Unit Plan
New York City Department of Education

#### Designing Euclid’s Playground

For Teachers 10th Standards
Create a geometric playground. Pupils work through a performance task to demonstrate their ability to use geometric concepts to solve everyday problems. The accompanying engineering design lessons show teachers how the assessment works...
Lesson Plan
BrainPOP

#### Latitude and Longitude Differentiated Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars warm-up their map skills with a discussion using location words to describe familiar places. An engaging video informs class members about latitude and longitude. Three leveled activities extend the learning experience for...
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Location on the Earth: Longitude and Latitude

For Students 6th - 8th
To what degree do learners understand coordinates? Get them some practice in Yosemite National Park in a simple, fun interactive. Pupils explore a map and locate coordinates of popular sights within the park, then answer questions to...
Lesson Plan
NOAA

#### Graphing Temperatures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Battle of the hemispheres? In the fourth installment of a five-part series, young oceanographers use the NOAA website to collect temperature data from drifters (buoys), one in the Northern Hemisphere and one in the Southern Hemisphere....
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Geophysical Institute

#### Latitude and Longitude with Google Earth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Travel the world from the comfort of your classroom with a lesson plan that features Google Earth. High schoolers follow a series of steps to locate places all over the earth with sets of coordinates. Additionally, they measure the...
Activity
Mrs. Burke's Math Page

#### The Amazing Pi Race

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Add a sense of excitement to your math class with this race across the country. Using their knowledge of all things circular, young mathematicians work in pairs answering a series of pi-related word problems as they hop from one city to...
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Curated OER

#### The Solstices

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Compare surface temperatures when the solstice occurs in the different hemispheres. Young scientists draw conclusions from their investigation of data collected using spreadsheets and a globe.
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Curated OER

#### Why Do We Have Seasons?

For Teachers 1st
First graders watch a video about the seasons. They role play with the teacher the sun and earth. The student's heads are the earth, their foreheads are the Northern Hemisphere. The teacher shines a flashlight on them to simulate the sun...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Climatic Changes

For Students 6th - 8th
Investigate the greenhouse effect and global warming with this weather worksheet: scholars describe the seasonal variations of temperature and day length at its greatest and its least. Then they describe the effects of El Nino and how...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Stars

For Students 4th - 8th
In this space science worksheet, students use the clues to assist them in solving the crossword puzzle on the stars. They identify various constellations and how each rotates.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Where In the World Am I?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners identify their location in the world after studying latitude, longitude, relative location, and absolute location. They use assigned web site to find information to make a flipbook that answers questions about their location in...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### 5th grade social studies geography

For Teachers 5th
In this geography worksheet, 5th graders complete multiple choice questions about hemispheres, maps, cities, ecology, and more. Students complete 25 questions.
Interactive
Curated OER

#### Student Exploration: Summer and Winter

For Students 3rd - 4th
For this recognizing the seasons online/interactive worksheet, students explore the Earth's positions and determine the summer and winter season. Students answer 21 short answer questions
Unit Plan
Curated OER

#### Maps and Globes: Where in the World are We?

For Teachers K
Students explore maps and globes. In this introduction to map and globe concepts lesson, students identify features of physical maps, political maps, and globes. Students locate land and water, and recite a poem about the names of the...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Earth in Space

For Teachers 8th - 9th
In this reason for the days and nights on earth worksheet, students study the reasons the Earth has days and nights by answering 28 questions about earth's rotation, the equator, the relationship between the sun and moon, and the earth's...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Global Wind Patterns Notes

For Students 8th - 10th
In this global wind patterns worksheet, students take notes on the wind patters in the southern and northern hemispheres. They indicate the latitude the winds occur at, the pressure, the characteristics and the direction the wind moves....
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Curated OER

#### Four Corners Mystery: Where In The World Are We?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research and describe various locations around the world using five fundamental themes of geography.
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Curated OER

#### Twisting the Air Away - The Coriolis Effect

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the Coriolis Effect and its effects on the different hemispheres.  In this Earth science lesson plan students divide into groups to  they make predictions. Students then complete an activity to explore movement as it...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Volume of Hemisphere

For Students 8th - 10th
For this volume of hemisphere worksheet, students compute the volume of 5 hemisphere when given either the radius or the circumference.
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Time and Seasons

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this science worksheet, students identify months and seasons. They complete the crossword puzzle by demonstrating their knowledge of days in a month, months in given seasons, and the amount of time in a given unit of measurement.
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Curated OER

#### Where Is Japan? What Direction Is It?

For Teachers 1st
First graders locate countries on maps and globes and learn about the hemispheres and the cardinal directions. They listen to books read out loud and dicuss geography.
Lesson Plan
University of Arizona

#### The Exotic Vacation

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners explain the concepts and vocabulary of Earth's rotation. They plan imaginary vacations based on the seasons in different locations. This is a very creative lesson plan, which students enjoy.
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Color the Hemispheres

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Earth's hemispheres and poles worksheet, learners color the North Hemisphere blue and the South Hemisphere red. Students then label the equator, the north pole, and south pole.
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Curated OER

#### Rapping Regions in America

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students determine what designates a place as a region. They apply their criteria for a region to the US map. They work in groups to write a rap about their region that describes its organization, type and structure.