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Our Earth
Category: Science
Tags: earth science plate tectonics rocks and minerals atmosphere weather geology


 

Textbooks: 
CPO Earth Science: Full textbook and accompanying "investigations" lab book. For middle school.
Earth Science Concepts for Middle School: CK-12 Flexbook with 14 chapters covering: earth’s features, rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, water, atmosphere, weather and climate, landforms, natural resources, the solar system and beyond.
High School Earth Science: CK-12 Flexbook with 26 chapters on earth and space science, plus a glossary.
 
Glencoe Science Teacher Resources:
Include worksheets, activities, assessments and answer keys:
 
 

Earth Science Illustrated Guide: Contains maps, charts, graphs and diagrams, with associated explanations, illustrating key earth science and space concepts. There’s a glossary at the end. This download has 209 pages.

Earth Science Lessons for middle school from Oregon State University. Covers plate tectonics, earthquakes and volcanoes, rocks and minerals.

Earth Revealed: Series of 26 half-hour videos on geology; for high school students.

Free Readers:

Activities: 

Inside the Earth Webquest: Guide to various sites to gather information and fill out a Google document on earth’s layers, convection currents, drifting continents, sea floor spreading, and plate tectonics.

101 Earth Science Demos: Demonstrate concepts using just a few everyday items. The objective of the demo, procedure to follow, and science behind the demo is described. Five sections include geosphere, atmosphere, hydroshpere, space, and miscellaneous. This download has 106 pages.

Weather ProverbsExamine weather proverbs to determine their meaning, and the scientific principles they're based on.

Animations and Interactives: 
 
Journey to the Center of the EarthTravel to the earth’s core, with sights along the way.
 
Visual Lessons: For K - 12 on many earth sci topics.
 
 


Memorial Day
Category: Social Studies
Tags: memorial day


(Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash)

Memorial Day Videos and Activities

Free Readers:

U.S. Constitution: Free Resources
Category: Social Studies
Tags: constitution constitutional amendments preamble to the constitution amendments to the constitution 10 amendments us constitution

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Read about the Founding Fathers: 

Documents of Freedom: Online Text

iCivics Games and Resources

Constitution Interactive Reader

PBS Learning Media Resources

Free Downloads: 

Civics Today - High School text chapter on the Constitution

U.S. Constitution Lapbook

Constitution Carousel: Who Has the Power?

Bill of Rights Bingo

Constitution Word Search

BrainPop: U.S. Constitution

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