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 CCSS: Adaptable
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
Global and Environmental Issues: The Effects of a Changing Earth on Animals
Third graders research animal habitats. In this environmental instructional activity, 3rd graders discover how animals adapt to environmental changes. After researching animals using the Internet, students construct a research paper.
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
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 CCSS: Adaptable
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.
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 CCSS: Adaptable
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
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, they discuss each change in the environment and how to slow the effects of erosion.