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Prepositional Phrases for Kids | English Grammar Video Video
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ScienceWeb Australia: Years 9-10

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Science Web Australia presents a collection of three units designed for English speaking high schoolers and utilizing resources available online. The first unit focuses on ecosystems, the second on plate tectonics, and the third on the...
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Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young geologists examine evidence scientists have gathered to develop the Theory of Plate Tectonics. They explore how tectonic events are monitored and how future events can be predicted. The unit concludes with groups investigating how...
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Everest Education Expedition

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Young explorers investigate the biodiversity of Mount Everest and the Himalayan Mountain ecosystem through hands-on and interactive activities. They examine the effects of climate change on the mountains, analyze maps, take a virtual...
1 In 1 Collection
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Ice in Action

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Make your own bite-size glacier! A resource teaches about the formation and melting of ice. Activities include videos, a hands-on activity where your pupils build glaciers, and a photographic analysis to teach individuals the chilling...
1 In 1 Collection
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Sea Floor to Summit

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Who knew that mountain formation could be so entertaining? Leanr how mountains form with a resource on Mount Everest. Activities to guide learning include a simulation, project, videos, coloring activities, and worksheets.
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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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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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Exploring Oceans

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Did you know that life in the sea generates 70% of our oxygen? If it weren't for the water, we wouldn't be here! Discover underwater mountains and volcanoes and take a glimpse at our negative global impact. What can you do to reverse...
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Mountains and Valleys - Part 2/5

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Come explore what the Nepalese call the goddess mother of the world, Mt. Everest. The Himalayas, of which Mt. Everest is part of, is home to a very unusual group of people, the Sherpas. Take a look at their lives and the adaptations they...
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Rockies Thrust Up

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How did Colorado's Front Range arise when it's 1,000 miles from where the Pacific and North American plates meet? Learn about the theory behind this oddity and use this video to springboard into other topics, such as what types of rocks...
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Mountains

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
An informative and well-designed presentation on mountains awaits your geographers. Excellent photographs from mountain ranges around the world are includedin this terrific PowerPoint. The last slide effectively sums up what pupils have...
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Geography Terms

For Teachers 6th
Providing pictures, easy-to-understand definitions, and a description of geography terms is the purpose of this resource.This presentation provides a graphic with each description of such geographic terms as island, plateau, and plain....
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Regional Patterns of Climate: Pacific Northwest

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Climate systems involve sunlight, ocean, atmosphere, ice, land forms, and many other factors. Scholars explore each of these variables related to the Pacific Northwest rain forest. They use an online interactive to investigate the polar...
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Rain Shadows

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Satellite images from NASA help scholars focus on the similarities on the planet rather than the differences. The photos from the installment of a larger PBS series exploring weather and climate compare geological formations in the...
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Mountain Weather: Orographic Lift

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Why do so many mountain ranges exist next to a desert? As part of a larger series, PBS 6-8 Weather and Climate answers this question. The presentation offers diagrams and photographs of the development of a rain shadow. From Oregon to...
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The Landscape of the Pacific Northwest

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Pacific Northwest includes four mountain ranges and one rain forest. Explore the breathtaking scenery using a lesson from a larger series from PBS covering climate and weather. Starting with photographs taken from the international...
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Mountains and Rain Shadows

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Scholars use an online interactive to learn just how different the other side of the mountain actually appears. They use satellite images, graphics, and videos to compare the impact of winds, oceans, clouds, precipitation, and more on...
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Killer Landslides | Monitoring and Predicting Landslides

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Landslides kill between 25 and 50 people every year in the United States alone. This is why predicting a landslide literally saves lives. A scientist applied new technology to a mountain and accurately predicted a landslide. Thanks to...
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Plate Tectonics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The plates of the earth may be shifting right under your feet! Learn the causes and consequence of this shifting through an informative a video lesson. Scholars explore the effects of the movement on a local, global, and even planetary...
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Gorongosa's Water Cycle

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Gorongosa National Park holds a fascinating and ever-changing landscape. What makes the water cycle in the park so special? Travel to Mozambique to learn more about the park using a short video. Content includes rainy season in the park,...
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Climb into Action!

