Title: Grow a GEM
Students will grow crystals out of different substances. Students will also document and make a podcast video of the growth of their crystals. Students will make and identify different geometric shapes.
This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
Standard(s): [S1] (6) 4: Explain the plate tectonic theory.
Title: Puzzling Pangaea
In this lesson students will work collaboratively to research information in order to prove or disprove if a super continent ever existed. Students will create a model of Pangaea to show how their research findings ‘connect' in a puzzle format. Students will conduct a survey to find out their peers opinion of Pangaea and communicate the results in graphs.
Standard(s): [TC2] (3-5) 9: Use technology tools to organize, interpret, and display data.
Title: Creative Climates
In this Xpeditions student activity, students pretend they are head of a new National Geographic Climate Observation Post, where they must create a climate map to illustrate the world's various climate zones. Students explore the world's diverse climate zones and find out how climate affects human life.
Standard(s): [SS2010] GEOG (7) 3: Compare geographic patterns in the environment that result from processes within the atmosphere, biosphere, lithosphere, and hydrosphere of Earth's physical systems.