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This introductory online historical geology class teaches basic scientific principles like evolution and plate tectonics and reviews Earth history from the Precambrian to the present day. The course readings are online, as well as writable worksheets. The course also asks students to present their research findings as web pages. The course stresses the methods scientists use to determine the information ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course
Subject: Geologic time, Geology, Paleontology
 
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This is a history-of-geology course that includes a great deal of Earth history material. The course describes historical development of geology as a scientific discipline from ancient civilizations to the modern space age, the historical context and cultural basis of major geological theories regarding the origin of the Earth and processes that have influenced the Earth's development, the lives and ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course
Subject: Geologic time, Geology
 
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This website is the homepage of the St. Olaf interdisciplinary course, Global Climate Change. The course focuses on how and why Earth's climate has changed throughout its history and how it is likely to change in the near future. The course draws from geology, chemistry, meteorology, oceanography, and policy studies. Much of the science involved in this topic is cutting-edge, so quite a bit of the ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course
Subject: Climatology
 
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This is the webpage of an introductory Earth History course at the University of Michigan. The course focuses on basic geologic language and principles, earth materials, depositional environments, geologic time, plate tectonic and evolutionary theory. The website contains online study guides, lecture notes, homework, and useful links. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course
Subject: Geologic time, Geology
 
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This is the homepage for a classic invertebrate paleontology course covering fossils and evolution. Students go through major invertebrate groups, examine and interpret fossils and assemblages. Rather than approach the whole world chronologically, the course covers each lineage one-at-a-time. The site is rich in photographs and informational links. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course
Subject: Paleontology
 
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This site contains links to course information, outlines, summaries and computer-based drills and exercises, called Virtual Voyages, for an Introductory Oceanography class at San Francisco State University. Virtual Voyages engage students outside of the classroom and cover such topics as the seafloor, earthquakes, plates, ocean currents, beach waves, tides and habitat. There are also links to the ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course
Subject: Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography
 
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The Climate Sensitivity Research Lounge is the main website for the climate sensitivity research group at UCLA run by Professor Alex Hall. The primary goal of the group's research is to understand what controls the sensitivity of the climate system to external forcing. This site provides information on the group's research, downloadable publications from group members, the courses the group offers ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course, Journal article
Subject: Climatology
 
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These PDF files are Illustrated Lectures from his Earth history class (entitled introductory biology). The PDF files contain a lot of projection-ready graphics that may be useful in introductory Earth Science lectures. Lecture topics include the nature of science, cosmological evolution, biological evolution, life as a chemical function, The Hadean, Archean, Proterozoic, Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Geology, Space science
 
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This is a website for an introductory astrobiology course. The website contains entertaining, illustrated lecture notes, homework, exam keys, links, and syllabus. Users can follow links to course materials, lecture notes and student designed webpages. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course, Syllabus
Subject: Biology, Geology, History and philosophy of science
 
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This is the homepage for a course focusing on evolution, the nature of science, and how to write well. The course focuses on Burgess Shale and starts with "Wonderful Life" (Gould, 1989), to study arthropods, evolution, and geologic time from this point, but also analyze why Gould is such an effective writer. The course web site contains the syllabus, descriptions of assignments, links to helpful and ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Course, Syllabus
Subject: Biology, Geology
 
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