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607 resources with the keyterm Earth Science

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What is Earth Science?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Here is a unique presentation that's on Earth Science. In it, learners see that Earth Science is a science made up of four main categories: Geology, Astronomy, Meteorology, and Oceanography. Pupils are assigned a task. They must find two...
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Impacts of Climate Change on Caribou

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the effect of climate change on Caribou. In this earth science instructional activity, 11th graders brainstorm ways to adapt to a changing environment. They analyze data of caribou population estimates and...
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Older Than Blue Babe

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students create a collage of the carbon cycle. In this earth science lesson plan, students explore the history and significance of permafrost. They analyze a graph of climate trends and explain how climate change and permafrost thaw are...
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Mineral Matters

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students work in a team to use the ProScope Digital USB Microscope and a computer to collect microscopic images from a variety of mineral specimens. They compare specimens and determine how they are alike and different by comparing their...
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Holt Earth Science 3 Climate Skills Worksheet

For Students 7th - 9th
Get your scientists thinking critically about climate with this challenging worksheet, which has learners complete 10 analogies using climate terms. They also read a paragraph about monsoons in India and answer interpretation questions....
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Acid Rain Effects

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Get out the goggles and conduct a simple experiment to model and explore the harmful effects of acid rain (vinegar) on living (green leaf and eggshell) and non-living (paper clip) objects. Young chemists observe and describe the harmful...
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Plate Tectonics Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Navigate through a multimedia site to identify key information on plate tectonics, scavenger hunt style. Learners research to identify the different layers of the earth and better understand plate tectonics.
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Sand Shakes & Mud Pies: Investigating Sediment

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Take a field trip to a location where water and land meet to study patterns of sediment organization in wet habitats: river or ocean beaches, sand dunes, tidal marshes, the edge of a pond, or a woodland stream. Small groups collect pairs...
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Hubris Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Bring this lesson on hubris to your short story unit. After reading Jack London's "To Build a Fire," young readers discuss the role of hubris in the protagonist's death. The lesson has connections to other short stories, such as "The...
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Air Pressure

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners participate in a series of demonstrations about Bernoulli's principle. They explain how air pressure varies with air speed. They write a detailed lab report about the activity. This is a great way to explore this concept.
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Play-Doh Mining

For Teachers 4th - 7th
What a creative way to explore earth science. Have your class simulate the mining of natural resources. Using Play-Doh, learners recreate the core drilling process to determine the amount of minerals present. They write a detailed lab...
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Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Review the difference between rocks and minerals using this resource. Learners identify and investigate the physical properties of these objects. They create a Venn diagram to compare and contrast types of rocks. This is a motivating way...
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Going to Mars

For Teachers 6th
Pupils get to choose what project they'd most like to complete. Using what they know about Earth and Mars, they get into project groups to compare and contrast each planet. They must answer the question, "How can we live on Mars?"...
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Planetary Brochures

For Teachers 5th
Any two things can be compared and contrasted. Here, pupils will compare and contrast how the Earth and Sun were perceived by Galileo and Copernicus to how we perceive them today. They take into account: motion, the moon, changes,...
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Cloud in a Bottle

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Create a cloud model using soda bottles. Your class will get the opportunity to explain how clouds form using this hands-on activity. They will also write a detailed report about what they did in the lab. Step-by-step directions with...
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Make a Fossil

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Take your class on an investigation of fossils. Middle schoolers will discover the formation of fossils by using clay to simulate fossils. They will research the stages of fossil development and then draw pictures of their fossil casts...
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Sun and Weather

For Teachers 6th - 8th
How is the Earth's weather created? Middle schoolers will explain how the Sun's energy is transformed into different forms. They will perform mathematical calculations of volume, mass, and temperature. They they will explain the...
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The Search for El Nino

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders complete an El Nino scavenger hunt. In this earth science lesson, 6th graders describe the conditions that create El Nino and compare it to normal condition. They discuss how this phenomenon affects marine ecosystem.
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Reading a Fault Line

For Teachers 5th - 8th
This clip explains the differences between a hanging wall and a foot wall and how they are used to read a fault line. An animated hiker shows the differences between the two types of walls but doesn't explain how each type effects a...
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Science: Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 6th
Turn your 6th graders into expert geologists with this PowerPoint on plate tectonics. The attached 13 slides include informative facts about the Earth's crust, as well as colorful diagrams. This presentation is great to use as a guide...
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Why Earth Science

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Introduce the inquisitive learners in your class to the wonders of the planet Earth. This video showcases the reasons why we should study earth science and how a career or education in earth science can help us safeguard our planet. This...
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Total Lunar Eclipse - February 20, 2008

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
A full lunar eclipse in just 40 seconds, impossible! This 40-second time-lapse video shows a full lunar eclipse from start to finish. Not the best of its kind (the video) but it will do in a pinch, especially if you're short on time.
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Lunar Eclipse - August 28, 2007 Hawaii

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Kids will ooo and awww over this quick time-lapse video showing a total lunar eclipse. From start to finish, they'll see the full moon darken under the earth's shadow, turn a rusty red, then regain it's brilliant white glow. A great clip...
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The Water Cycle: States of Water

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary schoolers explore states of matter by concentrating on the ways in which water moves between its solid, liquid, and gaseous states in a variety of Earth environments. Learners interpret these movements through dance. The...