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For this activity students read the newspaper on a daily basis, listen to news on the radio, or watch television, to acquire material related to the earth sciences. They will look for natural hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, hurricanes, etc.), human-made hazards (urbanization, compromised engineering projects, etc.), environmental issues, or resource extraction issues which all appear ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology, Natural hazards, Policy issues, Soil science
 
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This abbreviated explanation of the subject of plate tectonics is divided into several parts. The first section, entitled Into the Earth, describes the crust, mantle and core of the Earth, while the next section shows a world map with the plates delineated. The section called Action at the Edges uses text and diagrams to explain what is occurring at the plate boundaries. Links lead to a detailed discussion ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geologic time, Geology
 
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In this activity, students design a way to demonstrate both solar and lunar eclipses to someone who does not understand them. They should be able to discuss shadows, light, and clarity of images that are produced when there is a bright light source, like the sun. Students are challenged to use sunlight to provide the distinct shadows they need, and present and explain their models to the class. Suggestions ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lab activity
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This site was fashioned to debunk the erroneous information contained in a television miniseries. To find out if an earthquake of magnitude 10.5 is possible students can try the Earthquake Simulator, where they can control the parameters of the fault and explore their effect on the amount of energy released during an earthquake. In addition there are lesson plans and resources for using the Earthquake ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This website provides visual resources for the Earth Science teacher to use in front of a classroom to foster group discussion. Its ultimate goal is to make scientific data, fresh from the field, readily available for K-12 teachers and students to use to enhance their understanding of earth science. This will require both installation of specialized hardware and development of pertinent software. ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Presentation / Demo
Subject: Geology
 
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This site lists the basic types of volcanoes: scoria cone, shield volcano, and stratovolcano. Each is described in terms of shape, composition, and eruption type, and links are available to additional information. Subordinate types listed include fissure eruptions, spatter cones, hornitos, and hydrovolcanic eruptions. The site also explains when a volcano is considered active, dormant, or extinct. ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This site provides information on plate boundaries, which are found at the edge of the lithospheric plates and are of three types: convergent, divergent and conservative. Wide zones of deformation are usually characteristic of plate boundaries because of the interaction between two plates. The three boundaries are characterized by their distinct motions which are described in the text and depicted ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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For anyone who has never experienced an earthquake, it is very hard to imagine the ground moving beneath your feet. But that's exactly what happens when huge sections of Earth's crust crack or slip past one another. The results can range from nearly imperceptible to totally devastating. In this video segment adapted from a ZOOM television broadcast, cast members demonstrate how to make a seismometer, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Video, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Technology
 
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This teaching guide is designed to introduce the concepts of seismic waves that propagate within the Earth, and to provide ideas and suggestions for how to teach about seismic waves. The guide provides information on the types and properties of seismic waves and instructions for using the slinky to effectively demonstrate seismic wave characteristics and wave propagation. Most of the activities described ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Lab activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Geophysics, Physics
 
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This text reports on the two expeditions of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration to map the Puerto Rico Trench, the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean. Multibeam bathymetry and acoustic backscatter data were acquired as the expedition mapped the Caribbean plate, an entire tectonic province of the Earth. The featured section of the report is on the ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Report
Subject: Geology, Physical oceanography
 
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