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Using maps in the classroom invites curiosity, encourages exploration and inspires problem solving. Maps can be used to explore a multitude of topics and can incorporate visual learning, spatial thinking and quantitative skills into a lesson. Read on to vivid imagery from maps and learn how our...
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Our programs produce accurate geologic maps and 3-D geologic frameworks that provide critical data for sustaining and improving the quality of life and economic vitality of the Nation. They also organize, maintain, and publish the geospatial baseline of the Nation's topography, natural landscape,...
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Published in 2009
Welcome to ETC's collection of historic maps. Here you will find over 5,000 maps representing many different time periods. A friendly license allows teachers and students to use up to 25 maps in non-commercial school projects without further permission. All maps are available as GIF or JPEG files...
Grade Level   3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Online topographic maps of countries, states and cities.
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Published in 2013
Mapping the Nation is an interactive map that pulls together demographic, economic, and education indicators—nearly one million data points—to show that the United States is a truly global nation.
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An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us, energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. Zoom into your location
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This site contains lessons and teacher information for the Map Adventures activity. Map Adventures, with seven accompanying lessons, is appropriate for grades K-3. Students will learn basic concepts for visualizing objects from different perspectives and how to understand /and use maps.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3
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As one of the cornerstones of the US Geological Survey's (USGS) National Geospatial Program, The National Map is a collaborative effort among the USGS and other Federal, State, and local partners to improve and deliver topographic information for the Nation. It has many uses ranging from recreation...
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This map shows the locations of oil spills and other incidents for which NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) provided scientific support for the response. It also shows the locations of other major spills, but it does not show the location of every significant oil spill.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Mercator, polar, azimuthal, and conic -- do you get lost just hearing about the different types of map projections? Get back on track with a hands-on look at how each is created and what each displays.
Grade Level   5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2007
There are many different maps of the same place, and not all information about a place can be put on the same map. For maps to communicate, they focus on showing a limited number of things. This activity teaches students what all maps can tell us. It also teaches students how to read a topographic...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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Interactive maps of Alaska; Location: Fairbanks, AK
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Maps of New Jersey Geology; Location: Trenton, NJ
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Maps on Hawaii's water and geology; Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
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The Ozone Hole poster used in this activity brings together colorful images of over 30 years of satellite observations of the ozone hole. Once you understand the meaning of the color scale, you can interpret the colors on the globes and see how the ozone hole has changed over time.
Grade Level   5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Deep Time Maps Inc. was founded in 2004 as Colorado Plateau Geosystems Inc. Our new name better describes the maps we produce. We provide paleogeographic maps to educators, museums, visitor centers, books, web sites and corporations throughout the world.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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The National Park Service published tons of great free maps, all collected for viewing, saving, and downloading here! You can download PDF and image files of any US national park map. This site currently has over 1000 free high-resolution files to share.
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The Science Literacy Maps are an interactive tool for teachers and learners to explore specific science and math concepts. The maps illustrate connections between concepts as well as how concepts build upon one another across grade levels. Clicking on a concept within the maps will show resources...
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This activity is designed to give you practice using a geologic map to assess the likelihood and location of a particular natural hazard — earthquakes — in California.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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This activity is designed to give you practice using a geologic map to understand how awter shapes the land , nad is stored within the land , in part of the Grand Canyon.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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