New! Identifying Biomes
4th - 6th
For this biomes worksheet, students will use an atlas to find the location of 12 cities listed on a graph onto their world map. Then students will use the cities' annual precipitation to figure out what biomes that city is found.
Introduction to the World Map
Students identify the differences between maps and globes. In this map skills lesson plan, students are shown a globe and a map and recognize the differences. Students use post-it notes to locate several locations on the world map, such as the Equator and the continents.
Reading Maps: Locating the Countries We Have Been Reading About
Show your class how to read a map and decipher all of the markings and features. Start out by connecting maps to their homework from the night before and their current reading, in this case That Book Woman, and a related informational text. Small groups or pairs can then complete the map scavenger hunt and other activities. Close the lesson with an exit ticket. What did your pupils learn about maps today?
Exploring Biomes Lesson 1: Mapping Biomes
Environmental science learners examine satellite imagery of temperature, vegetation, precipitation, and productivity. They use these maps to understand how scientists divide the planet into major biomes. As part of a larger unit on biomes, this instructional activity is a vital piece.
Geography - Edible Resource Maps
Sea Floor Spreading
Students discuss convection currents in the Earth's mantle, how they form, and how they move as well as the causes of earthquakes. Working in a group, they analyze a color coded World Earthquake Map and try to determine which direction each plate is moving. After discussing their predictions, they build a model of sea floor spreading.
Discovering Rainforest Locations
How many rainforests are there, where are they, and do global factors effect their locations? These are great questions that have great answers. Children in grades four through eight use several different maps to determine why rainforests occur where they do and what environmental factors cause them to grow. They examine biodiversity, soil, temperature, and precipitation maps to draw conclusions about rainforest ecosystems, then they mark all of the world's rainforests on a blank map. The lesson will lend itself well to a deep discussion on the environment, biodiversity, and habitat. Tip: This is a great research topic!
England: Discover a World of Culture and History
England is a very interesting country full of cultural and historical geography. Here is an impressive collection of lessons that will familiarize your students with England's cultural and historical geography. The activities presented are all well designed, and they are also supported with websites and worksheets that you can access. For any fourth grade teacher looking for a splendid way to teach about England, this resource is well-worth a look.
Mapping Our Worlds
Students are introduced to the world of maps and discover a world of information online. They begin by depicting the familiar terrain of their favorite rooms.
What on Earth is a Biome?
Students explore organisms and their environments. They examine change over time demonstrate an understanding of physical positions on Earth. They survey earth's diversity, write a report, fill in a data table created on the computer, and create a world map, color keying the seven biomes onto the map.
Mapping World Heritage
World heritage sites can be found around the globe. Many of these sites are noted for their importance in representing culture and location. Each activity included in this resource focuses on latitude/longitude, map skills, finding locations with coordinates, and discussing the importance of historic site preservation. The lesson includes a video, web links, and several handouts, as well as vocabulary and teaching notes.
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