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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.

University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (UWGB)
Resource Type: Assessments

A test bank of 17 different assessments on the earth sciences. Test topics include: how the earth works, minerals, rocks, soils and weathering, glaciers, earthquakes and volcanoes, wind erosion, coastal and marine geology, oceans, weather and climate, astronomy, and evolution and fossils. The...

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
Resource Type: Assessments

A four-question quiz on earthquakes. Questions ask about devastating North American earthquakes in the last 200 years, what to do during an earthquake, and where the first seismometer was used. After answering each question, the answer is given, along with an explanation of the answer.

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
Florida International University
Resource Type: Assessments

A 12-question quiz about earthquakes and seismicity. 

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

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...

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
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...

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
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...

Turning Technologies
Resource Type: Assessments

This earth science pre-test gauges our knowledge on common earth science facts. Answer the questions, and check your results.

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

Careers at Schlumberger, video

Chevron
Resource Type: Career Information

Earth Science Internship information

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
Saddleback College
Resource Type: Career Information

Geoscientists are stewards or caretakers of Earth's resources and environment. They work to understand natural processes on Earth and other planets. Investigating the Earth, its soils, oceans, and atmosphere; forecasting the weather; developing land-use plans; exploring other planets and the...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Science Buddies
Resource Type: Career Information

Description of various geoscience careers

2013, Columbia University (CU)
Resource Type: Career Information

Article on importance of geoscience careers

Science Magazine
Resource Type: Career Information

Science career web site, job opportunities, networking

Florida Polytechnic University
Resource Type: Career Information

Florida Polytechnic University's website and app provides a centralized source of articles, videos, and interactive content dedicated to guiding high school students to STEM-focused careers and helping them through the college preparation and the application process. The website features student...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Concordia University (CU)
Resource Type: Career Information

Career information

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

Read about different career paths NASA scientists have taken.

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

Agronomy-related career information; job postings

ConocoPhillips
Resource Type: Career Information

Geoscience job postings

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)
Resource Type: Career Information

Career information, planning, profiles

Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN)
Resource Type: Career Information

career information, job opportunities, networking, social media

Smithsonian
Resource Type: Career Information

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

Tags: volcano, oceans, moon
Earthworks-Jobs.com
Resource Type: Career Information

Geoscience Research and Technical job postings.

Tags: geoscience
Smithsonian Education
Resource Type: Career Information

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

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

Job postings

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.

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

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

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...

STEM Georgia
Resource Type: Career Information

Description of geoscience careers with links to outside resources

Geology.com
Resource Type: Career Information

Description of geoscience careers and links to job opportunities

The George Washington University (GWU)
Resource Type: Career Information

Geoscience career information, data, resources

GIS Jobs Clearinghouse
Resource Type: Career Information

GIS job search site

The Paleontology Portal
Resource Type: Career Information

Career information, pathways, profiles

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

This presentation includes links to videos about scientists and engineers working with the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (from the Faces of GPM series), as well as other STEM careers videos, followed by a number of links to online career resources. It is designed to be used students...

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

GIS job search site

Tags: gis, careers
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Career Information

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Students use sugar cubes to demonstrate how karstic scenery forms. This activity can be used in any science or geography lesson.

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In this activity, students will conduct two runs of an activity to simulate, using coloured sweets, how the relative proportions of oxygen can indicate past Earth temperatures.

Emerald Spring, Yellowstone National Park
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Groundwater.org

Water is constantly moving around, through and above the Earth as a gas (water vapor), a liquid, and as a solid (ice). This never ending process is called the water cycle (or hydrologic cycle). Because this planet has a sealed atmosphere, very little water escapes into outer space, thus the same...

Molten iron in a furnace
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Learn how reducing, reusing, and recycling can help you, your community, and the environment by saving money, energy, and natural resources. Recycling programs are managed at the state and local level—find information on recycling in your community.

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