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Today, there are many active volcanoes worldwide. Is there anything we can do to predict how and when they erupt? Click through this interactive as it tells you about how volcanoes form, possible forecasting techniques, and coping with volcanic eruptions.
Grade Level   3 4 5 6 7 8
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If your habits resemble those of average Americans, you generate about 4.6 pounds of solid trash per day. This adds up to big trouble for the environment. Americans are generating waste products faster than nature can break them down and using up resources faster than they can be replaced. How can...
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"New Englanders have a saying: """"If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute."""" Weather forecasts may be more stable in other parts of the world, but the basic idea stands. weather is dynamic, the product of interacting forces we are only beginning to understand. This interactive teaches...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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This lab uses a robust model of the carbon cycle to give you an intuitive sense for how carbon circulates through the atmosphere, biosphere, oceans, and crust. This model is similar to ones presented by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It allows you to experiment with how human input...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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In this game, you will see a series of five images showing the positions of earth's continents during different geologic periods. You will have two minutes to arrange them in the correct order.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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What are convergent boundaries? Examine how collisions of oceanic and continental plates can create volcanoes, island arcs, and earthquakes.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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What happens as boundaries diverge? Watch a continental rift, volcanoes and lakes form as two continental plates move apart.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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This eight-part workshop for K-8 science teachers shows inquiry teaching and learning in action, with real teachers and students in real classrooms. Whether you have already experimented with inquiry teaching and want to enhance your practice, or are new to the approach and want to know how to make...
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This interactive lesson from Annenberg Learner takes you through different time periods of major plate tectonic movement, from Pangea to present day.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Rock Cycle is an interactive Web site where students can learn all about rocks and geology, the science of rocks. They will learn how rocks can be identified, how they are formed, and how they change over time. Students will identify the three major kinds of rocks and learn how to tell them apart....
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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Dynamic Earth is an interactive website where students can learn about the structure of the Earth, the movements of its tectonic plates, as well as the forces that create mountains, valleys, volcanoes, and earthquakes. The first section focuses on the layers that make up the Earth , from the thin...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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