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Students can participate in an online survey to provide their opinions on water quality and supply, how water concerns rank with other environmental issues; and to vote for their favorite body of water. All answers go into a database and the results are displayed in a table so they can see how other participants answered. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This lesson uses interactive diagrams of ground shaking from the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake to teach students about the mechanics involved in the rupture of a fault and the propagation of seismic waves as an earthquake progresses. They will understand that earthquakes begin at a point; that a long section of a fault can rupture during an earthquake; that the earth shakes in all different directions ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This map generator takes longitude/latitude pairs as input and plots them on a Mercator projection map along with land/sea and political boundaries. The map bounds will be about 10 percent larger than the bounds of the entered data points. As an example, the generator is loaded with default values that yield a map of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, generated by supplying the longitude and latitude values ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Computer activity, Map
Subject: Physical geography
 
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This is an e-book of before-and-after Landsat images (1972-present), showing recent environmental events and introducing the concept of remote sensing. Some changes are due to natural causes and some are due to human causes. Image topics include agriculture, cities, deserts, disasters, and geology. Each set of images includes a detailed description, photographs and maps, a list of references, and ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography
 
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This site is the homepage of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) tsunami warning center for Alaska and the west coast of the United States. Users can access current current tsunami information through an interactive map that shows the latest events and information statements. Rolling over the map symbols provides the date and time, location, and preliminary magnitude of earthquakes. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Computer activity, Map, Government portal
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This teacher packet uses Landsat satellite imagery to teach about changes over time. Materials include a lesson plan in which students examine four sets of images from different locations and times to see how the landscapes have changed. Links are provided to Multispec software, which is used to process the imagery, to the image sets, to national standards applied to the activity, and to background ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Environmental science, Human geography, Space science, Technology
 
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