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Chemistry of Burning
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In this activity, students use a model to demonstrate the reactants and products in the combustion reaction.

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Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Earth Science Week
Author:
American Geosciences Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Chocolate Rock Cycle
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In this activity, students use chocolate to create models of sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks.

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Science
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Earth Science Week
Author:
American Geosciences Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Climate and Temperature
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Students will investigate how climate affects soil and its formation. The inquiry activity will demonstrate how soil temperature is affected by water content, plant or mulch cover, and aspect.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Earth Science Week
Author:
Soil Science Society of America
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Dangerous Atmosphere
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Students will access the National Climatic Data Center's online Storm Data Archive and collect data about severe weather patterns in their local area.

Subject:
Science
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Earth Science Week
Author:
The Weather Channel
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Dating Popcorn
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Students will simulate radioactive dating by investigating the ratio of popped and unpopped kernels when microwaved for varying amounts of time

Subject:
Physical Science
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Earth Science Week
Author:
Association of American State Geologists
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Dynamic Wetlands
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Students will construct two wetlands models, one with constant drainage and one that maintains a well-saturated soil. Students will maintain the wetlands for two weeks and observe daily the soil, plant life, water level, and animal life if desired.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Earth Science Week
Author:
Roseanne Williby, Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network, School of Natural Resources
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Earthquake on the Playground
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Students will learn about earthquake location kinesthetically by modeling how earthquake waves travel through the Earth at different speeds.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Earth Science Week
Author:
L.W. Braile and S.J. Braile and the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Energy and Population
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This interactive mapping activity will help students understand the relationship between the population of a given state and the amount of energy consumed there.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Earth Science Week
Author:
The NEED Project
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Exploring North American Earthquakes
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Students wil use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to investigate earthquakes, volcanoes, and population from a local to global scale. The lessons can be used with other data in the Global GIS project to investigate earthquakes in other continents.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Earth Science Week
Author:
Joseph J. Kerski
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Flood!
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Students will investigate how different soils have different capacities for retaining rainwater. They will also explain how and why a river can flood in a particular area.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Earth Science Week
Author:
Susan Hurstcalderone
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Fossil Formation
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Students will create a model of Earth's layers to demonstrate the fossilization process.

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Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Earth Science Week
Author:
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Glacier Slide
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Students will create a model in order to investigate how a glacier carves an area and label the characteristics formed by the glacier's movement.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Earth Science Week
Author:
National Park Service
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Look Up!
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Students will learn to listen, read, and communicate in both written and oral formats about the sky. Students will keep a "Sky Journal" in which they will record their observations over several weeks' time.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Earth Science Week
Author:
The Weather Channel
Date Added:
02/26/2019