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This portal provides access to information on United States Geological Survey (USGS) research and resources on tsunamis and earthquakes. Materials include news and events in USGS tsunami research, an overview of the program, and basic information on the life of a tsunami. There are also links to individual research projects. The site also features an extensive set of tsunami animations of real and ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This portal provides access to a variety of materials about tsunamis. Resources include items on the mechansms of tsunami generation, survival and preparedness, hazards, tsunami graphics, and other information. There is also a link to a set of lesson plans on earthquakes and tsunamis from the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This virtual tour features three-dimensional images from the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) collection. It introduces visitors to the post-eruption landscape around Mount St. Helens in Washington, which collapsed in an eruption in 1980. Features include debris-filled valleys; Coldwater Lake, a new lake dammed by debris from the eruption; and the shell of the old volcano with its resurgent ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Field trip - virtual
Subject: Ecology, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This portion of the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) frequently-asked-questions feature on earthquakes addresses what individuals might actually experience during an earthquake. Topics include earthquake motion (rolling or shaking), earthquake effects (ground shaking, surface faulting, ground failure, etc.), earthquake magnitude, what an earthquake feels like, and others. There are also links ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Ask an expert
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This portal links selected United States Geological Survey (USGS) online resources to an established list of content standards for the state of California. Standards data is extracted from state documents 'California Content Standards for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve' with consideration of 'Science Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Biology, Climatology, Physical geography, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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This portal provides links to a set of online map indexes of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and other organizations which can be used to locate, view, or create maps. For teachers, there is the Education Map Catalog, which provides access to several hundred of the most useful USGS maps for teaching and learning, organized by 12 themes. The maps are available in a wide variety of scales ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Government portal
Subject: Environmental science, Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology, Natural hazards, Space science
 
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This portal provides links to a variety of information on the United States Geological Survey (USGS). There is a brief overview of the USGS mission and vision, links to news articles and press releases, and a link to frequently asked questions and a page where users can post their own questions. Other links access contact information for various departments within the USGS, a search engine for looking ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Environmental science, Human geography, Physical geography, Geology, Geophysics, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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This teaching box is an online assemblage of related learning concepts that focus on teaching students about how and why earthquakes cause damage. These activities are presented as an inquiry exploration, in which students learn the importance of studying past earthquakes to predict what might happen in the future. The teaching box explores seismic waves, the predictability of earthquakes at specific ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This is the homepage of the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) Educational Resources section, which features scientific information intended to help educate the public about natural resources, natural hazards, geospatial data, and issues that affect quality of life. Materials include articles about news and events, and special interest items such as links to maps, resources on our changing planet, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Environmental science, Physical geography, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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