Comparing Topographical Maps to 3-Dimensional Models
Students watch videos from NASA and make observations about Mt. Shasta, Mars Crater and Mars Canyon. They create 3-D model. Students design a topographical map of the areas. They discuss what areas of Earth are unaccessible to humans.
8th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
New Review Unit 2: Global to Local: Understanding My Place in the Hydrosphere
What does the ground around your home have to do with water pollution? Young ecologists learn about their local watershed and create their own cause-and-effect models of the hydrosphere.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Designing a Hiking Trail
Put your students' map skills to the test with this engaging cross-curricular project. Given the task of developing new hiking trails for their local community, young cartographers must map out beginner and intermediate paths that meet a...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Predicting Ground Water Flow
After background reading on ground and surface water is complete, young hydrologists create a water table contour map. The map displays the elevation of surrounding areas and requires that the cartologists draw contour lines and arrows...
9th - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Next Generation Spacecraft—Orion
What is the cross-sectional area of the Orion spacecraft? Groups work together to estimate the area of a cross section of the Orion spacecraft by first counting the number of grids a scale drawing covers. Pupils also employ a method...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Life on Mars: Science Fact or Science Fiction?
Using NASA's planet fact sheets, collaborative groups discuss what the basic needs are for a human to survive, and how likely he would be to survive on another planet. Assign each group a different planet and have them compare its...
6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Could We Actually Live on Mars?
What would be the best place to live on Mars? A fascinating look at the geographical of Mars is sure to intrigue the future astronomers in your middle or high school class. A short video introduces learners to the different...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable