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What is science? How does science work? What are scientists like? Misconceptions regarding the answers to these questions abound. Too often science comes across to students as unapproachable and devoid of human involvement. These mistaken ideas can interfere in understanding science concepts, cause...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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The Core Lab is an approximately 10-day activity to introduce the idea that we can use sediment cored as recorders of the history of Earth's climate and chemistry. In particular, we focus on sediment cores from the deep sea, since this represents the best archive for scientists studying Earth's...
Grade Level   11 12
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Membership in the History of the Earth Sciences Society (HESS) offers opportunities to interact and exchange ideas with others interested in the history of the geosciences, whether scientists or historians
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The Paleontological Research Institution serves society by increasing and disseminating knowledge about the history of life on Earth.
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The object of SVP is to advance the science of vertebrate paleontology and to serve the common interests and facilitate the cooperation of all persons concerned with the history, evolution, comparative anatomy, and taxonomy of vertebrate animals, as well as field occurrence, collection, and study of...
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Need a quick reference to the geologic time scale of Earth's history? Try out out Free geotimescale 2 app! Find out, for example, when dinosaurs ruled the world or when reptiles first appeared. This is an excellent reference for students, educators, professional geologists, or anyone interested in...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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MAPS is one of the few strictly fossil clubs in the country. It is for the novice/beginner who wants to know more about these treasures from the past; it is for the old-timers who have so much expertise and knowledge to share with the rest of us; and it is for all those who fall in-between who share...
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Few phenomena in nature still up interest as much as a solar or lunar eclipse. In history, we have learned much about the Sun, Moon, nad Earth from careful observation of them. In this activity, you will look at how eclipses have enriched our knowledge as well as thrilled our senses.
Grade Level   7 8 9 10 11 12
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The program provides fellowship grants of ¤24,000 to individuals who are looking to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary-school level. The foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year. Awarded: March 1, 2016
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"This mini field trip is designed to take preservice teachers on a Prehistoric Journey, where they will use the exhibits and Museum's education collections to answer the question """"Is T. rex a great big chicken?"""" Not only will you enjoy the exhibition with a Museum educator but you will also...
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Access thousands of primary sources -- letters, photographs, speeches, posters, maps, videos, and other document types -- spanning the course of American history. Borrow from an ever-expanding collection of document-based activities created by the National Archives, and teachers around the world....
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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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Since 1947 the Columbine Gem and Mineral Society is a local organization of people who share interests in rocks and minerals, local travel, local geography, and history. The society is not geared towards professional geologists, but rather for the average person interested in rocks, minerals, gems,...
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The purposes of this Corporation shall be to advance the science of Paleontology, especially in Florida, to disseminate knowledge of this subject and to facilitate cooperations of all persons concerned with the history, stratigraphy, evolution, ecology, anatomy, and taxonomy of Florida's past fauna...
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Introduce middle level students (grades 6-8) to the national marine sanctuaries in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and off the coast of American Samoa. The sanctuaries include breeding and feeding grounds of whales, sea lions, sharks, and sea turtles; significant coral reefs and kelp forest...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Photographs from the US Department of State are provided in several photostreams on varied topics, which can be searched. There are also albums available.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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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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The Society for Archaeological Sciences (SAS) is a non-profit international association promoting research on and dissemination of scientific knowledge of our human past, studied through use of a wide range of analytical techniques on archaeological materials. SAS represents a distinguished group of...
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The Kentucky Paleontological Society was founded in 1993 for the purpose of promoting interest in and knowledge of the science of paleontology. It is intended that the Society be a network for the exchange of data between professionals and serious amateurs int he field. A newsletter is published...
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Published in 1989
On October 17, 1989, a Magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred south of San Francisco, California. The resulting disaster was not the largest in the history of the United States, in terms of either money or lives. In this Post Lab, students will construct a paper model of the 1989 fault rupture. This...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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