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In this earthquake safety classroom activity, students work in teams to build seismic safe structures. Students will try building their own structure to see if they can discover some of the features that minimize the effects on a building when the Earth shakes. Each team will build and test three structures following the instructions. After all teams finish, the class discusses features of seismic ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards, Technology
 
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This lesson plan is part of the Center for Educational Resources (CERES), a series of web-based astronomy lessons created by a team of master teachers, university faculty, and NASA researchers. It is designed to help students understand that planets travel in nearly circular orbits around the Sun, and that planetary motion obeys laws defined by Kepler and Newton. Students look at websites demonstrating ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Space science
 
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This activity takes students to the Bozeman, Montana area, where many dinosaurs once lived. They will gain an understanding of paleontological field work by analyzing evidence, developing hypotheses about dinosaur behavior, and supporting their hypotheses with evidence. This lesson contains materials needed, procedure, and extension ideas. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Paleontology
 
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This activity demonstrates to students how paleontologists put fossil evidence together allowing them to imagine what the Earth was like millions of years ago. Students are given certain fossils (drawings or real specimens) and must draw a map showing what environments were present when the fossils were living. This lesson provides all necessary worksheets as well as extension activities. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Paleontology
 
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Geologic Explorations allows learners to explore a variety of unique geological formations of Utah using Quicktime Virtual Reality (QTVR) panoramas and digital still imagery. Spectacular panoramas and striking images capture Utah's unique geology and invite students to explore and learn interesting facts and concepts central to the study of geology. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field trip - virtual
Subject: Geology
 
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In this research activity, students examine images of Antarctic organisms to learn how they have adapted to the continent's harsh conditions. All directions are included in a printable four-page handout. Students begin by visiting several websites, narrowing their focus to three organisms. They then complete an in-depth study of the organisms, completing a data sheet with details about everything ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science
 
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In this activity students use simple materials to make model sailboats which must stay upright and sail straight in a testing tank. The activity introduces the terms sail, stability, leeway, resistance, floating, displacement, propulsion, steering, and keel. Sailboat hulls are designed to pursue a straight-ahead course with as little disturbance of the water as possible. At the same time the boat ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field activity
Subject: Physical oceanography, Technology
 
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In this classroom activity, students consider what features an ideal creature would have to thrive in the extreme habitat of Antarctica, which has ice floes, katabatic winds, and subzero temperatures. They use recycled materials to construct a polar creature that is ideally suited to life in Antarctica. They then document their creation with a field guide entry. The printable four-page handout includes ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science
 
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In this lesson, each student is given a block of wood and a screw (or nail), and is asked to put the screw into the block, without any tool (like a screwdriver or hammer). Their efforts, with varying success, lead to a discussion of contrivances, using various items and strategies as make-do (contrived) tools for which they were not intended, and an exploration of many examples of contrivances or ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Biology
 
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This collection of links connects to thirty two student activities or background sites that apply the study of fossils to student learning. Activities cover a wide range of topics including age dating, oil exploration, and climate change. It also contains four additional links to related websites. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Guide for instructor
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Paleontology
 
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