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Hot Spot

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Not only does a concave mirror focus light waves, it can also concentrate infrared radiation into a hot spot. If you have a small electric heater and such a mirror, demonstrate this for your physical science class.
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Cold War Hot Spots

For Students 9th - 12th
Vietnam, Korea Cuba, Afghanistan, Iran and Nicaragua were all considered Hot Spots during the Cold war. Groups research one of six countries, locate that country on a world map, define terms, and investigate issues and outcomes....
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Hot Spots

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
Keep an eye on progress with reading and vocabulary using pink and green sticky notes. This resource describes how to set up the sticky note system so that learners can note difficult passages, and teachers can track ability.
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Hawaiian Islands Formation

For Students 8th
Sal explains the formation of Hawaii and the theories behind a formation of a boundary unrelated hot spot. He debates the concept that the hot spot is travelling along with the plate.
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Hawaiian Hot Spots

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss how plate tectonics and volcanic activity have affected Hawaii. In this Hawaiian lesson, students look at maps and photographs of Hawaiian Islands and discuss their formation through multiple volcanic eruptions. They...
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Plate Tectonics-Geological Features of Divergent Plate Boundaries

For Students 8th
Sal explains the mechanism of crust lift developing at hot spots and the density changes at those point continuing to cause depressions. The depressions and thinner layers fill with water resulting in a flooded rift valley.
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Hot Spots Research Project

For Teachers 10th Standards
The Cold War was only between the US and the USSR, right? Wrong! Scholars use primary and secondary resources to analyze the global impact of the Cold War. The fourth installment of an eight-part series culminates in the creation of a...
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Quick Project Hot Spots Map

For Students 6th - 8th
In this quick project worksheet, students create a map of their favorite hot spots in their neighborhoods as they follow the 3 steps listed on the sheet.
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Water Pollution Hot-Spots

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students complete internet research in small groups to identify types of water pollution, spotlight water pollution hot-spots, and design a plan for water prevention.
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Hawaiian Hot Spots

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students describe how plate tectonics contribute to the development of volcanoes. In this earth science lesson, students examine the map of Hawaii and explore the physical and biological environment there. They write a story about an...
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How Does the Earth Cool Itself Off?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Where does all the heat go when the sun goes down? An interesting lesson has learners explore this question by monitoring the infrared radiation emitted over time. They learn that hot spots cool more quickly that cooler spots.
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Effects of Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Explore our world from within as you lead young scientists on a thrilling adventure. Pupils examine the location of plate boundaries to determine earthquake and volcano distribution around the globe and explore the cause of hot spots in...
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The Hot Spot Hypothesis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils use a digital atlas, geologic maps, and topography maps to explore geologic regions of Yellow Stone National Park. They locate evidence that support the theory of hot spots. Students research and explore the movements of Hot Spots.
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Fire Safety Skills

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Here is a fire safety lesson specifically designed for blind or visually impaired teens. They will attempt to exit the building safely, feeling for hot spots, heat drafts, and obstacles. A hairdryer, tape recorded fire sounds, and verbal...
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Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A great reference to include in the classroom and on your class website, the presentation covers the following topics: Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift, Pangea, layers of the earth and their properties, convection, plate...
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The Most Radioactive Places on Earth

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Spoiler alert! The most radioactive place on Earth may be much closer than you think! Explore some of the world's radioactive hot spots with an engaging video from the Veritasium playlist. Content includes the units used to measure...
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Biodiversity

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How does biodiversity affect ecosystems? An insightful presentation covers the concept of biodiversity and its importance. It takes a look at extinction and endangered and threatened species as well as biodiversity hot spots around the...
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Biodiversity Hotspots

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Use a striking world map to display where species-rich biological hot spots are located. Introduce ecology learners to biodiversity and the reasons why hot spot organisms are threatened or endangered. Emphasize the importance of these...
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How Are Islands Formed? U

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use the islands of Hawaii as an example to explore the earth processes that cause the formation of islands over time, including volcanoes and hot spots.
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Alike and Different: The Middle East and the United States

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students compare maps of the Middle East using National Geographic's Hot Spot: Iraq, and a map of their own region, looking for similar features. They fill in and label their own blank outline maps of the Middle East and the United States.
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Sea Lamprey

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Learners discuss the types of technology that are used to control the population of sea lamprey in the Great Lakes. They explain the parasite/host relationship and understand the devastating impact invasive species have on ecosystems....
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The Middle East Region: Flags and Facts

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars examine basic facts about the Middle East by exploring maps of the region. They conduct Internet research on National Geographic's Hot Spot: Iraq website, draw and label a map, and compare and contrast the geographic...
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Is Your Spot Hot?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore global warming. In this Earth Science lesson plan, 8th graders will look for Harbingers and fingerprints for different areas. The students will identify an area at risk and they will then create a presentation to...
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The Brief American Pageant: Forging the National Economy 1790-1860

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Presented here is a series of maps showing demographics, expansions routes, and economic hot spots of the late 1700's. No text is available to reference, but it is likely that this slide show is meant to accompany a Houghton Mifflin high...

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