What Causes the Seasons? Modeling with Flashlights Activity and Diagramming
Looking for something different to help your students understand WHY the tilt of the Earth causes the seasons? You found it! Students will first use flashlights, held at different angles, to show how the distribution of light/heat differs with this variable. Follow up questions included. (You will n...
All of the Moon Phases in Less Than a Week
I absolutely love teaching moon phases and after 14 years, I feel like I've almost perfected the art of teaching this concept. I've creat...
How Earth's Tilt and Orbital Position Affect its Temperature and Season
"Way better than a diagram, this activity shows how day length changes with the season. Great for middle school, this hands-on activity could be used in a science or even a social studies classroom. This super easy lesson requires little prep and just a few easily materials: Sticky notes, globes, plus you'll need a bright, clear light bulb to show how the sun lights up Earth. #EngagingScienceLabs, #socialstudies, #geography, #astronomy, #middleschoolscience, #tpt"
NGSS Earth and Space Science Doodle Notes for Middle School MS ESS1
Interactive doodle glossary! Middle school NGSS Doodle notes by standard. Pick and choose the pages that work for your NGSS model. Visual notes help improve retention of concepts essential for exploration of content in the NGSS classroom. Vocabulary taught in isolation does not support science learning...BUT vocabulary taught parallel to engaging, thought-provoking science phenomena DOES! This doodle glossary has so much to offer middle school minds AND it is growing!!!
Moon Phases Digital Vocabulary Lesson
Moon Phases Digital Vocabulary Lesson includes a PDF with teacher directions and a link to Make a Copy of the Google Form activity.What Teachers Love About this ResourceSimple directions for students to complete independently in 15-20 minutesQuality text, images, and video clipsAuto-grading in Googl...