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This user's manual describes the steps for using Google Earth tours. Topics include downloading and installing Google Earth software, selecting a tour file, and playing the tour. There are also instructions on how to use some of Google Earth's additional features. A downloadable, printable version is provided. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Guide for instructor
Subject: Physical geography, Technology
 
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In this activity, students critically analyze prior conceptions and textbook visuals of the relative sizes and orbiting distance of the Earth-moon system (and other bodies in our solar system), search out sources for this data, and construct scale models by using balls of various sizes. There are tips for helping learners understand the large scales (i.e., millions rather than thousands) that characterize ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Space science
 
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This lesson provides experience working on a real-life scenario by allowing students the opportunity to use topographic maps to design a hiking trail system based on access from road, range of habitats, and other specified criteria. They will also complete a data sheet and produce an informational brochure. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography
 
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