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Climate change affects even the largest and intimidating of landforms—even Mount Everest! A resource helps teach learners the connection between global climate change and its effects on Earth. Activities include videos, class discussion,...
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Who’s on Top?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
What's it like to climb Mount Everest? An educational resource encourages an in-depth knowledge of Mount Everest's scientific missions through a variety of activities, including an analysis of maps, a KWL chart, videos, a simulation, and...
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Lesson 6: Biomes and Landscapes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Aside from the amazing animals in Gorongosa National Park, what else is there to discover? The sixth installment in an eight-part themed series contains an interactive map where scholars can learn more about the geographic features of...
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How Tall Can Mountains Be?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Currently, the tallest mountain on Earth is Mount Everest at 8,848 meters above sea level. The video discusses how tall a mountain might reach based on gravity, rock density, and other factors such as plate tectonics and erosion. 
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Topographic and Geologic Maps: Topographic Maps

For Students 9th - 12th
Maps are great for helping you get where you're going, but what does that place actually look like? Geology scholars compare and contrast the features of topographical and geologic maps using an interactive lesson. The resource describes...
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Aspect, Treeline, and Climate

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Head to the treeline and beyond to examine how this feature of the landscape affects weather and climate, which gives scientists clues about its health. Class members' observations of photographs provide the data that drives the...
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Landforms

For Students 3rd Standards
Valleys, mountains, and plateaus are just a few geographic landforms on our Earth. Read about these types and more in a brief landform passage. After reading, learners respond to six short answer comprehension questions.
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Where Do Mountains Come From?

For Students K - 5th Standards
Mount Everest and the Appalachian Mountains are just two features that formed from converging plates. Watch a video that explains and models this phenomenon.
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Make Your Own Mountains! - #sciencegoals

For Students K - 5th Standards
In a world where plate tectonics have helped create Earth's geological features, it is an ever-changing process. Show young scientists a video that demonstrates the movement of Earth's plates to create fold mountains.
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Plate Boundaries

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Recently, Australia had to update all of its GPS coordinates because the continent is moving at such a relatively quick speed. The third lesson in the series of five relates the movement of plates on the earth to the consequences....
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Why is Mount Everest so Tall?

For Students 2nd - 8th Standards
Many years ago, when the Indian plate collided into the Eurasian plate, the highest mountain on Earth was formed. But what gives Mount Everest its shape? Watch an informative video to learn what factors make the prominent peak so tall.
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Let's Take a Hike

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What type of effect can the geosphere have on the biosphere? This is the focus of a video that explains how geologic features and landforms directly affect the types of living things in a habitat, positively, and negatively.
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Landforms, Hey!

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What are different types of landforms, and how are they formed? This is the focus of a video that describes how mountains, plateaus, mesas, buttes, volcanoes, deserts, islands, and deltas are made.
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Our World

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
There's a beautiful world all around us! Learn about the features of our planet with a series of activities designed for English learners. Kids sing, dance, and read about nature with fun lessons and interactive play.
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Planet Earth - Mountains

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Rich images showcase mountain peaks from all over the world. Thick clouds of snow are brushed off of the Himalayas, and the Andes sharp, unforgiving peaks are clouded by mist. This video is non-narrated, yet it provides spectacular views...
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Mountains and Valleys - Part 5/5

For Students 4th - 8th
A short video permits young zoologists to join a group of researchers as they track the Grevy's Zebra population in eastern Africa. Watchers attempt to find out the zebras' favorite spots, their preferred foods, and to develop a way of...
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Mountains

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Mountains are described and some of the more famous listed along with their altitudes. Climate, glaciers, and avalanches are also covered. Because there is a copious amount of text on each slide, this would be best used by assigning...
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Geography

For Teachers 7th - 8th
In this geography worksheet, students identify and describe a mountain range, naming some found around the world. Then they estimate how many millions of years old each mountain range is. Students also locate the major rivers in the...
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Mountains - What Does it Feel Like to Walk up a Mountain?

