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Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: The Composition of Seawater
Description: This lesson develops student understanding of ocean water as a true solution. It demonstrates the differences of salinity and "salt" water. This lesson prepares the student to be able to apply the concepts of temperature, density, and layering of the oceans before conducting a lab dealing with these variables.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
Title: Abrupt Climate Change      Add Bookmark
Description: This Science NetLinks lesson focuses on a current issue in science in order to help students understand the process by which scientific knowledge is developed and refined. In this lesson, students are introduced to some recent ideas about abrupt climate change. This gives them a glimpse into how scientific theories are formed and refined by new data.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Science - Earth science - Science - Meteorology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Tornadoes and Technology      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, from Xpeditions, students learn about how tornadoes are formed and where and when they are most likely to occur. They then study the current research on tornadoes and how scientists are trying to predict them. They learn about the equipment storm chasers use to study tornadoes and develop their own research plans.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Science
Title: Understanding Droughts      Add Bookmark
Description: In this E-sheet, from a Science NetLinks lesson, students read about historic events illustrating the social and economic impacts of drought.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Science - Earth science - Science - Meteorology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Twister Tracking      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students use a database to learn about, organize, and compare tornadoes in their home state and across the country. (Note: This lesson can be conducted in conjunction with National Geographic's giant screen film, Forces of Nature, either before or after students view the film.)
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Science - Earth science - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Stormy Stories      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students use their geography savvy to sort out the stories of four kids caught in natural disasters. In the process, they learn about the effects of droughts, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, volcanoes, and hurricanes.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Science - Botany - Social Studies - Geography
Title: The Arctic and Antarctic Circles      Add Bookmark
Description: In this student activity from Xpeditions, students research the ends of the Earth--the Poles--to compare and contrast the regions. Background information is provided, giving insight into the nature of these two areas and outlining their differences and similarities.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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