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In this lesson, students will view salt under varied magnifications and begin to construct the understanding that materials may be composed of parts that are too small to be seen without magnification. They will observe salt with the naked eye, and then under a hand lens, microscope, and the electron microscope (the electron image is via the Internet). In order to complete this lesson, it is important ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Chemistry
 
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Every rock tells a story and on this site, students learn how to read those stories. Students examine rock samples to learn how to identify them before flexing their classification skills with photographs of rocks. The site explains how rocks give scientists clues about what our planet was like millions of years ago and that geologists sort rocks into three categories based on how they were formed. ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This site was designed to facilitate education about South Pole activities of the Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica. It features a question and answer section where questions about the South Pole from school children all over the United States are answered. It also has a large photograph gallery with information about each picture. A set of science experiments is available which students ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This activity suggests that art is a fun way to encourage children to see the world around them and increase their visual awareness. Students observe natural objects like shells, rocks, minerals, and plants and notice that they have subtle and striking detail, regularity of pattern, texture, and shape. By exploring natural design, students will be encouraged to observe the natural world more closely ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Biology, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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In this activity students learn the importance of petroleum products by considering what it would be like to live in a world without them. After the teacher reviews some uses of petroleum as well as some problems caused by the use of petroleum, students study a worksheet that includes pictures of two houses. The houses are identical except everything made with petroleum has been taken out of the second ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues, Technology
 
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This portal features an alphabetical listing of links to standard and three-dimensional (3D) images of geological and natural history-related subjects in the National Parks of the United States. The 3D images are anaglyphs and require red and cyan 3D viewing glasses. These full-size images may be slow to download. Users can click on a national park to start an image tour, use a subject index, location ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Field trip - virtual, Photograph, Government portal
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Structural geology
 
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region 7 Teacher's Lounge is divided into three categories: resources, classroom activities (K-12), and miscellaneous. The resources described in various links include: environmental education grants, environmental educator organizations and associations, EPA speakers bureau, information resource center, links to environmental education sites, and publications. ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Government portal
Subject: Environmental science
 
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Pages from this book include a maze, crossword puzzle, word search, and math exercise in addition to coloring sheets. Each of the activities contain an agricultural theme; many of the coloring pages honor the life and work of Dr. Carver. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Agricultural science
 
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This information about other types of living things that coexisted with the dinosaurs describes the major types of plants and animals that lived during the Mesozoic Era, what they did and how they interacted. It points out that the diet of dinosaurs and other animals is known through the existence of coprolites. There is also a section that describes the insects of that time. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Paleontology
 
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This site provides a variety of activities and information for young people. In a section called Rocks in Your Cabinet, students start with a clickable kitchen scene. For each item, they are taken to an information screen that explains the rock or mineral and how it has been used in the item. Other sections at this site include Amazing Adventures, which is the story of the hunt for meteorites on the ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Physical oceanography, Space science
 
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