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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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Sample questions and answers from the GEOSC 20 Final Exam in 1996
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.).
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....
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
View different student opportunities based withing the geosciences. Entails information on internships, training opportunities, and more.
Third Pod from the Sun is the American Geophysical Union’s podcast about the scientists and methods behind the science. These are stories that you won’t read in a manuscript or hear in a lecture.
Career information, planning, profiles
CareerOneStop occupation profile for a Climate Change Analyst. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.
Geoscience job postings
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).
Videos on specific Earth scientists and the different work they accomplish in their respective fields.
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.
CareerOneStop occupation profile for an Environmental Economist. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.
career information, job opportunities, networking, social media
Video called How to Be a Scientist. Features geologist Liz Cottrell
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...
CareerOneStop occupation profile for a Forest and Conservation Technician. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.
Geoscience Research and Technical job postings.
Job opportunities, statistics and resources
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,...
CareerOneStop occupation profile for a Forester. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.
Description of geoscience careers with links to outside resources
CareerOneStop occupation profile for a Geographer. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.
Video about why a career in the earth sciences is important.
Geoscience career information, data, resources
CareerOneStop occupation profile for a Geological Sample Test Technician. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.
Description of geoscience careers and links to job opportunities
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...
Career information, pathways, profiles
CareerOneStop occupation profile for a Hydrologist. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.
Connect with STEM professionals and STEM college students, as well as the resources and opportunities you need o succeed in a STEM career!
GIS job search site
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...
Geoscience career information, job postings, resources
CareerOneStop occupation profile for a Park Naturalist. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.
GIS job search site
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...
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