Earth Science

by Mary Ann Kelley

Resources for Earth Science

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Why Do Leaves Fall Colors Change?  (Y,M)
Autumn Leaves Science Projects

Investigating Local Ecosystems  (Y)
Students investigate the habitats of local plants and animals and explore some of the ways animals depend on plants and each other. Hrades K-2

Food Webs in the Bay  (M)
Students will research plants and animals that live in the submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) of a bay area. After researching the organisms, students will do class presentations and create a food web using pictures of all of the organisms. At the end of the lesson, they will discuss ideas of organisms sharing food, space, water, air, and shelter. Grades 6-8

Earth science & Astronomy science projects  (Y,M)

Curriculum Center - Magnetism  (M,O,T)
Activities, puzzles and project ideas to boost the study of Magnetism.

Ology  (Y,M,O,T)
American Museum of Natural History in NYC. Science-rich Website for Kids.

MGBnet - What is it like where you live?  (Y,M)
The MBGnet project is a series of videos about terrestrial biomes and aquatic habitats called What's It Like Where You Live?. The MBGnet website was based on these videos and gives additional information about the ecosystems.

Earth: Our World in Motion  (Y,M,O,T)
From Ology - American Museum of Natural History.

A science lesson on Trees  (Y)
The students will be asked what they know about trees. 3rd Grade

Arbor Day Lessons and Teacher Resources  (Y,M,O,T)
Arbor Day Lessons and Teacher Resources

Earth Day Lessons and Teacher Resources  (Y,M,O,T)
Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment.

The Great Globe Gallery on the World Wide Web  (Y,M,O,T)
"Get the whole world in your hands with globes that speak your language."

HippoCampus  (Y,M,O,T)
HippoCampus provides free, multi-media content in many subjects, including Algebra, Physics, Calculus, Environmental Science, U.S. History and more. It is a bit awkward to navigate around entire books on the site, but there is a wealth of information online at no cost.

A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries:  (M,O)
A databank consisting of 120 entries about 20th century scientists and their stories.

Individual Lesson Units and Graphics  (Y,M,O,T)
From Mineral Information Institute - Dig a Little Deeper - For Teachers Only. Free K-12 Earth Science Lesson Plans

NASA Teaching Materials  (Y,M,O,T)
Extensive database of downloadable educational materials searchable by subject, grade level and product type

Science NetLinks:The Four Seasons  (M)
To understand that it is the tilt of earth's axis that causes the seasons. Grades 6-8

Mineral Information Institute Free Resources  (Y,M,O,T)
Five lessons are free online and you have the option to order posters for about $2 each to complement the lessons. The following lessons are available: A Study of the Earth, Everything We Have Comes from Natural Resources, Everyday Uses of Minerals, Creating a Universe, and Natural Uses we Use.

Science in a bag Lesson: Light and Crystals  (M)
To use hydro-gel crystals in a hands-on activity to study light refraction through two media. Also, to stimulate critical thinking. Upper Elementary and Middle School Age Children

You've Got to Be Cool to Make Igneous Rocks   (M)
Lesson plan for grades 7-9

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