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Virtual Earthquake is an interactive web-based program designed to introduce the concepts of how an earthquake epicenter is located and how the Richter magnitude of an earthquake is determined. Virtual Earthquake shows the recordings of an earthquake's seismic waves detected by instruments far away from the earthquake. The instrument recording the seismic waves is called a seismograph and the recording ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lab activity, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geophysics
 
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This is a digital atlas of tectonism and volcanism of the last one million years. It is a compilation of images showing field, geophysical, and satellite measurements. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Illustration - scientific, Map, Visualization - scientific, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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This resource covers basic astronomy, Newtonian mechanics, the Sun and related topics (weather, electromagnetic waves, nuclear energy), and space flight. The material stresses space applications, history, and intuitive content, and includes a brief refresher course on algebra and trigonometry. It is also available in Spanish. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Glossary, Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Mathematics, Physics, Space science
 
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This site provides a non-mathematical introduction to the magnetism of the Earth, the Sun, the planets and their environments, following an historical thread. It is also available in French, Spanish, and German. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Illustration - scientific, Glossary, Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, History and philosophy of science, Physics, Space science
 
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This non-mathematical, self-contained exposition of studies of the Earth's magnetic environment in space covers such topics as magnetism, electrons, eons and plasmas, the radiation belt, the sun and the solar wind, exploring earthspace, the dynamic magnetosphere, auroras, and interplanetary field lines. Many of the topics introduce the user to the related physics and astronomy, and are thus a useful ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Glossary, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Geophysics, Physics, Space science
 
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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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Students in this lesson will be introduced to the concept of tides and tidal forces. By viewing a related applet which visualizes the relationship between the Earth, moon and tides, students will gain an understanding of why the Earth experiences tides. In the process they are asked to observe and explain how the relative positions of Earth, the moon, and the sun are responsible for the moon phases, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geophysics, Physical oceanography, Space science
 
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These resources include sections on the latest quakes, science project ideas, puzzles and games, online activities, a glossary, and cool earthquake facts. In addition, there is an Ask A Geologist section, and earthquake FAQs. One link leads to a teacher page with grade level topics and educational materials. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This bookmark on volcanic aerosols provides a Web address for additional information and resources. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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This team-based, interactive educational experience aims to engage students in real-world problem solving. The volcano on the normally tranquil island of Montserrat has come to life. As flaming pebbles and lava begin their devastation, emergency response teams learn that a hurricane is approaching. Using real-time hurricane and seismic data, teams of student specialists assist Mission Control, by ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Field activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Curriculum, Field trip - virtual, Guide for field trip, Lesson plan, Module / Unit, Project, Illustration - artistic, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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