In this Google Drawing activity students will create a concept map using the following words: Earth Science, geology, waves, currents, astronomy, oceanography, stars, volcanoes, planets, meteorology, fossils, weather, climate, rocks galaxies, thunderstorms, tides, tsunamis, lightning, comets, minerals, asteroids, tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes.
I use this activity at the beginning of my Earth Science Course. It reinforces students ability to organize though via a concept map as well as introduces them to Google Drawing, a powerful collaborative means of visually expressing ideas.
I let students work either by themselves or with partners. Some of the creativity is awesome.
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