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Volcanoes in Space

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research volcanoes on the Internet to compare/contrast the volcanoes on Earth to the ones found on Io, a moon of Jupiter. Students list the similarities and differences in science journals, and illustrate pictures of the volcanoes.
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Exploring Geography and Its Tools

For Students 7th - 9th
Establishing clear expectations is a good way to help kids know what they should be focusing on in class. Here is a study guide, perfect for handing out at the start of a unit on geography. They'll use each of the 18 topics and...
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The Map Cartouche

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students discuss the history and purpose of cartouches. They examine examples of cartouches and design an original example with symbols of their choosing.
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Hurricanes

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students research the formation and life-span of hurricanes and, after analyzing statistics, try their hand at plotting and predicting the course a hurricane.
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Charting Neptune's Realm: Profiles

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students identify and describe the importance of nautical profiles in early navigation. They draw a profile of a street or mall and explore the effectiveness of different types of directions.
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Latitude

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the theory of finding latitude and discuss the uses of an astrolabe, cross-staff and octant. They determine an Astronomical Table for their classroom.
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Geography: Snow Cover on the Continents

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students create maps of snow cover for each continent by conducting Internet research. After estimating the percentage of continental snow cover, they present their findings in letters, brochures or Powerpoint presentations.
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Compass Deviation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify and describe the difference between the magnetic north pole and true north. They consider why sailors could not steer a straight course to the New World from the Old.
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RIDING THE WIND

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars locate the Trade Winds, Westerlies and Polar Easterlies on a map, explain the impact of the rotation of the Earth, and plot a route for a round trip voyage from New York to London.
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Traditional Towns and Modern Suburbs

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students are introduced to the differences between traditional towns and modern suburbs. They visit a virtual community and view aerial photographs to compare and contrast these two types of towns. They draw two mental maps.
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SURFACE CURRENTS

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify five major ocean currents and identify the correlation between ocean circulation and prevailing winds.
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Maintaining Strong Fisheries

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students play a game about the life cycle of a blue crab in order to witness the causes of changes in the crab population and discuss what a resource manager could do to keep a stable crab population. Students then create a game titled...
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CURRENT AND CLIMATE

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study currents and how they have been used to plot courses for travel. They examine the ocean currents in both the Atlantic and Pacific and discuss their effect on local weather.
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How Can We Locate Specific Places On Earth?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discover how to use longitude and latitude to locate specific sites on Earth. They compare old and new ways of locating specific places, and discover how latitude and longitude coordinates are used to locate places on Earth.
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Chart Making for Navigators

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Pupils discuss the importance and function of nautical maps for sailors. They, in groups, take soundings of a simulated bay in a shoebox and develop a nautical chart that enable them to navigate the shoebox safely.
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Upwelling - Cold One Day, Warm Another?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Discuss with your oceanographers what forces cause nearshore upwelling and downwelling. Display a line of wind vectors alongside a graph of the temperatures so that they can discover whether or not they are related. Discussion questions...
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The Aral Sea: What's Happening to Whom?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research the situation in the Aral Sea region; explain how health, agriculture, fishing, and ecosystems are affected; and determine how specific individuals might be impacted. They list all of the things they think need be...
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Wolves: Friend or Foe?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers study wolves and their habitat in Yellowstone.  In this environment and behavior lesson plan students create an interactive map of wolves in Yellowstone.
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Remote Sensing

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students research the Earth's ocean systems. They examine the impact of global warming on the oceans and the world as a whole.
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Migration of the Neo-Tropical Songbirds

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders plot the migration of birds using Google Earth. In this lesson on bird migration, 5th graders work in groups to plot the migration of a group of birds using Google Earth. Students present and discuss their findings and look...
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Comparison of Snow Cover on Different Continents

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students use the Live Access Server (LAS) to form maps and a numerical text file of snow cover for each continent on a particular date and analyze the data for each map, corresponding text file to determine an estimate of snow cover for...
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Urban Changes

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young scholars explore how landscapes undergo constant changes with urban development. They plan and build their own "city" by including features that have minimal resource demands to sustain the city itself.
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Snow Cover by Latitude

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create graphs showing the amount of snow coverage at various points of latitude and compare graphs.
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Who's Range is it?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the habits of panthers by analyzing radio transmitted data.  In this animal life lesson, students utilize computers to view the range of different statistics dealing with Florida panthers.  Students complete a...

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