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Science 4 Inquiry

States and Phases of Matter

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Plasma is the most common phase of matter in our universe. Scholars explore the change of energy as molecules change phases of matter. They rotate through stations, graphing the changes in energy level.
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Science 4 Inquiry

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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Lesson Plan
K20 Learn

Examining The Boston Massacre Through Primary Sources

For Teachers 5th
The Boston Massacre is the focus of a lesson that explores primary sources. Scholars examine two primary source images and discuss the different perspectives on the historical event. After groups read a researched account, they perform a...
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GNS Science

Think like a Geologist: 2

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
All models are better in three dimensions. A hands-on lesson asks learners to create 3-D models of a rock layer using a template. They arrange the puzzle piece sides together to create models that are scientifically correct. Once the...
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eBook
Utah Education Network (UEN)

Utah Open Textbook: 5th Grade Science

For Students 5th Standards
How do Earth's changes affect humans? Pupils learn about physical and chemical changes on Earth and how they lead to erosion, earthquakes, and volcanoes. Using the text, they also explore the concepts of electricity and magnetism by...
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Lesson Plan
PBS

Earth’s Ever-Changing Surface

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Grand Canyon formed between five and six million years ago, but is it still changing? Scholars explore 10 sites in the United States, including the Grand Canyon, to better understand the geoscience processes that formed these...
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PPT
Mr. E. Science

Erosion and Deposition

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Get an in-depth look into erosion and deposition with a 23-slide presentation that details how gravity, water, waves, wind, and glaciers cause changes to the Earth's surface. Each slide consists of detailed images equipped with labels,...
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PPT
Curated OER

Deserts and Winds

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Although the wind blows frequently in deserts and may even contribute to their existence, you may teach these two topics separately. Regardless, there are demonstrative photos and diagrams that support the explanations. Explore the...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Oceanography Worksheet #1

For Students 6th - 9th
If you are teaching physical oceanography to middle school earth scientists, here is a terrific multiple choice worksheet. Learners look at a diagram of a landscape created by glacial sediment deposition and the resulting ocean floor....
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PPT
Curated OER

Earth Materials - Geology and Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Not going into depth on any one topic, this Earth science presentation skims the crust. It touches on the materials that construct the crust and then moves into plate tectonics. This is a useful and colorful note-taking guide for your...
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PPT
Curated OER

Coastal Processes

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Hold onto your hats for an in-depth look at erosion and sediment deposition along ocean shores! It begins with four pages of vocabulary definitions and describes the coastal profile. It delves into the different ways that sediments are...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Glacial Groundwater

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Pupils study glacial deposition and groundwater in Dutchess County, new York. They identify the permeability rates in different glacial deposits and relate this information to ground water capacity of sediments found in Dutchess County,...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Gallery Walk Questions on Rivers

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
A Gallery Walk is a technique that allows small groups to visit different stations, where they examine and discuss materials about an overarching topic. Questions about rivers and fluvial processes are available in this resource;...
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Curated OER

Natural Forces

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students assess the damage natural forces have caused Maryland's geographic features. In this state geography and ecology lesson, students work in a group to research ways in which weathering, erosion, and deposition have affected the...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Land Erosion - Does Vegetation Matter?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young learners explore erosion, deposition, weather and climate in this science lesson. They discuss the cause of erosion, collect data and analyze it suing the TI Explorer. They can also use the TI CBL or Vernier LabPro for this...
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Curated OER

Sublimation

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students investigate sublimation and deposition using moth balls and toilet bowl freshener. In this sublimation lesson plan, students make a water bath and use two small beakers inside 2 larger beakers with moth balls in one and toilet...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

The Rock Cycle

For Students 6th - 8th
In this rock cycle learning exercise, middle schoolers are given 6 terms and 6 definitions related to rock formation and the rock cycle. Students match the terms with their definitions and paste the definition next to the term.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Landscapes of Alpine Glaciation

For Students 9th - 12th
In this glaciers instructional activity, learners use Google Earth to look for examples of different glacial landforms and phenomena. Students complete 2 short answer questions.
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Curated OER

A Model of the Rock Cycle

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this rock cycle worksheet, students use different colored crayons to represent different types of rocks. They follow step by step procedures to model the rock cycle with the crayons. Students draw the rock cycle, show weathering,...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Coastal Surveys

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students investigate the human impact on coastal land. In this coastal surveys lesson plan, students choose a coastal area and complete a survey sheet about the area. They choose a topic about a sea side village called Dunwich to prepare...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition Study Guide

For Students 8th - 10th
In this weathering, erosion and deposition learning exercise, students answer questions about the causes of weathering, the types of weathering such as mechanical and chemical weathering and resistance to weathering. They also write two...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Minerals and Rock Cycle Review

For Students 8th - 10th
In this minerals and rocks worksheet, students answer questions about the chemistry of minerals, scratch tests, rocks and the rock cycle, and erosion and deposition.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Geology Project

For Students 6th - 8th
In this geology project worksheet, students work in groups and prepare a presentation that covers topics in geology. Students research the topic, prepare a poster illustrating the topic, take notes, and write up an experiment related to...
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Organizer
Curated OER

Thermochemistry

For Students 8th - 10th
In this thermochemistry worksheet, students indicate whether the given processes are endothermic or exothermic reactions. Students complete the phase change diagram as well as define a given set of vocabulary words. Students calculate...