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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on topography and how to identify significant landforms in literature. This is a cross-curricular lesson where students use a novel they have recently read to identify and understand topography features and the geological terms that identify these landforms. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Physical geography, Geology
 
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This informational tour offers students a basic understanding of geologic time, the evidence for events in the history of the Earth, relative and absolute dating techniques, and the significance of the Geologic Time Scale. Students move at a self-selected pace by answering questions correctly as they go. The teacher's guide contains all the details needed to use this computer activity, including handouts, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Geologic time, Geology
 
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This Classroom Connectors lesson plan discusses the characteristics of geologic time, including the law of superposition, fossil preservation, casts and molds, and various events through the history of the Earth. The site provides goals, objectives, an outline, time required, materials, activities, and closure ideas for the lesson. The Classroom Connectors address content with an activity approach ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Geologic time, Paleontology
 
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This slide show presents images of dinosaur bones and shows paleotologists at work excavating and preserving these fossils, the best evidence remaining of these long-lost creatures. A background essay and discussion questons are included. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Paleontology
 
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In this activity, students will use pre-marked paper strips to simulate tree-ring core samples to help them understand that data for past climate changes can be gathered from sources beyond long-term weather observations. Students will be able to recognize the direct impact of climate on annual tree growth patterns. The student guide has an overall description of the activity, a list of materials, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Climatology, Forestry
 
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This slide show presents images which show the paleogeography of the southwestern United States from 1.8 billion years ago to 10 million years ago. The slide show was originally presented at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in 1997. Beginning in the Precambrian, it traces the paleogeographic evolution of the region through the Tertiary. Emphasis is on the Mesozoic where two ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific, Map, Ref. material
Subject: Geologic time, Geology, Structural geology
 
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This site provides links to tours of National Parks, National Monuments, and Recreation Areas associated with major mountain building periods. The parks are divided into groups by mountain building events: Appalachian, Laramide, and others. Where appropriate, links are provided to park geology, maps, photographs, geologic research, related links, visitor information, multi-media, and teacher features ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Geology
 
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This National Park Service (NPS) site provides links to shoreline geology fieldnotes for National Parks, Monuments, and Recreation Areas. When appropriate, fieldnotes include visitor information, geology, maps, photographs, multimedia resources, geologic research, and teacher features (lessons for teaching geology with National Park examples). Some of the parks included on this site: Acadia National ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Geology, Physical oceanography
 
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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on Earth's past beginning about 4.6 billion years ago and takes students through the development of our planet from its formation, to first signs of life, to primitive organisms, to modern day humans. By creating a timeline students realize how recent an addition humans are to this planet. It includes ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Biology, Geologic time
 
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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on recent dinosaur excavations in Argentina and why this is a good place to look for dinosaur fossils. Students read articles, conduct research, and complete worksheets to find out information about what is found in Argentina and why. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Geologic time, Paleontology
 
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