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This article explains the monthly variations in the Moon's appearance as seen from Earth. Directions for using Oreo cookies to illustrate the four major phases of the Moon are provided. The article is targeted to children ages 10-12.
This lesson originally appeared in "The Technology Teacher" and introduces common weather concepts and terminology. Students learn about weather map symbols and are invited to show real weather scenarios by drawing symbols on a map. A base map of... (View More) North America is provided along with weather scenarios that are quoted or adapted from the Los Angeles Times that students can use to create their weather maps. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators. It explores weather and Earth science through articles, videos, images, and games. (View Less)
This article introduces weather terminology and encourages discussion of the weather. A suggested project is provided for learners to create a book of weather terms. Using the list of terms provided, students define and identify the kind of unit... (View More) used to measure this characteristic of weather; describe, draw or show an instrument used to collect measurements; show how a measurement is calculated or converted from one unit to another (e.g., from degrees Fahrenheit to Celsius); and include a story found in a newspaper, magazine or online about this weather term. The article originally appeared in "The Technology Teacher" magazine. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators. It explores weather and Earth science through articles, videos, images, and games. (View Less)