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Environmental Science: Earth System

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TN Environmental Science Standards


Earth System


A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to printt

 

Environmental Science: Standard 1 - Earth System
Checks for Understanding
1.1 | 1.2 | 1.3 | 1.4 | 1.5 | 1.6 | 1.7 | 1.8 | 1.9

Science Curriculum Standards
3260 - Environmental Science

Internet Resources
Use a globe to explain the global circulation of the atmosphere integrating the uneven heating of Earth’s surface and Earth’s rotation.
1.1
 
Sketch and label a diagram of the layers of the atmosphere indicating distance above Earth’s surface, temperature changes and other significant characteristics for each layer.
1.2
 
Use a one gallon container of water as a scale model to explain what percentage of water on Earth occurs as oceans, glaciers, freshwater and groundwater.
1.3
 
Compare heat transfer in the atmosphere and the oceans.
1.4
  1. Atmospheric Processes: Convection - lesson plan with several suggested activities A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Aviation Weather - the effects of convection [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  3. Exploring What Causes Wind - lengthy discussion of several factors
  4. Heat Transfer
    1. Conduction - background information - Conduction lab lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
    2. Convection - background information - Convection lab lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
    3. Radiation - background information - Radiation lab lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
    4. Solar Oven - instructions on building a pizza box solar oven
  5. How Winds Form - high quality transparency master An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  6. Introduction to Environmental Science - a sixty-six slide PowerPoint show in the form of an Adobe Acrobat document with a large number of good images related to the effect of convection on weather events An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  7. Instability - how convection is related to lightning and storms
  8. Unstable Weather - how convection currents affect instability
  9. What Causes Wind? - discussion of several factors
  10. Wind - Explanation from Dan's Wild Weather Page
  11. Wind: What is it and What Causes it? - good explanation from Weather Wiz Kids
Describe how gases in the atmosphere affect climate.
1.5
 
Differentiate between divergent, convergent and transform plate boundaries.
1.6
  1. A PowerPoint show related to this standardContinental Drift and Plate Tectonics - a 40 slide show with excellent images and animations. [this expired slide show is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  2. This Dynamic Earth - The story of Plate Tectonics from the USGS
  3. Hell's Crust: Our Ever Changing Planet - from the PBS Savage Earth series, several good animations can be found at this site.
  4. Major Tectonic Plates of the World - The earth's surface is broken into seven large and many small moving plates clearly labeled on this map
  5. Major Types of Plate Boundaries - good illustration from the USGS
  6. Movement of Seismic Waves - high quality transparency master An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  7. Moving Slabs - simple tectonic plate map from USGS
  8. Plate Tectonics - from a show hosted by WHYY [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  9. Plate Tectonics - the Cause of Earthquakes [this expired page is also from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  10. Plate Tectonics map and a description of the three types of boundaries.
  11. Plate Tectonic Movement Visualizations - index of a large number of resources
  12. Plate Tectonics Practice Exam - twenty-two multiple-choice questions developed by university students This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Plate Tectonic Puzzle - lesson plan including puzzle pieces to cut out This is an Adobe Acrobat document This link includes something for the teacher to print A lesson plan can be found at this site
  14. Plate Tectonics Quiz - ten multiple-choice questions from Geography4Kids This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  15. Plate Tectonics Quiz - twelve multiple-choice questions, each on a separate page This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  16. Plate Tectonics Quiz - press Start then click on the named part of the drawing - his is hard! This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  17. Plate Tectonics Quiz - twenty multiple-choice questions from Glencoe Science This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  18. Plate Tectonic Reconstruction Service - In this section you can calculate plate tectonic reconstructions of any age back to 150 My. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  19. Recent Earthquakes: Last 8 to 30 days - from USGS
  20. Science Odyssey: You Try It: Plate Tectonics - A hands-on exercise about plate tectonics and earthquakes from PBS. (requires Shockwave plug-in) This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  21. Seismic Waves - This real-time 3D application allows users to create seismic waves of any magnitude and pass them through a variety of terrains. The student can view the seismic activity in the terrain through both a textured and wire frame view. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  22. Subduction - the birth place of a volcanic mountain range [good animation]
  23. A PowerPoint show related to this standardTeaching about Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics - plan for a virtual journey to the earth's center [this expired slide show is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  24. Tectonic Plates - high quality transparency master An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
Create a concept map depicting the rock cycle.
1.7
  1. Concept Maps and Graphic Orgasnizers
    1. Concept Maps Explained - Concept maps and story webs are visual ways to structure ideas. (sample included
    2. Education World Templates - seventeen graphic organizers to download and print or edit MS Word document to download This link includes something for the teacher to print
    3. Essay Map - The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    4. Five main types of organizers - links showing examples of many types
    5. Graphic Organizer Links - links to a large number of graphic organizers provided by Vermilion Parish School Board in Abbeville, LA - Second page of links from the same school system
    6. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsGraphic Organizer Templates - Use these Graphic Organizer templates with your class using a given story.
    7. Graphic Organizers - from Enchanted Learning
    8. Graphic Organizers from Education Place - 38 graphic organizers to print, all in pdf format An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    9. Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers - Three dozen different templates are available at this site. Click on a graphic organizer to download a PDF of it. Once you've downloaded an organizer, type your comments and print it. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
    10. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsIndex of Graphic Organizers - from Inspiration
    11. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsInstructions on how to use Excel to create a graphic organizer Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
    12. Interactive Graphic Organizers Sampler - This series of thinking tools covers a range of activities. These tools let you actively construct, examine, and modify your ideas. Currently seven of the planned seventeen thinking tools are available; look for the titles in green on the left. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    13. Teaching Tips: Graphic Organizers - A list of links from eMINTS and The Curators of the University of Missouri
    14. Text 2 Mind Map - a web application that converts texts to mind maps – Enter a structured list of words or sentences and Text2Mind Map will interpret it and make a mind map out of them that you can print. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    15. Using Graphic Organizers - Youthlearn
    16. Venn Diagram, 2 Circles - This interactive tool allows students to create Venn Diagrams that contain two overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Interactive Rock Cycle Animation - a cutaway view of Earth showing where some common rock-forming processes occur. Embedded animations will illustrate the path of a rock moving through the rock cycle. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  3. Introduction to Geology - a rock cycle quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. The Rock Cycle - Look at the diagram and see if you can trace a rock through the rock cycle.
  5. Rock Cycle from the Mineralogical Society of America
  6. Rock Cycle - a review lesson followed by a quiz [from McGraw Hill] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding and This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Rock Cycle - a drag and drop quiz This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  8. Rock Cycle Diagram - an Interactive site from Annenberg This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. Rock Cycle Quiz - twenty multiple-choice questions, all on the same page This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Rock Cycle Quiz - nine multiple-choice questions, each on a separate page This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Rock Cycle Quiz - from Vision Learning - ten multiple-choice questions, some with accompanying photos This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Rock Cycle Quiz - ten definitions are given, you pick the correct term - multiple-choice format This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Rock Cycle Quizzes - there are three rock cycle quizzes at this site This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  14. Rocky's Rock Cycle Games - Easy - Harder - drag the pictures into the correct place on the rock cycle drawing - from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  15. A Schematic Sketch of the Rock Cycle - boxes represent earth materials and arrows represent the processes that transform those materials
Relate erosion (weathering and transportation) to soil formation.
1.8
 
Differentiate between the hydrosphere, lithosphere and atmosphere.
1.9
 

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