Understanding Weather Maps and the Importance of StormT
Students explain how storm tracking is important to understanding sources of acid rain pollution. The read and explain a weather map. They set up plastic or glass collection container for rain in an open area away from buildings and trees.
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Play Ball! – Or Not…Making a Decision Using Weather Data
Should the game go on or not? An engaging lesson asks small groups to make a decision using weather data. After analyzing a map, an updated forecast, and radar information, groups have to decide whether to cancel a baseball game. They...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Torrents, Droughts, and Twisters - Oh My!
What is causing the extreme weather happening around the planet? Middle and high schoolers read about climate change as a possible link to such phenomena. Then they form groups to discuss and research one of the types of weather events....
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
Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2008
Throughout this earth science exam, high-school geologists complete a series of multiple choice and short answer questions about the solar system, atmosphere, and earth system. This is an amazing test, as are all of the exams developed...
9th - 12th Science
Teaching Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration in Tandem
Rather than teaching photosynthesis and cellular respiration as individual topics, present them as a combined concept. Young scholars use websites to research and answer questions before organizing a concept map. The second day is much...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Map a Map?
After brainstorming reasons why Native Americans mapped their lands, your young critical thinkers will work together to review their ideas and determine the definition of a map. With today's extensive use of mapping technology and GPS...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable