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Volcanoes

For Teachers 4th Standards
This collection is a blast. Kids can explore the science behind plate tectonics, examine the life cycle of volcanoes, and engage in hands-on projects that model volcanic processes. They'll see lava.
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Tales from California’s Channel Islands: Arlington Springs Man

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
West of the West's Arlington Springs Man series documents the history of the archeological digs on Santa Rosa Island and the discovery of human and mammoth bones that challenge the once-popular theories of human migration to the...
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Multimedia Discovery Missions

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Multimedia Discovery Missions collection is a series of 13 interactive presentations and activities that introduce young geologists and oceanographers to fundamental concepts involving the Earth’s crust and ocean sea life. Benthos,...
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Adventure Engineering Challenge: Asteroid Impact

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Oh, no! An asteroid is on a collision course with Earth!. The challenge, should your students choose to accept it, is to design underground survival caverns to shelter people for one year. Over the course of eight lessons, engineering...
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Plate Tectonics Cycle — Sixth Grade

For Teachers 6th Standards
Four resources make up a collection that breaks down each part of the plate tectonic cycle, developed by Math/Science Nucleus. With pre- and post-labs, discussion topics, and writing assignments, sixth graders take on a hands-on approach...
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Let's Get Moving

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Rivers top the list of causes of erosion over time. Scholars experiment with wind, water, and ice reshaping sand. They connect the simulations facts about erosion and deposition to understand unique landforms such as the Grand Canyon and...
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Edible Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Many people think they can't observe plate tectonics, but thanks to GPS, we know that Australia moves at a rate of 2.7 inches per year, North America at 1 inches per year, and the Pacific plate at more than 3 inches per year! Scholars...
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An Investigative Look at Florida's Sinkholes

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
In May of 1981, the Winter Park Sinkhole in Florida first appeared and is now referred to as Lake Rose. Scholars learn about the causes of sinkholes through an inquiry project. Then, they analyze recent data and draw conclusions to...
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Build a Watershed

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
What's the best way to learn how watersheds work? Build one! Combining engineering, the water cycle, and ecology concerns, the activity is the perfect fit for an interdisciplinary unit. Teams construct a model watershed with simple...
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Plate Tectonics Interactive

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Here is a plate tectonics interactive that will really move your class! The first of a 13-part series introduces young geologists to the fundamental concepts and vocabulary they need to understand the interactions between crustal plates....
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The Earth Moves Under My Feet

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Most people rely on the ground under them remaining still and constant, yet the plates on the earth are constantly moving. A research-based STEM lesson asks pupils to research seismic data and tectonic plates. Then they create surveys of...
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Rock Our Town

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
We name eras of human development such as the Stone Age, Copper Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age after rocks and minerals, proving how important these are to daily life. The applied STEM unit encourages scholars to act as geologists...
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Size It Up

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The three types of rock aren't classic, punk, and hard. The chapter covers everything scholars need to know about rocks. Pupils compare rocks, learn about their formation, see how rocks change, and follow every step of the rock cycle....
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The Crusty Earth

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Geology rocks — literally! A geology chapter offers eleven activities at four different levels. Scholars enjoy completing hands-on experiments before applying critical thinking skills following a share, process, generalize, apply, and...
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A Moving Crust

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Young scientists piece together the geological puzzle that is the earth in the third and final lesson of this earth science series. With the help of numerous multimedia resources and a series of engaging hands-on activities, students...
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Lessons - Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Volcanoes are among the most spectacular geological features on the planet. Jump into an exploration of these amazing phenomenon with this multimedia lesson plan series. Working collaboratively in small groups, young scientists view...
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The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and Adaptation

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The pocket mouse can be light brown like the sands of the desert, or dark brown like the volcanic lava flows that are interspersed throughout New Mexico's Valley of Fire. It seems that predators have weeded out light colored mice in this...
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Study Jams! Volcanoes

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
You will lava this little clip about volcanoes! It explains what a volcano is and describes the four different types. It also addresses how magma flows through a conduit, passes through a vent, and becomes lava. All of this takes place...
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Study Jams! Landforms

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
First-class photographs dazzle your class as they are acquainted with Earth's various landforms. To reinforce learning, they can take a multiple-choice quiz, sing along to a karaoke song, or review key vocabulary terms, all on this...
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Miss Selle's Science Songs - Plate Tectonics

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Middle school scientists will think you're the coolest teacher on the planet when you use this video to help them understand the basics of plate tectonics. The lyrics, compiled by science teacher Sue Selle, are played to the music from...
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Climate Change Chemistry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Assist your class with learning the importance of caring for our environment as they complete this fun-filled lesson on climate change. Individuals perform simulations related to greenhouse gases, atmospheric gases, and the overall...
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Types of Volcanic Eruptions

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Blow the roof off your classroom with this multimedia science instructional activity on volcanic eruptions. A short online video teaches young geologists about shield and composite volcanoes and explores the examples of Kilauea and Mt....
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Using Models in Climate Change Research

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore models through the relevant lens of climate change! Investigators watch a video about using models and their application for evaluating temperature data and climate change. Scientists read an article on climate change and answer...
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Blossoms Blooming: Analyzing Plant Growth Patterns

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Could the seasons be changing? Using National Park data, learners recognize patterns in the growth of seasonal plants. They look specifically at the first bloom date of cherry blossoms in Washington DC and compare them to temperature...