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Air Masses
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This is Activity 12 of a set of Level 1 activities designed by the Science Center for Teaching, Outreach, and Research on Meteorology (STORM) Project. The authors suggest that previous activities in the unit be completed before Activity 12: Air Masses, including those that address pressure systems and dew point temperature. In Activity 12, the students learn about the four main types of air masses that affect weather in the United States, their characteristic temperatures, and humidity levels as it relates to dew point temperatures. The lesson plan follows the 5E format. Initially, students discuss local weather and then examine surface temperature and dew point data on maps to determine patterns and possible locations of air masses. They learn about the source regions of air masses and compare their maps to a forecast weather map with fronts and pressure systems drawn in. During the Extension phase, students access current maps with surface and dew point temperatures at http://www.uni.edu/storm/activities/level1 and try to identify locations of air masses. They sketch in fronts and compare their results to the fronts map. Evaluation consists of collection of student papers.

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Earth Science
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
National Science Teachers Association
Date Added:
10/23/2019
Being a Green Aquarium: An Interactive Story Map
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What does it take to walk the talk? Learn about how Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise Initiative, leads by example by using sustainable, environmentally safe practices in its operations. Be surprised in what small changes you can make in your own life to be green.

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English Language Arts
Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science
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Ocean Wise
Author:
Ocean Wise
Date Added:
03/20/2019
Big Changes in the Big Apple: Crash Course Kids #38.1
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Did you know that all living things change their environments? It's true. Beavers, deer, worms, and humans all change their environments. It just so happens that humans change our environments in big, obvious ways. In this episode, Sabrina chats about how humans have been changing our environments for a long time!

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Science
Earth Science
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Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
Crash Course Kids
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
12/17/2019
Big Changes in the Big Forest: Crash Course Kids #38.2
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What do beavers, termites, and prairie dogs have in common? They all change their environments! We know that humans change their environments, but humans are animals and all animals change their environments just by living in them.

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Science
Earth Science
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Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
Crash Course Kids
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
01/14/2020
Biodiversity of British Columbia; An Interactive Story Map
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British Columbia is home to an incredible abundance of biodiversity. Beneath the waves of the coastline, boarding the land of the Coast Salish peoples, we can find a vast variety of the unsung heroes of the ocean - the invertebrates. That biodiversity, however, has been under threat for a number of years. Explore this interactive story map to learn about the biodiversity of Howe Sound in British Columbia, how humans are intrinsically connected to the ocean and our actions have both a positive and negative impact on the life under the waves. No matter where you are from, we are all connected to the ocean.

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English Language Arts
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
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Activity/Lab
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Ocean Wise
Author:
Ocean Wise
Date Added:
03/20/2019
Build Your Own Insect Trap
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Students design and construct devices to trap insects that are present in the area around the school. The objective is to ask the right design questions and conduct the right tests to determine if the traps work .

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Carve That Mountain
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Students consider the Earth's major types of landforms such as mountains, rivers, plains, hills, canyons, oceans and plateaus. Student teams build three-dimensional models of landscapes, depicting several of these landforms. Once the models are built, they act as civil and transportation engineers to design and build roads through the landscapes they have created. The worksheet is provided in English and Spanish.

Subject:
Earth Science
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Sara Born
Date Added:
10/14/2015
The Celestia Motherlode
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The Celestia Motherlode is a repository for various addons like textures, models or celestial objects for Celestia. Celestia is a free, interactive (real-time), 3D astronomy program. It doesn't just show you the sky as it can be seen from earth as most planetarium software does, but allows you to move to and view the universe from any point between the planets and the stars. The Celestia Motherlode hosts over 10 GB of Celestia addons by various creators, which extend or change the way Celestia renders the universe.

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Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
03/12/2019
Classifying Rocks by Color, Shape, Texture and Size
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In this activity students will observe and investigate rocks in order to classify them in terms of color, shape, texture and size.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Kathleen Oliver
Date Added:
04/18/2018
Collecting and Identifying Rocks
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In this Earth Science activity, students will investigate rocks in an outdoor field trip. Students will be divided into groups and given a Ziploc bag to collect rocks. We will then return to the classroom, and the students will put their rocks into different groups. The different groups could be the size, shape, color, and texture of the rocks. We will then talk about the Rock Cycle and the three main types of rocks. Students will record their observations in their science journals.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Linda Harvey
Date Added:
04/18/2018
Cosmology and Astronomy: Compositional and Mechanical Layers of the Earth
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This 12-minute video lesson looks at the structure of the earth. The discussion includes the crust, mantle, core, lithosphere, asthenosphere, mesosphere, outer core, and inner core. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 50 of 85]

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Cosmology and Astronomy: Hawaiian Islands Formation
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This 8-minute video lesson looks at how the Hawaiian Islands were formed by a stationary hot spot under the Pacific plate. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 49 of 85]

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Cosmology and Astronomy: How we know about the Earth's core
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This 6-minute video lesson explains how we know about the Earth's core. It shows how S-wave shadow and P-wave detection patterns give us information about the core. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 55 of 85]

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Cosmology and Astronomy: Plate Tectonics: Difference Between Crust and Lithosphere
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This 8-minute video lesson looks at plate tectonics and the difference between crust and lithosphere. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 43 of 85]

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Cosmology and Astronomy: Plate Tectonics: Geological Features of Divergent Plate Boundaries
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This 12-minute video lesson continues to explore plate tectonics. It covers the geological features of divergent plate boundaries. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 46 of 85]

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Salman Khan
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Cosmology and Astronomy: Plate Tectonics: Geological features of Convergent Plate Boundaries
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This 6-minute video lesson continues to explore plate tectonics. It covers the geological features of convergent plate boundaries. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 47 of 85]

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Salman Khan
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Cosmology and Astronomy: Plates Moving Due to Convection in Mantle
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This 6-minute video lesson coninues to look at plate tectonics. It discusses plates moving due to convection in mantle. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 48 of 85]

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011