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Fossils give us an amazing picture of past life on Earth, because they are evidence of living things from long ago. Fossils can tell us about the living conditions, or environments, of ancient times. In this investigation, students will explore a set of fossils to determine the living conditions of...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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Each student will use a reference diagram of fossil foraminifera with their paleo-water-depth assignments to interpret the water-depth of a particular area of California during the geologic past. The model of paleoenvironments and the species found in the samples are based on actual work by Ingle...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Technological breakthroughs in the 1990's paved the way for incredible remote sensing capabilities for the 21st century. These enhanced capabilities are utilized by dozens of satellites continuously collecting data from multiple vantage points, allowing scientists from different countries to...
Grade Level   7 8 9 10 11 12
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This is a 4-5 day unit on the physics of waves and encounters in the marine environment. Students will have the opportunity to work with actual data, learn about different types of waves, and understand how waves are used in the ocean to learn about the environment. The unit consists of three...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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By Gladeo
"This career exploration site can help middle and high school students discover their strengths, explore interesting career options, and find out how to pursue them in the real world. Through inspiring videos, career profiles, infographics, and live-streaming question-and-answer sessions, students...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2007
Since January 2007, TDF has been curating awesome documentaries and it's been a host to a vibrant community of people who're making this place even more interesting. Obviously the content here is created with a passion for documentary films and the site is a valuable resource for those with an...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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There is always some water vapor in the air. For the most part we can't see it directly, but we can measure its presence with a relative humidity sensor. In this activity, you will use a relative humidity sensor and a soda bottle to measure humidity near surfaces, such as over a leaf or above an ice...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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At BioInteractive, you can find award-winning multimedia resources, including apps, animations, videos, interactives, and virtual labs, to bring the excitement of scientific discovery into your classroom. In this section, you can find resources on the Earth and Environment.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2006
Water is a crucial ingredient for life on Earth: It nourishes people, plants, and animals and plays a majr role i nthe planet's weather and climate. The water cycle is Earth's natural mechanism for transporting, cleansing, and recycling water between the surface and the atmosphere. In this lesson,...
Grade Level   3 4 5
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World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nation's most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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In this lesson for grades 9-12, students learn to read fuel economy and environment labels, then apply their understanding to compare and contrast the labels for various vehicles and fuel types. The lesson plan includes background information, procedures, teacher and student worksheets, discussion...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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This easy-to-use guide introduces K-12 audiences to the marine environment and fosters ocean literacy through lessons exploring the themes of Ocean Health, Ocean Acidification, Ocean Exploration, and Marine Industry. Each theme contains three lessons, one each for elementary (K-5), middle (6-8) and...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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"The Kids' website from NIH's National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences features games, activities, stories, and lessons that encourage elementary and middle level students to learn about the environment and have fun while doing it. Topic links like Environment and Health; Healthy Living;...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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Students will examine how human actions and population changes can affect the environment. Students will examine a series of photographs that compare famous landmarks (Times Square, the Saltair Pavilion in Utah, Laguna Beach, and Niagara Falls) across time, and then they will identify...
Grade Level   4 5 6
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WISE is a powerful online platform for designing, developing, and implementing science inquiry activities. Since 1997, WISE has served a growing community of more than 15,000 science teachers, researchers, and curriculum designers, as well as over 100,000 K-12 students around the world. WISE...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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With a background on how melts form and freeze, we can now introduce key features of the two settings intrusive and extrusive in which igneous rocks form.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2018
This brief draws on research supported by the National Science Foundation to highlight considerations for educational leaders and others who make decisions about supporting inclusive STEM education.
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Published in 2007
This downloadable poster showcases different minerals we use every day.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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"This activity asks """"deep questions"""" about sedimentary structures to help pupils to visualize the environment in which they formed."
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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The mission of the EPA is to protect human health and the environment.
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