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Planet Earth I

Earth, our home, is the third planet from the sun. It is the only planet known to have an atmosphere containing free oxygen, oceans of liquid water on its surface, and, of course, life.

Lesson 1 (or “Day 1”) Material
Lesson 2 (or “Day 2”) Material
Lesson 3 (or “Day 3”) Material
Lesson 4 (or “Day 4”) Material

7:21 Everything You Need to Know About Planet Earth

4:51 Why Does The Earth Have Layers?

5:05 Inside the Earth | IkenEdu


Compare Contrast and Debate

Background: Cartography, the study and practice of map-making, has historically been a discipline devoted to depicting Earth. Surveying, the determination of locations and distances, has developed alongside cartography. Results from both of these traditional practices are largely available “at the click of a button” on smartphones.

  • Position A: Technology advances (such as applications on the smartphone) have made the discipline and study of cartography and surveying obsolete.
  • Position B: Even though smartphone users can access cartography and survey information quickly and easily, the need for these important skill remains the same.

Resources Documents and Links

  • Lab 12 Diversity of Life
  • Act 20 Venn Diagram (Earth & Mars) pdf
  • Write a letter 42 – Planet Earth I
  • PS42 Bellringer Plate Tectonics.tnsp
  • PS42 Bellringer Earths History.tnsp
  • PS42 Pangaea Continent Puzzle.tns
  • PS42 Ring of Fire.tns
  • PS42 Sea Floor Spreading.tns

Special Notes and Notices

Instructor Emphasis:

  • Science & Engineering Practice: Analyze and interpret data.
  • Cross-Cutting Concept: Scale, Proportion, and Quantity.