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This musical game helps younger students learn the 'Long Address', used by astronomers at the American Museum of Natural History. The Long Address locates Earth in the solar system, which is located in the Milky Way, which is one of several thousand galaxies in the Virgo Supercluster, which is itself only a small part of the entire universe. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Space science
 
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This lesson introduces elementary students to the concept of soring living things into groups according to certain features. Students look at two kinds of dinosaurs based upon the structure of the pelvis and categorize them accordingly. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Paleontology
 
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This tutorial is about the Arctic tundra biome; the plants and animals found there; and the amount of sunlight, temperatures, seasons and permafrost. Examples of Arctic ecosystem interactions, food chains, and biological adaptations to the Arctic Coastal Plain are given. There are photographs of wolves, caribou, arctic hares, minks, lemmings, arctic foxes, polar bears, seals, walruses, ptarmigans, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Tutorial, Photograph
Subject: Ecology
 
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In this activity, students build Euoplocephalus and Triceratops dinosaurs, answer basic counting questions, and print out coloring pages. The site provides basic information on the two kinds of dinosaurs and a list of further reading materials. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Paleontology
 
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In this lesson, students will observe and document similarities and differences between parts of plants. It supports students interacting with nature and provides them with a framework for their observations by offering them opportunities to explore, question, and document similarities and differences among plant parts. Students will identify and sort plant parts through hands-on activities and group ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Biology
 
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This lesson will help students to distinguish between renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy, investigate a variety of renewable energy resources and compare the benefits and drawbacks of each. Students will use internet resources to investigate and compare alternative sources of energy. It is presumed that students have some basic prior understanding of the concept of energy. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Environmental science
 
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This lesson shows students that living things can be sorted into groups in many ways using various features to decide which things belong to which group and that classification schemes will vary with purpose. It is the first of a two-part series on classification. At this grade level, students should have the opportunity to learn about an increasing variety of living organisms, both the familiar and ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Biology
 
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This lesson shows students that living things can be sorted into groups in many ways using various features to decide which things belong to which group and that classification schemes will vary with purpose. This lesson is the second of a two-part series on classification. It exposes students to the idea that a variety of plants and animals (organisms) can be classified into one or more groups based ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Biology
 
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Plants and animals are usually organized by their family tree (origin) and by their physical and genetic characteristics. This activity helps to demonstrate to students that geologists do the same with rocks, which are usually organized by their origin and by their physical and chemical characteristics. To have a better understanding of nature and as one of the initial steps of scientific understanding, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This online glossary, from the book, Earth: Inside and Out, contains nearly 300 definitions for terms pertaining to a variety of Earth Science topics. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Climatology, Geology, Geophysics, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Space science
 
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