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This portal provides access to maps, aerial photographs, books, booklets, posters, CDs, digital data, and satellite imagery, many of which are useful for teaching about Lewis and Clark. These resources can be used in an inquiry-based setting for a variety of courses and projects at the elementary, secondary, and university levels. In addition, the USGS hosts Internet-based resources that can be used ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Government portal
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography, Geology
 
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This report describes the results of a major United States Geological Survey (USGS) geologic and oceanographic study of the Gulf of the Farallones, adjacent to the San Francisco Bay region. The first of its kind, the investigation was intended to establish a scientific database for an area of 3,400 square kilometers (1,000 square nautical miles) on the continental shelf for the purpose of evaluating ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Environmental science, Physical geography, Geology, Biological oceanography
 
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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 report contains true stories that illustrate how to survive (and how not to survive) a tsunami. It is meant for people who live, work, or play along coasts that tsunamis may strike. The stories are personal accounts selected from interviews with people who survived a Pacific Ocean tsunami generated by the magnitude 9.5 earthquake that occurred along the coast of Chile on May 22, 1960. Important ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Report
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This report outlines the key elements of a comprehensive and effective national strategy for reducing losses from landslides nationwide and provides an assessment of the status, needs, and associated costs of this strategy. Topics include the rising costs resulting from landslide damage, the role of the federal government in mitigating this hazard, and some features of the new strategy such as partnerships ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Report
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards, Policy issues
 
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This site is the homepage of the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) Landslide Hazards Program (LHP). Materials available include an overview of the geologic hazard presented by landslides, a discussion of the objectives and operations of LHP, and links to program staff. The site also provides a link to the National Landslide Information Center (NLIC), which is responsible for distributing information ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards, Policy issues
 
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This module consists of five lessons that introduce students to the morphology of impact craters, their uses in planetary investigations, identification of ancient craters, evidence of the role of a meteorite impact in the extinction of the dinosaurs, and information on the Chicxulub impact event. The lessons include hands-on activities, maps and overheads, and links to additional resources. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Geology, Paleontology, Space science
 
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This report provides a review of significant changes that occurred during the twentieth century in industries requiring use of metals and industrial minerals. It includes a timeline and a summary that discusses major achievements in mineral production and events that affected the U.S. mineral industry. These events are related to overall U.S. mineral consumption and years of war or recession. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Report
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Technology
 
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This resource provides information about United States Geological Survey (USGS) resources and activities associated with National Parks. Users can choose from a selection of links that access items on park geology, virtual trips, research projects, and general topics such as plate tectonics, rocks and minerals, shorelines, glaciers, and many more. Links to geologic information for individual parks ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology
 
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This fact sheet, published by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), discusses the influence of the California Current on the climate of the western United States. Topics include the influence of atmospheric pressure cells in the eastern North Pacific and the examination of sediments in core samples to obtain a high-resolution paleoclimatic record. The discussion points out that the geologic ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Geology, Paleontology, Physical oceanography
 
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