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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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Geographic information systems (GIS) are mapping and analysis tools that people use in all walks of life. GIS is problem-solving technology, for careers in research, policy-making, and production — in government agencies, non-profit groups, and for-profit companies, from global to local...
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The second full week of October is not only Earth Science Week—it is also National Wildlife Refuge Week! During this time, you are encouraged to consider the legacy of Rachel Carson, an early leader in the environmental conservation movement, and the resource management activities of the U.S....
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Information on geoscience careers, scholarships and grants, and internships
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Activity where students represent different historical scientists. Students introduce themselves using the biographical paragraphs in order to show how ideas about the earth and earthquakes have changed through time as recorded in various historical documents.
Grade Level   7 8 9 10 11 12
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The mission of the Geological Association of Canada is to facilitate the scientific well-being and professional development of its members, the learned discussion of geoscience in Canada, and the advancement, dissemination and wise use of geoscience in public, professional and academic life. The...
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Published in 2010
In this activity, students will review and discuss weathering, erosion and mass wasting, to gain a stronger understanding of how Hickory Run's Boulder Field was formed after the Laurentide Continental Glacier receded. Using edible materials, students will model and demonstrate the geological...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Discovering, measuring, understanding, and predicting ecological impacts of natural chemical, biological, and geological processes between the solid Earth and Ocean. The Earth-Ocean Interactions Program contributes to NOAA’s objective of achieving a holistic understanding of marine ecosystems by...
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The purposes of the Commission are to: develop statements of stratigraphic principles; recommend procedures applicable to classification and nomenclature of stratigraphic and related units; review problems in classifying and naming stratigraphic and related units; and formulate expressions of...
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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...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2014
The Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) would like to introduce its peer-reviewed English language open access e-journal Progress in Earth and Planetary Science (PEPS), which has been published by Springer since April 2014. PEPS prints original research articles and high quality review articles covering...
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In this lesson, students use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) together with the tools and data from the North America Global GIS CD to investigate earthquakes, volcanoes, and population from a local to global scale. The lessons can be used with other data in the Global GIS project to investigate...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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In this animation, we are shoeing an ocean/continent convergent boundary at the leading edge of the plate. We see the denser oceanic plate diving beneath the continental plate. The down-going oceanic plate eventually warms up to the temperature of the surrounding mantle. Such destruction (recycling)...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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The Union Internationale de Spéléologie (UIS) is the international body for caving and speleology. Formed in 1965, its voting members consist of a delegate from each member country. This delegate represents the country's cavers and speleologists, rather than its national body(s). An elected...
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Sinkholes are natural depressions in the land caused when limestone and soils dissolve. They form when groundwater removes rock underground. They can form by slow gradual sinking or by sudden collapse of an underlying hole. Sinkholes are common in about one quarter of the U.S. You can usually...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10
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This activity can be used as one means of explaining isostasy, in the context of the Earth's structure and its surface relief. Students will model the principle of isostasy with wooden blocks.
Grade Level   11 12
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The Society, instituted in 1876, has the general object of advancing the knowledge of the science of mineralogy and its application to other subjects including crystallography, geochemistry, petrology, environmental science and economic geology.
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Published in 2008
This Nature lesson discusses the processes of weathering and erosion and how they work together to shape the earth's landscape.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10
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The precursor to Dr. Shorey's YouTube videos was his Earth and Environmental Systems podcast. There are 65 episodes of about 1 hour each. They cover all the basic topics of earth science, with an emphasis on earth's history (20+ episodes).
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This video series is a guide to field geology and environmental field studies. It starts from the basics and gets more and more advanced as we go. It should be considered a video companion to the Earth and Environmental Systems Podcast on iTunesU.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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