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This fact sheet provides an overview of basic scientific facts about landslides. Topics include the different types of landslides, ways that they might be triggered, and how to lessen the effects of landslides on people and structures. A set of links to additional information and some suggested publications are provided. A downloadable, printable version is also available. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Report
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This glossary of geologic terms is based on the glossary in Earth: An Introduction to Geologic Change, by S. Judson and S.M. Richardson (Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice Hall, 1995). Where possible, definitions conform generally, and in some cases specifically, to definitions given in Robert L Bates and Julia A Jackson (editors), Glossary of Geology, 3rd ed., American Geological Institute, Alexandria, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Glossary
Subject: Geology
 
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The 1950 eruption was the largest and most spectacular eruption from the southwest rift zone of Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawaii, since written records have been kept. It was especially noteworthy, for lava was erupted from a nearly continuous 20-km-long fissure along the middle portion of the rift zone. Flows reached the sea in less than four hours. The description includes 5 photographs, a map of a portion ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Natural hazards
 
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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 in-class exercise, profiled on the Starting Point website, is intended to have the students discover plate boundaries based on the uneven geographic occurrence of geologic hazards. The website details the learning goals, teaching notes and materials, and context for this activity. It offers an extensive list of links to additional resources and materials for lecture on geologic hazards and plate ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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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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