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Teaching_strategies
Natural Hazards• ELI Natural Hazards category Plate tectonicsPlate tectonics - whole concept:-• Partial melting - simple process, huge global impact (ELI+)• Partial melting model and real rock (ELI+)• Plate riding (ELI+)• Plate tectonics through the window (ELI+)• Plate margins and movement by hand Evidence and explanation for the theory:-• Continental jigsaw puzzle (ELI+)• Earth time jigsaw puzzle• Geobattleships (ELI+)• Wegener’s ‘Continental drift’ meets Wilson’s ‘Plate tectonics’ (ELI+)• Did the continents move for you? (ELI+) Mechanism:-• Bouncing, bending, breaking• Mantle plume in a beaker (ELI+)• What drives the plates? Constructive or divergent plate margins:-• Mantle plume in a beaker (ELI+)• Magnetic stripes (ELI+)• Model a spreading ocean offset by transform faults (ELI+)• Continental split - the opening of the Atlantic Ocean Resources• Fracking: Recipe for the perfect fracking fluid• Make your own oil and gas reservoir• Trapped! Volcanoes• Blow up your own volcano!

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Virtual Labs The links on this page are all VIRTUAL LABS offered by the Glencoe textbook company. These labs give the students the adventure of laboratory experimentation without costly supplies, worrisome environmental and safety issues, or time-consuming clean up. They are from all different areas of science: Biology, Physics, Genetics, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Chemistry. Please feel free to try these at home! Students will be directed to specific labs in class but there are over 100 labs offered here! Delta Education FOSS Middle School Complete Courses - FOSS Middle School Second Edition Earth History Grades 6 - 8 The revised FOSS Earth History course draws from the original course's rich, active-learning investigations to develop an understanding of Earth processes, then delves in far greater depth into the rock cycle, human interactions with natural resources, and technology that supports the geosciences. The course consists of nine investigations that engage students in reading evidence from rocks, landforms, and fossils to tell the geological story of a place. Instructionally, the course has been enhanced by the addition of embedded notebooking techniques, recommended homework assignments, and greater support for in-class readings and multimedia activities.

Mrs Humanities shares… 10 Geography Teachers to follow on Twitter. Okay so this is something new I’m trying a new monthly feature on things that stand out to me. This could be anything from teachers to follow on twitter, interesting pedagogical practices, recently shared resources, news stories etc. Suggestions welcomed. Elementary GLOBE - GLOBE.gov Overview Elementary GLOBE is designed to introduce primary (K-4) students to the study of Earth System Science. The complete instructional unit includes: Science-based storybooks designed to introduce students to key concepts in water, soil, clouds, seasons, aerosols, and Earth system studies. Classroom learning activities complementing the science content covered in each storybook that are designed to further engage students in GLOBE's 5 investigation areas.

Peebles set for share of £470k energy pilot (From Peeblesshire News) PEEBLES is set to go greener in a pilot scheme following £470,000 in funding from the Scottish Government. Scottish Borders Council is one of 15 local authorities who will use the funding from Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) to create a heat and energy efficiency strategy for the town. The funding will increase the uptake of energy efficiency and renewable energy in Peebles, plus expand renewable heat and address fuel poverty across the region. Inquiry and Integration Across the Curriculum Every time we open the local newspaper, listen to the evening news, or visit our favorite national online news source, we’re confronted with stories that directly or indirectly tell us something about the state of the planet. Whether it’s a debate about zoning ordinances for construction in wetland areas, the line item for fossil fuels costs in the annual school budget, local industrial soil contamination, or the price of gasoline at the pump, issues of environmental sustainability permeate our lives. Exploring the impact of human activity on the environment provides high school students with an opportunity to understand these issues from the inside out.

Rare Dinosaur-Era Bird Wings Found Trapped in Amber Two tiny wings entombed in amber reveal that plumage (the layering, patterning, coloring, and arrangement of feathers) seen in birds today already existed in at least some of their predecessors nearly a hundred million years ago. A study of the mummified wings, published in the June 28 issue of Nature Communications and funded in part by the National Geographic Society's Expeditions Council, indicated they most likely belonged to enantiornithes , a group of avian dinosaurs that became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period. (Read more about the evolution from dinosaurs to modern birds.) 'Mind-Blowingly Cool' While the fact that many, if not nearly all, dinosaurs were feathered has been generally accepted since the 1990s, our knowledge of prehistoric plumage until now has come from feather imprints in carbonized compression fossils and individual feathers fossilized in amber. (See dinosaurs in their feathered glory.)

Fieldwork Fieldwork is an essential component of geography education. It enables pupils to better understand the ‘messiness’ of ‘geographical reality’, develop subject knowledge, and gain a range of skills that are difficult to develop in the classroom alone. However, the value is not simply the ‘geographical’ value of experiencing such things as landscape features, busy urban streets and unfamiliar cultures which helps ground the pupils’ local environment in the context of the global. It also aids motivation and self-development. This resource aims to help teachers to introduce and develop fieldwork with students in both primary and second schools. It acts as a portal to existing resources on this and other websites, rather than as a self contained programme of guidance and activities.

Scotland to get its first deep geothermal heating system providing cheap renewable energy 1/75 16 September 2017 An armed police officer patrols in Horse Guards Parade in London. An 18-year-old man has been arrested in Dover in connection with yesterday's terror attack on Parsons Green station in which 30 people were injured. The UK terror threat level has been raised to 'critical' Jack Taylor/Getty Images 2/75 13 September 2017 Demonstrators hold banners during a protest to lobby MPs to guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in the UK, after Brexit, outside the Houses of Parliament Tolga Akmen/AFP 3/75 12 September 2017 Rupert van der Werff, Summer Place Auctions' Natural History specialist, moves a one-year-old baby mammoth skeleton at Summers Place Auctions on September 12, 2017 in Billingshurst.

Discover Browse lessons and activities from EOL and our partners. Lessons and activities include relevant materials, EOL Collections and podcasts that can be used to supplement existing curriculum or on their own. These activities are aimed at upper elementary and middle school students but can be modified for elementary or high school students. Each lesson or activity is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Please contact us with feedback or suggestions.

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