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Some absolutely stunning photographs of mountains around the world are included in this eight-slide presentation on creative writing. The focus is on writing a story as if you are actually climbing to the top of one of these mountains....
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East Asia: Geography

For Students 7th - 8th
Learners will consider the location of East Asia as it pertains to the effects of natural disasters. They write two short answers to the first prompts, and then respond to a passage regarding Asia's mountains and rivers.
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Physical Geography of South East Asia

For Students 7th - 8th
How much does your class know about the physical geography of South East Asia? If they've read about it or discussed it in class, then they'll have no trouble completing the worksheet. They'll use the word bank to fill in five different...
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Geographic Landforms

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Each slide is a simple notebook page with one landform in blue and its definition in red. There are 26 vocabulary terms in all, some you may want to use, and others easily hidden. It is recommended that you add photos or other graphic...
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Mountains and Beach

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Young scholars discover the world of geography, assessing new geographic terms and combining them into one colorful scene. They complete their scenes and exchange them with a partner to name the geographic features illustrated in their...
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Black & White Drama

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students explore Ansel Adams's dramatic black and white mountain landscape photographs. They identify common geographic elements and animals indigenous to the Sierra Nevada and create original art in black and white to depict light and...
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Put the Mountains on the Map

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students discuss what they know about the regions where snow leopards live. They observe the worksheets to see if they can identify any of the mountain ranges and then use atlases to check and complete the country identification worksheet.
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Mountain Range Project

For Teachers 6th
This is an outline for a geography project which requires learners to research, compare, and construct a book about various mountain environments around the world. Even though this is a simple outline, it contains some useful ideas and...
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Hungary: The Landscape

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students work in small groups to create a topographic map of Hungary. The map will include labeled line drawing of the bordering countries. Hungary should be three dimensional, made of salt and flour clay. The mountains, plains and...
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Italy: The Landscape

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students work in small groups to create a topographic map of Italy. They must include labeled line drawings of bordering countries and bodies of water. Students use salt and flour clay to make Italy three dimensional, showing the many...
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The Earth's BIG Features

For Teachers 3rd
Your students will enjoy the vivid pictures and interesting facts about world geography, in this presentation. Depicted are several major geographical features found around the world and a description of each.
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Mountains and Valleys

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners research earth science by writing a letter in class. In this topography lesson, students identify the types of land forms which occur in nature and discuss how mountains and valleys are formed. Learners identify real life...
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Changing Landforms

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students investigate different types of landforms. In this landforms lesson, students explore landforms by participating in a WebQuest. Students research the reasons behind landforms changing and create a picture using KidPix.
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The Earth

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students learn about landforms.  In this reading comprehension lesson plan, students complete a KWL chart about the earth, read a book about the earth, and create a map.  Students include new landform vocabulary words on their maps.
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Mountain Barriers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine geographical change. In this mountain barriers lesson plan, students conduct an experiment to discover how mountains affect surrounding land.  Students draw conclusions on how change in land affects plant and animal life.
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Landforms

For Students 7th - 9th
In this landforms worksheet, students answer 2 questions about the major land forms and types of mountains. They match 10 landforms and types of mountains with their definitions.
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Boundaries

For Students 7th - 8th
In this boundaries worksheet, students read about the Earth's crust and the movement of plates. They answer questions about oceanic and continental plate collisions as well as the Ring of Fire.
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Moon Features Activity

For Students 8th - 10th
For this moon worksheet, students answer questions about the lunar surface and identify the features of the moon on a moon map. They include craters, bays, mountains, seas, oceans and craters.
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Majestic Mountains

For Students 4th - 6th
In this addition worksheet, students solve 19 addition problems with 4 digit addends. Then students use the answers to decipher a code which names 4 different mountain ranges.
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Landforms

For Students 6th - 8th
In this landform review instructional activity, students use 17 provided terms to complete a paragraph about different landforms. After filling in the blanks, they name 4 kinds of mountains and provide examples of each.
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Lesson Plan on Volcanoes

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders are able to label a diagram of a volcano with a least 3 of the following parts: the magma chamber, vents, dome, and caldarea. They break up into groups of four and design their own volvanoes using paper and drawing...
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Ecosystems of the World

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are able to list different ecosystems and describe their environment and organisms. They have an understanding about the function and balance of the ecosystems. Students are able to tell what type of ecosystem the St. Mary's...
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Mountains "Fold, Fault, Erupt, and Erode"

