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Materials for Lessons D-1 to D-8

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      Nebel
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      All Inclusive Materials List
      for Lessons D-1 through D-8

      Note: These lists do not include photographs, or diagrams that may be called for in presenting the lesson. These may be found online by Googling under the terms given in the text. Eventually, url’s for such photographs and diagrams will be provided under each individual lesson under the tag, enhancements. Your help in providing these will be appreciated.

      All lessons should involve students in taking notes and/or making diagrams according to their abilities. Therefore, always equipping them with suitable paper/notebooks and writing instruments is assumed.

      D-1, Gravity I: The Concept of Gravity; Horizontal and Vertical

      Part 1
      Cooking oil (a few drops)
      Water (enough to mostly fill drinking glass)
      1 Drinking glass (must be clear, or a clear jar)
      1 Globe of Earth mounted on a stand
      1 Pipette
      1 Bathroom scale
      Part 2
      1 Set of building blocks (OPTIONAL, for demonstration)
      Water (enough to pour in open container)
      1 Plumb bob
      1 Carpenter’s level
      1 Marble (or ball, to set on table and see if it is level)
      1 Plastic open container (any open container to show how water moves when you tip it)
      1 Table (any table or desk to test how level it is with ball or marble)
      Part 3
      1 Stuffed toy animal (or any soft item to tie on rope/string and fling)
      Rope (3′ or 4′ of any rope/string to tie on toy to fling it)

      D-2, Day and Night and the Earth’s Rotation

      1 Pad of sticky notes
      1 Paper towel (to clean toothpaste off globe when finished)
      1 Lamp (on a stand with bright bare light bulb)
      1 Fine tipped Sharpie™ (or other pen to write on sticky notes)
      1 Globe of Earth mounted on a stand
      Toothpaste (small dab)
      Rice (a few grains)
      1 Chair (OPTIONAL, swivel type chair for student to spin around on)

      D-3, Reading and Drawing Maps

      Part 1
      1 Poster paper (for student to draw map of room on)
      Graph paper (OPTIONAL, for more mature student to draw room on)
      1 Poster board (OPTIONAL, to draw map of room on if you do not have a chalkboard)
      1 12-inch ruler (OPTIONAL, will be helpful for student drawing map of room)
      1 Fine tipped Sharpie™ (OPTIONAL, to draw map of room with if you do not have a chalkboard)
      1 Pencil (or pen(s), or marker(s) for student to draw map with)
      Part 2
      3 Road maps (1 map of local area, 1 of city area, 1 of state or region)

      D-3A, North, East, South, and West

      Part 1
      1 Poster board (for student to draw map on)
      1 Directional compass
      1 Pad of sticky notes
      1 Fine tipped Sharpie™ (or any marker to write on poster board with)
      1 Globe of Earth mounted on a stand
      1 Soccer ball (or any large ball with conspicuous markings)
      1 World map (30 x 48 inches or larger)
      1 Pole (or straight stick long enough to mount in ground outside and cast shadow)
      Part 2
      1 Poster paper (for student to draw map on)
      1 Road map (of your local area)
      1 Globe of Earth mounted on a stand
      1 World map (30 x 48 inches or larger)
      1 Fine tipped Sharpie™ (or any marker to draw with)
      1 Map of United States
      1 Map of your state or region
      1 Pocket magnifier (OPTIONAL, to view globe close up)

      D-4, Land Forms and Major Biomes of the Earth

      Part 1
      Tape (or tacks to connect photos and yarn to map)
      1 Globe of Earth mounted on a stand
      1 World map (30 x 48 inches or larger)
      Colored yarn  (or string, many pieces long enough to connect photos to map)
      Part 2 
No additional materials needed
      Part 3 
No additional materials needed

      D-5, Time and the Earth’s Turning

      Part 1
      1 Wrist watch with traditional hands
      1 Paper towel (to clean toothpaste off globe when done)
      1 Lamp (with bare bulb to represent the sun)
      1 Globe of Earth mounted on a stand
      Toothpaste (a small dab to adhere rice to the globe)
      Rice (a few grains of rice)
      1 Chalk (any chalk to trace shadows in sunny location)
      1 Beach ball (a large beach ball to hang to represent the sun)
      Cord (or string as needed to hang beach ball)
      Part 2
      1 Poster board
      1 Wrist watch
      1 Protractor
      1 Drinking straw
      1 Pencil (to trace the shadow of the straw with)
      Glue (to mount straw)
      1 Box of thumbtacks (or tape to mount poster board)
      1 Meter stick (to use as straightedge)

