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Hurricanes and Tornadoes (Grade 4-8)

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners investigate the concepts of hurricanes and violent weather conditions. In this violent weather lesson plan, students access an Internet site and watch a video about how air masses behave, how a tornado forms, how hurricanes...
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Natural Disasters: An Adventure in Non-Fiction

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students study different natural disasters.  In this natural disaster lesson students read a nonfiction book followed by a discussion, an experiment,  then collect illustrations from their experience. 
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Hurricane Tracking

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Pupils access the Internet to find information on current hurricanes. They get locations, speeds, and air pressures and then plot the location of the hurricane on a hurricane-tracking map. They also access the FEMA website to solve math...
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Plotting a Hurricane Using Latitude and Longitude

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners define and use "absolute location," latitude, and longitude. They locate on a map or globe the Earth's poles, circles, tropics, and beginning points of measurements for latitude and longitude.
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Understanding Hurricanes and the ER-2

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students study hurricanes; in particular, what they look like, how they are formed, how they are categorized, how they are named, and how they are tracked. They examine the science of hurricanes as well as the mathematics of hurricanes.
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Mapping Natural Disasters

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use Cartesian coordinates to plot current natural disasters. They relate location of natural disasters to their specific major project countries. Students tie in geometry within this lesson as connected to spatial relationships...
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Important Financial Documents

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Emergencies usually come by surprise — preparation is key. Help to reduce anxiety of the unknown by having a financial plan in place for when they arise. Important documents are gathered and action plans are documented.
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Kids Collect LEGOs for New Orleans

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Students read and discuss a news article about children that collected 1.5 million LEGO bricks for kids in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. They complete a fill-in-the blank activity, answer article comprehension questions, solve...
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Oceans Alive! Mathematical identification of microorganisms

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers identify that math relationships are linked to science and evaluate microscopic concepts. In this exploring science lesson students explore different cells and view them under a microscope. 
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Blowing in the Wind

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students compare hurricanes and tornadoes. They write a paragraph explaining how to prepare for a storm. Students give an oral report. They use weather facts to practice math skills. Students record observations of a storm.
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Hydrology: Flood Mitigation

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders discuss the different factors that can contribute to major floods. In this ecology lesson, 12th graders analyze collected rainfall data. They complete a scavenger hunt after the lesson.
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Hydrology: Flood Mitigation

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders discuss the factors that affect flooding. In this environmental science lesson, 12th graders analyze rainfall data about flooding. They complete a scavenger hunt worksheet using the internet.
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Why Does the Ocean have Waves?

For Students 4th Standards
Six short answer questions challenge scholars to show what they know after reading an informational text that examines waves—what they are, what causes them, and how different Earth factors affect their size and strength.   
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Snowflakes: Haiku

For Students 5th - 8th
In this poetry writing model worksheet, students explore the elements of haiku as they an example, respond to 3 short answer questions, complete a graphic organizer, and write their own haiku.
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The Cay

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders read The Cay as a shared literature experience. This lesson plan has many good activities across the curriculum to keep your students actively engaged in the story. They will do math, art, music, science and geography...
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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore erosion. Through multi-media and hands-on activities, students identify the effects of wave erosion and hurricanes on a barrier island. Students watch a video and create a cause and effect chart of their observations. ...
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Water to the Max

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students experiment with the angle that yields the greatest distance of water at constant pressure.  In this experiment with the angle that yields the greatest distance of water at constant pressure lesson, students shoot water out of a...
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From Where to Where?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students find locations based upon their latitude and longitude coordinates. In this latitude and longitude lesson, students locate points on a grid and learn how to use an astrolabe.
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Using Excel to Reference and Graph Live Data from a Web Site

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students collect live buoy data about water temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico from the Internet and work individually to organize their data and create a line graph using Excel Spreadsheet. Students analyze their data and examine any...
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Catch a Wave

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students use weather graphs and charts to determine the impact of a hurricane on a coast line. In this ecosystem activity, students take a hands on approach to deciding how weather can impact daily lives. Also, students create a line...
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Introduction to the e-Mission Operation Montserrat

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read and discuss short articles which "brief" them on the coming mission. After they read each of the articles, they discuss the main ideas and the requirements for mission training. This is an introductory lesson to a...
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Simulation and Statistics

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students perform simulation of video games as they explore statistics. In this algebra lesson plan, students relate concepts of statistics and data collection to solve problems. They decide their next step based on the previous...
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Great Red Spot Pinwheel

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The great red spot on Jupiter is 12,400 miles long and 7,500 miles wide. In this sixth part of a 22-part series, individuals model the rotation of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter. To round out the activity, they discuss their findings as a...
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Income Data Worksheet

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Young scholars explore income growth.  In this economics lesson, students determine the rate of growth of the income for the United States of America and three other states.  Young scholars use their models to predict the income in 2010...