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GeoInquiries are short, standards-based inquiry activities for teaching map-based content found in commonly used textbooks. Each activity is designed using a common inquiry model and can be presented quickly from a single computer and projector or modified for students' hands-on engagement....
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Published in 2019
Each year, the NOAA Marine Debris Program sponsors a nationwide art contest in an effort to get children thinking about how they can keep debris out of the ocean. Kindergartners through 8th graders from all over the country submit artwork depicting the marine debris problem, and the program selects...
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This model illustrates the basic nomenclature for recording the geometry of planar and linear geological features. The model shows how the orientation of planar features (e.g. bedding) is defined by the strike and dip and how the orientation of linear features (e.g. apparent dip, fold axes etc.) is...
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Students often have problems visualising the difference between true and apparent dip. This paper prism might be useful. The model shows both dip and strike sections, with true dip and horizontal beds respectively, together with a face showing an apparent dip. Why not try to measure the dips...
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The three point problem is a fairly typical exercise for undergraduates. This model illustrates the 3-D geometry associated with the standard method for determining the strike and dip of planar features from three-point data. The model, which is constructed in two parts, highlights the method for a...
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"This model illustrates two apparent dips. Apart from constructing the model and measuring dips, it might be worth plotting the data on a stereonet, to answer the question """"what is the true dip""""!"
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The V-rule is one of the most important ways of determining quickly the dip of planar features, i.e. the map pattern of a planar surface (e.g. fault or bedding) 'V's in the direction that it dips. This paper model shows a valley that is perpendicular to the strike of a faulted sequence and a fault....
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Layers of sediments are generally deposited on top of each other. But sometimes sequences of different age are separated by an erosion surface. The difference i nage between the older and younger rocks, i.e. the time gap, is called a hiatus. The foto here shows an angular unconformity at Vallys...
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"These four models deal with the geometrical consequences of a fault displacing inclined beds: in all cases bed dips and related folding pre-date faulting. The models, and associated exercises, are intended to be performed in sequence. You should start with Part I, the other three parts give you the...
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This series of paper models of normal faults is designed to highlight the geometry of normal fault relays. Relay zones accomodate the transfer of displacement between segments by the formation of relay ramps. These models illustrate the conservation of displacement along the length of two normal...
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These models illustrate the geometrical consequences of two cross-cutting normal faults and the difficulty of interpreting the timing of cross-cutting normal faults from fault heave polygons on structure contour maps. The faults have different dips and displacements. The fault heave polygon map for...
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The JOIDES Resolution (JR) is a research vessel that drills into the ocean floor to collect and study core samples. Scientists use data from the JR to better understand climate change, geology and Earth’s history. It is a part of the International Ocean Discovery Program and is funded by the...
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This teacher-moderated, interactive website helps children understand climate change. Kids Against Climate Change offers easy-to-understand information and a space for kids to talk about their experiences with climate around them.
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Mystery of the Month is a monthly email that challenges you with one of the mysteries from the books in our One Minute Mysteries series. These award-winning books feature one-page, literature-based math and science brainteasers. Each story takes just one minute to read and challenges a kids'...
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Having an in-depth understanding and awareness of energy concepts and global issues is essential to develop informed citizens. The Energy Teacher Resource is a collaboration between the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and BP designed to provide resources and support on energy and...
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EarthEcho International’s Educator Resources are a collection of videos, lesson plans, and other materials designed to support high-quality classroom experiences. They are unique tools to assist educators as they equip young people to explore and protect their local natural resources. Many of the...
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Looking for resources to support goals in K-12 reading and science literacy? This literacy-themed website has resources like lesson plans, calendar activities, and videos to enhance STEM instruction. To access them, choose a theme (e.g., Nonfiction, Science, STEM Careers), then add parameters (e.g.,...
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"The """"Shake it Up with Seismographs!"""" activity explores the engineering behind seismographs and how technology has improved accurate recording of earthquakes. Students work in teams to build a simple seismograph out of everyday items, test it during a simulated classroom earthquake, evaluate...
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Explore an ocean's-worth of information related to our efforts to protect and restore the nation's waters from pollution. You'll find experiments and activities for elementary school students and life-long learners alike. We hope the information here helps inspire you and others to further...
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This lesson focuses on devices that are used to detect air pollution. Teams of students construct outdoor air pollution detectors from everyday materials. They then test their devices to see how much particulate pollutants they can capture.
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