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This module features classification activities that will lead students from simple sorting of familiar objects to classifying materials into liquids, gases, and solids. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Chemistry
 
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This teaching guide provides hands-on activities and information related to studying the Earth system. Its primary goal is for children to become familiar with the concept of cycles and to learn that some human activities can cause changes in their environment. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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In this lesson, students will collect and graph precipitation data, specifically the amount of rainfall at a locality, then compare their findings with other students' data. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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Through this lesson plan students focus on a predetermined vocabulary list, then use the words, definitions, or familiar context to draw (either by hand or on the computer) a picture that depicts that word. Detailed Procedure and Materials, Vocabulary linked to an on-line glossary, and Teacher Notes are provided. This activity is related to the Students' Cloud Observations Online (S?COOL) project. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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In this lesson students will investigate Nitrogen Dioxide levels in the atmosphere over a one-year period. The students will have to look at several regions from around the world to draw conclusions regarding NO2 amounts. From the plots, students will have to brainstorm the reasons behind the variability in NO2 concentrations. Detailed procedures, materials, vocabulary linked to an online glossary, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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In this activity, the class will brainstorm, write, create, and produce a play in which they represent how all the Earth systems are interconnected. This play can be based on the Elementary GLOBE book All About Earth: Our World on Stage. Uses commonly-available materials (e.g., chart paper and markers) and materials for costumes and props, which can be as simple or elaborate as time and money afford. ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Physical geography, Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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Using a color chart, students will make observations outside during each of the four seasons. During each session, they will try to find as many colors as possible and record what they see. As a class they will make charts describing the colors they find in each season. At the end of the school year, students will compare their results and generate conclusions about variations in colors in nature ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Environmental science
 
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Each student will make predictions about the properties of various soil samples. Then they will examine several types of soils and record their observations. Next, they will learn about soil profiles and horizons by both examining a soil sample in a jar and by creating a soil profile flip chart. Uses commonly available or inexpensive materials (e.g., soil samples, mesh wire strainers,tweezers, toothpicks ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Physical geography, Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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Students will use various objects in the classroom to experiment with nonstandard measurement. They will make estimates and test them out. Then, working in pairs or small groups, students will use a ruler or a measuring tape to become familiar with how to use these tools for standard linear measurement. Uses commonly available or inexpensive materials (metric ruler, plant seeds, soil, containers). ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: History and philosophy of science, Hydrology, Mathematics, Physical oceanography
 
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In this activity, each student will be given the opportunity to create their own cumulus cloud out of white paper and mount it on blue paper. Students will also complete the Cloud Fun Student Activity Sheet that includes a description of the cloud and what the weather was like on the day the cloud was observed. Uses commonly available or inexpensive materials (blank wall chart paper, newspaper, construction ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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