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  1.   Scale Model of Earth's History
Students will create a scale model of the different eras, periods and epochs of Earth's 4.6 billion year history. In addition to different time periods, other major events will also be added to the model from fabricated radioactive decay data.

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    Grade Level: 6-12

LessonCorner Worksheets for Geology
  1.   Soils
Consist, Geology, Property, Layer, Artificial, Combine, Separate, Texture, Replace, Particles
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  2.   Earth
Crust, Mantle, Core, Lithosphere, Asthenosphere, Mesosphere, Outer Core, Inner Core, Tectonic Plate, Alaska
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  3.   Plate Tectonics 1
Sea Floor Spreading, Subduction, Continental Drift, Pangea, Radiation, Conduction, Convection, Seismic Waves, Asthenosphere, Lithosphere
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Additional Lessons 1 - 10 of 1000 for Geology
  1.   Geological Development of Indiana and the Movement of Peoples Across the State
LESSON PLAN: Geological Development of Indiana and the Movement of Peoples Across the State By: Rebecca Williams; Benjamin Franklin Elementary; Terre Haute, IN Purpose: In order to better understand the geological development of Indiana and the movement of peoples across the state, students will interact with a web site publis...
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    Grade Level: 3-5

  2.   Thinking About Life in Geological Time Scales
Thinking About Life in Geological Time Scales: When did all the cool and important stuff in the history of life happen? Author: Joseph Spagna (Modified from What Came First - http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fosrec/ScotchmoorFirst.html) Objective: Students will create a large (classroom-sized) timeline showing the history of life on Earth f...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  3.   ISM Geology Online - Lesson Plan 6.4: Ride the Rock Cycle
...lted in ongoing changes of Earth. 17.B.3a: Explain how physical processes including climate, plate tectonics, erosion, soil formation, water cycle, and circulation patterns in the ocean shape patterns in the environment and influence availability and quality of natural resources. Web Resources: ISM Geology Online Rock Cycle http://geologyonline.museum.state.il.us/tools/background/ Earth and Ocean Sciences Department of the University of British Columbia. Rock Cycle http://www.eos.ubc.ca/courses/eosc221/rock_cycle/rockcycle.html Rock Cycle Burgess Shale Project http://www.scienceweb.org/burgess/geology/cycle1...
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    Grade Level: 3-5

  4.   ISM Geology Online - Lesson Plan 4.2: Exploring Rocks
...ir findings with their classmates and record them on a class chart. Targeted Objective: Explore the properties of rocks and classify them according to properties. Background: Rocks are earth materials made up of minerals. Minerals are elements or compounds that occur naturally in the earth's crust. Geologists study rocks and minerals to help us learn about the formation of the earth. Geologists classify rocks according to their properties or characteristics that can be observed (hardness, color, shape, size, luster, texture, number of minerals). Materials and Preparation: For each student: A rock (brought in...
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    Grade Level: 3-5

  5.   ISM Geology Online - Lesson Plan 4.1: Museum Adventure WebQuest
...e mineral, fluorite, using technology as the primary teaching/learning tool. This lesson is in the form of a "WebQuest" with several interactive components. Suggested Goals: Using technology, students will learn about the background and properties of minerals and will receive an introduction to how geologists test the properties of minerals. Students will also learn specifically about fluorite, its properties and importance to Illinois. Students will conduct simulated tests on a piece of fluorite, analyze data, and record results on the provided forms. Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will be...
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    Grade Level: 3-5

  6.   ISM Geology Online - Lesson Plan 2.2: Sedimentary Rocks
2.2: Sedimentary Rocks Download this lesson Grade Level: 2 Purpose: This lesson will give your students an introduction to the rock cycle and help them to understand how a sedimentary rock is formed. Goals: Students will discuss the geologic rock cycle and work with their group to simulate creating a sedimentary rock. Objectives: As a result of this lesson children will be able to draw the steps of the rock cycle. Children will conduct an experiment that will demonstrate the sedimentary process. Background: The rock cycle is similar to the wa...
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    Grade Level: K-2

  7.   Schoolyard Geology: Rock Activity
USGS Home Contact USGS Search USGS Schoolyard Geology Schoolyard Geology Home Lesson 1 | 2 | 3 Download Lesson 2: Rock Stories Overview Wish you could take more field trips? You can! Your own schoolyard is filled with great geologic features! In this lesson, students learn that a rock's properties tell stories about where it came from and where it has been. T...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  8.   Schoolyard Geology
USGS Home Contact USGS Search USGS Schoolyard Geology Schoolyard Geology Home Lesson 1 | 2 | 3 Download 1 Schoolyard Maps 1.1.1 National Map Instructions >> 1.2 Navigate your Schoolyard >> Lesson 1, Activity 1: Map your Schoolyard Click to Enlarge Overview A good way to learn about maps is to make and use a map of a familiar area. For young children that may...
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    Grade Level: K-2

  9.   Schoolyard Geology
USGS Home Contact USGS Search USGS Schoolyard Geology Schoolyard Geology Home Lesson 1 | 2 | 3 Download 1 Schoolyard Maps << 1.1 Map from Above 1.3 Find the Rocks >> Lesson 1.2: Navigate your Schoolyard Overview Map reading seems to be a challenge for some students, but with the proper technique and repeated practice, students can master the skill. This exerc...
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    Grade Level: 3-12

  10.   Schoolyard Geology
USGS Home Contact USGS Search USGS Schoolyard Geology Schoolyard Geology Home Lesson 1 | 2 | 3 Download 1 Schoolyard Maps << 1.1 Map from Above << 1.2 Navigate Your Schoolyard Lesson 1.3: Find the Rocks Overview Rocks are all around us. Even in urban areas or built up areas around schools, geologic materials are present -- even if they are not in their natura...
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    Grade Level: K-2


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