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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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This lesson plan introduces very young students to measurement, graphing and estimation. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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This activity engages students in the new definitions of ?planet,? ?dwarf planet,? and ?asteroid? through the use of direct vocabulary instruction. The publicity generated by the International Astronomical Union?s definition of Pluto as a dwarf planetAU in 2006 created a teachable moment for schools around the world to consider the definitions of these concepts of ?planet,? ?dwarf planet,? and ?asteroid? ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Space science
 
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This fictitious story centers on a celestial family of asteroids and their adventures in the "skyborhood." Students will learn about smaller bodies of our solar system and the Dawn mission by identifying some aspects of the story that are true, some that might be true, and some that are false. Educators can choose from three versions, including storyteller, learning notations, or illustrators. The ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Book - text
Subject: Space science
 
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In this story, the GLOBE Kids are extremely excited to perform a play for the rest of the school, demonstrating what they have learned about the Earth and all of its parts. They have a glitch when they can?t decide which Earth component is the most important, but end up learning a lot about the Earth, sun, water, air, soil, and living things ? and the way these components are interconnected. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Book - audio
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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In this book and activities set, tThe GLOBE Kids are on the trail of Scoop, an eager dog who loves to dig holes in the soil. At each hole Scoop has dug, the kids make observations of the soil, learn about soil color, texture, structure, and about the ?treasures? one can find in soil. *Activity 1: Getting to Know Soil* Students learn about soil profiles and the different properties of soil, including ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Ecology
 
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