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For this post, my 7th grade class has researched articles that feature new and old technologies used to prevent, or reduce earthquake damage to buildings. This research helps provide them background information before they begin creating their own earthquake resistant buildings. Old Technologies 2,500 year old wood joints used in China Wide at the bottom […]
Here are some articles to explore, which focus on the moving plates on Earth. Convection Currents Pangea Living in the Ring of Fire NewsELA: Earth’s continents might grow by 1 as scientists consider adding Zealandia National Geographic: Continental Drift
Students use the instructions found at this link to create a model wedge of the Earth to learn about the layers of the Earth.
Photo Credit: https://climate.nasa.gov/resources/global-warming/ I modified a Kahoot from larabl to help students study for a climate change quiz.
Photo credit: Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) In a survey (from Leiserowitz, A., Maibach, E., Roser-Renouf, C., Rosenthal, S., & Cutler, M.) published as Climate change in the American mind in May 2017, 90% of Americans understand that their is a scientific consensus that global warming is occurring. Arguments exist which deny that climate change is occurring. […]
Photo credit: Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies YaleEnvironment360 has published an animated graph that provides a visual for 116 years of global warming in approximately 35 seconds.
Photo credit: Al Gore An Inconvenient Truth is a video where Al Gore (45th vice-president of the United States) works to raise public awareness by presenting an overview of climate change and the compelling evidence that humans are contributing to it. This film is a call to action, instructing viewers to reduce greenhouse emissions. Disclaimer: […]
Photo credit: Vortex Bladeless Design It can be easy to get discouraged when looking at the impact that humans are making on the global climate. This post focuses on the positive advances that are being made, and technologies used to help reduce greenhouse emissions (especially carbon and methane). Efforts To Reduce Dependence On Fossil […]
Photo credit: Newsela Newsela provides interesting articles at a variety of reading difficulties. When using articles in the classroom, this could aid students who struggle with reading text, such as students with dyslexia & ESL (English as a second language) students, while still challenging students who are reading at a more challenging level. There is […]