Mount Everest Teacher Resources

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on Earth, 8,848 meters above sea level and one of the most distinguishing landmarks of Asia. Located in the Himalayan mountain range, this landmark has plenty of fodder for discovery in science, social studies, and geography.

Plate tectonics studies escalate to new heights when you employ videos showing how Mt. Everest was formed. Start with a general video answering the question, How Tall Can Mountains Be? And then move on to a more specific video explaining Why Mt Everest Is So Tall. Mt. Everest also provides a real-life scenario for studying altitude. Or use Mt. Everest as a foundation to study heat transfer and insulation by comparing Expedition Clothing Then and Now.

Expeditions up Mt. Everest offer the basis for learning about people groups like the Sherpas on Everest, as well as history. Hillary Conquers Everest is a social studies lesson packed with extras, but could be used for cross-curriculum learning (English language arts, geography, world history). Compare Hillary’s journey to the disastrous journey of Jon Krakaur’s group by reading Into Thin Air and writing a comparison or reflection. Consider discussing how the successful climb changed the life of Tiger of the Snows: Tenzing Norgay. The geography and topography of Mt. Everest can be woven into the expedition topic, or study them in conjunction with any geography or world geography curriculum.

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Meet Mount Everest

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Learning about one landform might seem boring to some, but using the resource provided practically guarantees scholar interest. The second in a sequential series of eight covering the topic of Mount Everest includes activities such as a...
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Why is Mount Everest so Tall?

For Students 2nd - 8th Standards
Many years ago, when the Indian plate collided into the Eurasian plate, the highest mountain on Earth was formed. But what gives Mount Everest its shape? Watch an informative video to learn what factors make the prominent peak so tall.
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Sherpas on Everest

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Every successful climb of Mount Everest can be attributed to the assistance of the local Sherpas. A short, informative article explains the history behind the Sherpa's involvement in Mount Everest expeditions, the physiological reasons...
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Hillary Conquers Everest

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
If a field trip to the summit of Mount Everest isn't in your school budget, make the trek virtually! An interactive lesson allows class members to follow Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's trail up the mountain, and provides...
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Everest Extremes: Biodiversity

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
How many animals can live in a climate as cold as Mount Everest's? Find out with a science lesson all about biodiversity. Activities include research, presentations, group work, coloring maps, and a simulation of a food web.
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Himalaya: First View of Everest

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Hire a yak and follow this group through Tibet and up Mt. Everest. Visit the highest monastery in the world and hear the chants of the monks that live there.
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Classroom Guide for Sacred Mountain: Everest

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
The most famous climbers of Mount Everest could never have made it to the summit without the assistance of the local Sherpa. Christine Taylor-Butler's nonfiction children's book Sacred Mountain: Everest is the focus of an extensive...
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What's the Weather?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
How many jackets do you need to stay warm and climb Mount Everest? An informatie resource covers the topic of Mount Everest, the resource helps young scientists discover the difference between climate and weather. Activities include...
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Climbing Mount Everest: Vocabulary Practice

For Students 4th - 5th
In this vocabulary practice worksheet, students use the words in a word box to complete ten sentences about climbing Mount Everest.
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Climbing Mount Everest: Vocabulary Practice

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this vocabulary building worksheet, students analyze 12 words in a word bank that pertain to climbing Mount Everest. Students use these words to fill in the blanks in ten sentences.
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Lost on Everest

For Teachers 5th - 12th
What would it be like to be stranded on Mount Everest? Curious learners view a video clip, test common fabrics to see how they stand up to cold, and develop/answer discussion questions. 
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Tiger of the Snows: Tenzing Norgay

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Tenzing Norgay, the Sherpa man who made history when he reached the summit of Mount Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary, is the focus of an informative article. Class members read about Norgay's perspective on the way up the mountain, the...
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Everest Summit Panorama

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ever wonder what the world looks like from the top of Mt. Everest? Watch a short clip at the summit.
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Intro to Everest: Man vs. Mountain

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It's man versus mountain here! Can a group of British mountaineers be the first military group to successfully climb the West Ridge of Mt. Everest? Watch the beginning of their ascent.
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Climbing Mount Everest

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners use the Discovery Channel's webstie to take a virtual tour of Mount Everest. They read about different people who have climbed the mountain successfully. They also compare the gear used today and in the past for climbing.
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Sherpas

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Climbing Mount Everest is a dream for many mountaineers, and for a lucky few, it's a hard-fought accomplishment. Learn more about the important role Sherpas play in Mount Everest expeditions, including Sir Edmund Hillary's famous...
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Sea Floor to Summit

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Who knew that mountain formation could be so entertaining? Leanr how mountains form with a resource on Mount Everest. Activities to guide learning include a simulation, project, videos, coloring activities, and worksheets.
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How Sherpas Have Evolved "Superhuman" Energy Efficiency

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Why are Sherpas so uniquely equipped to guide aspiring mountain climbers up Mount Everest? Learn all about the biological ways that Sherpas can survive in a low-oxygen environment with an informative video.
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Training

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore different kinds of training necessary to prepare for the Mount Everest climb, and create a training schedule for the last month of preparation before the trek to Mount Everest.
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Who’s on Top?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
What's it like to climb Mount Everest? An educational resource encourages an in-depth knowledge of Mount Everest's scientific missions through a variety of activities, including an analysis of maps, a KWL chart, videos, a simulation, and...
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One Mountain, Many Cultures

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Americans may think of Mount Everest as a region dedicated to adventurous hikers, but many cultures have flourished there! Learners read informative books, watch videos, participate in classroom discussion, analyze folk tales, and...
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Climb into Action!

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Climate change affects even the largest and intimidating of landforms—even Mount Everest! A resource helps teach learners the connection between global climate change and its effects on Earth. Activities include videos, class discussion,...
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Everest The Death Zone

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars watch a video about climbers on Mount Everest. In groups, they complete experiments in which they determine the concentration of oxygen in the air. They make predictions before beginning the experiment and complete a...
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Mount Everest

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders complete five days of guided reading lessons. In this guided reading instructional activity, 3rd graders participate in pre-reading, reading, and post reading activities associated with the book Mount Everest. They read the...

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