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This standards-based Real Time Data Module was created by the Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) for use by students in the elementary grades to allow them to investigate weather phenomena both locally as well as in other places around the world. By using hands-on activities and real-time data investigations, the students will develop a basic understanding of how weather ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Module / Unit, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science, Natural hazards
 
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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades K-5. It focuses on the diets of astronauts during space missions. Students bring in dehydrated foods to see how they are different from other foods, and discuss why it is necessary to have dehydrated food in space. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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In this activity, students will appreciate how descriptive dinosaur names are formed. They will use multiple combining forms added to the suffix "-saurus" (Greek for lizard) to form the name of a "dinosaur" which they will then draw. This activity contains background information, materials, directions, and extension activities. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Paleontology
 
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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 intended to make students aware of the need to respect their environment and its natural resources. They will apply that knowledge in developing an "ecologically sound" city. Using an outline, they will design a city that has ecological laws, power source(s) for lights and heat, a river, two industries, and homes for its population. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Environmental science
 
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This activity has students explore the role that forests play in their own lives by listing everyday products made from trees. They use the Internet to find as many uses for trees as possible in order to develop a class list that should include foods from trees, products derived from all parts of a tree, environmental benefits of trees, and recreational uses of trees. Students are then asked to imagine ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Climatology, Forestry
 
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The purpose of this lesson is to examine the role of technology in identifying and tracking hurricanes. It is the second in a two-part series on the science of hurricanes and the kinds of technology being used to identify and track them. Students broaden their study by exploring how technology and science are used today to identify, measure, and track powerful tropical storms to better warn and secure ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards, Technology
 
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This lesson allows students to compare and contrast three NASA satellites: The Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE), The Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE), and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The lesson includes access to data and images from these three NASA astronomy satellites, contrasting the way the sky appears in three very different electromagnetic wavelengths or colors of light. Other satellite ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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At this site, students learn about the history of Earth imaging and the Landsat satellite program. They develop interpretation skills as they play a game that involves inferring the subjects of various Landsat images. This lesson will help students to be able to show understanding of the history and development of Earth sensing, describe Landsat and its role in modern Earth imaging, and use knowledge ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Computer activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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This activity will help students to understand and explain where drinking water comes from and where wastewater goes once it leaves the home, as well as how the water we use fits into the water cycle. It is based on a story that describes the journey of a water drop from the well to the septic leaching field of a rural system. In a conversation with a little girl, the drop also describes a journey ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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