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EARTH SCIENCE

 

 

This category includes earth science lesson plans, printable worksheets, and other teaching material, activities, and resources.

 

 

 

THE EARTH

 

The Planet Earth

Learn about the planet Earth, its rotation, and space.

 

The Layers of the Earth

Learn about the four different layers of the earth, including the crust, mantle, and core.

 

Earth Structure

A lesson on the structure of the earth.

The Vast Ocean

A lesson on the oceans, and its ecosystem.

 

Volcanoes

A lesson on volcanoes, including what they are and how they are formed.

 

Earthquakes

Learn about earthquakes and how they are classified.

Tsunamis

Learn about the devastation caused by tsunamis.

The Water Cycle

A lesson on the water cycle, including evaporation, condensation, and sublimation.

Plate Tectonics

A lesson on plate tectonics and the earth, and information on major geological events such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and mountain building. Students also learn how scientific theories are developed and change over time. 

What Causes Tectonic Plates to Move?

Learn that tectonic plate movements are caused by convection currents in the earth's mantle.

Identifying Minerals

Learn to identify various minerals, and learn about the physical properties of minerals.

Earth Day

Students recount the history and purpose of Earth Day.

The Rock Cycle

Students will investigate the rock cycle as an example of geophysical and geochemical cycles that occur on earth.
   

Mountains

Students learn about different types of mountains, and how they are classified.

Runoff and Glaciers

Students learn about runoff, glaciers, and some of the natural processes that change the earth's surface.

Surface Changes on Earth

Students learn about weathering and other processes that change the Earth's surface.

The Earth's Water

Students learn about the water of the Earth.

Oceans, Seas, and Basins

A lesson on oceans, seas, and basins.

Pollution and Acid Rain

A lesson on pollution and acid rain.

 

WEATHER

 

Air, Water, and Weather

An earth science lesson on air, water, and weather.

 

Tornadoes

A lesson on tornadoes, dangers and destruction caused by tornadoes, and safety.

 

Hurricanes

A lesson on hurricanes and how they form, classification, and history.

 

Blizzard Storms

Learn about blizzards and severe blizzard storms.

 

Climates of the World

Climates of different regions of the world.

 

What is Weather?

Learn about what causes weather, and its importance.

 

Name that Cloud!

Learn about the different types of clouds, and how they predict different weather patterns.

 

Weather Fronts

Students learn how weather fronts are marked on weather maps.

 

Be a Weather Forecaster!

Students learn to use observations to forecast the weather.

 

Air Pressure

A lesson on air pressure and how forecasters use it to predict future weather.

 

Air Masses

A lesson on the different types of air masses.

 

Layers of the Atmosphere

Students learn the five layers of the atmosphere.

 

Winds

How global wind patterns affect weather.

 

Severe Weather

A lesson on the different types of severe weather including thunderstorms, lightning, hail, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other storms.

Snow

A lesson on snow, snowflakes, and predicting snowfall.

 

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