This lab will help students to better understand the scale of the solar system. Many students have the misconception that the planets are the same distance from one another! They're not! This lab also shows students just how small the Sun could appear to be from another planet's perspective.
"The Layers of the Earth - fun infographic" I'm going to say this is geography because it is just so darn cute. This is actually a great picture of the layers of the Earth and I shall use resource one day.
Earths layers PWPT foldable Interactive Notebook notes 5th 6th 7th 8th jr high
Extremely engaging earth's layers and basic geology lesson, foldable, 16 slide PowerPoint, KWL chart (class starter and exit ticket), student note sheet, and video wrap up! This is an extremely popular lesson in my classroom! Students learn via creating and decorating a folding earth that functions as a mini book that describes the layers of the earth. Highly engaging, high level thinking activity / lab. Perfect for classrooms that utilize interactive notebooks.
Free! Just a Dream to Save Our Planet is a collection of activities to explore environmental issues based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg. The book was written in 1990, but its message of the importance of taking care of our Earth still holds true today. You can use all of the activities in the packet or just a few of them depending on your available time and the level of your students. Many of the activities work well in cooperative learning groups.