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By TED-Ed
Published in 2015
Tens of millions of years ago, plate tectonics set North and South America on an unavoidable collision course that would change the face of the Earth and spell life or death for thousands of species. Juan D. Carrillo explains the massive biological repercussions of this collision, which caused one...
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Are geothermal power sources actually renewable? This activity has students building a geothermal power source and answering questions on renew-ability. Students will see different ways geothermal power is extracted, model forms of this power using a density can filled with hot gravel, and be able...
Grade Level   8 9 10 11 12
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By TERC
Find many interactives on chapters ranging from earth systems to historical geology. Weather chapters are also included.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Multiple virtual field trips on earth and life sciences can be chosen. Each field trip focuses on a certain aspect of science, as well as a place. For example, one field trip focuses on the Dresser Formation (earliest record of life) in Australia. Each field trip has a still image of that...
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National Geographic offers reference material to encourage your students to learn more about the Earth with encyclopedic entries. This entry is about Earth's mantle. The mantle, between the brittle crust and super-dense core, makes up a whopping 84% of Earth's total volume.
Grade Level   7 8 9 10 11 12
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National Geographic offers reference material to encourage your students to learn more about the Earth with encyclopedic entries. This entry is about Earth's core. The core is the hottest, densest part of the Earth.
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Pupils prepare a scientific report about earthquakes, a topic studied in science or geography. The activity creates a cross-curricular link between the sciences and arts. Pupils can: relate their existing knowledge about earthquakes to historis paintings of the results of earthquakes; look carefully...
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Phenomena is only as effective as the unit it is embedded within. The questions that students raise should be directly connected with the core ideas that you want the students to engage with using the science and engineering practices. For example, we all live seeing a volcano model explode -- but...
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This investigation is designed to help participants make connections between the different components of the Earth System (biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and geosphere) through observing their local outdoor area, categorizing the observations into one or more “spheres”, and drawing links...
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"Earth science resources. Each """"Chapter"""" includes animations and movies, question answers, learning objectives, quizzes, related readings, flash cards, a glossary, and internet resources. "
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These videos describe content featured in college-level introductory geoscience courses but may also be applicable to other disciplines and to high school curricula. These 5-6 minute videos talk about various geoscience topics like rock formation, climate change, earthquake hazards, water table, ice...
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The Radford University geology, biology, anthropology, chemistry and physics programs offer a special program for K-12 classes in which students visit MES, the Radford University Planetarium, the Radford University Greenhouse and view exciting chemistry and physics magic shows. The full program may...
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We wrote this guide to inspire geoscience professionals and assist them in helping to provide Earth science enrichment for students, especially in school programs at the K-12 level. We have grown increasingly aware of the tremendous opportunities for enrichment, and the equally large resource...
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By CK-12
Covers the study of Earth , its minerals and energy resources, processes inside and on its surface, its past, water, weather and climate, the environment and human actions, and astronomy.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Science Regents Examinations, answer booklets, and scoring keys from January 2012, on. All examinations center around different topics in the earth sciences (meteorology, geology, planetary science, geology, etc.).
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Published in 2007
The Earth's crust is not a solid shell. It is made of thick, interconnecting pieces called tectonic plates that fit together like a puzzle. In this activity, students will: use logic and the evidence to reconstruct the position of large islands and continents as they appeared 220 million years ago;...
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By UNAVCO
UNAVCO periodically publishes outreach materials such as one-pagers or brochures highlighting available services and community science, as well as producing a few fun snipoffs that can be used for learning more about geodesy; Location: Boulder, CO
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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"This activity asks """"deep questions"""" about sedimentary structures to help pupils to visualize the environment in which they formed."
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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"This hands-on activity requires students to """"visit"""" different K-T boundary sites, evaluate the evidence at each site, find these sites on a map, and predict where the crater is located. It tests a diverse set of skills, including mapping, mathematical scaling, and interpretation of mixed...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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