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Earth Science Education Activities: Prof. Larry Braile
This collection of activities and lesson plans covers grade levels 7-12, with notes on how some of the plans might be adapted for other age groups. Topics fall mainly within tectonics, with some structural geology and planetary science projects. The PDF files include activities, hand outs, maps, and even directions for building a simple seismometer and seismograph. Also included are suggestions for incorporating specific media, such as video, into the classroom, and an essay on the state of K-12 science education.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
  • Educational theory and practice
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Structural geology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2001-2003. L. Braile. Permission granted for reproduction for non-commercial uses.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-010
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Larry Braile
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University