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American Geosciences Institute, National Science Teachers Association (AGI, NSTA)
Resource Type: Assessments

Describes the purpose and possible uses of the new American Geological Institute/National Science Teachers Association Earth Science Examination. Provides an order blank for obtaining the test. Stresses that the test is specifically designed to test concepts and problem-solving ability.

Teacher Vision
Resource Type: Assessments

A printable quiz regarding earthquakes. Questions test knowledge on what fault lines are, where most earthquakes in the US happen, what a seismograph measures, what tectonic plates are, what magnitude is, how long earthquakes usually last, and dangers to people during an earthquake. Students...

Grade Level: 4, 5
University of Houston (UH)
Resource Type: Assessments

A 47-question quiz on earthquakes. This assessment is designed to test your knowledge of material covered in the chapter and in the Internet-based resources.

AAAS Science Assessment
Resource Type: Assessments

This assessment on plate tectonics lists sub-ideas (core knowledge and information), as well as performance percentages for students in grades 6-8 and 9-12. The assessment also lists common misconceptions the students had regarding the subject material. Categories include the outer layer of the...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Assessments

Portfolios, in assessment terms, are collections of students' work that demonstrate what they have learned and are able to do over a period of time. In science, it's a bit trickier to use the portfolio method to best advantage. Since the ultimate goal of the portfolio contents is to demonstrate...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Assessments

Pre-assessment tasks help you to find out what knowledge, experiences, skills and attitudes your students have before you begin any science instruction. In some instances, you might find it useful to have students write their responses to a short set of simple questions on the topic. Examples...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Assessments

Long- and short-term projects are great ways of assesing students' knowledge and presentation skills at the same time. In projects, students typically solve a problem, investigate a sience issue, engage in a simulation, or a number of other activities. They then present their results in a...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Penn State, Terry Englander
Resource Type: Assessments

Sample questions and answers from the GEOSC 20 Final Exam in 1996

New York State Education Department (NYSED)
Resource Type: Assessments

Science Regents Examinations, answer booklets, and scoring keys from January 2012, on. All examinations center around different topics in the earth sciences (meteorology, geology, planetary science, geology, etc.).

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
My Environmental Education Evaluation Resource Assistant (MEERA)
Resource Type: Assessments

Do you need help evaluating your environmental education program? You have come to the right place. My Environmental Education Evaluation Resource Assistant (MEERA) is an online evaluation consultant, created to assist you with your evaluation needs. It will point you to resources that will be...

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Assessments

Student interviews are discussions with students about their understanding of scientific concepts and phenomena. You can do these with individual students or small groups, while the rest of the class is doing independent work. You can also do interviews if you have a team-teaching arrangement....

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
AAAS Science Assessment
Resource Type: Assessments

This assessment gives sub-ideas (core knowledge and information) on basic weather and climate elements including atmospheric temperature, humidity, and cloud formation. It also lists performance statistics on information given to students in grades 6-8 and 9-12, as well as common misconceptions...

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Resource Type: Assessments

This is a list of key ideas related to Weather and Climate II: Seasonal Differences. For each key idea, you will find a list of sub-ideas, a list of items, results from our field testing, and a list of student misconceptions. Key ideas include: sun height (in the sky) during the year,...

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Resource Type: Assessments

This site contains information on key ideas of weathering, erosion, and deposition. It includes percentages of students (grades 6-8 and 9-12) answering tested knowledge correctly as well as common misconceptions those students might have. Key ideas include: transportation and deposition of rock...

GeoScience Videos
Resource Type: Assessments

This GeoScience Videos blog provides support for instructors using the series of GeosScience Videos found on YouTube. The blog contains one-page quizzes for each short video as well as other related information such as in-class questions and activities. If you visit the blog's Assessment...

JogNog
Resource Type: Assessments

This game-based quiz program offers assessments for students in grades 2-12 in a variety of core subjects, including science, math, language arts,and history. Teachers can use the website's pre-existing quizzes or create their own. The science quizzes employ the key vocabulary and concepts in...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
CareerOneStop
Resource Type: Career Information

CareerOneStop occupation profile for a Hydrologist. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)
Resource Type: Career Information

Career information, planning, profiles

EarthSciencesCanada (ESC)
Resource Type: Career Information

The Canadian Geoscience Education Network (CGEN) developed this website to educate, excite, and encourage youth to consider a career in the Earth sciences. The website is part of Canada's celebration of the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE 2007-2009).

ConocoPhillips
Resource Type: Career Information

Geoscience job postings

CareerOneStop
Resource Type: Career Information

CareerOneStop occupation profile for a Park Naturalist. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Geological Society of London (GSL)
Resource Type: Career Information

An online interactive guide to geoscience career pathways and study options from school to university and beyond, with up-to-date advice and resources to help plan your future.

Smithsonian
Resource Type: Career Information

Videos on specific Earth scientists and the different work they accomplish in their respective fields.

