An brief introduction to so of the Earth's dynamic geophysical processes.


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SCI.8.8.A: Science

describe components of the universe, including stars, nebulae, and galaxies, and use models such as the Herztsprung-Russell diagram for classification;
Curriki Rating
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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-06-25.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This unit is contains a series of hands-on and minds-on activities for learning about the Earth’s atmosphere. Topics include gases in the atmosphere, the electromagnetic spectrum, atmospheric composition, greenhouse gases, ozone, and the carbon cycle and sequestering. Each lesson includes an introduction, suggested timeline, learning objectives, guiding question(s), materials list, clear procedures, and suggestions for concluding activities. The unit exams include a series of short-answer prompts, but no answer key. Additionally, this unit includes a number of worksheets with excellent graphs and charts for student analysis, as well as links to videos on topics such as Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse and ozone. This unit is intended for middle school or early high school students, but could be adapted for use at a variety of grade levels. These activities are well organized and immediately useful in the classroom using simple, readily accessible materials.
Kathy Bosiak
August 18, 2013
aside from the links, the activities are new and refreshing ideas
Jill Hurson
July 22, 2012
Links to videos do not work anymore!
Curriki Review System
September 11, 2009
This unit is part of the larger resource Earth Systems Science Curriculum.
John Ampov

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