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Lesson Plans (8) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (1) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Learning Activities (2) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
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Subject: Science (1), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: A Rockin' Investigation
Description: By using the resources on this web-based activity, students will gain an understanding of the rock cycle including how sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks form.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.


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Subject: Science (K - 2), or Social Studies (2)
Title: Coral Reefs
Description: This lesson defines what a coral reef is and how it affects society. It addresses the fact that oceans take up three-fourths of the earth's surface. This lesson also addresses how coral reefs help people and how people can help protect coral reefs.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Taking Care of Our Oceans     
Description: In this lesson, from Xpeditions, students consider why so many people live near the coast and learn about the impacts of this trend on ocean animals. They make posters to educate coastal residents and visitors about human impacts on marine life.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Science
Title: Wonderful Waves     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, students create a wave model. The purpose of this lesson is to demonstrate that simple models can be used to represent real world objects that are not easily brought into a classroom.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Science - Earth science - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Exploring Physical and Human Characteristics of Earth's Spaces     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students travel around the world on a visual scavenger hunt. They select a handful of important natural and cultural characteristics of places and then search through magazines such as '' '' National Geographic,'' '' or online for photographs that illustrate the range of those characteristics. They also chart the locations they find on a map of the world.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Mathematics, Science
Title: Sampling Rocks     
Description: The purpose of this lesson, from Science NetLinks, is for students to learn about sampling through an investigation of rocks found in the schoolyard. In this lesson, students collect and analyze a sampling of rocks from the schoolyard. They sort the collected rocks by characteristics such as size, weight, and color, to see if any generalizations can be made about the types of rocks that can be found in the schoolyard.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Science
Title: Rock Hunters     
Description: This Science NetLinks lesson centers on students making detailed observations of rocks. Through their observations, students begin to develop an understanding that there are many types of rocks with a multitude of different attributes.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Science - Geology - Science - Physical Sciences - Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography
Title: The Quest for Gold     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students discover the value of gold, which has been important to trading throughout time. Students use an interactive map and make trade decisions as they take on the role of a Roman trader following the Silk Road en route to China.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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A Field Trip to the Wetumpka Crater
Overview:
In this podcast, students visit the crater that was formed approximately 84 million years ago when an asteroid slammed into the area now known as Wetumpka, Alabama. The students relay interesting facts about the crater. The podcast includes opening and closing animation as well.


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National Geographic Videos
http://video.nationa...
This website has a variety of FREE National Geographic videos on animals, natural disasters, nature, space, history, and more.

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Let's Sing About Science
http://www.learningg...
This site contains science songs with videos. They are fun to watch and sing along. Songs about hurricanes, motion, weather, and planets are just a few included. This site also has online games, printables,and brain games.

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Let's Sing About Science
http://www.learningg...
This site contains science songs with videos. They are fun to watch and sing along. Songs about hurricanes, motion, weather, and planets are just a few included. This site also has online games, printables,and brain games.

Teacher Tools


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National Geographic Videos
http://video.nationa...
This website has a variety of FREE National Geographic videos on animals, natural disasters, nature, space, history, and more.

Thinkfinity Learning Activities


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Subject: Science - Geology - Science - Physical Sciences - Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography
Title: The Quest for Gold     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students discover the value of gold, which has been important to trading throughout time. Students use an interactive map and make trade decisions as they take on the role of a Roman trader following the Silk Road en route to China.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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