(19 pages) Included are two excellent hands-on activities. In the first, students will color code the locations of rock and fossil evidence on giant sized continents. Students then cut out these continent models and position them according to the
Students will take a "Virtual" Field Trip to Mount Saint Helens, the largest volcanic eruption in history. An extremely creative approach to educating students about how volcanoes affect our lives.
This presentation Lesson Plan has 25 slides on the following topics: Earth's History, Uniformitarianism, Law of Superposition, Original Horizontality, Igneous Extrusions, Igneous Intrusions, Folds and Faults, Fossils, Correlation of Rocks,
(14 pages) Construct simple 3D fault models. This is a fun, hands-on activity in which students cut out and construct a fault model. In fact, two different versions are included in this activity. One version describes a larger model, and the other a
This earth science culminating project allows students to explore earthquakes and volcanoes. The project is complete with student directions and accompanying student rubric.
(12 pages) This is an interesting and fun hands-on activity that explores the structure, composition, and temperature of Earth's interior. The model is easy to assemble, requiring students to simply cut out page-size components, and then fold &
This presentation Lesson Plan has 31 slides on the following topics: The Earth's Crust, Earthquakes, Measuring Earthquakes, Mercalli vs. Richter Scale, Seismic Waves, An Earthquake's Epicenter, Earthquake Origin Time, The Earth's Layers, Earthquake
(12 pages) Three activities that explore the evidence found at mid ocean ridges are included. One of the activities is a 3D hands-on model of the Atlantic Ocean floor. The evidence explored led to the discovery of the mid-ocean ridge system, and to
This presentation Lesson Plan has 42 slides on the following topics: Weathering, Erosion, Deposition, and Landscapes, Weathering, Physical Weathering, Chemical Weathering, Soil Formation, Erosion of Sediments, Erosion by Water, Velocity of Streams,
(13 pages) This activity includes a dichotomous key exercise, as well as materials for 16 station cards. Six different common Ordovician fossils are studied, and each station card contains four images of these Ordovician fossils. We have students
After completing the seven lessons in this unit students will have learned how scientists find locations on a globe and use maps to find locations on Earth's surface. They will be able to identify and use the different kinds of maps used by
This is a Reader's Theater for the entire class. We did it as our spring play and, of course being teachers, we merged the Language Arts goals of reading with our Science goal of learning about fossils. My name is Melanie Whitesides and my class has
This presentation Lesson Plan has 35 slides on the following topics: The Water Cycle and Climates, The Water (Hydrologic) Cycle, Groundwater, Permeability, Capillarity, Rainfall and Stream Flow, Factors Affecting Stream Flow, Watersheds (Drainage
This powerpoint presentation introduces the three types of plate boundaries (convergent, divergent, and transform). Includes Intro to new material and a check for understanding. Animations used to enhance student engagement.
(11 pages) A fun, hands-on activity in which students use a graph and a compass to locate the epicenters of six different earthquakes. This is the second step in our locating earthquake epicenters series. (In step one, distance from epicenter is
This unit, containing seven lessons, is the first of two units on THE STRUCTURE OF THE EARTH. This collection of activities gives students the opportunity to explore how scientists use earthquake waves to determine the structure of Earth's interior.
This 11 page notes outline Lesson Plan has blanks for student to fill in as the students watch the "Water Cycle and Climates PowerPoint Presentation" and as the teacher covers the following topics: The Water Cycle and Climates, The Water
This is a crossword that reviews material about the three types of rocks and the rock cycle for grades 7-12. Some of the words used are metamorphic, cementation,extrusive,foliation, and fossils. This puzzle comes with 3 pages: the first one has a
This presentation Lesson Plan has 22 slides on the following topics: Earth, Earth's Shape, Earth's Structure, The Lithosphere, The Hydrosphere, The Atmosphere, Earth's Magnetic Field, Locating Positions on Earth, Coordinate System, Navigation,
Soils Word Search Puzzle with key. Each puzzle contains 25 terms and definitions. I use the puzzles as a chapter review time for a quiz. Good companion to a textbook chapter on weathering, erosion or soils. Applicable to geology, ecology, soils,
(7 pages) Included are approximately 70 questions covering major topics of Plate Tectonics. Students can cut out the ten cards on each of five pages, and then quiz each other for test prep or for fun. We've also included two pages of blank templates
This is an award winning project where students learn about volcanoes located around the world. After learning about viscosity of magma in volcanoes, students research a given volcano in a group of 3-4 and put together a PowerPoint presentation
This Homework assignment has 7 pages of critical thinking questions on the topic of The Water Cycle and Climates. A Teacher Answer Key (Guide) is included. A free product preview of the entire homework assignment is available below. A PowerPoint
Soils Crossword Puzzle with key. Each puzzle contains 25 terms and definitions. I use the puzzles as a chapter review time for a quiz. Good companion to a textbook chapter on weathering, erosion or soils. Applicable to geology, ecology, soils,