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This portal provides a selection of links to other websites (non-USGS) dealing with paleontology and related disciplines. There are links to museums and university departments, paleontological societies and organizations, and geological surveys. Links to information on fossils are arranged into three categories: invertebrate groups, dinosaurs and other vertebrates, and fossil plants. There are also ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Paleontology
 
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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 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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This searchable database of reports and thematic maps currently contains more than 69,000 United States Geological Survey (USGS) bibliographic citations, including USGS numbered series begun as early as 1880. The basic search options include author and/or title. Advanced search options include author, text in title, year or range of years, publication series and number, and a variety of options for ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Index / Bibliography, Search engine
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Hydrology
 
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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 portal provides access to a large variety of online resources available from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and elsewhere for teachers, students, scientists, and others. They are arranged into three categories: general information and teaching sources, general interest publications, and non-USGS resources. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Government portal, Clearinghouse
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geologic time, Paleontology
 
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This set of lessons provides teachers with ideas on how to turn their schoolyards into a rich geologic experience that students will find familiar, easily accessible, and personally relevant. The three lesson plans feature materials on mapping, rock descriptions and geologic interpretations, ages of rocks, and dinosaur tracks. Lesson 1, "Map Your Schoolyard," teaches students what maps are, what they ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology
 
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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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