Where's the Sand?
Learners identify the characteristics of deserts. In this geography lesson plan, students discuss the characteristics of a desert and label a map with the names of deserts.
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Where's My Mummy: Preservation Techniques
To observe preservation techniques firsthand, learners dry a flower in sand and compare cucumber slices soaked in salt water for a week with slices left out to dry in the open air. Video resources (not attached) include one about mummies...
3rd - 6th Science
Mineral Exploration Using Remote Sensing
Middle schoolers use quantitative data that they gather to figure out where there is an ore body in their model. They describe how geologists could use similar information in order to figure geologic patterns and geologic history for a...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Geography: examining the Glacial Features of Cape Cod
Young scholars examine satellite images of the glacial features of Cape Cod. They analyze where human activity is located in terms of those features. Students make models of the features, including kettle holes. They also use contour...
6th - 10th Science
Drift Bottles--A Message from Afar
Students explore longitude, latitude and cardinal directions. In this social studies activity, students use the geographical clues in the letter to determine where the bottle originated. Students compose a message that gives their...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History