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders conduct an experiment to demonstrate the folding and rippling of rock to form a mountain. They identify mountain chains on a map, participate in the demonstrations, and define folding fault block, igneous eruptions, igneous...
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Earth Forces

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers use geological techniques such as plate tectonics, mountain building, earthquakes, and volcanoes, in order to explain the earth.
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Create a Country

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students work in small groups to list features and elements found on a variety of grade- appropriate maps. They develop a class list of map features and elements to draw from as they create a map of an imaginary country.
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Across the Landscape

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Young scholars create a unique, stunning display of the Earth's landforms. They discuss the many different types of the Earth's landforms such as deserts, mountains, oceans, plateaus, coastlines, and marshlands. Students discuss what...
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Mountains of the World Quiz 2

For Students 6th - 11th
In this geography skills instructional activity, students respond to 10 short answer questions featuring famous mountain ranges of the world.
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Mountains

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Explore the mountain habitat with this collection of slides. The climate is described, along with the associated plant and animal life. Some of the pictures are attractive, but some leave much to be desired. There is a generous amount of...
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The Gifts of the Nile

For Teachers 6th
Get your class thinking about the geography that shaped the Egyptian landscape and culture. They compare ancient climate zones and geogrpahical fetures, locate evidence of plate tectonics, take and quiz, and write a short essay. The...
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Can You Name the Region?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
While just a picture of the Rocky Mountains, this presentation could be used as an introductory activity to a geography lesson. The series of slides begins with a piece of a complete picture which is revealed little by little, until the...
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Great Glaciers!

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study the earths surface and how changes happen to it.  In this glacier lesson students complete a lab activity to see how glaciers form.
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Carving Mountains

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars explore geography by participating in an illustration activity. In this land-form lesson, students define vocabulary terms associated with glaciers and forests. Young scholars utilize pens, cardboard and pottery clay to...
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Leapin' Landmarks: Locating 10 Man-made Landmarks Around the World

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders label continents, oceans, and major mountain ranges on maps and use the maps to write an informational report about landmarks. For this landmarks lesson plan, 3rd graders write about 1 major landmark.
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Mountain Magic: Identifying the Basic Physical Characteristics of Mountains

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students read about and identify on maps the physical characteristics of mountains. In this mountains lesson plan, students also write about the characteristics using personification.
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Making Topographic Maps and Mountain Profiles

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students study how to mark inclines and construct a mountain profile.  In this topographic map lesson students mark contour intervals and draw mountain profiles. 
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The Mountain Blows its Top

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners replicate a volcanic eruption. In this volcanoes lesson, students follow the provided procedures to show and describe how the inflation of a bulge led to the eruption of Mount St. Helens.
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Landforms and Erosion

For Teachers K
Students simulate erosion. In this landforms lesson, students create a model mountain out of a pile of rocks and simulate rain to discuss the act of erosion. Students explain what happens in their own words and the teacher introduces the...
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Crater Lakes and the Volcanoes of the Cascade Mountains

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students study volcanoes. For this Earth science lesson plan, students read, discuss and take notes on the volcanoes of the Cascade Mountains. This lesson also includes an art project.
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World Map and Globe - Lesson 15 (K-3)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students discover mountain ranges and their locations in the world. In this physical map lesson, students locate and identify major mountain ranges of the world on a large physical map.
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Natural Features

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students identify natural features on a map. In this geography lesson, students identify six physical features and create pictorial definitions for each term. The terms which are listed in this lesson are mountain, hill, island, river,...
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World Map and Globe - Lesson 15 Mountains of the World

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students locate major world mountain ranges. For this geography lesson, students identify major mountain ranges on 6 on of the 7 continents on a large world physical map.
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The Mountain Environment - Avalanche!

