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2010, KQED San Francisco, PBS LearningMedia
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

With this graph and accompanying lesson from Clue into Climate, produced by KQED, students will explore how the level of carbon dioxide has increased over time, hypothesize about why this is a concern, and begin to think about what can be done to slow or stop continued climate change.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
United States Department of Energy (DOE)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

As far back as ancient Greek and Roman times, people built structures that created an indoor environment suited to growing plants throughout the year. This enabled the gardener to establish a measure of control over growing conditions and extend the growth period into the colder seasons of the...

Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Women in Mining (WIM) Education Foundation Activities
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Students are trying to "see" what is beneath the surface of the Earth. Rather than digging up vast tracts of land to expose an oil field or to find some coal-bearing strata, core samples can be taken and analyzed to determine the likely composition of the Earth's interior. In this activity,...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4
ESRI
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Earth’s climate is a product of and is affected by many things—and it’s changing. Long-term and short-term processes, such as plate tectonics and volcanism, contribute to climate. Likewise, human influences, such as rising CO2 levels from fossil fuel burning and deforestation, play active roles...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Are soils like M&Ms™? Yes! Typical soil colors are red, brown, yellow, or black. These colors are often not the color of the minerals in the soil but coatings of iron oxides (Fe203, FeOOH, and so on) or organic matter on particles. The minerals beneath are often quartz or feldspar, which are...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

The Earth's climate is changing. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events - like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures - are already happening. Many of these observed changes are linked to the rising levels of carbon dioxide and...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry (ITSI)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

An earthquake is a shaking of the ground caused by the sudden release of stored energy along a fault. Think of it like snapping your fingers. You push your fingers together enough so that they don’t move when you try to slide them sideways. Then suddenly, one finger slips past the other finger...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
WGBH
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

These Instructional Modules provide K–12 teachers with high-quality, supplemental digital media resources for teaching about Earth’s systems—from weather phenomena to the development of land and water features. Resources include videos, images, data visualizations, interactives, and games from...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

This website contains selected USGS educational resources that may be useful to educators in secondary school grades (7-12). Many of these resources can be used directly in the classroom or will be useful in classroom lessons or demonstration activities preparation, or as resources for teacher...

Grade Level: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
2017, Science Friday
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

In case you haven’t already heard, there’s a total solar eclipse coming to North America on August 21, 2017. In the path of totality, viewers will be in the shadow of the moon for about two minutes. What most people don’t realize is that for about an hour before and an hour after totality, a...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
New Visions for Public Schools
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

For nearly five billion years, the Earth’s surface has been constantly built up and broken down by processes taking place above and below the Earth’s surface, resulting in the wide range of beautiful and complex landscapes we see today. In this unit, students will continue to make connections...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Basic geometric forms such as cubes, octahedra, rhombohedra, and tetrahedra may be made by folding flat paper or envelopes, both reasonably priced starting materials. These may be used to help visualize solid forms in crystallography and mineralogy and numbers of them may be used to create unit...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Tags: geology
University of Wyoming (UWYO)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Educators from the University of Wyoming's departments of Secondary Education and Physics and Astronomy culled a collection of teaching resources to enhance astronomy instruction and increase STEM integration in K-12 classrooms. Produced by participants from past LASSI workshops, th elessons...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Geosciences Division at Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Earthguide is dedicated to providing online materials for K-14 students, teachers, and the public that enhances lifelong learning and encourages positive action related to the management of the Earth, its living and natural resources, and society. We do this by building online content for...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

In this activity, students will use global temperature data to create models and compare short-term trends to long-term trends. They will then determine whether global temperature is rising based on the data. This activity is aligned to education standards for fifth grade and high school grade...

Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

In this 10-minute investigation, children ages 10 to 13 use a penny and a quarter to model that the Moon does indeed spin on its axix as it orbits the Earth.

Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8
NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

In Deep-Sea Coral Communities: Sentinels of a Changing Ocean, a lesson for grades 9-12 from NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries, students investigate the unique biology of deep-sea corals and learn to identify soft corals, hard corals, invertebrates, and fish found in these communities. To...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Tags: noaa, oceans, data
2015, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), Science Friday
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Earthquakes are awe-inspiring. But the destruction, confusion, and injury associated with them often overshadow important classroom discussion about how these phenomena actually occur. By understanding what causes earthquakes, children can think about ways that scientists can work to prevent...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Australian Geological Survey Organisation (AGSO) and United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

 Moving model of the slump block of a landslide. Cutout and assemble. One page, PDF

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Few schools are within walking distance of a federally designated wilderness. However, many schools are within walking distance of land with wild elements. Students can look for examples of places with wild elements on or near their school grounds. Then they can duplicate the activity in a...

Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8
2000, National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

The purpose of this guide is to provide additional material to educators interested in using the Stratovolcanoes of the World poster published by the National Geophysical Data Center in August 2000. For each volcano featured on the poster, NGDC provides a map showing the location of the volcano...

Grade Level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science offers a variety of educational resources for all ages.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
2016, National Energy Education Development Project (NEED)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

A comprehensive classroom resource containing fact sheets that introduce students to energy and describe energy resources, electricity consumption, efficiency, conservation, transportation, climate change, and emerging technologies. Infobooks can be used as a resource for many energy activities...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
EdHelper
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

The homework site for Teachers! These Earth and Space Science resources contain lesson plans, activities, and more. No planning needed!

