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5 chapters in Earth Science Lesson Plans & Activities

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Ch 1. Earth History Lesson Plans {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[298271].percentComplete}}% complete
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Geologic Time Scale Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Geologic Time Scale: Major Eons, Eras, Periods and Epochs Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8866].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8866].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Geologic History Project Ideas
Lesson 4 - Earth History & Geologic Time Activities for Middle School
Lesson 5 - The Origin & History of Life On Earth Activities for Middle School
Lesson 6 - Dinosaur Timeline Lesson Plan
Lesson 7 - Dinosaur Timeline: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[221567].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[221567].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Dinosaur Lesson Plan
Lesson 9 - Dinosaur Facts: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[143802].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[143802].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Dinosaur Project Ideas
Lesson 11 - Fossil Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - Fossil: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16959].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16959].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Carbon Dating Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - What is Carbon Dating? - Definition & Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5877].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5877].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - Half-Life Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - Half-life: Calculating Radioactive Decay and Interpreting Decay Graphs Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1624].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1624].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 17 - Relative Dating Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - What is Relative Dating? - Law of Superposition, Principles of Original Horizontality & Cross-Cutting Relationships Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8869].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8869].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 19 - Relative Dating with Fossils: Index Fossils as Indicators of Time Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8873].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8873].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 20 - Gondwana & Laurasia Lesson Plan
Lesson 21 - Gondwana Supercontinent: Definition & Breakup Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[328119].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[328119].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 22 - Laurasia Supercontinent: Definition & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[328121].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[328121].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 23 - Fossil Record Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - Fossil Record: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28648].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28648].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 25 - Fossils Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 26 - Fossils Activities & Games
Lesson 27 - Paleontology Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 28 - Paleontology Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[178617].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[178617].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 29 - Paleontology Lesson Plan
Lesson 30 - Fossil Record Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 31 - Fossil Record: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[391419].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[391419].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 32 - Fossil Evidence & Environmental Change Lesson Plan
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Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Earth Science Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - What is Earth Science? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10131].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10131].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Earth Science Essential Questions
Lesson 4 - Spheres of Earth Lesson Plan
Lesson 5 - Layers of the Earth Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - The Layers of the Earth: Facts, Composition & Temperature Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9427].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9427].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Layers of the Earth Activities & Games
Lesson 8 - Continents & Oceans Games & Activities
Lesson 9 - Landforms Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - Landform: Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4587].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4587].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Major Landforms in the United States Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[51596].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[51596].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Earth's Rotation Lesson Plan
Lesson 13 - Earth's Rotation: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[247707].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[247707].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - North Pole Lesson Plan
Lesson 15 - North Pole Facts: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[145276].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[145276].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 16 - Lithosphere Lesson Plan
Lesson 17 - The Lithosphere: Definition & Composition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3259].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3259].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 18 - Earth's Crust Lesson Plan
Lesson 19 - The Earth's Crust: Facts, Layers, Temperature & Composition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17050].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17050].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 20 - The Environment Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 21 - What is an Environment? - Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[205101].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[205101].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 22 - Biosphere Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - Aquaculture Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - Forces of Nature Lesson Plan
Lesson 25 - Troposphere Lesson Plan
Lesson 26 - Tropopause Lesson Plan
Lesson 27 - Aquifer Lesson Plan
Lesson 28 - Earth's Internal Layers Lesson Plan
Lesson 29 - Interactions of Earth's Spheres Lesson Plan
Lesson 30 - Layers of the Atmosphere Lesson Plan
Lesson 31 - Earth's Atmosphere: Components & Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[50219].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[50219].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 32 - What is Atmosphere? - Layers, Gases & Pressure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4559].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4559].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 33 - Layers of the Atmosphere Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 34 - Layers of the Atmosphere Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[76167].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[76167].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 35 - Layers of the Atmosphere Activities
Lesson 36 - Layers of the Atmosphere Activities for Kids
Lesson 37 - Ozone Layer Lesson Plan
Lesson 38 - The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10323].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10323].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 39 - Ozone Layer Activities & Games
Lesson 40 - Microclimates Lesson Plan
Lesson 41 - Microclimate: Definition, Factors & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28611].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28611].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 42 - Atmospheric Cycle Lesson Plan
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Lesson 1 - Rock Cycle Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Rock Cycle: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2529].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2529].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Rock Deformation & Mountain Building Activities
Lesson 4 - Sedimentary Rocks Lesson Plan
Lesson 5 - Sedimentary Rocks: Definition, Types & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7709].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7709].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Sedimentary Rocks Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 7 - Igneous Rocks Lesson Plan
