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Ask a Scientist About Our Environment

For Students 6th - 12th
Scientists respond to 26 question posed by learners. These experts answer in easy to understand language, include photos to illustrate the issue, offer suggestions for how young people can make a difference, and supply links to resources...
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Earth Science: Crash Course History of Science #20

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How old is Earth and how do scientists know the answer? Throughout history, many researchers, scholars, and leaders answered this question with varying degrees of accuracy. The 20th episode of Crash Course History of Science introduces...
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Impact Events and the Earth System

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What would happen to Earth if an asteroid struck it? Assist young scientists as they explore the mechanics of an impact event and effects caused by it; calculate the energy released once an asteroid strikes Earth's surface; and compare...
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What If the Earth Were Hollow?

For Students 9th - 12th
Man has dreamed of outer space travel for hundreds of years...but, what about inner-Earth travel? Could it work? Young scientists explore the notion of jumping into a hole through Earth and the factors that affect the journey, such as...
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How Old Is The Earth?

For Students 6th - 12th
How do you put 4.5 billion years into terms that young scholars can understand? Use your arms! Examine just how long our Earth has been around in a short video. The content includes the appearance of single-celled, then multicellular...
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Why Does Earth Have Deserts?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Deserts make up 33 percent of the land surface area on the earth, so why does Earth have them? The video explains the wind and weather patterns that lead to deserts as well as rain forests. It details how this is related to the ocean...
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Deep History of Life on Earth

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take it all the way back! Young scientists discover the changes that took place from the time Earth became solid to present day through an interesting interactive. The resource guides users through key events that have shaped our world...
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Earth's Structure

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do we know what layers are inside of the earth since we can't dig that deep? The first in a series of five lessons introduces the concept of sampling and testing a hypothesis about what is inside a sphere. Using two spheres that look...
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Journey Through the Spheres of the Earth

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Each of the Earth's spheres interacts with the other spheres in predictable ways. Young scientists explore these interactions through a hands-on activity, graphing, and watching a video. They summarize their knowledge in a video or...
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Holt Earth Science 3 Climate Skills Worksheet

For Students 7th - 9th
Get your scientists thinking critically about climate with this challenging worksheet, which has learners complete 10 analogies using climate terms. They also read a paragraph about monsoons in India and answer interpretation questions....
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Revolutions of Earth: Tidal Locking

For Students 6th - 12th
Need a hands-on activity that tests your scholars' knowledge of the relationship between Earth and the moon? This interactive has it on lockdown! Science scholars manipulate the moon in its path around Earth, then answer multiple-choice...
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Treasures of the Earth | When Did Plate Tectonics Begin?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Scientists know Earth's plates are constantly moving. One big question scientists have is, "When did they start moving?" PBS 6-8 Story of Earth series presents the research of one scientist trying to answer this question. Viewers learn...
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What Do You Know About Earth?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Time to rock and roll! Young scientists test their knowledge about rocks found on Earth and what they tell scientists. A 10-question quiz focuses on the different types of rocks, how they are formed, and what they are made of.
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What is Earth?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Humans have only inhabited Earth for a short part of its existence. An online resource explains how scientists use clues from rocks and fossils to piece together information about Earth prior to humans. The online instruction includes...
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Plate Tectonics Explained

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ready to teach plate tectonics but not sure where to begin? Start with a short video that is long on learning! Junior earth scientists discover the basics of plate tectonics, complete with colorful analogies and explanations. The...
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What do You Know About Life on Earth?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Humans have only inhabited the earth for a fraction of the time that life has existed. Young scientists explore the facts about the emergence of life on Earth with an interactive resource. While highlighting different types of life, the...
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New Earth like Extra Solar Planet

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Is there another Earth? Learn about the newest discoveries showing that some exoplanets are defying astronomical rules as we understand them. 25,000 light years away a planet was discovered to be similar to our own. Ask learners to use...
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5E Lesson Plan Template: Earth Science/Water Erosion

For Teachers 4th
Think like a scientist! Investigate minerals and record progress in a scientific notebook with fourth graders. They will experiment with a variety of activities including a lab, watching a video on the properties of minerals, and taking...
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Oceans: Water, Water Everywhere. . . but Only on the Earth!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
It's not long, but it's thorough! This PowerPoint takes 4th - 8th grade earth scientists deeper into the oceans. They learn about tide and current activity and the forces that drive them. They also discover how wind and the rotation of...
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Pre-Assessment: Earth's Energy Sources

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
A ten-question, multiple-choice quiz assesses what your elementary earth scientists know about the atmosphere both before and after a unique unit on global atmospheric change. Make sure to check out the activities and lesson plans...
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How Do We Know the Age of the Earth?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Some 4.565 billion candles would be needed for a birthday cake for Earth. Young scientists view a video to learn about historical attempts to determine the age of Earth. They see how advances in radioactive dating led to the currently...
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The Earth as a Magnet

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Everyone loves playing with magnets and iron filings. Here, young scientists first observe and then participate in an activity demonstrating magnetic fields. After completing their observations, they apply this knowledge to...
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Earth: A Unique Planet

For Students 7th - 8th
An entire unit's worksheets are included here in this earth science packet, with multiple learning styles addressed! Although the text isn't included, 6 reading guides are outlined with reading requirements indicated. Learners complete a...
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The Rock Cycle

For Students 9th - 12th
Aren't all rocks the same? High school earth scientists can say "definitely not!" after viewing the second in a series of seven videos. Beginning with an easy analysis and comparison of sandstone and granite, class members follow the...

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