This lesson will introduce 3rd grade learners to fascinating online globe and mapping tools, from which you can learn about diversity across biomes and cities and measure how a river has shaped over time. In addition, using online globes and maps in classrooms can help visualize abstract concepts across a global canvas, allowing learners to connect with the idea of what they learn inside to what they experience in their daily lives, community, and the larger world.
What can I do if I allocate more than three learners per group?
In the event of more than three learners per group, guide learners on ways to be equal, making time within the group to ensure everyone gets their share of hands-on learning. You can also assign the responsibility of monitoring equal making time and an opportunity to voice opinions to one team member.
How does having a virtual walk on different continents and landforms lead to durable learning of the Earth’s physical features?
With Google Earth, learners can explore various regions and landforms, uncover new physical features, and observe their distinct characteristics. This interactive experience helps learners develop a more thorough understanding of the Earth's physical features. By virtually exploring different continents and landforms, learners can visualize and immerse themselves in diverse physical features such as mountains, rivers, and coastlines. This enables learners to comprehend and recall the traits of these physical features more effectively.
How will a virtual walk with Google Earth help learners retain the knowledge of the Earth's physical features?
Using Google Earth, learners can engage with physical features through multiple senses, including sight, sound, and even touch (using touchscreens). This multisensory experience can enhance learning and improve memory retention.