For Students 4th - 5th
In this environment worksheet, students draw picture that illustrate an avalanche adventure. They draw a free snowfall on a mountain, the engine that is vibrating, the avalanche that traps men, and fill in speech bubbles that tell how...
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The Mountain Environment - Visitors and the Environment

For Students 4th - 5th
In this geography and environment worksheet, students describe the advantages and disadvantages of having visitors in the mountains during the summer. They tell about how the environment is managed in the area that they live in.
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Crashing Continents

For Students 6th - 12th
For this continents worksheet, students summarize the theory of plate tectonics and describe how 4 different types of mountains are formed. This worksheet has 5 short answer questions.
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Alaska

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Alaska state worksheet, students research and respond to various questions related to the state of Alaska. They identify and name the state's capital and statehood. Then, students identify and name the motto, bird, flower, and...
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Montana

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Montana worksheet, learners respond to 7 questions that are related to the state of Montana. First, they identify and name the state's capital and when it became a state. Then, students identify and name the state's motto, bird,...
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California

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this California worksheet, learners respond to 7 questions that are related to the state of California. First, they identify and name the state's capital and when it became a state. Then, students identify and name the state's motto,...
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Colorado

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Colorado learning exercise, students respond to 7 questions that are related to the state of Colorado. First, they identify and name the state's capital and when it became a state. Then, students identify and name the state's...
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What is Climate?

For Students 6th - 8th
In this weather worksheet, students identify and explain the factors that can affect the climate in each area of the illustrated map. Then they describe the various effects of these factors, such as air pressure systems and the land...
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Mountain Puzzle

For Students 1st - 7th
In this mountain puzzle, learners identify famous mountain ranges. Examples include Blue Ridge, Smokies, and Rockies. A list of 15 mountains and mountain ranges are provided to assist students in their search.
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Australian Landforms

For Students 8th - 12th
In this geography worksheet, students identify the various landforms of Australia. They use an atlas to draw in and color these various landforms on the given blank map of Australia.
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Everest Word Search

For Students 6th - 8th
In this social studies worksheet, middle schoolers find the words about Mt. Everest and the answers are found by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
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Extreme Elevations

For Teachers 5th
In this geography worksheet, 5th graders work in groups in order to locate and graph mountains found on all the continents of planet earth.
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Water, Rivers & Topography

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the topography of Idaho and the importance of surface water and drainage. using digital maps, they inspect the courses of major rivers, Yellowstone Hot Spots, and the natural landscaping of Pocatello. Students explore...
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How Geography Affects the Economy: St. Lucia

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine how the geography of St. Lucia affects its economy. They draw a mental image of St. Lucia and its location in relation to other places. They examine images of the island and read about its banana crops before...
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Delightful Directions

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify and demonstrate how symbols and models are used to represent features of the environment. They identify the directions on a map as east, west, north, and south. Finally, 1st graders play a direction game, move to...
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Climb a Mountain, Raft a River on Your Own Land

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students are introduced to the characteristics of a map. As a class, they discuss the uses of public lands in their community and develop symbols for each feature. They use the symbols to create a map showing the recreational uses of...
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Landform Tag

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore various landforms. They play landform tag while exploring the various types of landforms that are found within the United States. Students locate landforms as they are called by the teacher.
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Earth Movers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read an online article about an earthquake and follow up with a series of discussion questions about earthquakes. They answer questions in their science journals about continental drift, plate tetonics, and their influence on...
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Mountain Building

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Teacher prepares four layers of Plasticine stacking layers on top of each other to create a model of how rocks within the earth can be folded creating anticlines and synclines below the surface and mountains and valleys on the surface.
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The Earth's Crust

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students use clay to form models of the different landforms and then complete a data table using a map, atlas, or the Internet to locate famous landforms in the United States. Students complete various activities, writing down their...
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Key Figures of the 1899 Harriman Alaska Expedition

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students gain general knowledge of the goals, route, participants, and significance of the 1899 Harriman Expedition. They link names of glaciers, fiords, mountains, flora and fauna with names of the 1899 Harriman Expedition...
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Sea to Sky

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the Earth's major landforms and how they occur, and how engineers apply this knowledge for the design of transportation systems, mining, and measuring natural hazards. They listen to a teacher-led lecture, match...
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United States Landforms: Integrating Media Skills Instruction

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore a variety of landforms in the United States. The industries, crops, populations, and lifestyles of people in the areas are studied.
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Forces that Change the Land

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Students conduct Internet research find information about the following landforms: mountains, canyons, and valleys. They create travel brochures of their findings.
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I Love the Mountains

For Teachers 1st
First graders discuss and define different landforms. They read the book "Our Land", sing a landform song and perform it with motions and then complete a worksheet.
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Comparing Mountains Around The World

