Earth Science Lesson Plans
Pen Pals- Students write a friendly letter to an alien informing it
about the planet Earth. Students use editing skills and brainstorming
skills to produce a final product.
Snowflakes- Children will discover how snowflakes in nature are really
formed, and recreate this process with paper and glue.
- As the
Earth Turns- Why do the sun and moon seem to disappear and reappear
making day and night? This lesson demonstrates the rotation of the earth.
and Topography, What Is the Connection?- This lesson deals only with
the Earth's climatic patterns as they relate to the interplay of topographic
features of Earth.
Bags- Students will write and illustrate ideas for helping our environment
on paper grocery bags that will be distributed at the local grocery store.
Matters- Students will understand and be able to identify the Earth's
equator, prime meridian, lines of latitude, lines of longitude, parallels,
Plates on the Earth- Science students develop a concept map to help
them organize information, on Plate Tectonics, after reading a selection.
Students then organize notes into an outline to further demonstrate knowledge
of this topic.
Physical Environment - At the the completion of the lesson pupils
must be able to identify the mountain ranges of mauritius.
- Retrograde Motion-
Students will learn the terms for objects in the heavens. Demonstrate
the basic motions of heavenly bodies.
- Save Our
Earth- Students research current environmental problems in order to
develop and deliver an oral presentation. This presentation will persuade
the audience to act on the student's point of view on the issue.
Communication- This is a hands-on demonstration of the communication
between the EUVE satellite and a scientist on Earth.
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- Stress and Strain-
To show the stress and strain involved in the movements of the earth's
crust with the use of working models.
- The Lunar
and Terrestrial Tug of War- Students work in groups to locate, comprehend,
interpret, and evaluate information about celestial bodies that influence
ocean tides on Earth. Students apply this information through graphic
Through the Beginning of Earth- Students create a series of newspaper
articles about different theories of how life began on Earth.
Rotation- This lesson helps students develop a better understanding
of the rotation of the earth through a hands-on experiment.
A Never-Ending Story- Could you be drinking the same water a saber
tooth tiger lapped up?
Cool Tools for Mars Exploration- Five activities that follow the NASA
On Earth- What on Earth Is Earth Science? That is what students discover
in this lesson through concept mapping, discussion, and self-discovery.