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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deals with natural hazards such as hurricanes, floods, national security matters, winter storms, etc. in a non-threatening scientifc and fun manner for children. The site includes animations, videos, games, quizzes and questions areas that address hazardous situations that children may face at any given time. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Case study, Presentation / Demo
Subject: Atmospheric science, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards: Read
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The site offers an interactive discussion of different vantage points associated with dam building. It describes some of the engineering and environmental issues that go into the process of selecting a site for building a dam and the conditions necessary for electrical generation. Links to classroom and family activities are organized by grade level. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lesson plan, Tutorial, Index / Bibliography, Discussion / Forum
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography, Hydrology
 
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The purpose of this activity is to observe the type and cover of clouds including contrails. Students observe which of ten types of clouds and how many of three types of contrails are visible and how much of the sky is covered by clouds (other than contrails) and how much is covered by contrails. Intended outcomes are that students learn how to make estimates from observations and how to categorize ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Field activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Human geography
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards: Read
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The purpose of this resource is to introduce the different particle sizes of soils and the properties which each contributes to the soil character. Students make mud pies by adding water to the various soil components, letting them dry and observing the pie's characteristics. Students sift soil to remove organic materials and pebbles. They then sift the soil with smaller meshed sieves to separate ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Soil science
 
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The purpose of this resource is to use a land cover type map to make environmentally sound decisions. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Environmental science, Physical geography
 
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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades K-5. It focuses on the similar features of Earth and Mars, and how these features may be useful for supporting life on both planets. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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This lesson is designed to teach elementary students to make observations and form hypotheses by using the concept of trace fossils. Using tennis shoes to create different track types and patterns, students write stories and draw conclusions about what kinds of activities might have created such track patterns. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Paleontology
 
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In this lesson, students will learn about sampling through an investigation of rocks found in the schoolyard. This will provide a start to understanding everyday statistics. They will first collect and analyze a sample of rocks from the schoolyard and array the collected rocks by characteristics such as size, weight, and color, to see if any generalizations can be made about the types of rocks that ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Geology, Mathematics
 
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In this lesson, students will observe and document similarities and differences between parts of plants. It supports students interacting with nature and provides them with a framework for their observations by offering them opportunities to explore, question, and document similarities and differences among plant parts. Students will identify and sort plant parts through hands-on activities and group ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Biology
 
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This lesson demonstrates that simple models can be used to represent real world objects that are not easily brought into a classroom. Students will create a wave model using two different types of simple models. The approach of creating, describing, and understanding qualitative models is critical because it is the type of learning that students will most closely relate to their experiences. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Physical oceanography
 
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