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Recording the Changing Seasons in Ancient Times part of Web Resource Collection

In this lesson plan students will learn about Stonehenge and read some ancient myths and stories explaining the seasons. They will pretend to be historians and use websites to find information about ...
NCGE Standards: Physical Systems:Physical processes
Subject: Geographical Sciences:Human geography
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Lesson plan

Into the Ocean part of Web Resource Collection

In this lesson plan students will be encouraged to learn more about the special adaptations of fish and other underwater animals. It will introduce students to the ways in which animals have adapted ...
NCGE Standards: Physical Systems:Distribution of ecosystems
Subject: Environmental science, Oceanographical Sciences:Biological oceanography
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Lesson plan

Preserving Biodiversity part of Web Resource Collection

This website is part of National Geographic's Xpeditions Hall and includes lesson plans and activities related to the topic of biodiversity. The site covers ecosystems, endangered species, why ...
NCGE Standards: Physical Systems:Distribution of ecosystems
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Lesson plan

Biomagnification in the Great Lakes Ecosystems part of Web Resource Collection

This lesson plan is about how trace amounts of industrial pollutants in the environment become concentrated in creatures near the top of the food chain. Students will learn about this process of ...
NCGE Standards: Physical Systems:Distribution of ecosystems
Subject: Environmental science, Ecology
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Lesson plan

The Pros and Cons of Artificial Reefs part of Web Resource Collection

This lesson plan asks students to consider whether artificial reefs (human-made objects in the ocean or sea) are good for marine ecosystems. Students will look at pictures of artificial reefs and ...
NCGE Standards: Physical Systems:Distribution of ecosystems
Subject: Ecology, Oceanographical Sciences:Biological oceanography
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Lesson plan

Weather and Agriculture part of Web Resource Collection

In this lesson plan students will research, discuss, and write reports on the relationship between climate and agriculture. They will pretend that they have just purchased farms in specific parts of ...
NCGE Standards: Physical Systems:Distribution of ecosystems
Subject: Ecology, Agricultural science, Climatology
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Lesson plan

Climate and CO2: Analyzing Their Relationship part of Web Resource Collection

In this lesson plan students will speculate on various scenarios of future world climates if the greenhouse effect increases. Upon completing this lesson, students should be familiar with carbon ...
NSES: 9-12:Standard F: Personal and Social Perspectives:Environmental quality
NCGE Standards: Physical Systems:Physical processes
Subject: Environmental science, Climatology, Atmospheric science, Chemistry
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Lesson plan, Classroom Activity

Seasons: Why It's Essential part of Web Resource Collection

This lesson gives high school students a clear understanding of why the seasons occur and reinforces the ability to articulate this concept to others. Students review the basics of the seasons and ...
NCGE Standards: Physical Systems:Physical processes
Subject: Geographical Sciences:Physical geography, Geographical Sciences:Human geography
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Lesson plan

Wave Properties part of Web Resource Collection

In this lesson plan students will learn the components of a wave, then discuss the effects of wave height, wavelength, and wave period in determining the overall size of a wave. They will use the ...
NCGE Standards: Physical Systems:Physical processes
Subject: Oceanographical Sciences:Physical oceanography, Geographical Sciences:Physical geography
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Lesson plan

What's Up With the Weather? part of Web Resource Collection

In this lesson students will utilize knowledge from their research, conversations, and everyday lives to determine whether or not an area is safe enough to make a home. Students will investigate ...
NCGE Standards: Physical Systems:Physical processes
Subject: Climatology, Natural hazards
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Lesson plan

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