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Carleton College
Explore resources and teaching materials for using Geographic Information Systems in the classroom. These sites provide information and advice about how to use GIS in introductory courses and other classroom situations.
Resource Type: Classroom Activities, Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level: 11, 12
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
"Systems are inherently complex and learning about them promotes higher order thinking. Systems thinking involves assisting students in understanding how the lithosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere independently operate and how these systems influence each other. Encouraging...
Resource Type: Curricula and Instruction, Curriculum Materials
Grade Level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
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...
Resource Type: Curricula and Instruction, Curriculum Materials
Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Many geoscience educators have limited opportunities to collect good rock and mineral samples directly from the field. Others lack the financial resources to purchase collections. At the same time, many institutions have an abundance of specimens sitting unused in laboratory drawers. This service...
Resource Type: Curricula and Instruction, Curriculum Materials
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National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
NAGT gives suggestions for student field trips based on location. Each resource list intended audience, location, summary of goals, notes and tips, etc.
Resource Type: Classroom Activities, Curricula and Instruction
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National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
This site outlines information about safety and risk issues for faculty and departments to consider as they continue the great geology tradition of taking students into the field.
Resource Type: Curricula and Instruction, Safety Guidelines
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Carleton College
This site examines the role of geoscience departments and faculty in preparing preservice teachers and supporting practicing teachers who teach earth science at all pre-college levels. Information is drawn from the participants and outcomes of the 2003 On the Cutting Edge workshop, Developing the...
Resource Type: Professional Resources, Teacher Professional Development
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National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
The NAGT Career Hub allows institutions and organizations to advertise geoscience education related job openings, postdoctoral positions, internships, assistantships and undergraduate research opportunities. All Career Hub postings are also featured in the NAGTNews e-newsletter and on NAGT's...
Resource Type: Career Information, Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level: 12
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
View a selection of NAGT publications, including lab manuals and guidebooks.
Resource Type: Curricula and Instruction, Curriculum Materials
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Global SPHERE Network
A coalition of US educational institutions created a database of STEM research opportunities worldwide for high school students. Part of the global network STEM Programs for High-schoolers Engaging in Research Early (SPHERE), the database aims to increase the number of mentors -- researchers who...
Resource Type: Career Information, Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

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