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Torn Pieces of a Newspaper part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
A successful unit on plate tectonics begins with engaging learners about the puzzle of the continents. Using "torn pieces of a newspaper" (Wegener's actual words), students recreate the newspaper ...

Arctic Climate Curriculum, Activity 1: Exploring the Arctic part of Climate Change:Activities
This activity introduces students to the Arctic, including different definitions of the Arctic and exploration of the Arctic environment and Arctic people. Students set out on a virtual exploration of the ...

Visual Story-Telling Project for Grades 6-12 part of Climate Education in an Age of Media:Use Student Media Production:Activities
Students will learn how to use a sequence of images to illustrate the difference between sequestering and emitting carbon.

Discovering Plate Boundaries part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
Students work collaboratively using data maps to discover plate tectonic boundary processes. Data sets used are earthquakes, volcanos, seafloor age, and topography. The authors below have submitted variations of ...

Variable Rivers part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
This activity is designed to be used as an introduction to rivers and river processes. Students will be working in small groups to test an isolated variable in rivers; they will test either the amount of water, ...

Animation for grades 6-12 part of Climate Education in an Age of Media:Use Student Media Production:Activities
Students will create an animation to represent one of the many feedback loops that influences climate change. To create their animation, students will use clay, cut paper, whiteboard or other materials commonly ...

Melting ice cubes part of Oceanography:Activities
Explore how melting of ice cubes floating in water is influenced by the salinity of the water. Important oceanographic concepts like density and density driven currents are visualized and can be discussed on the ...

Layer Cake Geology part of Paleontology:Activities
This activity visually introduces students to the idea of geologic time and the correlation between time, rock layers and fossils. It uses the familiar, relevant example of cake but teaches important concepts such ...

From Grid to Home part of Energy:Energy Activities
This one-period classroom activity is designed to have students analyze energy use, cost, and source patterns from household to regional scales and relate these patterns to CO2 emissions. This idea was generated at ...

In Search of GLOBE Data part of Visualization:Examples
Students use on-line GLOBE search tools to locate and display data from schools and use the data to answer questions regarding weather and climate. Answer key provided.

The Lifestyle Project part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Experience-Based Environmental Projects
This three-week project challenges students to learn about environmental alternatives by modifying their own lifestyles. Throughout the project, students reduce their impacts on the environment by changing the way in which they live from day to day.

Determining the Geologic History of Rocks from a Gravel Deposit part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Cooperative Learning:Examples
Gravels deposited as a result of continental glaciation are used to teach introductory-level earth-science students the application of the scientific method in a cooperative learning mode which utilizes hands-on, ...

Using Field Observations and Field Experiences to Teach GeoscienceAn Illustrated Community Discussion part of Geoscience in the Field:Field Experiences:Posters
Students use compasses and a map of campus to navigate and find orienteering markers. This lab helps to reinforce map navigation skills. Students enjoyed the activity.

Glacial Landscapes Jigsaw with an Augmented Reality Sandbox part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
A jigsaw style activity where students learn the basics of topographic maps and teach their peers about glacial landforms through use of an augmented reality sandbox.

Ocean Acidification/Acid Rain Demonstration with a Soda Stream part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
Using a SodaStream or other household carbonation appliance to teach about acidification and its effects on the environment.

Torn Pieces of a Newspaper part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
A successful unit on plate tectonics begins with engaging learners about the puzzle of the continents. Using "torn pieces of a newspaper" (Wegener's actual words), students recreate the newspaper ...

Yes Sir, That's My Baby Glacier! part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
Students will create their own glacier, and explore their effect on the land, modeling how they melt, how they move, and erode and deposit sediment. Students will be able to determine and describe isostatic ...

Microplastics and marine environment part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
Marine micro-plastics are a relatively recent issue in research (Thompson et al. 2004), in the media and in education and, due to novelty and relevance, they are a suitable topic for addressing Ocean Literacy ...

Soils Mapping part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
Students collect a soil near their house or other location, analyze it using grain size, plot the locations and collectively create a soils map of campus or larger area. This exercise can be tailored for many ...

Paleobiology: Evolution and Extinction part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
This activity introduces students to the impact of population size, population distribution, and environmental events on extinction processes.

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