Mapping the Earth Teacher Resources

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Let's Map the Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Before maps went mobile, people actually had to learn how to read maps. Pupils look at map elements in order to understand how to read them and locate specific locations. Finally, young cartographers discover how to make aerial maps.
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Understanding Projections

For Students 6th - 10th
In this projections worksheet, students look at projection maps of Earth and complete short answer questions about them. Students complete 4 questions.
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Understanding Maps of Earth

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Here is your go-to student resource on primary geography concepts, including facts about the surface of the earth and its hemispheres, latitude and longitude, globes, types of maps, and identifying continents and oceans.
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Mapping the Earth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
You can literally study the ends of the earth in this presentation, which takes students through the steps of mapping coordinates using projections. These slides could be helpful in a geography class, as well as an earth science class.
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Worksheet: The Movement of Tectonic Plates

For Teachers 6th - 9th
A colorful wedge of Earth, map of tectonic plates, and numbered facts about Earth structure fill the first two pages of this resource. After reading and absorbing the information, geologists get into groups and make clay models to...
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Where Are the Plastics Near Me? (Mapping the Data)

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
The last activity in a nine-part series has teams create a Google Earth map using the data they collected during a field trip. Using the map, groups analyze the results and make adjustments to the map to reflect their analysis. A short...
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Mapping the Earth

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explain what the earth's surface is made of, what the equator is, what the prime meridian is, and how the earth's hemisphere is created.
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Map Skills Using Technology

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Using Google Earth and the "Neighborhood Map Machine" program the fourth and fifth graders are able to use their technology skills to create a map of their houses.
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Designing and Creating Earth Science Lessons with Google Earth

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Everything from adding an overlay to uploading images to navigating the software, teachers become apt at using Google Earth™ in the classroom to create Earth Science lessons.
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Landscape Picture Map- The Earth's Surface

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners discuss different landscapes. In this map lesson, students describe what they see when they travel between home and school. Learners use a landscape picture map to locate the places or objects they see.
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Directed Reading, Section: Mapping Earth's Surface

For Students 8th - 10th
In this map instructional activity, students read about mapping the Earth's surface and answer questions about globes, maps, cartographers, types of map projections and reading maps.
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Egyptian Pyramids Virtual Field Trip!

For Teachers 6th Standards
A virtual field trip takes enthusiastic travelers to the pyramids of Giza. Using Google, scholars explore the grounds of the ancient pyramids found in Egypt then complete three worksheets: a photo analysis page, a reflection sheet, and a...
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Maps as Models of Earth

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders use different types of maps to find locations and surface features.  In this map-reading instructional activity students use a compass to find direction.
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TE Activity: Nidy-Gridy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers make a grid and coordinate system map of their classroom as they investigate why it is important to have a common map making system. They look at how landmarks are used for navigating an area.
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The Earth is an Orange

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students examine and identify the various types of maps. Using two types of maps, they compare the data that can be gathered from each one. They also identify and locate the continents and the oceans. They review the purposes of each...
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Earth from Space Maps

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students use photo images from space to create a large map of the United States or the world, find where they live and label other places they know. They are exposed to a Web resource that allows them to view photo images of Earth taken...
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What is Sustainability?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Using an allegorical apple, locating resources by country and creating a webpage are the activities for your Junior high students. After these, they should recognize that the world has limited resources and understand the importance of...
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Noting Notable Features for Rain Gardens

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Eight groups in your class are each responsible for a different aspect of surveying the campus for a suitable rain garden location. Features to consider include water flow, topography, sun/shade patterns, land surface, vegetation,...
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Island Rotation: Lesson Plan 1

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
How do scientists provide evidence to support the theories they put forth? What clues do they put together to create these theories? After watching West of the West's documentary Island Rotation class members engage in a series of...
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How To Travel On Earth Without Getting Lost

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Have you ever wanted to travel the world? Take a virtual trip with a geography lesson that uses longitude and latitude, the position of the sun, an astronomy app, and a classroom globe.
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Living with Sumatran Elephants

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Explore the role of the Sumatran elephant in its environment. Through research, learners discover the importance of the elephants on the ecosystem. Using Google maps, they identify additional species on the island and use their research...
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Earth at Night

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students examine the Earth at night. In this geography lesson, students identify the continents at night using various Internet Web sites. This lesson may be adapted for use with middle school and high school students.
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Climatic Zones

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders recognize and locate Frigid, Temperate, and Torrid climatic zones on the word map or globe. They explain that plants, animals, and human societies display adaptations to the climates they live in .
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Tsunamis with a Latitude

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students evaluate earth science by examining maps in class. In this world geography activity, students examine a spherical map and identify several important locations including the prime meridian, Antarctic Circle and tropic of Cancer....