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Earth Exploration Toolbook
The purpose of the Earth Exploration Toolbook is to support the use of scientific datasets, tools, and other products by the broader educational community. The Toolbook provides a collection of earth science datasets and scientific tools along with educational applications of the datasets. Each chapter in the Toolbook presents the specific datasets needed for the exercise, the analysis or visualization tools, clear instructions to the educator who would be using the dataset, and step-by-step instructions that could be given to students. The chapters list the learning goals, inquiry standards and content standards for each activity. Suggestions for further exploration of the data and other ways to use the tool are also provided. The chapters are designed for K-12 and undergraduate college level.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Case study
    • Guide for instructor
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
    • Remotely sensed
  • Climatology
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Hydrology
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
We encourage the reuse and disemination of the material on this site for educational, noncommercial purposes as long as attribuition is retained. To this end the material on this site is offered under a Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 1.0.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-EET-000-000-000-018
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Tamara Ledley
No institutional affiliation is known