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The Geological Society of America is dedicated to increasing the appreciation of Earth's history, processes, and resources through earth-science education. Recognizing that the future of geology rests in the hands of our nations' school teachers is the fundamental building block of the GeoTeachers...
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The Geological Survey of Alabama, established in 1848, provides service and information to Alabama and its citizens as a natural resource data gathering and research agency. As part of its mission, GSA explores and evaluates the mineral, water, energy, biological, and other natural resources of the...
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Published in 2018
You may have seen or used Global Positioning System (GPS) devices in cars or on camping trips. These devices use data from satellites orbiting the Earth to locate places on our planet. GPS devices describe the locations to us in the form of latitude and longitude coordinates. Citizen scientists...
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An EarthCache is a special site that people can visit to learn about a unique geoscience feature or aspect of our Earth. Visitors to EarthCache sites can see how our planet has been shaped by geological processes, how we manage the resources and how scientists gather evidence to learn about the...
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The Geological Society of America welcomes you to the EarthCache program. Here you will find the earthCache guidelines, tips on how to get involved, and event information. 
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A normal fault occurs when rocks break and move because they are being pulled apart. As the area is stretched, the rocks move along the fault. Each movement causes an earthquake. This model demonstrates how a block of rock is extended by a normal fault. 
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Published in 2008
GSA explains why a career in the earth sciences is important.
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The Geological Society of America provides educational materials and information, such as: courses, earthcache, career information, grants, and K-12 resources.
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The Geological Society of America welcomes you to the EarthCach program. Here you will find the EarthCache guidelines, tips on how to get involved, and event information.
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Geoscience travel and tours; Location: Boulder, CO
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Raindrops contain more than just water. In addition to the small particles of dust around which water drops form, raindrops can contain chemicals found in the atmosphere. Often rain is slightly acidic. This “acid rain” can chemically affect (weather) materials it touches. The amount of...
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Petroleum geologists study Earth's rock layers, looking for places where oil-generating rocks might occur. These geoscientists try to determine whether geologic structures trap the oil in reservoirs which can be drilled and pumped to recover the oil. One such type of trap occurs when rocks have been...
Grade Level   7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2006
You may have seen or used Global Positioning System (GPS) devices in cars or on camping trips. These devices use data from satellites orbiting the Earth to locate places on our planet. GPS devices describe the locations to us in the form of latitude and longitude coordinates. Citizen scientists...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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EarthCaching is an exciting educational activity through which you can learn about Earth and the natural processes that shape our planet over time. By combining GPS technology with outdoor field experiences, EarthCaching allows students and others to experience the wonders of Earth in an entirely...
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Established in 1888, The Geological Society of America provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry.
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Video about why a career in the earth sciences is important.
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Published in 2003
"Explore Earth Cycles CD ROM provides middle/high school teachers with all the information, activities, and data to provide their students great classroom expriences! CD contains full teaching notes, colorful diagrams, and raw data which students can manipulate and play onto period tables. Content...
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Published in 2004
Explore Energy in the Earth System guides you different power and energy resources found on Earth. Use this site to find a book, Adobe document, or CD-ROM in a library near you.
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