Browse K-12 Earth Systems Teaching Activities

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HEART Force Drought Game

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
In this interactive game, students solve challenges that their community faces during the course of an extreme drought event by using available individual and community resources. Students work in ...

It is a slippery slope

Glenn Clark
This is a demonstration that includes a review of scientific abstracts that show how warm water currents speed up ice sheet loss and sub-ice water infiltration into the Southern Ocean.

Global Snow Cover Changes

Missy Holzer
Students use an online mapping tool to investigate changes in global snow cover, develop a problem statement about global snow cover, and then use the tools to investigate a problem or question of ...

Land Ice/Sea Ice/Grounded Ice: How does melting ice affect sea level?

Louise Huffman
Students create a model of sea level rise based on the melting of land ice, sea ice, or grounded ice. Student predictions are recorded and models are run. Making explanations based on data, cause and ...

HEART Force Flood Game

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
In this interactive game, students solve the challenges that their community faces during the course of an extreme flooding event by using available individual and community resources. Students work ...

HEART Force Wildfire Game

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
In this interactive game, students solve the challenges that their community faces during the course of a wildfire event by using available individual and community resources. Students work in three ...

HEART Force Colorado Drought - Middle School

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
In this lesson, students build an understanding of drought in Colorado through exploring case studies, authentic data, and online resources. After completing this lesson, students will be able to ...

HEART Force Colorado Flood - Middle School

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
In this hazard lesson, students build an understanding of flooding in Colorado by exploring case studies, authentic data, and online resources. After completing this lesson, students will be able to ...

HEART Force Colorado Drought - High School

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
In this lesson, students analyze and synthesize data about how drought is measured, how scientists expect drought to change in the future, and how we can mitigate the impacts of drought in our ...

HEART Force Colorado Flood - High School

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
In this lesson, students analyze and synthesize data, and design local flood preparation strategies to answer the question, "What can we learn from past flood events to prepare for future ...