Category: Lessonplans

A collection of LP and support materials for Earth science lessons

NWS–Online School for Weather

NOAA’s National Weather Service “Online School for Weather” This link will take you to an alphabetized list of lessons and activities that range from 5 minutes to an hour long, all demonstrating characteristics of weather or atmosphere.  The lessons appear…

Lost Worlds of South America- Islands on the Land

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbsQWq8nSUg&feature=related This is one part of a National Geographic video about the tepuis, flat-topped mountains of South America , which describes the geology, biology, and history of the tepuis.  I would use this video to create interest in my course because it…

Protecting Alaska’s Water Resources

Alaska’s water quality can vary greatly even in areas close to each other. Knowing where your water comes from is important. If you have a well, you may be tapping into an aquifer or groundwater, both sources are fed through…

Earthquakes and Pebble Mine

Th proposed Pebble Mine has ignited serious controversy between different factions of Alaskans. One question I found fascinating was the possibility of seismic activity in the area. There are two major faults that scientists studied for this project. Find out…

Who knew? Oil in sand on Alaska’s North Slope?

http://www.petroleumnews.com/pntruncate/40812990.shtml This article is a detailed overview about oil reserves found in sand, commonly known as Tar Sands.  For my particular set of students, this would be an excellent hook.  This is likely to be something new and interesting to…