Map your Schoolyard
Students practice their mapping skills by creating an accurate map of their schoolyard using an aerial photo from the National Map web site. Students include legends, a scale, and a north arrow on their maps.
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Measuring Elevation Past and Present
After viewing a short video about a climb up Mount Everest, high schoolers read about triangulation for measuring distant elevations. Have your class work in groups to construct an inclinometer and then use it to measure the height of...
6th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Microclimate in the Schoolyard
Students examine the microclimate-climatic conditions in a relatively small area-in their schoolyard, and compare these conditions to those of prairie communities. They determine how their ecosystem compares with and differs from prairie...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History