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This site contains a series of six posters all relating to water education: wetlands, water use, waste water, navigation, ground water, and water quality. Each poster includes information about the topic as well as related classroom activities. The objective of the water-resources education program is to stimulate interest in and provide a basic knowledge of water resources for students in grades ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Map, Ref. material
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This site explains why and how people build dams and explores the positive and negative impacts a dam may have on a community, offering questions to probe further. This look at building a dam complements "Down The Zambezi" in the October 1997 issue of National Geographic. The article describes a visit to Africa's Kariba Dam. Also available are teacher-contributed ideas for classroom and familiy activities; ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lesson plan, Tutorial, Index / Bibliography, Discussion / Forum
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography, Hydrology
 
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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 Classroom Connectors lesson plan is designed to develop in young students an understanding of how rocks and soil move through a continuous cycle on 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 while incorporating themes necessary to raise the activity ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology, Soil science
 
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This Classroom Connectors lesson plan explains how each individual impacts the environment, and vice-versa. 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 while incorporating themes necessary to raise the activity to a higher cognition level. The major motivation ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Environmental science
 
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Scholastics "Challenging the Space Frontier" online activity gives students an opportunity to learn about the historical impact of space exploration. A time line of space firsts helps students learn about initial efforts to explore worlds beyond our own. They can also find out about three spaceflights that changed the public perception of our world and the world beyond: John Glenn's orbiting of Earth ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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This resource for younger students is about what individuals can do to reduce pollution and help the environment. It is part of a series of information sheets about the atmosphere, climate, and the environment. It offers suggestions of actions each person can take in order to improve the environment including the use of public and other modes of transportation that conserve fossil fuels. There are ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This lesson is the second in a two-part series on fossils. It explores the information that can be discerned by comparing fossils to living organisms. Students explore fossils and are responsible for using what they have learned to do their own extrapolating. Students conduct an interview with the remains of a Protoceratops. In preparation for the interview, they brainstorm the questions for which ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Paleontology
 
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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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The activities in this lesson provide students with an understanding of the diversity of the scientific enterprise, and the people engaged in the work. Teachers should emphasize the diversity to be found in the scientific community: different kinds of people (in terms of race, sex, age, nationality) pursuing different sciences and working in different places (from isolated field sites to labs to offices). ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: History and philosophy of science
 
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