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Volcanoes: Fifth Grade Lesson Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
5th CCSS: Adaptable
Fifth graders explore volcanoes and the rocks they produce using the Internet. The lab portion of the lesson prompts young scientists to compare and describe igneous rocks. Next, they critique a pair or more of books on volcanoes in...
Volcanoes: Third Grade Lessons Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
3rd CCSS: Adaptable
Discover how rocks are formed from volcanoes during a geology pre-lab activity. Third graders describe the volcanic rock samples and creating a model of Mt. Lassen, located in California. The lesson culminates in a discussion about how...
Nannofossils Reveal Seafloor Spreading TruthLesson Planet
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Spread the word about seafloor spreading! Junior geologists prove Albert Wegener right in an activity that combines data analysis and deep ocean exploration. Learners analyze and graph fossil sample data taken from sites along the...
The Unusual Formation of the Hawaiian IslandsLesson Planet
9 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
How are the Hawaiian Islands different from other island chains? Discover the surprising geologic history of Hawaii with a video from a cool physics playlist. The narrator takes a hike with some geologists and discusses mantle plume...
Plate Tectonics Cycle — Fifth GradeLesson Planet
Math/Science Nucleus provides a set of four resources that take a deeper look into the parts of the plate tectonics cycle. Each resource contains hands-on activities and labs to help fifth graders develop a better understanding of one of Earth's most important systems.
The Irish Myth of the Giant's CausewayLesson Planet
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
When an Irish giant and a Scottish giant face off in a mythical duel, it is a cunning woman who determines the outcome with her clever tricks. Introduce viewers to geomythology—myths that explain the occurrence of natural features—with...
Plate Tectonics - Evolution of the EarthLesson Planet
7th - 12th
Tons of photographs, diagrams, animations, and satellite images fill the slides of an education earth science presentation. It begins with volcanic activity and earthquakes, and then moves into plate tectonics, boundaries, and driving...
Reading Comprehension: Great BritainLesson Planet
3rd CCSS: Designed
Read to understand! Sounds great and your third graders will read to understand several interesting facts about Great Britain. They read, identify key details in the text, and write to answer five comprehension questions. Learning to...
Rocks and Minerals in Our LivesLesson Planet
K - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Young geologists discover the important role that rocks and minerals play in our everyday lives through this series of hands-on activities. Starting off with a lesson that defines the difference between plants, animals, and minerals,...