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 activity, students learn about different types of water erosion and develop strategies to slow down erosion where man is involved.
In this activity, students learn about different types of wind and ice erosion and explain the difference between weathering and erosion.
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 will perform experiments to see how each river channel shape is formed and identify examples of the different shapes in nature or in photos.
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 experiment with evaporation of fresh and salt water and investigate factors that influence the rate of evaporation.
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 learn how rate of cooling affects what type of rock forms. Students will be introduced to igneous rocks, how they form, what the different types are and how to identify them.
In this lesson, students create their own supercontinents by fitting modern continents together according to shape and plant and animal similarities.
In this activity, students will be introduced to the environments in which different sedimentary rocks form and relate these environments to the history of the rock. They will present histories from sequences of rock layers.
In this activity, students see how broad uplifted areas break up, forming plateaus such as those on the Colorado Plateau.
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.