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This glossary is a compilation of hydrologic terms previously defined in published USGS reports. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Glossary
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Climatology, Ecology, Forestry, Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology
 
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This site provides students with mathematics self-study material which is embedded within the context of the geosciences. The material consists of many MathHelp "notebooks" covering specific mathematical topics related to a relevant geological context, such as plate velocity or cliff erosion. The notebooks contain explanations, illustrations, and examples. A mathematical glossary is also constantly ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Tutorial, Glossary
Subject: Geology, Mathematics
 
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This EPA site provides links to information about Superfund risk assessment, human health and ecological risk. These resources are intended for both professionals and community members. The site also provides a glossary of risk assessment terms for reference. Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Glossary, Government portal
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This site provides a useful way to view and download image data from the Moon, Mars, Venus, Io, Ganymede, Callisto, and Europa. Users can click on a map to select the area of the image desired. The maps may be customized by selecting latitude and longitude, data type, projection type, and scale. The Mars portion of the site now has both a Viking and a MOLA data set. Other planetary data sets are also ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Glossary, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Physical geography, Space science
 
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This EPA site provides information about how sediments get contaminated, where the pollutants come from, how contaminated sediments become concentrated in lakes, rivers and oceans, their effects on plants and animals, and strategies used to treat and prevent contaminated sediments. Extensive links provide access to publications and additional information from other state and federal agencies. The ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Glossary, Ref. material, Government portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This resource for students offers review materials to supplement discussions of the text Earth: Portrait of a Planet. A series of original animations helps students to visualize dynamic Earth processes, with an emphasis on plate tectonics, geologic hazards, and earth systems science concepts. Additional materials include overviews, key terms and definitions, crossword puzzles, and multiple-choice ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Visualization - scientific, Glossary, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Geology
 
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This series of self-guided tutorials presents information on water, ecosystems, and energy resources. Animations of ecosystem processes enhance the text, and a summary of the important concepts covered in each topic as well as a glossary are provided. Topics include groundwater contamination and supply, the Great Lakes, coastal dunes, urban ecosystems, home energy use, energy resources, eecosystems ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Tutorial, Visualization - scientific, Glossary
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This site, maintained by Caltech, is a tutorial on the basic principles of phase equilibria. Topics covered include the first and second laws of thermodynamics, equilibrium, Gibbs free energy, chemical potential, the graphical representation of equilibrium conditions, the phase rule, and univariant and invariant assemblages. Also included are several applets that show the results of changes in pressure, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific, Glossary, Ref. material
Subject: Geochemistry, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This resource offers students review materials to supplement the text Physical Geology. Book-specific quizzes, case studies, objectives, animations, and web-links enhance and test students' understanding of chapter concepts. Additional features include Virtual Vistas, where images created from geospatial data sets accompany brief descriptions of interesting or unique geologic settings, and interactive ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Visualization - scientific, Glossary, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Geology
 
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This resource provides study directions and materials for a unit on deformation and creep as part of a lecture from a structural geology course taught by Dr. David McConnell at the University of Akron. The notes briefly cover microscopic deformation mechanisms, including microfracturing, cataclasis, frictional sliding, mechanical twinning, and kinking, as well as diffusion, dissolution, and dislocation ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16)
Resource type: Syllabus, Glossary, Ref. material
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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