Lessons for Earth Day

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  • Water, Water Everywhere! - … 40- to 45-minute class periods Setting: classroom Subjects Covered: earth science, ecology Topics: water availability, water usage, water conservation Goals … on the board the following types of water supplies on Earth: + oceans + groundwater + rivers + icecaps/glaciers + freshwater lakes + inland seas/salt … calculate how much water is used during a typical day. 3. The following day, compare and discuss the findings of the different …
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  • Differential Rotation of the Sun - … and south pole, just as the Earth does, and rotates on its axis. However, unlike Earth which rotates at all latitudes every 24 hours, the Sun rotates every 25 days at the equator and … to 35 days at the poles. This is known as differential rotation. The Sun rotates in the same direction as Earth. The Carrington Rotations are named for Richard Carrington, an astronomer who first noted that sunspots rotate every 27.28 days
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  • How Far Away Is SOHO? - … than an orbit around the Earth, to assure that SOHO would provide solar data 24 hours a day. At no time would the Sun be hidden from SOHO by the Earth. Its position is around … , or meter tape Cut-outs of Sun, Earth, Moon, SOHO, Mercury, Venus (A blow-up Earth ball, showing locations of California, Spain … slowly orbit the Sun while the Moon orbits Earth. Remember, Moon is always facing Earth! 7. Writing Component: Students stop and sketch …
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  • Biotic and Abiotic Components of an Ecosystem - … and Smith, Bradley. Wm.C.Brown Pubishers. 1983. 2. Ecology: Earth's Living Resources, Prentice Hall. 1994. 3. Forest Ecology Lecture … symbiotic relationship at hand. See "Symbiosis Exploration" (page 7). 2 Day Three Lesson Objectives 1. Explain energy flow through an ecosystem … . All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life …
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  • Dinosaurs are Dino-mite! - … Corporation Page 2 * Use the following as writing starters: "One day while digging in my backyard, I found what looked like … Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones by Byron Barton. Describe what the earth was like when the dinosaurs were here. List animals living … /~tkeese1/dinosaur/ages.htm. * See how the age of the earth compares to a football field. Go to "Dinosaurs/Extinction: Geologic … /ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/geotime.html. How old is the earth? Make your own staircase of time showing the different parts …
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  • The Path of the Sun, the Ecliptic - … solar system is flat and disk-shaped. Know that the Earth orbits the Sun counterclockwise (when seen from north of the … and the Moon travel around the Sun, In addition, the Earth also rotates in a counterclockwise sense around its own axis … the Sun appear to move across the sky during the day--say, in the US? On the average the Sun rises … size of the Earth) and the Moon is much smaller than the Earth, often the entire Moon is darkened. Sun-Earth-Moon must …
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  • Fresh Foods in Space – UnSENSORed - … the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS). On Earth, refrigeration of food is necessary to maintain fresh food quality … ) on Earth before they are consumed. Aboard the Shuttle or ISS, fruits and vegetables must be consumed within seven days after a … Hawkeye food quality space mission fruit vegetable refrigerator KEY TERMS Earth spoil sensory astronaut physical change shuttle microorganisms space station observation …
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  • Mapping Comprehension - … and happily across the blue sky. Far below lay the earth, brown, dry, and desolate, from drouth. The little Cloud could … as the day passed, and the Cloud became larger, this wish to do something for the people of earth was ever greater in her heart. On earth it grew hotter and hotter; the … Cloud. And she began to sink softly down toward the earth. But suddenly, as she floated down, she remembered something which …
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  • Earth, Sun and Moon - … the Earth orbits the Sun once a year, and that the Moon takes approximately 28 days to orbit the Earth Know that the Earth … Ireland: Key Stage 3, Physical processes, Earth in space, b Scotland: 5-14 Guidelines, Science, Earth in space, Level E _   Resources … child to act as the Earth and show how the Earth orbits the Sun. Then ask the ?the Earth? to spin as it … does it take the Moon to orbit the Earth? How often does the Earth rotate? Arrange the children in pairs or groups …
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  • What On Earth - What On Earth Description What on Earth Is Earth Science? That is what students discover in this lesson through … be finding out the answer to the phrase: What on Earth is Earth Science? 4. Pass out one K-W-L Chart … understand that the poster must include all four disciplines of Earth Science (Geology, Astronomy, Meteorology, and Oceanography). Caution them that when … homework assignment or allow them time to finish the following day. Assessments 1. The K-W-L Chart is used as …
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