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Phenomena is only as effective as the unit it is embedded within. The questions that students raise should be directly connected with the core ideas that you want the students to engage with using the science and engineering practices. For example, we all live seeing a volcano model explode --...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

WeatherSchool @ AAAS was developed by researchers at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to help you explore how different factors -- time of year, location, or elevation -- work together to produce the day-to-day weather you experience in your local community as well...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Solar energy is the energy that comes to the Earth from the Sun. It is commonly known as sunlight. This energy arrives in the form of electromagnetic radiation, which is energy that travels in waves. A variety of modern technologies are able to capture and convert solar energy into other useful...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

The rock cycle is the combination of all the processes that act to break down rocks, move sedimentary materials from place to place, and produce new rocks. In this investigation, students will discover what happens to rocks under lots of pressure and heat through a simulation that uses crayon...

Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6
JOI Learning
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Bombarded by Web sites, the evening news, newspapers, and popular magazines, citizen scientists often have to interpret scientific information directly from the media. Sometimes this can be a confusing process. How can you, as a citizen scientist, figure out whether science information you get...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9
Earth Learning Idea (ELI)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Using a pupil model to demonstrate the slab pul is the main plate-driving force. Considering the different processes likely to be driving plate movement by use os a student model.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
The Franklin Institute
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

This website features science activities for teachers and students. Topics include Earth science, bioscience, physical science, computers, and more.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
California Geological Survey (CGS)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

The California Geological Survey Kids Geozone website is dedicated to students having fun whole learning about the geosciences. Parents and teachers will find activities and links of interest. Do Rocks Last Forever looks at the weathering processes on rocks. It gives the reader directions for 4...

Grade Level: 2
Western Illinois University (WIU)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Access this online resource portal for middle and high school students and educators. The site features science resources organized by topic, such as Nature of Science, Science Safety Techniques, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Physics, General Resources for Science, Study...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
2017, PBS NewsHour, PBS LearningMedia
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Picture your nearest river or lake. How do people use it? Are you happy with the way it is treated, and its relationship to your community? In some areas, water sources are being used as enormous batteries to help supply power to thousands of homes, schools, and businesses. This PBS NewsHour...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Do you know how to make your home a safe space during an earthquake? Take this quiz and find out. But hurry... earthquakes can happen at any time, so act now to Beat the Quake! The more you do before an earthquake shakes your space, the less damage you will have -- and the more points you will...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Tags: earthquake
Indiana Geological Survey (IGS)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

In this activity, teachers or students will use IndianaMap to create geographic information systems (GIS) maps to demonstrate the distribution of coal mines within the state of Indiana. Step-by-step directions and tutorial videos will provide students with the necessary resources to create the...

Grade Level: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Tags: coal, mining, maps
ESRI
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Locating crucial energy resources involves examining phenomena under, on, and above Earth’s surface. Some of these phenomena change frequently, such as winds. Others, such as oil and coal deposits, are products of long series of geologic processes. Yet all are geographic in nature — they occur...

Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Florida Solar Energy Center
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

FSEC dedicates substantial effort to the development of educational resources for the teachers of our children. We do this out of the simple belief that clean and efficient energy resources are key to our future generation's ability to achieve a safe and substantial environment. In order to...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Soils come from rocks and other things that reflect local conditions. Soil is essential for life. In this investigation, students will be able to identify soil properties that can be related to original bedrock, climate and vegetation. At the same time, they will learn about practical issues...

Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6
SpaceWeather.com
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Check out this site to learn more about news and information about the Sun-Earth environment, from solar storms to sunspots to near earth asteroids.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Scholastic
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Superheroes TurfMutt and the Outdoor Powers are on a mission to teach students and their teachers and families backyard science, including how to take better care of the green spaces around them and the importance of living landscapes. With the activities in this new hands-on science program,...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry (ITSI)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Some areas of the world are susceptible to frequent earthquakes. Other areas of the world have a history of volcanic eruptions. Unfortunately, many areas such as Japan experience both volcanoes and earthquakes. In this activity, you will use a computer model, Seismic Explorer, to investigate...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

This website contains selected USGS educational resources that may be useful to educators at the college level. Most of the material on USGS websites is suitable for undergraduate-level use, but we have tried to list especially appropriate sites below. Many of these resources can be used...

Southeast Region Climate Center
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

A barometer measures atmospheric pressure. Learn how to make your own barometer out of a jar, balloon, and stirring stick.

Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
2010, Science Friday
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

In this activity, students will review and discuss weathering, erosion and mass wasting, to gain a stronger understanding of how Hickory Run’s Boulder Field was formed after the Laurentide Continental Glacier receded. Using edible materials, students will model and demonstrate the geological...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
2015, Middle School Science Blog
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

This mini-weather unit (3-4 weeks) is intended to be used as a self paced series of lessons or independent study where students will work on tasks and check in both during and at the end of each task. Each class will begin with weather data collection followed by either starting a new task or...

Grade Level: 6
National weather Service (NWS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Learn Science and Safety with the National Weather Service's Owlie Skywarn. NWS Education brings adventures and information to kids, teens, parents, and teachers. Owlie Skywarn puts you on the road to becoming a Young Meteorologist, all while sharing NWS Publications and Brochures on weather...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Arkansas Geological Survey (AGS)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Students will work together to characterize the geology of a gravel bar by conducting their own specific experiment.

Grade Level: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

NOAA's Monitor National Marine Sanctuary offers science, technology, engineering, art, and math lesson plans for K-12 educators. For example, Mock Shipwreck: Mapping the Past, a lesson for students in grades 9-12, challenges teams of "divers" to create sectioned, scaled drawings of a mock...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
The Science Spot
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

The Science Spot is just that - a spot for science! Browse through the Science Classroom, filled with activities and lessons for junior high science teachers and students. Choose from a variety of topics including: general science, astronomy, chemistry, earth science, forensic science, and...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

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