Winter Lesson: Search for Ice and Snow
Using an Earth Image database (Space Shuttle images) and world map, students identify places on Earth where there is ice and snow, and then create a table showing where they found the information, and the geographic location of the snow and ice.
Winter, snow ice, weather, climate, latitude, longitude, geography
Find the entire lesson plan, including objectives, vocabulary, extension activities, homework activities, and more at SEGway's Search for Ice and Snow.
Students will be evaluated on their lists of snow/ice locations, with verification. To assess students' understanding of what they have learned, have them locate an image showing an especially interesting land feature, identify the image's coordinates, and name the land feature.
Lesson Plan Source
SEGway (Science Education Gateway)
GRADES 5 - 8
NS.5-8.1 Science as Inquiry
NS.5-8.2 Physical Science
NS.5-8.4 Earth and Space Science
NS.5-8.5 Science and Technology
NS.5-8.6 Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
GRADES 9 - 12
NS.9-12.1 Science as Inquiry
NS.9-12.2 Physical Science
NS.9-12.6 Science in Personal and Social Perspectives