Teaching the Branches of Earth Science Packet is available here. Over
50 pages of ready-to-run materials covering: The Branches of Earth
Science The CD or Email-Delivered Packet contains: lesson plans, bellwork, active learning
activities and worksheets, a fun quiz, and several Team Game suggestions you
can run off on colored paper. Also includes an Earth-shaped
Foldable illustrating the Branches of Earth Science and a Branches PowerPoint. A few items from this Packet are also available below at NO CHARGE!
are welcome to use these ideas in your classroom, within your science
department, within your school district, or to distribute to any
teacher who may find these lessons useful.I only ask that: 1. You cannot sell these lessons or make a profit on them in any way. 2. You cite the lessons original source, and do not white-out the copyright footer on the pdf files 3. Do not copy and paste lessons onto your website. A link to the original is to be used. 4. Do not claim these lessons as your own work. NOTE: This disclaimer is modeled after a couple of my favorite websites: The Science Spot and Middle School Science. Thanks, teachers!
Show the PowerPoint. Walk them
They are filling it out with your guidance while watching the PPT.
Assign an activity where they find an article about one of the four
Branches in a newspaper, magazine or online news source. Answer some
questions about the article!
(3) Branches of Earth Science Team Game
(4) Work on Newspaper Activity
Make a fun team game. e team a few photos of each branch in an envelope along with word
cards for the four branches. On teacher
signal, they open the envelope and arrange the the photos into four
branches. Fun way to review what they've learned about the branches.
Allow some class time to find articles in the newspapers and magazines
you've supplied or students have brought to class. They could also use
the computer! You get lots extra if you offer bonus points for bringing in newspapers!
A great non-threatening
way to do this: Assign the work in pairs. Hand in when done as a pair,
and move on to working on the Newspaper Assignment.
(7) Branches of Earth Science Quiz
the Quiz, I’d give the class a quiet seatwork assignment. Then have about
6 kids get up and walk around the room looking at the photos you've posted,
filling out a quiz page. I would walk around too, stressing quiet and
not allowing any quizzers to get too close to each other.
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