## Seasons Simulator-Preview

From the good folks at Khan academy comes a valuable Seasons Simulator that will show your students everything you’ve been…

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Earth & Space Science Lessons Preview

From the good folks at Khan academy comes a valuable Seasons Simulator that will show your students everything you’ve been…

Teaching Climate Change? If so, and you’re not thrilled with how your textbook handles it, this lesson might be for…

Sea-floor spreading- a process that looks initially too complex for any school-aged student to understand is actually a fascinating phenomenon that…

Every good lesson is centered on a powerful visual. This lesson exemplifies that with a NASA video clip that is…

It’s hard to believe, but just 200 years ago people really had no idea how mountains formed. We’re now to…

This lesson starts with the assumption of the sun being a basketball. If that’s true, then how big would earth…

This lesson uses the Geology Squeeze Box made by Ward’s Science to tell the story of one particular spot on…

The purpose of this graphic organizer is to get your students to analyze and interact with information that, by itself…

We all (sort of) know what dirt is, but how many main characteristics of soil are there? And, what can…

When you get into the beliefs of early astronomers like Aristotle, Kepler, and Copernicus, you find out quickly there’s a…

When you begin teaching about Earth’s resources, this graphic organizer will help students understand concretely the two kinds of ways…

After a little folding, cutting, coloring, sketching, and describing (in their own words), your students will end up with a…

Sea breezes and land breezes may seem like a mystery, but like everything else, they happen for a reason, which…

Students start with a blank sheet of paper, then 35 minutes later, after some drawing, note-taking, and discussion, have a…

Introducing weather? Then your goal on day 1 is to get your students to understand and remember the 6 elements…

So what’s the cause of thunderstorms? Just 1 or 2 conditions? Hardly. In this lesson your students will dig into…

Finally, an uncomplicated way for your students to get their hands (and eyes) on a water erosion lab. (Still messy…

Find out how well do your students truly understand Earth’s 5 spheres (geosphere, hyrdosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere, biosphere) with this “quite-nearly-impossible”…

Teaching the moon phases? This graphic organizer cuts through all the distractions and simply illustrates why the moon keeps changing…

Tired of mineral ID labs that are confusing and don’t work? Look no further. Free Student Handout Parts of this…

An easy way for students to learn, and remember, the 7 ways to identify minerals. Use just before your students…

A simple and straightforward intro to the 5 properties of minerals- naturally occurring, inorganic, solid, definite crystal structure, and definite…

A fun and memorable way for your students to learn, by their own design, which type of earth substance- dirt,…

Ever see those Russian dolls? Once your students make this graphic organizer (in that same format), they’ll completely understand these…

A graphic organizer that’s a full introduction to Earth’s 5 spheres-Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Cryosphere, Atmosphere, & Biosphere PowerPoint preview Parts of…

Yes, it can be very confusing to look at the inside of Earth 2 different ways. This graphic organizer will…

A neat little graphic organizer summarizing Earth’s motions and their effects. Includes Day/Night (cause- rotation), Year (revolution), and Seasons (revolution…

A lesson on how the layers of earth-core, mantle, and crust- interact with each other, beginning with the heated interior,…

Use this handy little graphic organizer to introduce the Earth’s atmosphere, and you’ll find it causes great retention in the…

A fascinating look back and how the greatest minds wrestled with the concept of the earth’s place in the universe.…

In this set of Interactive Notes students: compare the shell thickness of a chicken egg with the earth’s crust, mark…

In one class period your students will go from complete puzzlement to near complete understanding of the common geologic units…

In this set of interactive notes students will: build a simple water filter, observe a bubble levitating on a greenhouse…

A firsthand look at how coal is mined from 30 feet below ground. Free PowerPoint Parts of this Lesson: 19…

Using a flashlight and a globe, students will see with their own eyes what causes Earth’s seasons, even before you…

A simple but powerful handout. After filling in a temperature and precipitation table, students color the map. Free PowerPoint Parts…

When was the last time your students actually had fun digging through their text book? Has it ever happened? If…

Students go from hardly noticing there is an atmosphere to knowing there are 4 layers, their order, names, composition, and…

What exactly is in ocean water? In this fun activity students color in 1,000 squares based on the composition of…

Get ready to think big! We’re going to turn your classroom into a “living” inner solar system. Best part- students…

Comets and asteroids capture our imagination with their unbelievable size (did you say a 50-mile-wide flying ice cube?!?!), and terrify…

In this 2-day activity your students will set up a World and U.S. map and then plot earthquakes that happened…

Now there’s no excuse to not thoroughly enjoy a unit on dirt. Well, that might be overstating things, but maybe…

Is Earth history fun? Yes! This lesson reaches back to the beginning of earth and presents its entire life, up…

As close as we’ll get to understanding the vast distances and diameters of what’s in our solar system. (“Oh, that’s why they…

What causes the moon phases- is it clouds? Earth’s shadow? No, and no. After this lesson, your students will wonder…

Our sun, with a mass that consumes 99.86% of everything in our solar system, is beyond enormous. But how do…

A different way to explore the biomes- drawing a beautiful bar graph that compares the temperature and precipitation for each…