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This biography of Admiral Harry Hess details his career in the United States Navy, during which he collected data on the seafloor, and as a geologist, in which he incorporated his observations on seafloor features into a hypothesis that the seafloor was spreading. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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In this activity, the Earth's crust and mantle are compared to the shell and insides of a boiled egg. A computer simulation is provided in which students can click and drag crustal "plates" to form various types of plate boundaries. Brief descriptions of the boundary types accompany the simulation. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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This is a photograph of the 18 May 1980 explosion of Mount St. Helens. Links to other volcano images and related topics are included. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Photograph
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This site explains how core samples are taken from the ocean floor. Topics include how research cruises are planned, who makes up the crew of a research vessel, and what a cruise track is. Links to additional information are embedded in the text. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Physical oceanography
 
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Visitors can read about the characteristics of volcanism on Mars and how it differs from volcanism on our own Moon. A map is provided to show the locations of various volcanic structures. Links to related topics are also included. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Map, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Space science
 
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Visitors can read about the characteristics of volcanism on Venus and how it differs from volcanism on Earth. A map showing the locations and types of volcanic structures on the surface of Venus is provided, along with links to other related topics. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Space science
 
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Users can read about the characteristics of volcanic activity on the Moon and how it differs from volcanism on Earth. A lunar map accompanies the text, showing the prominent mare, or "seas", which are actually volcanic plains. Links to related topics are included. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Map, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Space science
 
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Visitors can access information about geological research and exploration in North Africa. This information can be found by clicking on an interactive map of North Africa (Morrocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt). Materials presented here consist of a message board, news articles, current and planned geological studies, an address database, a literature database, a picture database, and a collection ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Educational portal, In-situ dataset
Subject: Physical geography, Geology
 
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Users can access photographs of various forms of erosion, erosion damage, and "before and after" photos showing how the problem was brought under control. Each photograph is accompanied by a description of the activity which is taking place. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Photograph
Subject: Geology, Soil science
 
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This resource describes what mineral sands are, and discusses the heavy, dark-colored minerals that they contain (rutile, ilmenite, zircon, monazite). A map shows locations of mineral sands deposits in Australia. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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