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The Dynamic Earth @ National Museum of Natural History

The Dynamic Earth @ National Museum of Natural History
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ippex online - main The Language of Maps Kids Should Know Though in the age of iPhones and GPSs we seem to be losing paper maps, I still love exploring maps, and believe kids need to learn map skills, and develop their geography awareness. Because of this I have many activities on Kid World Citizen to help parents and teachers teach children about maps. Kids not only can learn to read them, but to recognize their components and build their own maps. I was recently asked for a list of vocabulary or concepts of maps kids should learn. Here are the geographic terms- and their definitions- that I think are important for kids to be able to identify. Thank you creative commons for the images I was able to adapt! Want the materials for this lesson? Buy a full lesson plan about Map Vocabulary at the Kid World Citizen store at Teachers Pay Teachers! The Map Vocabulary Lesson Plan features three activities that help students develop a strong foundation in the geographic terminology associated with maps. Absolute Location vs Relative Location: Axis Equator

Penrod - Sixth Grade Science pHet-analysis-sheet.docx There are three important pieces to your child's education: student, parent, teacher, with the STUDENT being the most important piece of this puzzle. When the three pieces work together as a team, the student may attain the best education possible. Ultimately, the responsibility of this education falls on the STUDENT'S shoulders. They must have a good attitude, and to ensure their success as a student and as they enter into a life after school. I pledge to "BE A TIGER" and do the best I can to help your child ensure a successful future, and I look forward to working with you as a team. I provide opportunities throughout the course of the nine weeks for you to take part in your child's education. PLEASE, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me at the Junior High at 947-4527. grade-6-standards.pdf

what's shakin An earthquake is a sudden release of stored energy. Earthquakes occur when slow but powerful tectonic forces cause stress to build up in the Earth’s crust. When the stresses get large enough, slippage is triggered along fractures in the rock known as faults. The sudden slipping motion along a fault causes vibrations known as seismic waves to form and travel away from the zone of slippage. Several meters of slip along a large fault causes a major earthquake; a few centimeters of slip on a small fault (perhaps the size of a soccer field) would cause a small earthquake. Larger earthquakes cause stronger seismic waves. Seismic waves that travel through the rocks of the Earth’s crust are similar to the ripples that spread across the surface of a pond after a rock splashes into the still water. Seismographs are sensitive instruments that record the vibrations of passing seismic waves.

Smithsonian Science Education Center Where is Earth's water? The USGS Water Science School "Water, Water, Everywhere...."You've heard the phrase, and for water, it really is true. Earth's water is (almost) everywhere: above the Earth in the air and clouds, on the surface of the Earth in rivers, oceans, ice, plants, in living organisms, and inside the Earth in the top few miles of the ground. Below are two representations of where Earth's water resides. The globe image represents how much actual water exists, compared to the total size of the Earth. Distribution of Earth's Water In the first bar, notice how only 2.5% of Earth's water is freshwater - the amount needed for life to survive. View a larger version of this image and learn more. All of the World's Water Earth's freshwater

Science Starters Science A to Z A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J-K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U-W, X-Z Other Scrambles: Year of Science (This is the first starter I do each year.) Name the Ologist Set 1, Set 2, Set 3, Set 4, Set 5 Science Trivia Set 1, Set 2, Set 3, Set 4, Set 5, Set 6, Set 7, Set 8, Set 9, Set 10, Set 11 NOTE: These starters were submitted by Sharon Stone. Science Equipment Set 1, Set 2 Microscopes1 (Parts), Microscopes 2 (Parts), Microscopes 3 (Questions), Microscopes 4 (Questions), Microscopes 5 (Questions), Microscopes 6 (Powers), Pond Water Organisms Science Safety Safety Picture 1, Safety Picture 2, Safety Scramble Science Experiments Experiment Scramble, Experiment 1, Experiment 2 Measurement Density 1, Density 2, Density 3, Density 4, Volume NOTE: These starters were submitted by Rebecca Bryant. Graduated Cylinder, Mass NOTE: These starters were submitted by Sharon Stone. Do you have starters that you'd like to share?

IYA 2009 Experience Join the international celebration with these easy-to-use monthly guides. Each IYA Discovery Guide includes: • New theme every month • Hands-on activity to explore the theme • Featured celestial object and how to find it in the sky. The Night Sky Network is a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs bringing the science, technology, and inspiration of NASA's missions to the general public. We share our time and telescopes to provide you with unique astronomy experiences at science museums, observatories, classrooms, and under the real night sky. The International Year of Astronomy ( aims to help citizens of the world rediscover their place in the Universe through the daytime and nighttime sky. The Night Sky Network's International Year of Astronomy (IYA) Discovery Guides are supported and sponsored by the NASA Forums and missions listed below: Space Telescope Science Institute's Origins Education Forum Special Advisor: Denise Smith

Physion - Physics Simulation Software Measure Distance on a Map The measure distance tool is a simple way of find the distance between two points on a map. Start Clicking! Select Speed... Or choose mode of transport... How to use the Measure Distance Tool Simply click once on one point, then click again on the second point. Use the miles / km / nautical miles / yards switch to measure distances in km or in miles or nautical miles. The Quick Find text box allows you to quickly get to an area you wish without spending time zooming and panning to find it. Toggle markers will show or hide the markers if they get in the way. Clear last will remove the last point from the map Zoom to fit will zoom and pan the map to get the best fit of all your points on as large a zoom as possible. Clear Map is a reset button that will clear all points and allow you to start measuring a distance again. You can edit the position of any existing points by dragging the marker (when they are displayed) and dropping the marker in it's new position Future Ideas and Improvements - National Science Digital Library