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Published in 2018
What’s an awe-inspiring natural feature in your state? Maybe it’s a mountain, canyon, waterfall, glacier, cave, volcano, geyser, natural arch, grand vista, or something else. Identify an inspiring landscape near you, and learn about the geoscience behind it. Start with the geologic maps...
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Published in 2016
Compaction of soil can contribute to size and numbers of pores. Soil can become compacted many ways, and this can have long-term effects. For example, when American settlers traveled the Oregon Trail in their wagons in the 1800s, soil became so compacted that we still can see wheel ruts today. Try...
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This downloadable poster showcases different minerals you can find in your home.
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Published in 2016
The SEED Earth Science Week Online Toolkit, a partnership of Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development (SEED) and the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), provides Earth science education resources in both Spanish and English. Please join us! El Juego de Herramientas en línea SEED, que...
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Published in 2018
Have you ever felt an earthquake? What was it link? What did you do? More than 143 million people are exposed to potentially damaging shaking in the United States. The US Geological Survey (USGS) along with universities and state agencies in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California are developing...
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In this activity, students will explore their creativity and critical thinking while they imagine a cave environment and create an organism that lives in their cave. Their cave will be one of the types mentioned in the preceding pages, but their organisms will be of their own imagination.
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Published in 2018
If you were an alien visiting Earth for the first time, you might remark on the diverse and incredible landscapes and patterns around majestic mountains, green forests, rolling grasslands, and turquoise oceans. You also might recognize geometries of civilization and changing weather patterns. All...
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AGI is sponsoring a photography contest to celebrate Earth Science Week. The photography contest is open to interested persons of any age. You must be a resident of the United States or an international member of an AGI Member Society or an AGI International Associate Society to enter.
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Lists of current contests held by Earth Science Week.
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Welcome to Geologic Map Day, a special event designed to promote awareness of geologic mapping and its vital importance to society. As an extension of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, Geologic Map Day focuses the attention of students, teachers, and the general public on the study,...
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No Child Left Inside (NCLI) is celebrated on the Tuesday of each Earth Science Week. But any day can be NCLI day! Young people everywhere enjoy experiences that make learning fresh and exciting. Your students will, too. This guide contains all the information you need to begin planing your own NCLI...
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Water on earth is used over and over. The water cycle, the continuous movement of water from ocean to air and land then back to the ocean in a cyclic pattern, is a central concept in meteorology. In the water cycle, the sun heats the Earth's surface water, causing that surface water to evaporate...
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The ocean is the key element in Earth's hydrologic cycle (water cycle). Students will construct a simple model of the hydrologic cycle to help them visualize and understand the movement of liquid water and heat. The hydrologic cycle is the continual movement of water from one place to another and...
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Students will map the patterns of the major ocean currents as well as the influence of wind, water temperature, land masses, and water density on those currents. Students observe what happens to pieces of an herb sprinkled into a pan of water. After the activity, the students can discuss why the...
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In this activity, students study natural features of Mesa Verde and make conclusions about how early inhabitants settled there.
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With this activity from the Association of American State Geologists, students can use local geologic maps to research types of rock in their area.
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Published in 2018
In any science, it is important to accurately and understandably describe your observations for others. Whether for advancing research or informing the public, communicating your work is critical. For geologists, this comes down to describing rocks' colors, patterns, shapes, and other features....
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Published in 2018
You may have seen or used Global Positioning System (GPS) devices in cars or on camping trips. These devices use data from satellites orbiting the Earth to locate places on our planet. GPS devices describe the locations to us in the form of latitude and longitude coordinates. Citizen scientists...
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Published in 2018
This activity has students taking core samples and investigating what they see in the cores during different times of the year.
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Published in 2018
There are many reasons people look into art for expression. Art is a means to express emotion, document events, and convey information. In this exercise, you will select a scientific graph that addresses an important real-workd issue, create an illustrated graph from that original, and craft an...
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