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656 resources with the concept the earth

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May Earth be Revolving around the Sun?

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore how Aristarchus used the position of the half-full Moon to estimate the distance to the Sun, and how he made a great error, but still figured out that the Sun is much larger than Earth.
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Understanding Rotation

For Teachers 1st
First graders do an experiment on the rotation of the earth.
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Changing Ways

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine hard boiled eggs as possible models for the earth's layers.
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Spaceship Earth

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students consider the earth and its problems as a system. They examine the fragility of that system when population, pollution, 1st world verse 3rd world, terrorism, etc., are considered as interactive parts of a spaceship earth.
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The Planet Earth

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explore the planet Earth, outer space, and Earth's axis. They demonstrate reading comprehension skills, including literal meaning, inference and critical analysis.
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The Differences Between the Earth and the Moon

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders identify the physical characteristics of the Earth and compare them to the physical characteristics of the moon. They produce a chart with Microsoft Excel to record the physical characteristics of both the Earth and the moon.
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A Thin Slice of Soil

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students examine the importance of soil in the production of what we eat and wear, and analyze the percentages of the earth used for food production. They create their own Pyramids of Life, and construct Dirt Babies out of hosiery, dirt...
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Martian Real Estate: A Good Investment?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners compare the landscapes of Mars and Earth and explore why the two planets are so different. They conclude by writing letters convincing fictitious family friends that it is probably not a good idea to invest in Martian real estate.