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Earth Science World Image Bank DLESE Reviewed Collection
Visitors to the ImageBank can view and download photographs, remote imagery, and slide shows. The images are related to earth and space science topics such as dinosaurs, earthquakes, volcanoes, rocks and minerals, mining and petroleum, groundwater, planets and astronomical phenomena, and others. The site contains thousands of images and is searchable by category, continent, country, or keyword. A teachers' section provides links to educational materials such as books, posters, slide shows, professional development materials, scholarship information, and other resources.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • Graduate / Professional
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Presentation / Demo
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Photograph
  • Atmospheric science
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Hydrology
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Internet Explorer (IE) browser
Requires Netscape versions above 4.78 to view some of the images. PowerPoint required to view slide shows.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2004. All rights reserved. American Geological Institute, 4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302-1502. Copyright notice by the author of the image shall be given on all uses of ImageBank images. If an author is not given, but an organization or agency is credited for the photo, copyright shall be given to the organization. Additionally, we ask that you please credit: Image courtesy Earth Science World ImageBank.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-391
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
        • Risks and benefits
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural resources
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Nature of scientific knowledge
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Physical systems:
      • The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: American Geological Institute