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Virtual Courseware for Earth and Environmental Sciences
This site is a collection of interactive, inquiry-based learning exercises for variety of science topics. Activities are grouped by category and include earthquakes and seismicity, global warming, absolute dating, hydrology, and biology. Earth science tutorials and online laboratory activities feature photographs, maps, diagrams, interactive graphs, and helpful illustrations and animations that make the activities user-friendly and engaging. Exercises teach as they go by requiring students to answer questions correctly before they can proceed to the next section. Assessment tools such as quizzes and exams are available for instructors. The site also provides a link to Biology Labs On-Line, a comprehensive site of biology simulations and exercises available for a fee.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lab activity
    • Assessment / Evaluation
    • Tutorial
Subject:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Geology
    • Structural geology
  • Hydrology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
Java
Flash player
The site provides a link to download the necessary Flash software
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2002 Virtual Courseware for Earth and Environmental Sciences
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-430
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Creating Effective Web-based Learning Resources in the Geosciences'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Principal Investigator: Dr David Mayo
The California State University, Los Angeles

Contributor: Dr Robert A Desharnais
The California State University, Los Angeles

Contributor: Dr Gary Novak
The California State University, Los Angeles