This product includes Part 1 of a Full Year of Earth Science Curriculum Lesson Plans.
Each of the 6 Units in Part 1 contains a PowerPoint presentation, Notes Outline, Homework Assignment and Test Prep. In total, there are 6 PowerPoint Presentation Lesson Plans, 6 Notes Outlines, 6 Homework Assignments, 6 Vocabulary Lesson Plans, 6 Test Prep Files, a Laboratory Write-Up Template, a Lesson Plan Template, an Open House/First Day of School PowerPoint Presentation and a Course Syllabus Template.
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Part 1 Earth Science Lesson Plan topics include:
First Day of School and Science Open House PowerPoint Presentation
This is a first day of school and open house presentation that could be adapted for any science class covering the following topics: Science Class Goals, Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Self-Evaluation, Appreciation of Nature, Prepare for More Advanced Science Courses, Evaluation, Curriculum Overview, Daily Routines, Science Class Rules, Hierarchy of Consequences, Reinforcement Rewards, Home-School Connection
Intro to Earth Science and Scientific Method
This Lesson Plan covers an Introduction to Earth Science, the steps of the Scientific Method and a Scientific Method example.
This Lesson Plan covers the following topics: Earth, Earths Shape, Earths Structure, The Lithosphere, The Hydrosphere, The Atmosphere, Earths Magnetic Field, Locating Positions on Earth, Coordinate System, Navigation, Finding the North Star Polaris, Finding the Altitude of a Star, Solar Time and Clock Time, Calculating Longitude, Fields, Field Maps, Topographic Map (Contour Map), Contour Map Example, Topographic Profile, Determining Gradient and Slope, Determining Gradient Sample Problem
Minerals, Rocks and Resources
This Lesson Plan covers the following topics: Minerals, Rocks and Resources, Minerals, Luster, Streak, Crystal Structure, Hardness, Mohs Scale of Hardness, Cleavage, Density, Rocks, Igneous Rocks, Igneous Rock Formation, Igneous Rock Classification, Sedimentary Rocks, Sedimentary Rock Characteristics, Sedimentary Rock Classification, Metamorphic Rocks, Metamorphic Rock Classification, The Rock Cycle, Natural Resources, Alternative Energy Sources
Earths Crust - Earthquakes - Plate Tectonics
This Lesson Plan covers the following topics: The Earths Crust, Earthquakes, Measuring Earthquakes, Mercalli vs. Richter Scale, Seismic Waves, An Earthquakes Epicenter, Earthquake Origin Time, The Earths Layers, Earthquake Shadow Zones, Earthquake P-wave Shadow Zones, The Ring of Fire, Seismic Hazards, Volcanic Hazards, Continental Drift, Evidence from the Oceans, Plate Tectonics, Plate Boundaries, What Moves the Plates, Hot Spots
Weathering Erosion Deposition Landscapes
This Lesson Plan covers the following topics: Weathering, Erosion, Deposition, and Landscapes, Weathering, Physical Weathering, Chemical Weathering, Soil Formation, Erosion of Sediments, Erosion by Water, Velocity of Streams, Erosion by Wind, Erosion by Ice, Deposition, Deposition Factors, Sorting of Sediments, Deposition by Wind, Deposition by Gravity, Deposition by Glaciers, Continental Glaciers, Glacial Features, North American Continental Glaciation, The Oceans and Coasts, Landscapes, Landscape Regions, Climate Influence on Regions, Landscape Regions of the US, Landscape Regions of NY, Drainage Patterns, Human Activities Can Affect Landscapes
This Lesson Plan covers the following topics: Earths History, Uniformitarianism, Law of Superposition, Original Horizontality, Igneous Extrusions, Igneous Intrusions, Folds and Faults, Fossils, Correlation of Rocks, Correlation of Rocks Example, Geologic Time Scale, Evolution of Life, Life and The Atmosphere, Past Geologic Events, Radioactive Dating, Half-Life, Decay-Product Ratio, Selecting the Best Radioactive Element for Dating a Sample
My PowerPoint presentations have been made to be both informative on curricular topics and visually stimulating for all students. 100% of my students prefer to receive and discuss new topics via PowerPoint (compared to reading textbooks, lectures, or copying information off of the board). I have found that this method works extremely well with both mainstreamed and inclusion students. When I taught in a traditional HS, I provided a notebook with all the slides for students who needed to take a second look at a slide or were absent for the day.
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