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Earth's Interior Structure

Earth's Interior Structure

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In this lesson, students will develop understanding of the structure of the ...

In this lesson, students will develop understanding of the structure of the Earth’s interior by constructing a scale model of a “slice” of the interior of the Earth and studying the material properties of Earth’s interior. The activity also provides useful practice with the concept of scale.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Purdue University
Author:
Larry Braile
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning

The Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning

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The Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning (IJPBL) publishes relevant, interesting, and challenging ...

The Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning (IJPBL) publishes relevant, interesting, and challenging articles of research, analysis, or promising practice related to all aspects of implementing problem-based learning (PBL) in K–12 and post-secondary classrooms.

Subject:
Professional Development
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Purdue University
Date Added:
12/06/2019
Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth

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In this lesson, students will take a simulated journey to the center ...

In this lesson, students will take a simulated journey to the center of the Earth to learn more about the structure, material properties and conditions within the Earth's interior. As an optional extension, students can read Jules Verne's science fiction novel or watch the movie based on the book and make comparisons between the fiction and the reality.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Purdue University
Author:
Larry Braile
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Plotting Earthquake Epicenters

Plotting Earthquake Epicenters

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In this lesson, students create a plot of worldwide earthquake epicenters to ...

In this lesson, students create a plot of worldwide earthquake epicenters to display the narrow zones of seismic activity of the Earth and aid in an understanding of plate tectonics.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Purdue University
Author:
Larry Braile and Sheryl Braile
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Prewriting (Invention) General Questions
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Prewriting (Invention) General Questions

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This resource guides students through the prewriting (invention) process with guided questions ...

This resource guides students through the prewriting (invention) process with guided questions and strategies to help generate a starting point and organization.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Purdue University
Author:
Purdue Online Writing Lab
Date Added:
04/23/2018
San Francisco Bay Area Earthquakes

San Francisco Bay Area Earthquakes

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This activity is designed to provide a better understanding of earthquake activity, ...

This activity is designed to provide a better understanding of earthquake activity, the locations of faults, and earthquake hazards in the San Francisco bay area. The activity utilizes a satellite image of the bay area on which earthquake epicenters from 1970 - 2003 have been plotted. Students will answer a series of questions based on analysis of the maps.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Purdue University
Author:
Larry Braile and Sheryl Braile
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Seismic Waves and the Slinky: A Guide for Teachers

Seismic Waves and the Slinky: A Guide for Teachers

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This teaching guide is designed to introduce the concepts of waves and ...

This teaching guide is designed to introduce the concepts of waves and seismic waves that propagate within the Earth, and to provide ideas and suggestions for how to teach about seismic waves. The guide provides information on the types and properties of seismic waves and instructions for using some simple materials – especially the slinky – to effectively demonstrate characteristics of seismic waves and wave propagation. Most of the activities described in the guide are useful both as demonstrations for the teacher and as exploratory activities for students.

Subject:
Earth Science
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Purdue University
Author:
Larry Braile
Date Added:
02/26/2019