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Published in 2016
Earth Science Picture of the Day, courtesy of the Universities Space Research Association
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Published in 2014
This video illustrated how angular unconformities and nonconformities are made.
Grade Level   11 12
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Pupils can find the Milankovitch cycles, of the variation in the solar radiation received by the Earth, difficult to understand. This activity uses hand modelling to consolidate learning.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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504
Published in 2015
The seismic shadows are the effect of seismic waves striking the core-mantle boundary. P and S waves radiate spherically away from an earthquake's focus in all directions and return to the surface by many paths. S waves, however, don't reappear beyond an angular distance of ~103° (as they are...
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These links provide access to descriptive information and explanatory notes, maps, searches, visualizations, and more. The data cover the globe, and while most span the last few millennia, some datasets extend back in time 100 million years. Most of the data are time series of geophysical or...
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Published in 2016
These data describe land cover type, and are based on 10 years (2001-2010) of Collection 5.1 MCD12Q1 land cover type data. The map is generated by choosing, for each pixel, the land cover classification with the highest overall confidence from 2001-2010, as described in Broxton et al., 2014. As...
Grade Level   4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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507
Published in 2013
Learn about mountains, how tall they can get, and about the tallest muntains in the solar system.
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"Lesson plans for teaching about seismology and other Earth science topics. Includes descriptions of demonstrations, experiments and activities for teachers and students. The lessons are designed primarily for teachers of grades 5-12 but can be adapted to introductory college level Earth science...
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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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510
Published in 2015
Watch MinuteEarth explain how plate tectonics really work.
Grade Level   3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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511
Published in 2009
Welcome to ETC's collection of historic maps. Here you will find over 5,000 maps representing many different time periods. A friendly license allows teachers and students to use up to 25 maps in non-commercial school projects without further permission. All maps are available as GIF or JPEG files...
Grade Level   3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is a progressive international scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global soils.
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The National Speleological Society does more than any other organization to study, explore, and conserve cave and karst resources; protect access to caves; encourage responsible management of caves and their unique environments; and promote responsible caving.
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Geology is a fascinating and broad science that incorporates many other sciences! At the Museum of Geology, you'll find many compelling exhibits focusing on: PALEONTOLOGY - the study of ancient life, and MINERALOGY - the study of minerals, including gems, crystals, and the rocks they form. Our...
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"Students use ice cream glaciers and hot wax lava flows to simulate the interactions of glaciers and lava flows. This lesson plan is part of the """"Living with a Volcano in Your Backyard"""" curriculum, created through a partnership between Mount Rainier National Park and the US Geological Survey...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10
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Students will learnthat corals are living animals. They will be introduced to some of the species that make up the biodiversity in coral reefs, and why coral reefs are an important habitat. This lesson will serve as a brief overview of coral anatomy, distribution, its physical properties, and why it...
Grade Level   4 5 6
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