Early development of the atmosphere Early development of the atmosphere Added by Lawrie Ryan on Mar 19, 2008 An animation showing the early evolution of the Earth's Atmosphere. Click the arrow button to reveal the early stages in the formation of the atmosphere. This resource is from the unit History of the Atmosphere which is part of Absorb Chemistry. The full Absorb Physics course normally sells for £400 - but you can get it free for your school! All you need to do is ask your colleagues in the maths department to try our new Sumdog games...
Ch 1 Plate Tectonics Wegener's Puzzling Evidence Exercise (6th Grade) Although Alfred Wegener was not the first to suggest that continents have moved about the Earth, his presentation of carefully compiled evidence for continental drift inspired decades of scientific debate. Wegener's evidence, in concert with compelling evidence provided by post World War II technology, eventually led to universal acceptance of the theory of Plate Tectonics in the scientific community. The following files are needed for this exercise and can be downloaded in pdf format (Teacher Overview, (For Teachers) Wegener's Key to Continental Positions for grade 6, Student Puzzle Pieces, Key to Wegener's Evidence sheet, and Student Map of the World Today). If students need additional hints beyond those provided below, there is a Puzzle Outline Hint to be used as a base for the puzzle. Objectives Students will observe and analyze scientific evidence used by Wegener. The Student Puzzle Pieces and Legend To start this activity the teacher will present background information on Wegener.
Latitude and Longitude Activity - Middle-High School | Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center Latitude and Longitude Teaching State Standards While Exploring Central Asia A Geography Lesson for Middle & High School Classes Latitude and Longitude Activity Objective: Students will be able to use their knowledge of latitude and longitude to answer real-world questions using these concepts. Standards: - WG.1.1Explain Earth’s grid system and locate places using degrees of latitude and longitude. - WG.2.1Name and locate the world’s continents, major bodies of water, major mountain ranges, major river systems, all countries and major cities. Approximate Length: 20 minutes Materials Needed: Copies of worksheets About the Lesson: This lesson is designed to help students learn longitude and latitude. Procedures: 1. 2. 3. Note: Some questions, particularly the time zone one, may be removed for younger grades if the teacher feels these questions are too difficult for their class. *The map for the worksheet was created in February 2012 by the IAUNRC. [ Student worksheet starts here ] 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Ch 3 Volcanoes Introduction to Earthquakes The Prime Meridian The Prime Meridian runs through Greenwich, England and is at 0° longitude. For many years, different countries measured longitude from different meridians. The French and Algerians, for example, used the Paris Meridian; the Swedes measured from one that passed through Stockholm. The International Meridian Conference took place in October 1884 in Washington DC. The voting was 22:1 in favour of Greenwich (San Domingo, now the Dominican Republic, voted against); France and Brazil abstained. From Pole to Pole, the Prime Meridian covers a distance of 20,000 km. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Prime Meridian passes through the UK, France and Spain in Europe and Algeria, Mali, Burkina, Faso, Tongo and Ghana in Africa. The only landmass crossed by the Meridian in the Southern Hemisphere is Antarctica. Equator
Topographic Mapping Plate Boundaries Kung Fu World Map Match Game - Geography Games For Kids You will be shown 21 random countries each round of game play. Your job is to place each nation in the correct location, as quickly as you can. Use your mouse to drag each country map to the correct location on the Earth. Try to remember the location of each country. How Fast Are You? Start With The Continents If this game is too difficult, have students begin by practicing on a specific continent. Parent's And Teacher's Note: The object of this game is to help students remember the locations of each country around the world.
Most dangerous job in the world: Incredible footage of men working on top of volcanos | Weird This incredible footage shows men working on a super volcanic mountain range in East Java, Indonesia. The workers, many of whom aren't expected to live past 50, breathe highly noxious gases which come out of the Kawah Ijen Volcano without masks, carrying loads of up to 70kg on their backs from a quarry. Many work shirtless and have huge growths on their backs from the heavy loads. Photographer Brad Ambrose captured the pictures along with his pal Geoff Mackley, while trekking through Indonesia. The 38-year-old photographer said: "It would be one of the more dangerous jobs in the world – not just because of the fall risks, but because of the gases the miners work in. "The majority are working in there with no masks to filter out the deadly gases. "Even though we each used a gas filter set, at some stages we could still taste the gas." The photographers from New Zealand travelled from midnight to try and get pictures of the sulphur fires before sunrise.