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This lesson is the second in a two-part series on fossils. It explores the information that can be discerned by comparing fossils to living organisms. Students explore fossils and are responsible for using what they have learned to do their own extrapolating. Students conduct an interview with the remains of a Protoceratops. In preparation for the interview, they brainstorm the questions for which ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Paleontology
 
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The purpose of this lesson is to examine the role of technology in identifying and tracking hurricanes. It is the second in a two-part series on the science of hurricanes and the kinds of technology being used to identify and track them. Students broaden their study by exploring how technology and science are used today to identify, measure, and track powerful tropical storms to better warn and secure ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards, Technology
 
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The activities in this lesson provide students with an understanding of the diversity of the scientific enterprise, and the people engaged in the work. Teachers should emphasize the diversity to be found in the scientific community: different kinds of people (in terms of race, sex, age, nationality) pursuing different sciences and working in different places (from isolated field sites to labs to offices). ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: History and philosophy of science
 
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By placing the cursor on a part of this interactive model of the Earth, students can get information about that part. This includes the inner and outer core, the mantle, crust, and atmosphere. There is also a section called More Earth Fun with four activities. The first is a set of instructions to make an edible Earth. The second contains an Earth time line and the third is a quiz about matching a ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Geology
 
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This site introduces younger students to early discoveries and research into the origins of the universe. The work of Edwin Hubble, who discovered that our galaxy is just one of billions and that the universe is constantly expanding, is discussed, as well as that of Georges Lemaitre, who suggested that everything in the universe was contained in a tiny ball that exploded (the Big Bang). An additional ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Computer activity, Ref. material
Subject: History and philosophy of science, Space science
 
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This resource guides younger students in studying the night sky and looking for constellations and individual stars. Topics include distinguishing stars from other bright objects in the sky, how to keep a sky journal detailing observations, do's and don't's for going out at night to make observations, and some suggestions on what to look for. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Field activity, Ref. material
Subject: Space science
 
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In this activity, students investigate those items of litter that cause harm to the environment. It may be extended to increase awareness of the natural role of energy sources within the living organisms of the environment. Students will observe the properties of the items of litter being studied, determine the time it takes for them to decompose, identify differences and similarities between the ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field activity
Subject: Environmental science
 
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This Park Geology site provides links to tours of individual National Parks, Monuments, and Recreation Areas with caves and other karst features. Where appropriate, park sites contain park geology information, maps, photographs, geologic research, related links, visitor information, multimedia resources, and teacher features (resources for teaching geology with National Park examples). The list includes ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology
 
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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. Students learn about the history of Earth imaging, and the LANDSAT satellite program. They read illustrated pages about the history and development of ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Imagery - remotely sensed
Subject: Physical geography, Technology
 
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This section of the Windows to the Universe web site provides information and images about scientists including detailed information about the history of the scientists, mathematicians, astronauts, and inventors that discovered phenomena about the Earth and the universe from ancient times to the present. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal, General public
Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: History and philosophy of science
 
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