Find a
Resource
Select grade level(s) Select resource type(s) Select collection(s) Select standard(s) Skip navigation Digital Library for Earth System Education
Digital Library for Earth System Education
Search tips
Results 1 - 10 of 26 1 2 3  >>
Comment on this resource
This resource is a 43 page pdf document on the principals of optical mineralogy. Topics include light, the polarizing light microscope, the refractive index, optical classes and indicatrix theory, the relationship of optical properties to crystal chemistry, and advanced methods in optical mineralogy. The website features both text and figures. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
Choosing & Using this resource...
Pedagogical help
Skills: Read (1)
Related resources and collections
This resource is included in the following collections:
Cutting Edge    Browse collection
Pedagogically Annotated Collection     Browse collection
Comment on this resource
This site describes the Chesapeake Bay watershed, which stretches across six states including New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia and also the District of Columbia. Also included in the Bay watershed are several subwatersheds, smaller systems that drain into the streams and rivers that flow into the Chesapeake. More than 64,000 square miles of land drain into the ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology, Policy issues
 
Choosing & Using this resource...
Educational standards associated with this resource:
National Science Education Standards (NSES): Read
Pedagogical help
Misconceptions: Read (1)
Related resources and collections
This resource is referenced by :
 
This resource is included in the following collections:
DLESE Community Collection (DCC)    Browse collection
Pedagogically Annotated Collection     Browse collection
Comment on this resource
This innovative course introduces undergraduate and graduate students in ocean science related majors to inquiry-based instructional strategies for communicating their passion for their subject area. These strategies, combined with college students' content knowledge and enthusiasm for sharing it, equip them to introduce ocean science to K-8 students and teachers in local schools. The site provides ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course, Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
Choosing & Using this resource...
Pedagogical help
Skills: Read (1)
Related resources and collections
This resource is included in the following collections:
COSEE Resources    Browse collection
Pedagogically Annotated Collection     Browse collection
Comment on this resource
This guide provides a brief introduction to the hydrologic cycle and related concepts. Users can choose from a set of links to pages which explain the distribution of water among the oceans, land, and atmosphere, and the mechanisms by which water is moved between its various sinks and sources. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Hydrology, Physical oceanography
 
Choosing & Using this resource...
Pedagogical help
Misconceptions: Read (1)
Related resources and collections
This resource is included in the following collections:
NASA ED Mall Collection    Browse collection
Pedagogically Annotated Collection     Browse collection
Comment on this resource
This brief description of the rock cycle is for younger students. They will learn about the processes by which the three types of rocks can be changed into one another. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geology
 
Choosing & Using this resource...
Pedagogical help
Misconceptions: Read (1)
Related resources and collections
This resource is included in the following collections:
NASA ED Mall Collection    Browse collection
Pedagogically Annotated Collection     Browse collection
Comment on this resource
This description of a ground-water aquifer has a graphic representation to accompany it. It is part of the U.S. Geologic Survey's Water Science for Schools website. Links to other parts of the site, such as definitions and types of wells, are included. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Geology, Hydrology
 
Choosing & Using this resource...
Pedagogical help
Misconceptions: Read (1)
Related resources and collections
This resource is included in the following collections:
NASA ED Mall Collection    Browse collection
Pedagogically Annotated Collection     Browse collection
Comment on this resource
This site from SERC's Starting Point describes how to develop site-specific maps that relate to lecture, discussion, lab, or exercise topics. The creation of site-specific maps can help students better understand spatial relationships. This page also provides links to a variety of GIS and map resources. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Technology
 
Choosing & Using this resource...
Pedagogical help
Skills: Read (1)
Related resources and collections
This resource is part of :
 
This resource is included in the following collections:
Starting Point    Browse collection
Pedagogically Annotated Collection     Browse collection
Comment on this resource
This website provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the basics of optical mineralogy. Topics include the polarized light microscope, mineral shape and cleavage, relief, color and pleochroism, interference colors, extinction angles, twinning, opacity, vibration directions and mineral identification. The site features short, clear descriptions accompanied by photographs and drawings. This website ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Tutorial, Ref. material
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
Choosing & Using this resource...
Pedagogical help
Skills: Read (1)
Related resources and collections
This resource is included in the following collections:
Cutting Edge    Browse collection
Pedagogically Annotated Collection     Browse collection
Comment on this resource
This site explains the hydrologic cycle and interactions of ground water with surface water, streams, lakes, and wetlands. There are sections about chemical interactions of ground water and surface water; evolution of water chemistry in drainage basins; and interaction of ground water and surface water in different landscapes. Mountainous, riverine, coastal, glacial and dune, and karst terrain are ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Hydrology
 
Choosing & Using this resource...
Pedagogical help
Misconceptions: Read (1)
Related resources and collections
This resource is included in the following collections:
DLESE Community Collection (DCC)    Browse collection
Pedagogically Annotated Collection     Browse collection
Comment on this resource
This site contains a series of interactive web exercises to practice contouring. There are also explanations of what contouring and common isopleths are. The exercises involve contouring basics; working with real data, weather maps and ocean maps; and contouring potential temperatures in the Mediterranean. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
Choosing & Using this resource...
Pedagogical help
Skills: Read (2)
Related resources and collections
This resource is based on :
This resource is part of :
 
This resource is included in the following collections:
DLESE Community Collection (DCC)    Browse collection
Pedagogically Annotated Collection     Browse collection
Results 1 - 10 of 26 1 2 3  >>