Earthquakes Collection

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Evolution of Earth

by Micki Halsey Randall

In this 6-week high school unit, students discover and learn about the evolution of earth, its formation, features, and changes over time. Students will explore each topic individually using hands on activities, notes, art and poetry. Connections between the topics will be made as the students develop a pop-up book as a culminating activity and formative assessment.
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Weather Science Kit

by Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES Math Science Technology Dept

This unit provides students with the opportunity to observe weather phenomena. Students will use instruments to gather weather data on temperature, wind speed, wind direction, and precipitation. The water cycle is also demonstrated and discussed. Students will investigate the relationship between the earth’s rotation, revolution, time, and seasons. The science skills emphasized in the Weather kit are observing, collecting data, organizing data, interpreting data, and discussing. Integrated hands-on math activities are also included in this kit. This collection is available as downloadable PDFs, but portions of the content are found in wiki format (see WIKI Learning Experiences and Resources) which can be edited or built up with other materials on the same topic by members of the Curriki community. More About CABOCES Welcome to the Math, Science, and Technology Department (MST) of Cattaraugus Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CA BOCES). As a department of Instructional Support Services (ISS), we provide Math, Science, and Technology kits along with support services to meet the needs of the individual districts in our area. The BOCES Teaching and Learning Center at Allegany provides hands-on math, science, and technology kits to over twenty area school districts in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Our department provides forty-three different varieties of kit topics. The kits cover topics in math, life science, physical science, chemistry, and earth science. Each kit contains a teacher's manual, student activity book, materials inventory list, instructional video, and materials needed to complete each learning experience. Each kit aligns with the New York State standards and prepares students for the New York State assessments. Contact Information BOCES Teaching & Learning Center @ Allegany Math, Science, Technology & Health Dept. 80 N Fourth St, Third Floor Allegany, NY 14706 Phone: (716)-376-8272; Fax: (716)-372-0621 http://www.caboces.org http://www.mstkits.org http://www.nyreal.org
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This unit is designed as an educational option for gifted students in a regular education Science classroom. This unit addresses Ohio Academic Content Standards in the area of Earth and Space Sciences, particularly in the area of Plate Tectonics. It is also an interdisciplinary unit, incorporating Social Studies, Math and Technology standards ll. In it, students will build knowledge about the topic through focused web searches and then synthesize the information by creating a short documentary describing a famous earthquake or volcanic eruption. The documentary will describe the movement of the plates as well as the human drama that unfolds during natural disasters. This video can also be submitted to eTech as part of a video competition or to ThinkQuest if completed as a website. *This project requires the use of the Internet, and depending on student choice, the access to video cameras and other tools to aid in the creation of a movie. This project will also require time out of class.
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Websites with Data

by Lauren Angelone

This is a list of websites that have real-time data regarding plate activity.
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Goal: The goal of this unit is to strengthen the 21st Century skills of students by using the Internet. Objectives: Students will use research skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as creativity and communication skills in the implementation of this lesson plan. Timeframe: 4-5 class sessions, 45 minutes each Materials – Computer or handheld device with Internet access, printer and paper Grade: Intended for grades 5 - 6
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Lesson 6: Shifting Sheets

by Kimberly Handle

Student will investigate ideas of plate tectonics and the theory of continental drift with hands-on activities.
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