This zip file contains many different activities (83 pages of student handouts and three PowerPoints with a total of 65 slides) which may be utilized compose a Measuring Earth unit. This set of activities includes worksheets, labs, completion notes, supporting PowerPoints and quizzes. This set of activities is suited for many earth science, environmental science or physical science classes. With teacher guidance, many components in these materials are adaptable to an enriched middle level science curriculum.
All documents are in PowerPoint, word or pdf format to allow you to edit the documents to meet your needs. These documents are well suited for use in distance learning environments. Answer keys for all student activities are provided.
Concepts addressed in this package of learning activities include but are not limited to:
- four spheres (atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and geosphere)
- earth shape and supporting evidence
- coordinate systems
- latitude and longitude
- frame of reference
- solar noon
- using the prime meridian/local longitude to determine time
- earth rotation rate
- Polaris altitude relationship to latitude
- types of isolines
- interpreting contour maps (gradient, scale, direction of stream flow, slope steepness, contour interval, etc.)
- constructing a profile
- magnetic declination
More specific information about the contents of this set of learning activities may be viewed by clicking on the following sets of learning activities that make up this learning package. This information includes the specific learning objectives each of the subunits comprising this unit address.
- Size, Shape and Earth Spheres Learning Activities
- Coordinate Systems and Isolines Learning Activities
- Topographic Map Learning Activities
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