Design an Island Using Contour Lines

Geography: Design an Island

It is now December!  Students are gearing up and preparing for finals.  It is a busy time of year in the classroom and culminating projects can be a large part of preparing students to better understand complex topics.  What better way to challenge students’ understanding of topographic maps than to have students design their own…

Rock Textures

Geology: Basics of Rock Textures

Rocks!  Students either love them or hate them.  Learning how to identify them can be a challenge for some students. But making it a challenge between groups of students can spark a sense of competition and a desire to learn. This can only be done after the basics of rock textures have been defined and their…

Science Teaching Resources Geology Bucket List

Science Teaching Resources, Lesson Plan, Worksheets

Are you looking for a way to reengage your students in your classroom? October can be a month where students start to lose interest in school. It is of utmost importance to keep the attention of your students throughout the year. So that they continue to push themselves and make gains in their education. Whether…

Science Activity Sheet Topographic Maps

Science Activity Sheet Topographic Maps

Topographic Maps Welcome to the world of MidnightStar; where passion meets creativity and rigor.  The new school year has begun! And it is time to push students to think in ways. On what they have not thought before.  I start off the year with a very challenging topic—Topographic Maps!  This topic has many real-world applications…

Geology Worksheet Printables

July 2018: Got It / Getting There / Shaky Activity

Summer is half over!  Every year at the 4th of July I realize that there really isn’t much time left before school starts. It is time to start preparing for the upcoming year of classes so that everything runs smoothly.  Luckily, June’s reflections resulted in ideas and a firm direction for this preparation.  Studies have…

June 2018 Geology Topographic Map Lesson

June 2018 Geology Topographic Map Lesson

IT’S JUNE!  As a teacher I love June!  It is typically a month of reflection and rejuvenation. Also a time when I start to prioritize what it is I want to accomplish during the summer. That will prepare me for the next school year. June 2018 Geology Topographic Map Lesson June of 2018 is a…