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This site offers a 12-question interactive practice exam about the Earth's atmosphere. By clicking on the circle next to each answer, students will be given a response that includes whether or not they are correct and some information about the answer they chose. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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This site features rock and mineral photographs that can be used for teaching or research. There are pictures of minerals, fossils, and sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks. There are also images of thin sections of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Sets of images are presented as collections for geology courses. The site also provides information on igneous and metamorphic petrology topics such ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Photograph
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This tutorial uses pictures, graphs, and text to explain what trace elements are, where they come from, and how they affect human health. The lesson focuses on iodine, flourine, and selenium, but also provides information about several other common trace elements such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, iron, zinc, and more. Students follow the tutorial frame by frame and can take a quiz at ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Tutorial
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental science, Geochemistry
 
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The importance of quantitative skills in earth science education is the primary subject addressed by this website. This website is not a quantitative course, however this document does provide numerous useful techniques that can be employed in a variety of other coursework to advance the quantitative skills of the student. The first section of this website presents a checklist that can be used to ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geology, Mathematics
 
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This module is designed to allow students to learn about igneous rocks at their own speed using images of hand samples and rock outcrops in their natural settings. Topics covered include the common igneous rock types, igneous textures, and intrusive rock bodies. Each topic has instructive text and several images. The site also features a self-quiz with 17 questions about 12 hand sample pictures. This ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Tutorial, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This website provides an explanation of Bloom's Taxonomy for the three domains of learning: cognitive, affective, and psychomotor. The cognitive domain involves knowledge and the development of intellectual skills, the affective domain deals with emotion, and the psychomotor domain includes physical movement, coordination, and use of motor-skills. This site presents a compilation of Bloom's Taxonomy ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Index / Bibliography, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This site is a collection of interactive, inquiry-based learning exercises for variety of science topics. Activities are grouped by category and include earthquakes and seismicity, global warming, absolute dating, hydrology, and biology. Earth science tutorials and online laboratory activities feature photographs, maps, diagrams, interactive graphs, and helpful illustrations and animations that make ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Lab activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Tutorial
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Geologic time, Geology, Structural geology, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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This website contains an introduction to the principles of optical mineralogy. Topics include the petrographic microscope, light, thin sections, and basic theoretical concepts. The website features text illustrated with ample photographs, drawings, diagrams and movies. The site also contains self-tests using photomicrographs. This resource is a useful tutorial for an introduction or a review of optical ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Tutorial, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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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 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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