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This activity illustrates how seismic waves are used to determine the magnitude of an earthquake and to locate its epicenter. It includes tutorials as well as assessments for Teachers to give students. This site also has resources in Spanish. 
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Find audio and videos on minerals, engineering, career fields, and more.
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How do scientists zero in on deep sea vents within the world's vast oceans - especially when they are located a mile or more below the surface? Think like a scientist and you'll find out! Climb aboard this virtual expedition along an unknown stretch of the Pacific Ocean's Juan de Fuca Ridge to see...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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The University of Alaska, Fairbanks Geophysical Institute brings you the Aurora Forecast -- a daily forecast of the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis (northern and southern lights). Click the maps at the bottom for forecasts in different hemispheres.
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Our Plate Motion Calculator calculates tectonic plate motion at any location on Earth using one or more plate motion models.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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By UNAVCO
USE this interactive map to see velocity vectors of North American plates, earthquakes, volcanoes, and more.
Grade Level   12
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USGS's Earth as Art series 4. Lansat images from aroudn the globe.
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This classroom lecture presents a simple conceptual model of the relative thicknesses of the Lithosphere by measuring a simple hard-boiled egg. The hard-boiled egg is used as a scale model for the zones of the Earth. The shell is to the egg as the lithosphere is to the Earth. This demonstration...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Video lecture demonstrates the use of foam faults to demonstrate faults, and a deck of cards to demonstrate folds and fabrics in rock layers. Different types of faults include: normal (extensional) faults; reverse or thrust (compressional) faults; and strike-slip (shearing) faults.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Browse through a collection of maps of all 50 states.
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Explore resources for teaching about apportionment and redistricting. Use multiple teaching methods, including hands-on materials and instructional technology. National Geographic's Giant State Maps offer historical context and an overview of current population distribution; a background...
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Video lecture on divergent, transform, and convergent types of plate boundaries. Recorded during a 2007 teacher workshop on earthquakes and tectonics. Speaker is Dr. Robert Butler, University of Portland Oregon. Three main types of plate boundaries: Divergent: extensional; the plates move apart....
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Published in 2017
NASA and the Challenger Learning Centers present Christa's Lost Lessons. Christa McAuliffe was chosen to be the first teacher in space. Due to the tragic space shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986, she did not film the science lessons in space as planned. Educators-turned-astronauts, Joe Acaba and...
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This podcast series on climate resiliency is produced by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and National geographic. The series showcases high school students who are experiencing real-life impacts of climate change and trying to find solutions in their communities....
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As one of the cornerstones of the US Geological Survey's (USGS) National Geospatial Program, The National Map is a collaborative effort among the USGS and other Federal, State, and local partners to improve and deliver topographic information for the Nation. It has many uses ranging from recreation...
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Published in 2016
Earth Science Picture of the Day, courtesy of the Universities Space Research Association
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This video from NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory explains the basics of tsunamis and how to protect yourself.
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"This video features """"""""Science Steve"""""""" of Louisville Water Company and his animated friend Tapper explaining the importance of the Ohio River as a natural source of drinking water. He describes the river's geologic origin as a result of glaciation and the different rock layers or strata...
Grade Level   3 4 5 6
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Published in 2018
So you want to go to Mars? The International Space Station (ISS) is helping us get there. This short 1.18 minute video highlights several ways the ISS is helping NASA extend human presence into deep space.
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Interested in improving data literacy among upper-elementary to high school students? Use the tools and data activities at Tuvalabs. The website's free version provides datasets and suggested activities for students to work with the data. Themes include Dinosaurs, Land Animals, Weather Balloon Data,...
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