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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 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...
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.
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 12-question quiz about earthquakes and seismicity.
This earth science pre-test gauges our knowledge on common earth science facts. Answer the questions, and check your results.
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....
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...
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 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...
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...
Science profiles, featuring geoscientist Michelle Thaller
Description of geoscience careers with links to job sources
Earth Science Internship information
Careers at Schlumberger, video
Detailed career information, opportunities and salary data
Description of various geoscience careers
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...
Article on importance of geoscience careers
Science career web site, job opportunities, networking
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...
Read about different career paths NASA scientists have taken.
Agronomy-related career information; job postings
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...
Geoscience job postings
Career information, planning, profiles
career information, job opportunities, networking, social media
Videos on specific Earth scientists and the different work they accomplish in their respective fields.
Geoscience Research and Technical job postings.
Video called How to Be a Scientist. Features geologist Liz Cottrell
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.
Job opportunities, statistics and resources
Video about why a career in the earth sciences is important.
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...
Description of geoscience careers with links to outside resources
Description of geoscience careers and links to job opportunities
Geoscience career information, data, resources
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