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This background information on Alfred Wegener discusses his idea of continental drift. It explains how he came to the conclusion that the continents split apart as outlined in his 1915 book The Origin of Continents and Oceans. The site also provides information about his death in 1930 only a year after the final revision of his book. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, History and philosophy of science
 
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This educator's guide focuses on parts of the Solar System that do not get much attention: asteroid, meteoroids, and comets. By picking at least one activity from each section, students gain a breadth of understanding about mission planning and execution couched in a real world context of an actual mission, Stardust, which is studying small bodies in the Solar System until 2006. Topics include: comet ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Guide for instructor, Glossary
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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This lesson explores the realm and limits of science. It engages students to give examples of topics that can be studied by science and those that cannot. It also takes a look at descriptive terms which reflect the true nature of modern science and those which do not, especially those which do not fit the popular perceptions of science. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: History and philosophy of science
 
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This lesson includes a theory-evaluation activity. A set of five scenarios (theories for how diverse life came into existence on Earth) is divided evenly throughout the class, so each student is asked to evaluate one theory. Students then come together in groups of five, so that all theories are represented in each group, where they are compared and evaluated. Each group reports to the entire class ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Biology, History and philosophy of science
 
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Information on this site about the early history of the Theory of Plate Tectonics begins in 1912 with Alfred Wegener (1880-1930), who noticed that most of the continents seem to fit together like a puzzle. The west African coastline seems to fit nicely into the east coast of South America and the Caribbean sea, and a similar fit appears across the Pacific. He proposed that the continents were once ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, History and philosophy of science
 
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Mission Geography uses existing NASA data and images where possible to engage students in active, hands-on inquiry, modeling the scientific method and developing students; understanding of environment-society relations and earth science. This module begins with investigations of how observations are obtained and interpreted. Earth observations from space play an important role in weather reports, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Agricultural science, Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Space science
 
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This resource is part of the Science Education Gateway (SEGway) project, funded by NASA, which is a national consortium of scientists, museums, and educators working together to bring the latest science to students, teachers, and the general public. This lesson covers ancient and modern solar science, and features an interactive research exercise in which students attempt to correlate the areas of ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Imagery - remotely sensed
Subject: Space science
 
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This website provides visual resources for the Earth Science teacher to use in front of a classroom to foster group discussion. Its ultimate goal is to make scientific data, fresh from the field, readily available for K-12 teachers and students to use to enhance their understanding of earth science. This will require both installation of specialized hardware and development of pertinent software. ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Presentation / Demo
Subject: Geology
 
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