The Round Earth And Christopher Colombus
Students engage in a historical review, starting with the existence of the horizon at sea, proceeding to various studies of the Earth's size and shape, and leading to the attempt by Columbus to reach India by sailing westward.
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New Review Britannia Rule the Waves
Could you determine longitude based on measuring time? Early explorers used a longitude clock to do just that. Scholars learn about early exploration and the importance of the invention of the clock. Then pupils build their own longitude...
9th - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Survival of the Fittest; Variations in the Clam Species
Students explore biology by completing hands-on activities in class. In this evolution lesson plan, students define terms such as mutations, natural selection, and adaptation before conducting an adaptation related experiment in which...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Top 10 Reasons Why We Know the Earth is Round
Top tens lists are a lot of fun, and this one is educational as well! Viewers of the video find out ten reasons we know that the earth is not flat, as the pre-Colombus world believed. Some of the reasons are obvious, some are common...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science
Learning Lesson: The Shadow Knows II
Learners discover and practice how to calculate the circumference of the Earth. They measure the length of their shadows and use the distance they are away from the equator to complete the calculations. They discuss winter or summer...
9th - 10th Social Studies & History