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650 resources with the concept the earth

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To Scale: The Solar System

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
To scale, or not to scale ... that is the question! Show scholars the solar system in correct proportion with a lesson from PBS's Space series for middle school. Two versions of the model-building exercise illustrate the planning process...
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Experience a Solar Eclipse

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Didn't catch the last solar eclipse? Now every day can be eclipse day, thanks to an interactive lesson from PBS' Space series for middle schoolers! The well-rounded multi-media experience includes video clips, an interactive, and...
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Earth’s Ever-Changing Surface

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Grand Canyon formed between five and six million years ago, but is it still changing? Scholars explore 10 sites in the United States, including the Grand Canyon, to better understand the geoscience processes that formed these...
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Rotating Sky

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ever found it difficult to observe the night sky with pupils because school takes place during the day? Host a stellar lesson using a detailed night sky interactive! Scholars view the apparent rotation of the sky from the comfort of the...
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Planetary Rescue Squad

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ready, aim ... learn! Increase scholars' understanding of force, mass, distance, and angle using an engaging interactive. Pupils participate in a series of rescue missions where they launch supplies at a target with an adjustable cannon....
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Sun and Moon Autumnal Equinox Activities

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Two hands-on activities celebrate the sun and moon autumnal equinox. First, scholars create a cairn using a shoebox, flashlight, and drawing tools to view the sun's progression. Second, learners take to the kitchen to bake mooncakes and...
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Continental Movement Over the Past 200 Million Years

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Go for a ride on the continental drift. A video animation shows the movement of land over a period of 200 million years. The lesson instructor explains the shift during the animation and gives pupils a unique viewing perspective to...
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Deep History of Life on Earth

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take it all the way back! Young scientists discover the changes that took place from the time Earth became solid to present day through an interesting interactive. The resource guides users through key events that have shaped our world...
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The Threat to Earth

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is Earth prepared for a massive solar storm? Examine the possibilities with an interesting activity, part of NOVA's Sun Lab interactive unit. Viewers learn about historical solar storms, the tools we have for protecting ourselves and...
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Solar Wind and Storms

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Does the very thing that is responsible for life on Earth also have a dark side? Space scientists differentiate between sunspots, solar flares, and CMEs in an enlightening activity. The lesson, one of several in a unit presented by NOVA,...
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The Impact of the Sun and Moon on Tides

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
In 150 BC, Seleucus of Seleucia theorized that the moon causes the tides. Scholars learn about what causes tides by studying the interactions of gravity between the sun, moon, and Earth. They use technology to formalize otherwise...
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How We Used the Moon to Send Radio Messages

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Cold War presented some communication challenges to the US military. Because the conflict was before the launch of satellites, scientists focused on the earth's natural satellite, the moon, the bounce radio signals. A video lesson...
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Structure of the Earth

For Students 6th - 9th
What lies beyond the ground beneath our feet? Young geologists learn the four main layers of Earth with an engaging puzzle set. The interactive illustrates each layer, and users must place them correctly before they can progress to the...
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How Do We Know the Age of the Earth?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Some 4.565 billion candles would be needed for a birthday cake for Earth. Young scientists view a video to learn about historical attempts to determine the age of Earth. They see how advances in radioactive dating led to the currently...
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What Is Earthshine?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Light travels in interesting ways through the solar system. A video episode from a longer series highlights how the sun's rays travel to the earth and moon and sometimes in between. Scholars learn about reflection properties on a very...
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Best Film on Newton's Third Law. Ever.

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The earth holds the moon in orbit through the gravitational force, but how much force does the moon apply to the earth? The Veritasium video applies Newton's Third Law of Motion to this question. After interviewing people and hearing...
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An Astronaut's View of Earth

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ever wonder what climate change looks like from above? See Earth's struggle through the eyes of Commander Chris Hadfield with a video from the Veritasium playlist. Commander Hadfield describes his amazing journey through the Southern...
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ESS1C - The History of Planet Earth

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
Take a trip back in time as the history of the earth is uncovered. An interesting video lesson explains the different methods scientists use to learn about the earth's past. While emphasizing teaching strategies, the lesson instructor...
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Everything You Need to Know About Planet Earth

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Earth provides all of the systems needed for life, and how it does that is very complex. The video explains how Earth got here and what makes it special. It details its layers, the atmosphere, and human's place on the planet.
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Tidal Locking—Why Do We Only See One Side of the Moon?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Turn to the dark side ... of the moon, that is! Young space explorers learn why the dark side of the moon is never visible here on Earth in an animated video. The resource shows how the moon formed, its dizzying early orbiting pattern,...
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Seasons: Shadow Lengths

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Before iPhones and calendars, how did humans determine the seasons of the year? Middle school scientists discover how to use shadows to determine the time of year in an enlightening interactive. Pupils manipulate the sun and examine the...
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Why Does the Moon Orbit Earth?

For Students 6th - 12th
Why does the moon stay put, never getting too close or too far from Earth? See the truth unfold through interviews and a simulation using a basketball and a tennis ball. The host helps guide the discussion, all while spinning a ball to...
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Best Film on Newton's Third Law. Ever.

For Students 6th - 12th
Your class may be able to recite Newton's Third Law of Motion ... but do they actually believe it? See a simple, yet impactful explanation of inertia in a short video that discloses the facts on how much gravitational force Earth exerts...
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What Is Gravity?

For Students 6th - 12th
How do you describe gravity? Physics scholars watch as the narrator asks passers-by to try their hand at summing up a common force. The amusing answers focus on attraction and mass.