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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 3
Students will examine two different techniques for mapping different aspects of the ocean, and will model those techniques on a small scale in the classroom.
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will learn the different techniques used to map the ocean, and will practice using those techniques themselves in the classroom.
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Bounce

  • Energy
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students drop rubber balls in order to observe and measure the effects of elasticity. They use graphs to make predictions for further trials.
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Build This Structure

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 1
Students will use provided materials to develop a structure that will withstand movement in Earth.
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students drop small spheres of different sizes and weights from different heights into flour.
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will learn how waves, wind, water and glaciers all break rock and soil into smaller particles and move them around.
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will examine and sketch various trace fossils from an unknown creature and then construct an image of the creature that they believe produced these fossils.
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of the value of using a scale model and the effect of water speed on erosion rate and stream formation.
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will learn about how human lifestyles cause the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide to be released into the air.
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Ice Cores

  • Energy
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will evaluate water ice balloons to reconstruct recent climate history by sorting different layers of evidence.
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It's All Relative

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will excavate a box containing several layers of sediment.
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 4
In this activity, students use a stream table to model the processes of erosion and streambed formation.
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will create a model of a sloped hillside using sand and simulate conditions that can cause a landslide to occur.
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will use a topographic map of their school grounds to identify geologic features using a printed map.
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Sand Shake

  • Energy
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students experiment with sand and hair dryers to observe how wind, sand, and barriers interact to form sand dunes.
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of the physical characteristics and absorption of types of materials that make up soil.
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will assess solar power by comparing its effect on rain (water), sleet (ice), and snow (popsicles).
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will learn about the stars, planets, and Moon found in our solar system and how they relate to one another.
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