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This site has information about where the tectonic plates were located in the Pleistocene and throughout geologic time. You can view animations of the plates moving or download models. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Informal, General public
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lab activity, Guide for instructor, Tutorial, Map, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geologic time, Geology, Paleontology
 
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In this problem set, learners will analyze a table of the length of day (hours) and the number of days per year on Earth in past eras. They will calculate future values, plot some of the data and identify the rate of increase. Answer key is provided. This is part of Earth Math: A Brief Mathematical Guide to Earth Science and Climate Change. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Problem set
Subject: Geologic time, Mathematics
 
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In this activity, students investigate sea level change during glacial maxima during the Ice Ages, and learn how lowered sea level presented additional routes for intercontinental human migration. Summary background information, data and images supporting the activity are available on the Earth Update data site. To complete the activity, students will need to access the Space Update multimedia collection, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Video
Subject: Climatology, Geologic time
 
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This is a reading-comprehension lesson about historical meteorite falls. Learners will read about large historical meteors and meteorites falls, discuss the effects on people, and compare their reactions with those in recorded history. Suggestions for student mapping and vocabulary words are included. This is lesson 15 of 19 in Exploring Meteorite Mysteries. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Geologic time, Geology
 
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This is a website about microbiology. Learners may explore information about microorganisms, extremophiles and extreme habitats, as well as the ecology, diversity and evolution of micro-organisms. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Geologic time
 
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This booklet provides a brief introduction to the concept of plate tectonics and complements the visual and written information in This Dynamic Planet, a map published in 1994 by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Smithsonian Institution. The booklet highlights some of the people and discoveries that advanced the development of the theory and traces its progress since its proposal. Although ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Physical geography, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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This building-wide science enrichment program consists of a series of posters and accompanying questions designed to pique student interest in science concepts and their application to the world in which we live. Accompanying each poster are question sheets of increasing difficulty levels that students answer and submit at a designated location (collection box, office, etc.). Random prize drawings ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Presentation / Demo
Subject: Geologic time, Mathematics, Physics, Space science
 
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This is a lesson about locating impact craters on Earth using longitude, latitude, and maps. Learners will observe impact craters on Earth and other solar system bodies, discuss geologic forces that have erased much of the evidence of past impacts, locate existing and potential impact sites, and plan the necessary research (including a field work plan and request for funding) to investigate and verify ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Presentation / Demo
Subject: Physical geography, Geologic time, Geology, Space science
 
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In this self-paced tutorial, learners examine data to determine the relative contribution of what we call natural climate cycles and that of human-caused greenhouse gases to contemporary climate change. Changes in the Earth-Sun geometry over time are explored using interactive digital applets. A section supporting pedagogical techniques that begin with student prior conceptions and a list of common ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Tutorial
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science, Geologic time
 
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This is a DVD about asteroids and impacts in the solar system. Learners can watch a 7-minute video of the "lifetime" of a meteor. The narrated, subtitled program includes images of impact craters on planets and asteroids, visualizations of the Asteroid Belt, animations of collisions between asteroids, an explanation of how collisions between asteroids can create fragments that reach Earth as a meteorite, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Video, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geologic time, Physics, Space science
 
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