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Ten lessons on navigation topics include: motivation for students; background and assessment materials; activity descriptions and worksheets; teacher tips and resources. Topics cover: introduction to navigation, latitude and longitude, map reading; dead reckoning and celestial navigation; trigonometry applications; effects of errors in navigation; using topographical maps triangulation; Global Positioning ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Curriculum
Subject: Mathematics, Technology
 
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Take this virtual tour of hydrothermal vents to learn the basics about vents, how they are studied, the associated biology and geology, and consider the ethics about vent mining. This highly interactive site also has a forum for discussion, glossary, and classroom learning activities. A certificate of achievement is available for download once students successfully navigate the sight and become vent ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Geology, Mathematics, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography
 
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Website of USGS' Coastal and Marine Geology Program. Site features an easy to use interactive resource locator with pull down menus. Resources are broken down by topic, region, and resource type. Information includes tsunamis, earthquakes, erosion, hurricanes, and much more. Information available for many different science disciplines. Access SoundWaves, USGS's monthly newsletter, and read impact ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Ref. material, Government portal
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental science, Geology, Mathematics, Physical oceanography, Physics, Technology
 
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USGS Education Collection     Browse collection