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The Equator

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate cultures located along the equator. In this geography skills lesson, students research the geography, history, culture, and tourism of Ecuador, Indonesia, Kenya, Brazil, and Singapore. Students write an article based...
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World Map and Globe-Equator, North Pole, and South Pole

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students identify the Equator, North Pole, and South Pole on a map. In this geography lesson, students use a world map and circle the North and South Pole. Students locate the Equator on a globe and use a map marker to highlight it.
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Latitude, Longitude, and Direction: Angle from the Equator

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Which has the higher IQ, latitude or longitude? Longitude because it has 360 degrees! The interactive introduces the way latitude is measured and why it can never have more than 90 degrees. A handful of challenge questions encourage...
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Earth/Globe (poles & equator)

For Teachers 1st
First graders create his/her own paper mache earth and label the poles and equator. The land masses can be added and labeling of specific bodies of water. The paper mache earth can then be used to discuss the sun, moon, and the earth and...
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Name The Continents

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders learn how to locate geographical features on a map or globe. In this geography instructional activity, 2nd graders locate and identify the continents and oceans. Students complete a worksheet where they answer questions on...
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A Globe

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this recognizing parts of a globe activity, students name the continents and oceans and identify cities south of the equator. Students answer three questions.
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Climate Zones

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
The climate at the equator is hotter than the climate at the poles, but why? The lesson goes in depth, explaining how the angles of illumination relate to the heating rate at different latitudes and seasons. Scholars use a strong lamp,...
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Blank Jeopardy

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Games are a great way to motivate learners to internalize information.. Using this PowerPoint which is in a Jeopardy format, young scholars can review map skills and facts about the Civil War, famous places, and our government. This is a...
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Is Temperature Effected By How Close You Are to the Equator

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners collaborate with other schools to gather temperature data from a large number of locations. They determine how the average daily temperature of a location is affected by how close you are to the equator.
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Following the Equator

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study space constellations. In this constellations lesson, 5th graders watch a video and write 10 facts they learned from the video. Students discuss vocabulary terms and learn about astronomical navigation. Students read...
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Terra Bagga

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
One way to identify possible volcanic activity on other planets is by testing the planet for magnetism. A science lesson begins with pupils constructing their own planet from a dead battery, magnets, paper, and tape before labeling the...
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Bill Nye Video: Earth's Seasons

For Students 4th - 8th
In this earth's seasons worksheet, students answer fill in the blank questions after seeing Bill Nye's video. Topics include the rotation of the earth around the sun, the tilt of the earth, the time zones and sunlight.
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Maps: Latitude and Longitude

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students visit interactive sites focusing on latitude and longitude. They participate in activities about the prime meridian, time zones, and equator. They view the coordinates of states and cities.
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Climatic Changes

For Students 6th - 8th
Investigate the greenhouse effect and global warming with this weather worksheet: scholars describe the seasonal variations of temperature and day length at its greatest and its least. Then they describe the effects of El Nino and how...
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Global Sea Surface Currents and Temperature

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Get lost at sea amid colorful ocean currents! Learners discover the patterns of movement and temperature in the North Atlantic's currents through a simulation, part of PBS's Weather and Climate series. The resource contains background...
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Student Exploration: Summer and Winter

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this recognizing the seasons online/interactive worksheet, learners explore the Earth's positions and determine the summer and winter season. Students answer 21 short answer questions
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Rain Forest Adventures

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify and describe where tropical rain forests are located and examine the geographical correlation between rainfall and rain forest. They brainstorm what they think they know about tropical rain forests - where they're...
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Adopt a City-Winter Weather

For Students 5th - 7th
In weather activity, learners use an on line site to collect weather data. They create 10 different weather scenarios using a temperature and humidity slider. They includethe temperature, relative humidity and weather conditions and...
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Equator, North Pole, and South Pole

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students identify the Equator, North Pole, and South Pole on the globe. In this map skills instructional activity, students use a globe marker to locate specific locations on the globe. Students find where they live in relation to the...
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Sustainability and Extinction

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Galapagos Penguins are the only penguins on earth that live north of the equator (in the wild). In this last lesson a discussion on how the Galapagos islands developed their populations and diversity sparks the introduction. Two...
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Earth's Energy Balance Performance Standard

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Pupils examine how Earth-Sun relationships affect Earth's energy balance and the pattern of world temperatures. Students study a Surface Temperature Regions map and write a paragraph describing the temperature pattern from the Equator...
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Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students use the writing process to emulate Mark Twain's writing style. In this Mark Twain writing style activity, students read Twain's book Following the Equator and list his writing traits. Students write using Mark Twain's writing...
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Following the Equator

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders describe the similarities and differences between the New Zealand Maori and the Australian Aborigine. For this Aborigine/Maori culture lesson, 4th graders create a counting book to 10. Students play an Australian/New...
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Geometry of Earth

For Students 7th - 12th
In this Earth geometry worksheet, students use Google Earth to understand more about latitude and longitude. Students complete 3 short answer questions.

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