Tags: volcano, oceans, moon
2017, American Farm Bureau Foundation (AFBF)
Resource Type: Career Information

Appropriate for use in both formal and informal education settings, the curriculum for grades 6-8 walks students through careers in the agricultural industry in none focus areas: Agribusiness Systems, Agricultural Education, Animals Systems, Biotechnology Systems, Environmental Service Systems,...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN)
Resource Type: Career Information

career information, job opportunities, networking, social media

CareerOneStop
Resource Type: Career Information

CareerOneStop occupation profile for a Remote Sensing Scientist and Technologist. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.

Grade Level: 11, 12
Geological Society of London (GSL)
Resource Type: Career Information

Are you a graduate looking for your first job? Searching for an academic research position or PhD? A geoscience professional looking for the next step in your career? An employer needing to fill a vacancy? Geoscience Jobs is the official jobs platform from the Geological Society and an essential...

Smithsonian Education
Resource Type: Career Information

Video called How to Be a Scientist. Features geologist Liz Cottrell

Earthworks-Jobs.com
Resource Type: Career Information

Geoscience Research and Technical job postings.

Tags: geoscience
CareerOneStop
Resource Type: Career Information

CareerOneStop occupation profile for a Remote Sensing Technician. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.

Grade Level: 11, 12
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
Resource Type: Career Information

Job opportunities, statistics and resources

Tags: geophysics
Geological Society of America (GSA)
Resource Type: Career Information

Job postings

CareerOneStop
Resource Type: Career Information

CareerOneStop occupation profile for a Soil and Plant Scientist. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
STEM Georgia
Resource Type: Career Information

Description of geoscience careers with links to outside resources

Geological Society of America (GSA)
Resource Type: Career Information

Video about why a career in the earth sciences is important.

CareerOneStop
Resource Type: Career Information

CareerOneStop occupation profile for a Soil and Water Conservationist. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
The George Washington University (GWU)
Resource Type: Career Information

Geoscience career information, data, resources

EnvironmentalScience.org
Resource Type: Career Information

Wonder what it takes to be an environmental scientist? At EnvironmentalScience.org, high school and college students can learn about this exciting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career. Discover what an environmental scientist does, wht education is required to become...

Geology.com
Resource Type: Career Information

Description of geoscience careers and links to job opportunities

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Career Information

Introduce middle and high school students to science and technical career opportunities at the USGS through this series of descriptive cards. Each card highlights a different job, describing the duties and education qualifications for the position and featuring a photograph of a scientist at...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
The Paleontology Portal
Resource Type: Career Information

Career information, pathways, profiles

GIS Jobs Clearinghouse
Resource Type: Career Information

GIS job search site

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Career Information, Curriculum Materials

Women at NASA serve as role models to young women in their pursuit of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. The lithograph "Women of Color: Pioneers and Innovators" features astronauts, pilots, mathematicians, and administrators -- past and present -- who make...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
The University of Arizona (UA)
Resource Type: Career Information

Geoscience career information, job postings, resources

UNAVCO, Inc.
Resource Type: Career Information

Geo-Launchpad is an eight-week paid internship program based in Boulder, CO and is open to all Colorado community college students with an interest in geoscience. Geoscience includes atmospheric science, chemistry, earth science, engineering, environmental science, geography, geology, hydrology...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
GISCareers.com
Resource Type: Career Information

GIS job search site

Tags: gis, careers
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Resource Type: Career Information

Careers in atmospheric and Earth sciences; job opportunities

UNAVCO, Inc.
Resource Type: Career Information

RESESS (Research Experience in Solid Earth Science for Students) is a summer internship program dedicated to increasing the diversity of students entering the geosciences. RESESS supports interns in summer research experiences at UNAVCO in Boulder, CO as well as provides professional development...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Houston Chronicle
Resource Type: Career Information

Description of geoscience careers with links to job sources

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Career Information

This brochure lists reasons why earth science matters to everyone, from careers, to education. Spanish version available here.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Brooks Coal Mine, Colorado, circa 1905
Classroom Activities
National Park Service (NPS), Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

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.

Cave in Carlsbad Caverns
Classroom Activities
National Park Service (NPS), Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

Caves form through a variety of natural processes depending on their local geology and climate. Flowing lava, melting ice, dissolving rock, and crashing waves are the major processes that form these wondrous environments. In this activity, students will observe a model of how the most common...

Cacti in the Sonoran Desert
Classroom Activities
Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

In this activity, students study natural features of Mesa Verde and make conclusions about how early inhabitants settled there.

Mauna Ulu on the east rift of Kilauea. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Classroom Activities
Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

Traditional geologic maps — sometimes crisscrossed with lines, blotted with colors, and marked with strike and dip symbols — have been used to depict the geologic makeup of the Earth for many years. New technologies such as satellite-enabled remote sensing are allowing geoscientists to create...

Topaz Sample
Classroom Activities
Association of American State Geologists (AASG), Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

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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