'HOW DO NATURAL EVENTS AFFECT OUR WORLD?'
An Internet Hotlist on MST Inquiry Unit - Grade 4
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'HOW DO NATURAL EVENTS AFFECT OUR WORLD?'
Interactions of air, water and land result in result in physical processes that affect humans every day. Here are some links to help you understand those impacts and how humans use technology to adapt to phenomena such as fires, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, and volcanoes.
The Internet Resources
- Weather Wiz Kids - Welcome to Weather Wiz Kids®. Join meteorologist Crystal Wicker and learn more about the fascinating world of weather.
- Earthquakes for Kids. - Earthquakes for Kids is a website maintained by the U.S.Geological Survey. This site not only contains a great deal of information, activities and links regarding Earthquakes, but by using the government's official website, students are immediately made familiar with conducting research using resources and data provided by the Federal Government.
- Geography 4 Kids: Land Erosion - Erosion is an easy idea to understand. If you see a rock, pull it out of a mountain. Then throw it down on the ground. You are now a part of the erosion of that mountain. You have taken a big object (a mountain) and started to make little objects out of it (a rock). When that rock hit the ground, it could have cracked and made some tiny pieces of rock (sand). Erosion is just that easy.
- Kids DISCOVER Magazine - In this explosive collection, get a grip on catastrophes caused by Natural Disasters; for kids compelled by all things huge, violent, and unstoppable, these issues will become nightstand fixtures.
- Kids Geo: Weathering And Erosion - Weathering takes place as rocks are broken down into progressively smaller pieces by the effects of weather. These pieces do not move to a new location, they simply break down, but remain next to one another.
- One Geology Kids. - Geologists are 'earth detectives'. Just like other detectives, we need clues that can help us explain what happened in the past. Studying what happens at the coast, in rivers or in the desert can help us figure out how landscapes change and sedimentary rocks form.
- 'Everybody Needs a Rock' by Byrd Baylor with pictures by Peter Parnall - If you know a child with a deeper than average appreciation of nature who is little bit misunderstood, give them a little validation by giving them a copy of this fantastic book. I'm still looking for the perfect rock, but, in my opinion, Everybody Needs A Rock is close to a perfect children's book.
- 'Smart' A Poem by Shel Silverstein - Shel Silverstein's poem, Smart, will tickle your student's funnybones and teach lessons about the value of money at the same time!
- 'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind' by William Kamkwamba - The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.
- 'The Drop In My Drink' by Meredith Hooper - This is the story of a drop of water, told by a gifted science writer and illustrated with remarkable paintings. Where does this marvelous liquid come from? How does it behave? Meredith Hooper takes us back thousands of years to see where the Earth's water came from, and how life began in the oceans and later moved onto land. She describes the water cycle, the relationship between water and living things and between water and erosion. She also discusses important environmental issues.
- How to Construct an Anemometer. - Step by step instructions to guide you to constructing a tool to measure wind speed.
- National Geographic Kids BRAINTEASERS Tornado - The National Geographic Kids BRAINTEASERS Tornado- Interactive Game about Tornados will benefit the student’s skill in science because it will reinforce concepts of extreme natural events. In addition, the interactive brain teaser game allows students to interpret data about tornados.
- PBS Kids - Sailing Game - DragonFlyTV Cup Sailing Challenge
- ParKids NYC: Citizen Scientists. - Citizen Science is a free program hosted by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, where students can participate in an activity known as 'data sourcing' through a Water Monitoring Project, called 'Citizen Scientists.'
- Rocks and Weathering - Did you know rocks are all very different? Here, you can see how they are formed.
- Yahoo Finance - Look Up Stock Prices Here - Stock Look-Up resource from finance.yahoo.com
- Science-Class.net - 'In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.' Rachel Carson
- Teachers Domain: Erosion and Weathering - Weathering and erosion work together as destructive natural forces. Their by-products -- sediments -- are subsequently deposited to produce characteristic landforms such as dunes, deltas, and glacial moraines. The images in this still collage produced for Teachers' Domain depict surface features that result from these powerful processes, as well as measures designed to mitigate their unwanted effects.
- Weathering and Erosion for Teachers and Students - Weathering and Erosion information for Teachers and Students provided by the North American Montessori Center
- Weathering and Erosion on PINTREST - Lots of great ideas by educators for educators on Pintrest.
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Last revised Sun May 12 16:55:27 US/Pacific 2013