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This web page uses photographs and illustrations of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, to illustrate the typical growth and collapse of lava deltas, fan-shaped platforms formed when pahoehoe lava enters the ocean for extended periods of time. The page also discusses the hazards associated with active lava deltas. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Natural hazards
 
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This is the Teacher Page of an activity that teaches students about the stratigraphy of lava flows produced by multiple eruptions. This page has background information on lava flows (with an emphasis on the Moon), recipes for the play dough required for the activity, and questions for the teacher to ask. The procedures for this activity can be found on the Student Page. This activity is part of Exploring ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology
 
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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 set of lecture notes discusses the occurrence and tectonic settings of igneous rocks near convergent plate margins. A discussion of petrography includes major element composition, calc-alkaline trends in ternary diagrams, trace element variations, isotopes to distinguish magma sources, and the origin of igneous rocks at convergent margins. The lecture notes include helpful illustrations, maps ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific, Map, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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In this lesson covers the evolution of a volcanic island from origin to erosion. Students will be able to determine the relative ages of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, given their position in the archipelago and why these islands are so much smaller than the main islands of the Hawaiian chain. They will discover that volcanic islands form over a hot spot on the ocean floor and that islands form ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Physical oceanography
 
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This interactive site uses illustrations and photographs along with text to explain the movement of tectonic plates and the result of this movement on the surface of the Earth. There is a detailed discussion of the movement at each of the four types of plate boundaries: divergent, convergent, transform, and plate boundary zones. Both lateral and vertical movements are depicted by maps and diagrams ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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Called the "Land of the Standing-Up Rocks" by Chiricahua Apaches and later the "Wonderland of Rocks" by pioneers, this northwest corner of the Chiricahua Mountains harbors towering rock spires, massive stone columns, and balanced rocks weighing hundreds of tons that perch delicately on small pedestals. This website provides maps, visitor information, and links to additional resources relating to the ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Map, Ref. material
Subject: Geologic time, Geology
 
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The mission of the United States Geological Survey's Biological Resources Discipline involves working with others to provide the scientific understanding and technologies needed to support the sound management and conservation of our Nation's biological resources. This website contains a comprehensive listing of biological research taking place within the USGS biology branch. This portal provides ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Human geography, Hydrology
 
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Visitors can access information on the geology of the Mojave National Preserve in California. Features include a field trip describing areas of interest at the preserve, as well as a geologic time scale describing the history and development of the area. There are discussions of the formation and history of the present day playa lakes, the underlying Paleozoic limestone and dolomite, and the formation ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Field trip - virtual, Map, Ref. material
Subject: Physical geography, Geologic time, Geology
 
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This site explains what can be learned from an ice core. Scientists collect ice cores by driving a hollow tube deep into the ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland (and in glaciers elsewhere). The cylinders of ancient ice that they retrieve provide a detailed record of what was happening in the world over the past several ice ages. Each layer of ice in a core corresponds to a single year - or sometimes ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Cryology
 
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