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This lesson explores the realm and limits of science. It engages students to give examples of topics that can be studied by science and those that cannot. It also takes a look at descriptive terms which reflect the true nature of modern science and those which do not, especially those which do not fit the popular perceptions of science. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: History and philosophy of science
 
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This United States Geological Survey (USGS) on-line publication discusses the events of the 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens in Washington state and subsequent volcanic activity since that time. The report begins with the first signs of activity before the May 18th eruptions and a summary of the eruption with information about lahars, ash falls and volcanic gases. The report also discusses explosions, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Photograph, Report
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This article reports on the life and influence of James Hutton, considered the founder of modern geology. It covers the existing thinking about Earth's creation, how Hutton's scientific training and his work as a farmer came together in his pursuit of geology, his important contributions to the new science of geology, and the influence his work had on future generations of scientists. The article ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology, History and philosophy of science
 
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The Sleeping Mountain role playing scenario is part of the Starting Point Teaching Collection. In this scenario, students represent townspeople whose lives and livelihoods are endangered by an active volcano which may or may not erupt in the near future. They must debate whether to invest in or to abandon their town. The site outlines the roles and includes a description of the original, real volcano ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This collection provides a wide array of visual resources and supporting material about plate tectonic movements. Visualizations include simple animations, GIS-based animated maps, paleogeographic maps and globes, and numerous illustrations and photos. This collection is not exhaustive but does represent some of the best sources for teaching. Resources can be incorporated into lectures, labs, or other ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph, Video, Visualization - scientific, Abstract / Summary, Clearinghouse
Subject: Geologic time, Structural geology
 
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This fact sheet discusses the dangers associated with debris flows, as seen in the United States. Topics include an introduction to the properties of debris flows, a discussion of where they occur, their association with fires and volcanic activity, and some suggestions for people who live in areas prone to debris flows. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This USGS fact sheet provides information about mercury toxicity and its occurrence in the environment. Maps, diagrams, and photographs complement the text which discusses the sources and types of mercury in the environment, exposure pathways, and health effects on humans and wildlife. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Natural hazards
 
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This website of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Park Service (NPS) discusses the geology of Yosemite Valley in California, beginning 100 million years ago with the formation of the granite rocks found in this park and continuing with jointing, exfoliation, and erosion through ice and water. Bedrock Geology includes details about the formation, classification, and descriptions ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Map, Index / Bibliography, Ref. material
Subject: Physical geography, Geologic time, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This collection, from the "On the Cutting Edge" workshop series, features educational resources useful for teaching undergraduate igneous and metamorphic petrology courses. The collection includes lab exercises, classroom activities, problem sets and more. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Problem set
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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In this activity, students match photographs of igneous rocks with descriptions of their formation. There are also two teacher demonstrations that will help students to identify pumice and volcanic ash with graded bedding. Other pictures and descriptions are of breccia, columnar jointing in a basaltic lava flow, coarse grained granite, and phenocrysts in a porphyry. At the end of the activity students ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Presentation / Demo
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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