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In this unit, your students will study fossils. Fossils are any evidence of past plant or animal life contained in sediment or a sedimentary rock, from bones, shells or teeth to imprints of a dinosaur's foot. Students will see that to hold a fossil is to hold millions of years of history in their...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5
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Picking up, examining and collecting rocks can be the first steps in moving children toward an appreciation of geology and the “bones” of the Earth. Children can find a wide variety of rocks in many places, from the school yard to parks and driveways at home. Even very young children...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5
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If you ask the question “What is soil?” you will get many different answers, depending on whom you ask. If you ask an engineer planning a road project, you'll find that soil is the material that can be moved about without blasting. A geologist thinks of soil as the loosely packed...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5
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"Even the youngest learners are aware of weather. It's easy to understand why they are interested in this topic. Weather directly affects their plans for the day. It determines how they dress, and what gear-boots, mittens, umbrellas, sunscreen, etc.-to pack for an event. Rarely does weather stay the...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5
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This site teaches students how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage. Students can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories, become a Disaster Action Kid and learn about FEMA. The Parents & Teachers page has activities, curriculum and safety information that can...
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This Globe contrail guide is in Spanish. View images and descriptions of contrails and their formation.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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This is a Spanish version of the popular web site of Project 2061, the long-term science, mathematics, and technology education reform initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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A printable quiz regarding earthquakes. Questions test knowledge on what fault lines are, where most earthquakes in the US happen, what a seismograph measures, what tectonic plates are, what magnitude is, how long earthquakes usually last, and dangers to people during an earthquake. Students also...
Grade Level   4 5
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The rock cycle is the combination of all the processes that act to break down rocks, move sedimentary materials from place to place, and produce new rocks. In this investigation, students will discover what happens to rocks under lots of pressure and heat through a simulation that uses crayon...
Grade Level   3 4 5 6
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The National Science Digital Library provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines—both formal and informal, institutional and individual, in local, state,...
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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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"A new site """"The Earth, the Great Imam"""" on the evolution of the geomagnetism science that deals with the earth's magnetic field, commemorating the 400 anniversary of the publication of William Gilbert's De Magnete, physician of Queen Elizabeth I of England, who Was the first to explain the...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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This Globe contrail guide is in English, Spanish, and French. View images and descriptions of contrails and their formation.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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"This resource is a packet of supplementary curriculum materials for grades 2-4 developed by the Stanford SOLAR (Solar On-Line Activity Resources) Center in conjunction with NASA and the Learning Technologies Channel. This evaluation refers to the activity """"""""Sizing Up the Stars"""""""" which...
Grade Level   2 3 4
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Targeted for students in grades 3-5, this STEM lesson from Teaching Tolerance helps students see themselves as scientists. In the activity, students watch a short video and a demonstration of a discrepant event. The follow-up classroom discussion helps students understand the curiosity,...
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Published in 2008
Given that previous findings on the social distribution of the effects of small classes have been mixed and inconclusive, in the present study I attempted to shed light on the mechanism through which small classes affect the achievement of low, and high-achieving students.I used data from a 4-year,...
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Published in 2010
This report summarizes the activities and findings of Horizon Research, Inc. (HRI) in its external evaluation of the Science: It’s Elementary (SIE) program in the period July 2009 through June 2010.
Grade Level   3 4 5 6
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These are some of the animal species Charles Darwin would have seen when he visited the Galapagos Islands.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3
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Published in 2013
An animated storybook explains why people have explored since the beginning of time.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3
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What makes an airplane fly? How does a spacecraft stay in orbit? Why does a balloon float in the air? What are you waiting for? Come and find out!
Grade Level   3 4 5
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