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What is a Sphere?

For Teachers 4th - 7th
The teacher diagrams and explains the different terms of what comprises a sphere. Follow along and learn about the: radius, diameter, great circle, center, and hemisphere.
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What is a Sphere?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The teacher diagrams and explains the different terms of what comprises a sphere. Follow along and learn about the: radius, diameter, great circle, center, hemisphere
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Social Studies: Great Circle Route

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Pupils compare routes between Minnesota and China using a map and globe. Using the "great circle route" method, students find the shortest route between two points.
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Counting Circles

For Teachers K Standards
Here is another learning game that will engage your kindergartners and support them with their counting fluency. Forming a circle where everyone faces inward, choose a counting sequence (counting frontward or backward) with no more than...
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The Flat Earth

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners differentiate between different planes. In this geometry lesson, students differentiate between a plane and a sphere. They discuss the Great Circle, Geodesic and Lune as it relates to the earth.
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Globe Foldable

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Maybe the world wasn't built in a day but kids can certainly assemble a globe in one class period using the images provided by these templates. Cut, fold, piece, glue, and voila!
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Baseball Challenge - Basic Geography Skills

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A fabulous presentation/activity based on geography. The author has designed a "baseball game" where batters advance to the next base if they correctly answer a multiple choice question about geography. Geographic terms are used, along...
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Exploring Geometry on the Sphere

For Teachers 9th - 10th
For this geometry worksheet, students define important vocabulary dealing with circles. They measure cricles to the nearest degree. There are 11 word problems to be solved.
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Folding Circles

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Students investigate properties of circles. In this geometry lesson, students differentiate between similarity and congruence as they observe polygons. They investigate properties of two and three dimensional shape.
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Distance on a Globe

For Students 5th - 7th
In this world globe worksheet, students read a detailed one page text about how to measure distance on a globe. Students answer 5 questions that will require a globe.
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Follow Your Dreams: Career Goals

For Teachers 11th - 12th
It is so important for impending high school graduates to start thinking about their potential careers. Here, they discuss the persistence of Blondie Hasler and his impressive transatlantic trip. They follow various routes on a map and...
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Hopewell Geometry

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Right triangles from 2,000 years ago? Learners investigate different right triangles found in the earthworks of the Hopewell people, a Native American culture that populated the United States from 200BC to AD 500. Learners apply concepts...
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Unit on Spepherical Trigonometry

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders analyze characteristics and properties of two and three dimensional shapes. In this geometry lesson, 10th graders apply Spherical Easel Technology to help them decipher geometric shapes. They compare and contrast the 2D...
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Why All Maps Lie

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders discover the fundamental advantages/disadvantages of both maps and globes. They see that maps may distort size, shape, distance and direction. They discuss the advantages and applications of 5 types of map projections and...
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Making Sense Of A Round World On A Flat Surface

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers engage in a lesson that is concerned with the development of geography skills. They take part in a number of activities that center around finding and traveling to different locations. The lesson has resource links that...
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Charles Lindberghs's Flight to Paris

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students practice map skills. For this map skills lesson, students locate the cities of New York and Paris on a map. Students read about the flight made by Charles Lindbergh in May 1927 from New York to Paris. Students answer 8 questions...
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Working in 3-D Sudoku

For Students 7th
For this geometric shapes worksheet, 7th graders solve and complete 8 different problems that include working in a 3-D sudoku puzzle. First, they determine the area of a circle of a sphere to the nearest tenth. Then, students determine...
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Globe Skills Lesson 11The Vietnam War

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students develop their globe and map skills, In this geography lesson, students examine the Vietnam War as they complete an activity that requires them to plot latitude and longitude.
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Globe Lesson- The Revolutionary War

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students discover using globes. In this geography lesson, students use a globe to outline the original 13 colonies. Students also use a globe to measure the distance from London to New York City and determine how many days it would have...
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Where are They?

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners identify the location of different places. In this geometry lesson, students use a coordinate plane to plot and find the coordinate pair of a specific place. They use longitudinal and latitude to clarify the location.
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El Joki Poki (The Hokey Pokey)

For Teachers 1st
First graders sing and dance the Hokey Pokey bilingually. They read and sing the Spanish words for prepositions and act them out as they sing and act out the motions to the song, "El Joki Poki" (The Hokey Pokey).
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Magellan

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify the route of Magellan's voyage. In this map skills lesson, students use a globe to identify various coordinates where Magellan traveled.
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Globe Lesson- Early Spanish Settlements

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students use a globe. In this geography and early settlements lesson, students learn about the settlement of missions and haciendas in New Mexico. Students locate Mexico City and San Francisco on the globe and determine the distance...
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Cattle Trails

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students identify and locate cattle trails on a globe. In this map skill lesson, students use a marker to locate Texas and Montana and use the map scale to calculate the distance of the cattle trail.

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