+
PPT
Curated OER

Understanding Latitude and Longitude

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Teaching learners about latitude and longitude can get a little complicated. Present the concept by first representing it as a graph. Just like finding a location on a graph using the x and y-axis, learners will be able to locate items...
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Variables Affecting Earth's Albedo

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners study the variables that affect the Earth's albedo.  In this environmental data analysis lesson students interpret and graph information and calculate changes. 
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Blank Jeopardy

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Games are a great way to motivate learners to internalize information.. Using this PowerPoint which is in a Jeopardy format, young scholars can review map skills and facts about the Civil War, famous places, and our government. This is a...
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Journey to Gettysburg

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students use latitude and longitude to map the path of the Battle of Gettysburg.
+
PPT
Curated OER

Geography Terms

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Introduce the terms and concepts related to basic map and geography skills. Terms include full definitions and cover latitude, longitude, the Equator, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Prime Meridian, and the International Date Line.
+
PPT
1
1
Curated OER

Mapping

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Introduce middle or high schoolers to topographic maps with this PowerPoint. After a review of longitude and latitude, display and describe contour lines and intervals. Also explain map scale. This is a useful presentation for a social...
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Coral Bleaching in the Caribbean

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students practice analyzing images, maps and graphs from Internet-based educational resources. They explore the correlation between sea surface temperature and coral bleaching. Students comprehend that coral reefs are collections of tiny...
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Think GREEN - Utilizing Renewable Solar Energy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students use data to find the best renewable energy potential.  In this solar energy lesson students import data into Excel and explain how solar energy is beneficial. 
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Storm Clouds-- Fly over a Late Winter Storm onboard a NASA Earth Observing Satellite

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study cloud data and weather maps to explore cloud activity.  In this cloud data lesson students locate latitude and longitude coordinates and determine cloud cover percentages. 
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Hurricanes As Heat Engines

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine sea surface temperatures to see how hurricanes get heat from the oceans surface.  In this hurricanes lesson students use the Internet to find data and make line plots. 
+
Worksheet
Curated OER

Mapping Worksheet #1

For Students 6th - 8th
Get out the compass and a pencil its time to use a coordinate grid to practice mapping skills. Young cartographers use the prompts and provided grid to plot locations, draw parallel lines, and determine distances between points. 
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Lights, Shoals & Soundings

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore nautical charts and their symbols, with a bit of fun thrown in.
+
Lesson Plan
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...
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Understanding Weather and Climate Patterns

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Young scholars research the climate patterns of various locations and make predictions based on their findings. They determine the importance of latitude and longitude in weather and climate. Students create graphs displaying their...
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Separate Vacations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers plot the migration paths of birds using latitude and longitude data from a table.
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

1492: Using Data to Explain a Journey

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine how Christopher Columbus made his way across the Atlantic.  In this data lesson plan students use an Internet program to navigate like Columbus. 
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Explore Surface Types on a Journey Around Earth

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore satellite data. For this technology cross-curriculum math and world geography lesson, students locate specific map areas using a microset of satellite data. Students use technology and math skills to determine...
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Plotting a Hurricane Using Latitude and Longitude

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners define and use "absolute location," latitude, and longitude. They locate on a map or globe the Earth's poles, circles, tropics, and beginning points of measurements for latitude and longitude.
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

World War II New Guinea Campaign

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Although the big picture for this lesson on the New Guidea Campaign of WWII is taking a field trip to the Douglas MacArthur Memorial, you can easily use it as a guide to an independent or group research project as well. However, if you...
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Orienteering - Lesson 2 - Topographical Maps

For Teachers 9th - 12th
One of the most important skills in orienteering is being able to read a topographical map. Understanding the contour lines and symbols and the scale of the map will make planning your route so much better. In this lesson, partners get...
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

You Can Find It!

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students, in groups, use longitude and latitude to locate various places on a map.
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

A Map as a Tool

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students study the concept of using a map as a tool with the usage of a balloon designed to mimic the features of the Earth with the major features marked and shown on the balloon.
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Map Skills

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Do you need to practice map skills? Children with a range of abilities will complete a KWL chart about maps, practice important map vocabulary and then read a few pages from their textbook. They will use their vocabulary words and...
+
Worksheet
Curated OER

Latitude and Longitude

For Students 4th - 6th
In this latitude and longitude worksheet, learners find a set of 7 coordinates on a map. An answer key is included; a website reference for additional resources is given.