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Exploring Earth: Investigations provides more than 75 earth science investigations. Each presents photos and text (and sometimes video) that help students understand key earth science concepts. Among the topics...  (National Science Foundation)
Exploring Earth: Visualizations features over 100 animations and images that illuminate key concepts in earth science. Examples are: coal formation, nuclear fission, growth of a continent, tectonic plate movement...  (National Science Foundation)
Visible Earth is a searchable directory of images, visualizations, and animations of Earth. Topics include soils, clouds, storms, hurricanes, droughts, precipitation, vegetation, oceans, sea ice...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Solar System Exploration features lesson plans on electro-magnetism, energy, exploration, gravity, pioneers, landforms, life, light, math ratios, matter, measurement, modeling, origin, planet surfaces, rocks...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Geologic Time: The Story of a Changing Earth examines the history of Earth. Learn about the formation of Earth, dating the age of rocks, geologic time, plate tectonics, climate change, ocean circulation, evolution, extinction...  (National Museum of Natural History, supported by Smithsonian Institution)
Geology at the U.S. Geological Survey provides resource collections and maps for studying earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and other natural disasters, as well as rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earth's...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Virtual Courseware demonstrates fundamental concepts related to earthquakes and global warming. Learn how to find the epicenter of an earthquake, how to determine richter magnitude, and how rocks are...  (California State University, Los Angeles, supported by National Science Foundation)
Rock Cycle Animations shows common rock-forming processes. See magma crystallize to form igneous rock, rock erosion to create sediment, transportation of sediment, deposition of sediment to create...  (Carleton College, supported by National Science Foundation)
Enduring Resources for Earth Sciences Education is a database of materials for teaching earth science concepts. Created by teachers and earth scientists, the database includes maps, documents, and other resources for teaching about...  (National Science Foundation)
Discovering the Mysteries of Bryce Canyon National Park offers electronic field trips that combine live broadcasts and web resources to explore the geology and paleontological resources of Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park. Students are...  (National Park Foundation, supported by National Park Service)
USGS Publications offers 40 online booklets on geology-related topics: acid rain, birth of mountains, building stones of our nation's capital, changing continents, collecting rocks, deserts, earth's...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Earth and Environmental Science: Research Overview examines questions that scientists are pursuing: What part do we play in earth's changing climate? What can rock layers tell us about earth's history? How can we understand the forces...  (National Science Foundation)
Hands on the Land Teaching Materials provides lessons for learning about the Everglades ecosystem, bat habitats, bull trout, rock classification, eagles, invasive species, forest carnivores, forest rebirth, North Cascades...  (Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior)
Minerals, Crystals, and Gems: Stepping Stones to Inquiry introduces students to mineral science and the scientific process -- observing things, forming hypotheses, and drawing conclusions. Students watch crystals grow, go on a scavenger...  (Smithsonian Institution)
Bryce Canyon National Park: Hoodoos Cast Their Spell looks at the history of this area in Utah known for its hoodoos -- limestones, sandstones, and mudstones that have been carved by erosion into spectacular spires, fins, and pinnacles...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Pipestone, Minnesota -- National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary features an area in the southwest corner of Minnesota that reflects a rich history of American Indian quarrying, prosperity brought by the railroad and mining enterprises, and a...  (National Park Service)
Ask-a-Geologist invites students to email government earth scientists with questions about volcanoes, earthquakes, mountains, rocks, maps, ground water, lakes, or rivers...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
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