Common Core Aligned Resources for RST.6-8.9
Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.
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Land Erosion - Running Off With Soil
6th - 9th CCSS: Designed
Learners evaluate the relationship between rainfall and runoff of a small island for one year. In this rainfall vs. runoff lesson plan, students analyze the relationship between the rainfall and the runoff on Barro Colorado Island over a...
Racing with the Sun: Creating a Solar Car
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
As the cost of oil continues to rise and the environmental impacts of emissions become more widespread, the demand for alternative energy sources for cars is huge. In an engaging and challenging week-long lesson, your upper-elementary or...
Cicadas: The Dormant Army Beneath Your Feet
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What's the buzz that happens every 13 or 17 years? The emergence of the cicadas! This quick and flashy animation explains the lifecycle of these unusual insects and ponders the timing. On the host site, you will also find comprehension...
The Arctic vs. the Antarctic
4 mins 3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Compare and contrast the two poles as you watch this film. Using attractive animation, characteristics of the Arctic and Antarctic regions are presented with straightforward narration by a young lady. Viewers find out about the physical...
Four Ways to Understand the Earth's Age
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Cartoon children compare the earth's age to timescales that we understand:a calendar year, the thickness of a book, the human lifespan. This smart film clip is definitely worth adding to your geologic timescale lesson! If you subscribe...
The Most Groundbreaking Scientist You've Never Heard Of
5 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
When presenting the history of science to your class, include this scientist who is rarely mentioned, yet he made tremendous contributions. Nicolas Steno invented stratigraphy, compared the anatomy of various animals, broke ground for...
A Needle in Countless Haystacks: Finding Habitable Worlds
5 mins 4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Extraterrestrial life? What makes life possible? What makes a habitable planet? These are the questions explored through this video. Some of the concepts presented include the essentiality of water for life and how its liquid form is not...
Deep Ocean Mysteries and Wonders
8 mins 6th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
A multi-media lecture by oceanographer, David Gallo, increases intrigue about our amazing oceans. He introduces the audience to underwater geology and biology with actual research footage. Where this is not specific to any one area of...