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Discover Earth: Hands-on Science Activities

The Discover Earth activities focus on Earth science topics close to home — such as local weather and the plants, animals, crops, and environmental features unique to your region — as well as a global view of our changing planet. Through hands-on investigations and discussions, young audiences discover that Earth's global environment changes — and is changed by — the local environment. The activities explore three key messages relating to this overall theme: A. We belong to Earth; B. Each region is unique; and C. Your home is changing. The activities were developed with guidelines set forth by the National Science Education Standards and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) benchmarks, and they were designed for audiences in the following four age ranges: 5 to 7, 8 to 9, 10 to 13, and teens. Facilitators are invited to download and use the activities, supporting reading games, and facilitator resources for educational purposes.


Last updated
June 18, 2013