      D-6, Seasonal Changes and the Earth’s Orbit

      Part 1
      Lined white notebook paper, 3-hole-punched (at least 365 pages will be needed)
      1 Poster board (or poster paper, cut into strips 4 x 18 inches)
      String (enough to tie beach ball and hang from ceiling)
      1 Fine tipped Sharpie™ (or any similar type marker)
      1 Globe of Earth mounted on a stand
      1 Small table (desk, or high stool that can be easily moved around the room)
      2 Three-ring notebooks (1 notebook for labeled pages, and 1 for pages to label and move to 1st notebook)
      1 Pencil (or pen, for student to write with)
      1 Box of thumbtacks (or tape to post strips of poster board)
      1 Beach ball (large beach ball is ideal, but any large ball to hang to represent the sun)
      1 Calendar (to reference for one full upcoming year from start date)
      Part 2
      Lined white notebook paper, 3-hole-punched (at least 365 pages will be needed)
      1 Wrist watch
      1 Thermometer (ideally a high-low thermometer)
      1 Fine tipped Sharpie™ (or any similar type marker)
      1 Rain gauge (you may need extra materials to mount it outside)
      2 Three-ring notebooks (the 2 notebooks prepared in Part 1)
      1 Pencil (or pen, for student to write with)
      1 Field guide of trees in your region
      1 Field guide of flora in your region (one that also contains small plants for your region)
      1 Field guide of fauna in your region
      1 Field guide of birds in your region
      1 Field guide of insects in your region
      1 Calendar (to reference for one full upcoming year from start date)

      D-7. Gravity II: Rate of Fall, Weightlessness in Space, and Distinction Between Mass and Weight

      Part 1
      Graph paper (to record results on)
      1 Plastic item (any piece of plastic square or spherical to drop)
      Water (enough to mostly fill tin can)
      1 Wood block (or any piece of wood square or spherical to drop)
      1 Rubber eraser (or anything rubber, square or spherical to drop)
      1 Marble (to drop alongside paper airplane)
      1 Pencil (or pen, for student to write with)
      1 Accurate scale or triple beam balance (OPTIONAL, to compare weights of solid objects you are dropping)
      1 Rubber party balloon (any size)
      1 Pottery clay (spherical shaped clay or play dough to drop)
      1 Paper (to make paper airplane with)
      1 Empty tin can (any tin can)
      1 Metal piece (any metal object square or spherical to drop)
      1 Table (OPTIONAL, high table or shelf to push items off of, to “drop” them)
      Part 2
      1 Stuffed toy animal (or any soft item with ample weight to tie on rope/string and fling)
      1 Bathroom scale (with a damped dial or digital scale that prevents it from bouncing back and forth as it comes to a reading)
      1 Book (heavy book to place on bathroom scale and drop)
      1 Chalk (to draw large circle with)
      Rope (enough length of rope or strong string to tie stuffed toy and fling)
      1 Beach ball (or any ball to place in center of circle to represent Earth)
      1 Pillow (any pillow or padding to receive dropped bathroom scale and book)
      Part 3
      Distinction Between Weight and Mass
Materials
      1 Triple beam balance (or a toy-store balance)
      1 Bathroom scale (OPTIONAL, to remove the cover of and see spring mechanism inside)

      D-8, Rocks and Fossils

      Part 1
      3 Jars (quart size with tight fitting lids, clear and wide-mouth, either plastic or glass)
      1 Sprinkling can
      Water (several gallons at least for various experiments and demonstrations)
      1 Drinking glass (any clear glass or open jar to fill with water and drop lump of clay in)
      1 Pocket magnifier
      Samples of rock containing fossils (can be purchased on the Internet)
      Dirt (3 1/2 quarts of dirt that contains a variety of differently sized particles— pebbles, sand, silt, and clay)
      1 Dish draining pad (a light color is best)
      Samples of sandstone and shale (can be purchased on the Internet)
      1 Pottery clay (small lump to drop in glass of water)
      1 Hammer
      1 Bucket
      Part 2
      Limestone
      1 Sample of fossil-rich limestone (can be purchased on the Internet)
      Assorted seashells (clam, oyster, snail, must include pieces of coral – can be purchased on the Internet if necessary)
      1 Sample of shale (can be purchased on the Internet)
      1 Dropper bottle of acid (if available but take precautions, or vinegar will work)
      Part 3
      Contrasting Sedimentary and Igneous Rock
      Materials
      Graph paper (to record results on)
      1 Pencil (or pen, for student to write with)
      Samples of sedimentary and igneous rocks (Can be purchased on the Internet if necessary)
      Pocket magnifier
      Part 4
      1 Hourglass timer
      1 Stopwatch

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