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners map specified mountain ranges using an atlas. They include specified details on their maps and summarize the project on the back of their map.
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Moving Mountain

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students read an essay and answer questions.  In this moving mountains lesson students divide into groups and perform an experiment. 
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San Francisco Bay Watershed

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students locate important landmarks on a map and explore the watersheds in California. In this watershed lesson students complete a worksheet and discuss what they learned. 
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Landforms

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students observe the landforms around them. For this landforms lesson, students go outside the classroom and observe the world around them. Inside the classroom they discuss and draw pictures of what they saw outside, identifying any...
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Exploring BC Through Mapping

For Students 5th - 12th
In this mapping worksheet, students use an atlas or map to locate and label the rivers, mountains, lakes, and cities in British Columbia.
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How is Earth's Surface Built Up?

For Students 5th - 8th
In this Earth's surface worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer by writing in 5 examples of how the Earth's surface is built up.
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What Makes Up Earth's Surface?

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Earth's surface worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer by writing 1 main idea and 7 supporting details about what makes up the Earth's surface.
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What is the Earth's Surface Like?

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Earth's surface worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer by writing in 1 main idea and 4 supporting details describing the Earth's surface.
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What Are Earthquakes And Volcanoes?

For Students 4th - 8th
In this earthquake and volcano worksheet, students will write down what causes earthquakes and volcanoes to form and how these events are related to one another. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
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Getting Down the Mountain

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this getting down the mountain worksheet, students complete a maze puzzle with a skier. First, they cover the things on the mountain that do not belong on the mountain. Then, students cut out the skier at the bottom of the sheet and...
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My Community

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
In this geography worksheet, young scholars color the pictures on the sheet about their community. Then they cut them out and think about where they live. Students also draw and write about their community and paste the pictures from the...
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Mountains of the World

For Students 9th - 10th
In this social studies activity, students locate 54 mountains from around the world. Students may self correct their word search puzzles by selecting the link at the end of the page.
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China's Geographical Features Word Search

For Students 5th - 9th
In this China's Geographical Features word search, students identify types of land formations located in China. A list of mountains, hills, rivers and uplands is provided. An answer key is available for the 20 items.
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Geologic Maps

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore geologic maps. They locate specified mountain ranges and faults on maps. Students compare and contrast the characteristics of mountain ranges and faults. They identify rivers, mountains and locate Z rocks.
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Mountain Building

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners work in small groups. They are told that their task is to build a mountain in their dish pan that can withstand the effects of having a watering can emptied out on it. Students use creative extras to complete their mountains,...
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Making a Mountain in West Virginia

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students observe the geologic changes in an area by exploring the exposed rock formations. Given teacher specified websites, students explore the background of mountain building. Using the internet, they read topographic maps of a...
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Biomes- Culminating Slideshow

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate the concept of differentiation of biomes. They select one biome and conduct research to obtain information. In particular, 3rd graders demonstrate how to find a biome on a map. The information is used to create...
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Franklin Mountains

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine photographs of the eastern and western Franklin Mountains. As a class, they discuss what is shown and the different colored rocks and the orientation of the layers. In groups, they are given clay of two different...
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Franklin Mountains

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers review the steps of the rock cycle. In groups, they identify the natural forces that cause weathering and erosion. They describe how sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks might be formed in nature to end the lesson.
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World Geography: Who am I?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars are able to provide a basic description of one country that has arsenic in its water supply. They are able to locate these countries on a map. Students explore the majors countries that have been affected by arsenic...
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Volcano Above the Clouds

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils develop a travelogue to describe the distinct ecological regions of Mount Kilimanjaro. Students simulate mountain climbing. They describe the health issues that may affect climbers, and any necessary equipment or safety...
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Regions of South America

For Teachers 2nd
Students explore facts about South America in the four lessons of this unit. Booklets are created from the materials produced as the class delves into the topic.
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Mountain Tops

For Teachers 3rd
Complete an exercise that requires them to help and trust each other.
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Majestic Peaks

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students discuss and evaluate information on mountains: types, characteristics, elevation affects on plant and animal life on a mountain, affects on weather regions on bother of its sides, sports related activities.