Lesson 8 - Classification of Igneous Rocks: Textures and Composition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9100].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9100].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Metamorphic Rocks Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - Metamorphism of Rocks: Definition, Process & Influencing Factors Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13738].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13738].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Minerals Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - Minerals: Functions & Food Sources Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53652].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53652].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - What Are Minerals? - Types, Properties & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9334].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9334].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Minerals Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 15 - Rock Cycle Activities
Lesson 16 - Igneous Rock Activities
Lesson 17 - Sedimentary Rock Activities
Lesson 18 - Metamorphic Rock Activities
Lesson 19 - Deposition Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - What is a Deposition? - Definition & Explanation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4585].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4585].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 21 - Caves Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 22 - California Geology Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - California Geology: Geologic Map & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[353667].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[353667].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 24 - Geology Activities & Games
Lesson 25 - Geology Activities & Games for Kids
Lesson 26 - Gold Mining Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 27 - Gold Mining Facts: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[143863].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[143863].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 28 - Mineral Activities for High School
Lesson 29 - Mineral Activities for Elementary School
Lesson 30 - Mineral Identification Activities
Lesson 31 - Rock Art Activities
Lesson 32 - Sediment Filter Activities
Lesson 33 - Mineral Uses Lesson Plan
Lesson 34 - Crystals Lesson Plan
Lesson 35 - Borax Crystal Lesson Plan
Lesson 36 - Crystals Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 37 - Rocks & Minerals Lesson Plan
Lesson 38 - Processing & Impact of Minerals Lesson Plan
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Lesson 1 - Plate Tectonics Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Plate Tectonics: Theory & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3266].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3266].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Plate Tectonics Project Ideas
Lesson 4 - Pangaea Lesson Plan
Lesson 5 - What is Pangaea? - Theory & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3255].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3255].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Pangaea Project Ideas
Lesson 7 - Continental Drift Activities
Lesson 8 - Plate Tectonics Classroom Activities
Lesson 9 - Volcano Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 10 - Why Do Volcanoes Erupt? - Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[76148].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[76148].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - How Are Volcanoes Formed? Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[76147].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[76147].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Magmatism Project Ideas
Lesson 13 - Earthquake Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 14 - Earthquakes Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[76138].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[76138].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - Richter Scale Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - Using the Richter Scale to Measure Earthquakes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12486].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12486].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 17 - Plate Tectonics Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 18 - Plate Tectonics: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[328111].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[328111].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 19 - Seafloor Spreading Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - Seafloor Spreading: Theory & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3263].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3263].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 21 - Ring of Fire Lesson Plan
Lesson 22 - What Is the Ring of Fire? - Definition, Facts & Location Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16935].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16935].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 23 - Ocean Floor Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - Ocean Floor: Definition & Features Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[328125].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[328125].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 25 - Mountains Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 26 - How are Mountains Formed? - Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[137793].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[137793].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 27 - Tectonic Plate Boundaries Lesson Plan
Lesson 28 - Causes of Tectonic Plate Movement Lesson Plan
Week {{::cp.getGoalWeekForTopic(4, 5)}}
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Lesson 1 - Soil Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Types of Soil: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[137868].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[137868].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Soil Formation Lesson Plan
Lesson 4 - Soil Formation: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[137869].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[137869].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Erosion Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - Soil & Erosion: Definition, Types, Causes & Prevention Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[50238].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[50238].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Physical Weathering Lesson Plan
Lesson 8 - Mechanical Weathering Lesson Plan
Lesson 9 - Mechanical Weathering: Definition, Process, Types & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13135].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13135].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Chemical Weathering Lesson Plan
Lesson 11 - What is Chemical Weathering? - Definition, Process & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13136].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13136].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Wind Erosion Lesson Plan
Lesson 13 - Wind Erosion Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[76154].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[76154].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Erosion & Weathering Activities
Lesson 15 - Beach Erosion Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - Beach Erosion Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[76157].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[76157].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 17 - Water Erosion Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - Water Erosion Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[76156].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[76156].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 19 - Soil Conservation Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - Soil Conservation: Fighting Soil Erosion With Sustainable Soil Use Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8853].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8853].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 21 - Soil Composition Lesson Plan
Lesson 22 - The Formation and Composition of Soil: Definition and Factors Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8852].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8852].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 23 - Garden Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - School Garden Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 25 - Hydroponics Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 26 - Hydroponics Facts: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[338187].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[338187].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 27 - Horticulture Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[412719].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[412719].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 28 - Farming Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 29 - Agriculture Lesson Plan
Lesson 30 - Soil Conservation Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 31 - Soil Conservation: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[341719].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[341719].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 32 - Soil Conservation Activities
Lesson 33 - Soil Erosion Activities
Lesson 34 - Soil Formation Activities
Lesson 35 - Properties of Soil Activities
Lesson 36 - Types of Soil Activities
Lesson 37 - Soil Layers Activities
Lesson 38 - Soil Enzyme Activities
Lesson 39 - Runoff Lesson Plan
Lesson 40 - Beach Lesson Plan
Lesson 41 - What is Soil? - Lesson Plan

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