Teacher prepares four layers of Plasticine stacking layers on top of each other to create a model of how rocks within the earth can be folded creating anticlines and synclines below the surface and mountains and valleys on the surface.
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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
How Do Plate Tectonics and Ocean Currents Affect Global Climate?
What do plate tectonics and ocean currents have to do with global climate? This fourth installment in a six-part series focuses on how plate tectonics and ocean currents affect global climate, both now and in the past, outlines an...
7th - 12th Science
The Squashed Tomato Challenge
Nepalese farmers are faced with long, arduous journeys to sell their crops (including tomatoes) to the local markets at the bottom of the mountains. With this in mind, your young engineers will be challenged to build a model that can...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Conservation and capitalism: Focus on Primary Sources - Driving through time: The digital Blue Ridge Parkway
“Is it possible to be both a conservationist and a capitalist?” The often conflicting values of these two groups are brought into sharp focus as students examine the battles that took place over the construction of the Blue Ridge...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed