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Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

Earth's Magnetic Field: Compass Poles

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
You'll be strangely drawn to this activity! Physical science pupils learn how compasses work in an interesting interactive. The content covers magnetic poles, Earth's magnetic field, and what would happen if Earth's poles swapped places.
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Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

Direction on the Earth: Using a Compass

For Students 6th - 8th
Navigate the world of orienteering in an informative interactive. Earth science scholars learn practical direction skills, such as proper polar coordinates and pairing compasses with maps. The interactive map allows them to practice...
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Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

Location and Direction: Angle from the Equator

For Students 9th - 12th
From any angle, this interactive is helpful. Earth science super stars explore a location's angle from the equator through a hands-on activity. Questions guide learners as they test their knowledge of direction and geometry used in...
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Lesson Plan
Space Awareness

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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Curated OER

Terrabagga Activity Using a Magnetometer

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Clever! Earth science learners construct a model of a planet containing a magnetic core. The planet, Terrabagga, is made out of a paper grocery bag, magnets, a dead D battery, and rubber bands. Pictures of each step of the construction...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Arctic Writing

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders analyze photographs in order to write descriptively.  In this descriptive writing lesson, 5th graders use the Internet to research and view photographs of the arctic.  Students use descriptive language to write sentences...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Earth's Poles

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Earth's Poles worksheet, students survey, examine and dissect the North and South Magnetic Poles, the Earth's axis and summarize the Aurora legends. Students research six directives involving space weather and predicting answers.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

North Pole

For Students 5th - 10th
In this North Pole worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and...
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Interactive
Curated OER

Adopt a City-Winter Weather

For Students 5th - 7th
In weather activity, students use an on line site to collect weather data. They create 10 different weather scenarios using a temperature and humidity slider. They includethe temperature, relative humidity and weather conditions and...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

The Magnetometer

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students build an instrument. In this magnetism lesson, students learn about the north and south poles of magnets and build a magnetometer that detects the direction of a magnetic field.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Rising Sea Levels: UK and Bangladesh

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners explore the possible effects of global warming. In this geography/global warming lesson, students identify regions using an atlas and complete a global warming worksheet. Learners perform an experiment in which they simulate...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Direction Skills

For Students 7th - 12th
In this geography worksheet, students read an excerpt on what directions tell someone. They respond to 6 short answer questions related to the neighborhood illustration found on the second page of the worksheet.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Penguins Nesting Know-How

For Teachers K - 6th
Learners maintain a field journal as they follow penguin parents raising their chicks during the breeding season. They formulate testable questions. Students reflect on animal behavior in the field related to survival and chick rearing.
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Curated OER

Grant Proposal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers experience the creativity, anticipation and peer review of obtaining a grant for scientific research at the poles. They work in cooperative groups to assess the dynamics of polar regions. Each student proposes an original...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Climate Change Challenge

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students participate in a demonstration in which they role-play polar bears and habitat components to demonstrate the impacts of climate change on the Arctic Ocean ecosystem.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Polar Adventure: Read All About It!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars investigate reports of an adventure to the North Pole or the South Pole and then chronicle it by writing a newspaper article or making a timeline. The focus is placed on a recent or historic expedition to the region selected.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Gingerbread Houses

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders listen to literature about the North Pole, bakeries, Mrs. Santa Claus, ginger bread and follow directions to assemble a gingerbread house out of icing, graham crackers and candy. They write directions for making a...
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Curated OER

Making A Compass

For Teachers 4th
This interesting science lesson is about the compass. Students make a compass out of a magnet, sewing needle, cork, and a glass dish. The lesson includes both a pre and post-test for the students to take, and some very good links to...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

The North and South Magnetic Poles

For Students 7th - 9th
In this north and south magnetic poles activity, learners read about the presence of auroras over the earth's magnetic poles as opposed to the geographic poles. Students use 2 photographs taken by the IMAGE FUV and the Polar instruments...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

World Map and Globe-Equator, North Pole, and South Pole

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars identify the Equator, North Pole, and South Pole on a map. In this geography lesson, students use a world map and circle the North and South Pole. Young scholars locate the Equator on a globe and use a map marker to...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Gravity, Seasons, and Time

For Students 7th - 10th
In this Earth worksheet, students read about Earth's gravity, the reason the Earth has seasons, and time zones. Then students complete 21 multiple choice, 2 true or false, and 1 short answer question.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

April 6, 1898 - North Pole

For Students 7th - 8th
In this writing prompt worksheet, students learn that on April 6, 1898, the North Pole was discovered. Students research five facts about the North Pole using classroom resources and summarize them the facts.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Earth's Features

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this geography worksheet, students label a map of the world with the Arctic Circle, Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, Equator, North Pole, South Pole, and the Antarctic Circle.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Magnetic Earth

For Students 4th - 6th
In this magnetic Earth worksheet, learners learn how a compass works with the magnetic poles of the Earth. This worksheet has 4 short answer questions.