In this lesson, students will use information to draw conclusions from maps, charts, and graphs. After analyzing the information, they will determine the 1860 election results and the impact of the results on the Civil War.
In this lesson, students experiment with representative materials to understand crustal interactions. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to list and draw the three types of plate interactions and name one landform that results from each plate interaction.
In this lesson, students demonstrate how different valleys are formed by flowing water or ice. Students list the erosional processes that form valleys and identify the landform in photos or in nature.
In this lesson, students create pie-shaped landforms and understand how and where they form. Students will distinguish between alluvial fans and deltas by their depositional environments.
In this activity, students will see the relative sizes of the planets and how far apart they really are. This activity will especially emphasize how large and empty of a place our solar system really is.
In this activity, each collaborative group of students is given a sample of sand and asked to determine how old the sand is by keying out "fossils" (plastic animals) the sand contains. Once each group has dated their sand, groups will work together to stack all the containers of sand in order from oldest to youngest.
In this activity, students explore cloud formation and precipitation by observing and recording weather data, as well as setting up a "cloud chamber" to observe evaporated water vapor as it condenses and precipitates.
In this activity, students observe how rock properties change from rock type to rock type due to different processes. Students will diagram the rock cycle and label the stresses that cause change between each rock type.
In this activity, students demonstrate how water flows on the surface as part of the hydrologic cycle. Students will observe how water gathers in channels and learn how to measure watersheds in terms of magnitude.
In this lesson, students experiment with how tectonic forces form mountains. Students will recreate each landform made by drawing it on paper or using foam strips to model. After performing the force needed to create different landforms, students will label on paper the direction of the movement of the rock corresponding to each force.
In this activity, students are introduced to water and its three phases - solid, liquid, vapor. Students will use their senses to observe, taste, feel, and describe water, and their imaginations to understand the concepts of water's phases.