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This website, maintained by the USGS, is a clearinghouse of information related to spectroscopy. Topics include papers and information on spectroscopy, terrestrial and planetary imaging, remote sensing, downloadable software, and the USGS digital spectral libraries. The site features recent papers, abstracts, and news releases of interest to scientists and students. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This set of lecture notes covers several topics relating to the earth's interior. Seismic waves and the earth's internal structure are discussed. Several mechanisms for the origin of magma are offered. These lecture notes are in outline form with definitions and instructive diagrams. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Structural geology
 
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This science-based world map depicts the local and regional consequences of global climate change. It identifies direct manifestations of a warming trend (fingerprints), and events that are consistent with the projections for global climate change and are likely to become more frequent and widespread with continued warming (harbingers). These signs are linked to a full description of conditions in ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Map
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards: Read
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This guide includes directions and a list of stops for the Manzanita Trail in the San Gabriel Mountains of California. Hikers can follow the trace of the Punchbowl Fault and see a variety of features, including fault gouge, slickensides and easy-to-identify juxtapositions of quite different rock types on either side of the fault. The trail also passes through many vegetation zones, which exhibit a ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Guide for field trip
Subject: Ecology, Geology
 
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Science Snacks are miniature science exhibits that teachers can make using common, inexpensive, easily available materials. By using Snacks in their classrooms, teachers can join their students in discovering science for themselves. Snacks are divided into easy-to-follow sections that include instructions, advice, and helpful hints. Each Snack begins with a photograph of itself, a short introduction, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Lab activity, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics
 
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This educator's guide and selection of lesson plans is intended to accompany the observance of Sun-Earth Day, in preparation for an upcoming total solar eclipse. In addition to the lesson plans (grouped by grade level), there are links to multimedia resources such as books, games, and viewers, as well as links to additional information from related sites. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Clearinghouse
Subject: Space science
 
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This document provides the user with an introduction to the structure and physical properties of the Sun. A brief discussion of hydrogen fusion is included, along with a table that lists some numerical information about our star. Links to a glossary are embedded in the text, and links to related sites are also provided. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This site is part of GeoNet Internet Geography, a resource for pre-collegiate British geography students and their instructors. This page focuses on various aspects of volcanoes, including the main features of a volcano, types of volcanoes, the Ring of Fire, locations of volcanoes, volcanic flows, and case studies about specific volcanoes. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Case study, Illustration - scientific, Ref. material, Ask an expert
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This page presents information about the four principle types of volcanoes found on Earth. Diagrams showing the internal structure of each type and photographs of well-known examples are provided. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geology
 
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This plate tectonics unit was designed to be used with a college course in physical geography. Subject matter covered includes: the development of the theory including Wegener's Continental Drift Hypothesis and the existence of Pangaea, Harry Hess and his work on sea-floor spreading, and the final theory. It points out that global features such as deep oceanic trenches, mid-ocean ridges, volcanic ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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