant Game of Tetris
In this colorful animation, our current problem with climate change is likened to a block-stacking game of Tetris. Greenhouse gases are increasing in the atmosphere at an increasing rate. Can we place them properly before it's too late? The video and accompanying resources promise to change the climate in your earth science or environmental studies class.
3 mins 6th - 10th Science 9 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Changing Earth
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book The Changing Earth. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 4 Views 51 Downloads
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 that sheds further light on the causes of tsunamis and the types of organizations that assist the survivors.
2nd - 5th Science 27 Views 47 Downloads
Explosive Ideas: Oregon quarter reverse
Explore Earth and her amazing layers with this lesson on planetary change. Students will research the ways in which Earth's layers cause change. They will complete a "Tectonic Puzzle" and use a worksheet to answer questions about Earth's crust, mantel, and core.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Sea Surface Temperature and Coral Bleaching
A toolkit is something that has what you need to fix or make something. You just clicked on a teacher's toolkit for introducing the concept of coral bleaching in relation to climate change and changing sea temperatures. In it, you will find background information, a lab demonstration, student worksheet, and helpful web resource links.
5th - 8th Science 16 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Seventh graders research about a devastating eruption of a certain volcano. For this earth science lesson, 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.
7th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Study Jams! Weathering & Erosion
RJ argues that playing the video game, Super Duo Breaker and Whoosh, is a good way to study for a quiz on weathering and erosion. The game character Mr. Breaker breaks things down and the character Mr. Whoosh carries them away in the same way that weathering and erosion work together to change Earth's surface.
4th - 8th Science 32 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Older Than Blue Babe
Students create a collage of the carbon cycle. In this earth science lesson, students explore the history and significance of permafrost. They analyze a graph of climate trends and explain how climate change and permafrost thaw are connected.
9th - 10th Science 6 Views 40 Downloads
Impacts of Climate Change on Caribou
Eleventh graders examine the effect of climate change on Caribou. In this earth science lesson, 11th graders brainstorm ways to adapt to a changing environment. They analyze data of caribou population estimates and calculate statistical information.
11th Science 9 Views 33 Downloads
Geological Features: How Weathering & Erosion Help Create Landforms
Students explore how the Earth's surface changes resulting in geological features and landforms. They perform a read-a-loud on Thomas Locker's Mountain Dance, complete a KWL chart, and create a landform using plaster of paris.
4th - 6th Science 65 Views 287 Downloads
Global and Environmental Issues: The Effects of a Changing Earth on Animals
Third graders research animal habitats. For this environmental lesson, 3rd graders discover how animals adapt to environmental changes. After researching animals using the Internet, students construct a research paper.
3rd Science 4 Views 31 Downloads
Paleoclimates and Pollen
Demonstrate for your earth scientists how plant pollen of the past has become part of sedimentary deposits, providing clues about ancient climates. Then give them simulated sediment layer samples to analyze for different types of paper punch pollen.
7th - 9th Science 5 Views 2 Downloads
I Don't Think We're in Kansas Anymore (Grades 2-5)
Students give examples of erosion and weathering processes. They determine causes of America's Dust Bowl phenomena.Students define erosion as the condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind.
2nd - 5th Science 12 Views 23 Downloads
Virtual Field Trip
Fifth graders are introduced to the concepts of weathering and erosion. In groups, they rotate between different stations to discover how each process effects different landforms. To end the lesson plan, they discuss each change in the environment and how to slow the effects of erosion.
5th Science 3 Views 20 Downloads