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Mountain Lions in Arizona Lesson 2: The Lion as Predator - Feast of Plenty

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Middle and high schoolers examine the basics of a mountain lion's diet by examining food chains and food webs. Learners are each assigned one of the lion's prey species and they must construct a food chain for this animal. They see how a...
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Mountains

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Mountains are described and some of the more famous listed along with their altitudes. Climate, glaciers, and avalanches are also covered. Because there is a copious amount of text on each slide, this would be best used by assigning...
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Mountain Weather: Orographic Lift

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Why do so many mountain ranges exist next to a desert? As part of a larger series, PBS 6-8 Weather and Climate answers this question. The presentation offers diagrams and photographs of the development of a rain shadow. From Oregon to...
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Mountains and Rain Shadows

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Scholars use an online interactive to learn just how different the other side of the mountain actually appears. They use satellite images, graphics, and videos to compare the impact of winds, oceans, clouds, precipitation, and more on...
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How Tall Can Mountains Be?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Currently, the tallest mountain on Earth is Mount Everest at 8,848 meters above sea level. The video discusses how tall a mountain might reach based on gravity, rock density, and other factors such as plate tectonics and erosion. 
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Make Your Own Mountains! - #sciencegoals

For Students K - 5th Standards
In a world where plate tectonics have helped create Earth's geological features, it is an ever-changing process. Show young scientists a video that demonstrates the movement of Earth's plates to create fold mountains.
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Move Mountains

For Students 4th - 6th
As part of a series of activities, or maybe just as a demonstration, this activity shows how tectonic plates push together and give rise to mountain ranges. All it takes is a piece of newspaper and your own two hands. 
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Mountain Lions in Arizona Lesson 5: Humans and Lions - Encounters in Nature

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Fledgling felinologists are taught how to recognize when a mountain lion is preparing to attack. They identify proper actions to provide the greatest chance of survival if they are attacked. Learners play a matching card game in which...
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Mountain Lions in Arizona Lesson 6: Managing for Humans and Lions

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Wildlife biologists take on one of six different roles in order to discuss the management of mountain lions in Arizona. A detailed handout is provided for each participant and a chart for stakeholders to take notes during the community...
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My Side of the Mountain

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars complete activities with the book My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. In this literature lesson, students read the book and discuss the concept of human capital. They complete a KWLH chart and two assessments.
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Analyze the Structure of a Story Using a Story Mountain

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Perhaps the most helpful video in a series about "Saved by a Seal," a four-minute lesson guides middle schoolers through creating a story mountain to plot the elements of a short story. The strategies in the video would be beneficial to...
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Ming Lo Moves the Mountain

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
A good story is a great way to support skills that are necessary for encouraging strong reading skills. Here is a class I do, You do, We do style lesson that stars the tale, Ming Lo Moves the Mountain. Included are two fun pre-reading...
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Mountains "Fold, Fault, Erupt, and Erode"

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders conduct an experiment to demonstrate the folding and rippling of rock to form a mountain. They identify mountain chains on a map, participate in the demonstrations, and define folding fault block, igneous eruptions, igneous...
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Mountains

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Explore the mountain habitat with this collection of slides. The climate is described, along with the associated plant and animal life. Some of the pictures are attractive, but some leave much to be desired. There is a generous amount of...
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Where Do Mountains Come From?

For Students K - 5th Standards
Mount Everest and the Appalachian Mountains are just two features that formed from converging plates. Watch a video that explains and models this phenomenon.
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Mountains

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
An informative and well-designed presentation on mountains awaits your geographers. Excellent photographs from mountain ranges around the world are includedin this terrific PowerPoint. The last slide effectively sums up what pupils have...
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Mountain Biking - Riding Uphill

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Mountain biking sounds like a lot of fun, but it also sounds like a lot of hard work! You have to get uphill to enjoy the ride downhill. Learn about shifting gears to go uphill and to keep your weight balanced properly. This is one...
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Mountain Biking - Lesson 3 - Starting Up a Steep Hill

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Knowing how to start up a steep hill while mountain biking is a good skill to have. Otherwise, if one stoppped part way up and couldn't get started up again, what would be the point. This lesson offers up some good cues in getting set to...
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"Beneath a Dark Mountain"

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Centered around the short story "Beneath a Dark Mountain" by Jessica Hekman, this plan contains prereading activities and a post-reading writing assignment that encourages writers to craft a scene about the past or present. 
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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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Mountain Creation: A Drama Exploration

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars explore mountain formation. In this cross curriculum earth science and legend writing lesson, students listen to the poem "The Way to make Perfect Mountains" by Byrd Baylor and identify examples of vivid language used....
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The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this literature worksheet, students respond to 30 short answer and essay questions about The Magic Mountain. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
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Planet Earth - Mountains

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Rich images showcase mountain peaks from all over the world. Thick clouds of snow are brushed off of the Himalayas, and the Andes sharp, unforgiving peaks are clouded by mist. This video is non-narrated, yet it provides spectacular views...
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World Map and Globe - Lesson 15 Mountains of the World

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars locate major world mountain ranges. In this geography lesson, students identify major mountain ranges on 6 on of the 7 continents on a large world physical map.

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