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AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resilience to natural...
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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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Brochure on why Earth science is important; Location: Alexandria, VA
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The Environmental Awareness Series is a major project in AGI's Environmental Affairs program. The series booklets cover major topics of environmental and societal concern and demonstrate the complexity and interconnection of natural systems that we use and depend upon. Each booklet is an effective...
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The purpose of this award is to honor the memory of Dr. Edward C. Roy, Jr. Dr. Roy was a past president of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), a professor at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, and a recipient of both the Ian Campbell Medal and the Heroy Distinguished Service Award. He was...
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The Directory of Geoscience Departments (DGD) has been published annually by AGI since 1955. This publication lists all U.S. and most Canadian, Mexican academic geoscience programs and a growing number of programs around the world. Each department listing contains faculty, faculty specialities,...
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AGI has developed a resource for students, teachers and faculty that explains the types of job opportunities for geoscientists. The Careers that Change the World Brochure is colorful and informative, explaining what geoscientists do, where they're employed and how to start a career as a...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Long, and short-term projects are great ways of assesing students' knowledge and presentation skills at the same time. In projects, students typically solve a problem, investigate a sience issue, engage in a simulation, or a number of other activities. They then present their results in a variety of...
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A curated collection of land use images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this link.
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A curated collection of hydrology career images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this link.
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A curated collection of lake images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this link.
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Students will use inference and interpretation of indirect observations to create a model of an object that they cannot see.
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Data collection, including measurements, is the foundation of science. How do scientists know that the measurements they are making are correct, precise and accurate? How can scientists in one part of the world feel confident with the measurements of scientists in another part of the world? This...
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Published in 2018
Looking at Earth from space is inspiring. All of the colors you see in a satellite image tell you a lot about the world around us. What is on the land around you? Pavement? A grassy lawn? A forest? What covers our land matters because we depend on and pasture to produce food, forests for wood...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Published in 2018
This activity has students taking core samples and investigating what they see in the cores during different times of the year.
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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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...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Published in 2018
What fossils — evidence of past plant or animal life — can be found in your region, state, city, or neighborhood? You can find out by visiting the websites of organizations like the National Park Service, your state geological survey, and the Paleobiology Database. As a class, discuss how the...
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Published in 2018
How do you suppose people created geologic maps before the advent of photography, aviation, satellite imagery, and remote sensing? What data might have been gathered to determine the geology of an area? Imagine you’re a geoscientist in the early 1800s. You want to create a geologic map of your...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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A curated collection of animal fossil images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this:...
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A curated collection of dinosaur fossil images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also downlod the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this link.
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