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656 resources with the concept the earth

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Variables Affecting Earth's Albedo

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study the variables that affect the Earth's albedo.  In this environmental data analysis lesson students interpret and graph information and calculate changes. 
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Earth Rocks!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars study the basic elements of the Earth's crust: rocks, soils and minerals. They categorize rocks, soils and minerals and how they are literally the foundation for our civilization. They also explore how engineers use rock...
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Dance Theatre Of Harlem

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Exposing younger students to fine art enriches their learning experience and opens them up to a different mode of self-expression. Elmo and Zoe attend and narrate a ballet at the Dance Theater of Harlem. Show your class a similar ballet...
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Paleontology Books

For Students 6th - 12th
New ReviewA list of 11 books about paleontology offers titles, authors, and a brief description of the tale.
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Fossils

For Students 6th - 12th
New ReviewSixteen slides showcase an average day on the job for a paleontologist, Ross MacPhee. Engaging images include world maps and real-world photographs from an archeological dig in Antarctica. A brief description accompanies each slide.
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Goldilocks and the Three Planets

For Teachers 8th - 10th
It's great to have been born on Earth, not Venus or Mars. Pupils look at the spectra of gases in the atmospheres of the three planets to identify their compositions. They consider the amount of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide,...
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Moon Power - Energy and Power

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Be over the moon about finding a resource on lunar power stations. An interesting unit composed of 10 lessons has pupils first learn about the energy and power needs of a futuristic lunar colony. They design and build a lunar power...
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Measure the Diameter of the Sun

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Measuring the diameter of the sun may get a little heated, but using an indirect approach can help individuals keep their cool. Learners use the reflection of the sun to measure how long it takes for it to move one diameter. Using the...
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What is the Greenhouse Effect?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Without the greenhouse effect, Earth would not be inhabitable. A thorough online resource describes the greenhouse effect and how it occurs. The source highlights the different types of gases that work together to absorb the sun's...
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What is Earth?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Humans have only inhabited Earth for a short part of its existence. An online resource explains how scientists use clues from rocks and fossils to piece together information about Earth prior to humans. The online instruction includes...
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What Do You Know About Earth?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Time to rock and roll! Young scientists test their knowledge about rocks found on Earth and what they tell scientists. A 10-question quiz focuses on the different types of rocks, how they are formed, and what they are made of.
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Field Trip Mars

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Fly around the Martian surface. Pupils view a presentation on the planet Mars featuring a flyover that shows different views of the surface where rovers have landed and explored on different missions. As individuals watch the images, the...
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What do You Know About Life on Earth?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Humans have only inhabited the earth for a fraction of the time that life has existed. Young scientists explore the facts about the emergence of life on Earth with an interactive resource. While highlighting different types of life, the...
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What is Biodiversity?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Not all dogs are the same just like not all finches are the same. An interactive online lesson helps individuals learn about the causes and limitations to biodiversity. The clickable sections describe the basics of the genetics of...
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Global Warming

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Bring awareness to global warming with a lesson plan that challenges scholars to think of ways they can positively affect the environment. After watching an informative video, learners discuss their observations and brainstorm ideas to...
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CK-12 Earth Science Concepts for Middle School

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Explore a variety of science concepts in an interactive textbook created for middle school scholars. A lengthy table of contents takes readers to pages comprised of a subject overview, outline, and summary. Follow links further to find...
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Communicate!: Create a Unique Message About Climate Change

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Scholars use their communication skills to express their take on climate change in the ninth installment of the 10-part Discover Your Changing World series. They create ways to deliver their messages on a specific aspect of climate by...
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Are You Climate Literate?: Play the Essential Principles Challenge

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Installment eight of the 10-part Discover Your Changing World series tests the class's understanding of climate. Scholars play alone or in small groups to assess their understanding of climate systems, causes of climate change, and...
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The Climate Team: Make a Solar Heat Engine

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Learners investigate how solar energy is converted into heat in part two of the 10-part Discover Your Changing World series. They build and test homemade solar cookers to boil water and cook rice. Pupils consider the impact of heat...
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Seasons Around the World

For Students 1st - 5th Standards
Why does Earth experience summer, fall, winter, and spring? Using an informative demonstration, learners see how the angle of the sun on Earth and the rotation of Earth determine the seasons. Scholars work in pairs to learn that the...
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Climate, Weather…What’s the Difference?: Make an Electronic Temperature Sensor

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
What's the best way to record temperature over a long period of time? Scholars learn about collection of weather and temperature data by building thermistors in the fourth installment of the 10-part Discover Your Changing World series....
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The Great, Glowing Orb What You Will Do: Make a Solar Heat Engine

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
How is solar energy able to move wind and water to control the climate? Scholars explore the concept of solar energy in the first of 10 activities in the Discover Your Changing World series. They follow instructions to build homemade...
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The Dust Bunnies That Built Our Planet

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What are space dust bunnies and why are they important to us? Pupils explore space dust bunnies and how these particles helped form the planets. To understand the phenomenon, class members investigate the chemistry behind dust particles...
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Motion in the Ocean

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do temperature changes affect ocean currents? Scholars explore convection currents by demonstrating the flow of water in a baking dish. They use ice, heat, and food coloring to see currents. Then, they draw conclusions about their...