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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
2013, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This guide details principles and fundamental concepts of ocean literacy. Educators can use this guide to enhance ocean science learning in their classroom.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
2012, Novim Group
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

"Just Science" highlights the easy-to-understand video map of climate change recently released by the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) study. The app features a color-coded map of the world that displays how the Earth's land temperature has changes between 1800 and 2009. Monthly data...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
It's About Time
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

The module, Earth System Evolution leads students to an understanding of changes in the earth system that have created the present physical environment and the evolution of life using a student based inquiry approach. The module consists of three chapters: Astronomy, Climate Change, and Changing...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
2015, United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

In response to the growing demans for information on the global mineral-resource base, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) completed assessments for udiscovered resources of porphyry and sediment-hosted copper, platinum-group elements, and potash. The USGS conducts national and global assessments...

Grade Level: 11, 12
Destination education
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Environmental responsibility is a lesson in many Reading Rainbow episodes. And Still the Turtle Watched is a story about a turtle carved in rock that watched ecological changes in sadness. LeVar takes students watching Reading Rainbow DVDs on a historical journay. In this episode, he takes them...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4
Tasa Graphic Arts, Inc.
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Need a quick reference to the geologic time scale of Earth's history? Try out out Free geotimescale 2 app! Find out, for example, when dinosaurs ruled the world or when reptiles first appeared. This is an excellent reference for students, educators, professional geologists, or anyone interested...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
It's About Time
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Could the effects of a volcano be felt 50 kilometers away? 500 kilometers away? 5000 kilometers away? Could life on the other side of the world be effected by an eruption? Could an earthquake occur where you live? Can buildings or people survive an earthquake? Is there a common cause for...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Earth Learning Idea (ELI)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials
ELI is publishing FREE Earth-related teaching ideas, designed to be practical resources for teachers and teacher-trainers all over the world.
We publish new Earth Learning Ideas every two weeks. Some of these activities require the use of some basic school laboratory equipment and...
Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Destination Education, Inc.
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Reading Rainbow episodes offered here are designed to add another layer of learning to the classroom experience. Educational DVDs can reinforce lessons and further exemplify concepts taught during teacher instruction. The story of Archibald Frisby explores the world around us and answers...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4
Dokon Jang
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Planet Earth 3D allows students to explore the Earth. The app features a 3D model of the Earth that students can rotate and explore. It also includes information about the structure and rotation of the Earth and a discussion of the moon and stars as well.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
It's About Time
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

A typical day would not be possible without mineral resources to make the products we use, water resources to sustain our lives, keep clean, and cook our food, or energy resources to drive around and to provide our electricity. All these resources exist in abundance on our planet, but none will...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
1996, United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This book was originally published in paper form in February 1996. View various sections of the book here, or order it from the US Government Printing Office.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Geology.com
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This mineral identification chart was created Art Crossman as a college course project at Mansfield University in 1997. He did an outstanding job, organizing minerals on the chart in a systematic way - according to their properties. His mineral identification chart has been used in mineralogy...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Craig Design
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

The award-wining astroomy app, with more features than dozens of other apps combines. From an augmented reality view of the night sky, to a virtual visit to the surface of Mars, Pocket Universe is the ultimate in astronomy apps. Moon phases, Orrery, ISS sightings, Jupiter's moons, Quiz games,...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Tags: astronomy
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Investigating Earth Systems approaches Earth System Science through problem-solving, with community-based models that are hands-on and inquiry-driven. Students will investigate: why some things become fossils and others don't, how the environment affects how fossils form, how fossils show the...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
2005, United States Geological Survey (USGS), National Park Service (NPS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Today’s residents, as well as residents of centuries past, consider Mount Rainier “the spiritual and cultural icon of the Pacific Northwest.” As a backdrop for many of the State’s residents, Mount Rainier offers beauty, solace, inspiration, and challenge. The mountain sets the daily mood for...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This NASA/NOAA cloud chart is in Spanish. View cloud formations and descriptions.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

NASA is the hub of all astronomy science knowledge. This is a visual collection of all their space research -- from the moon landings to the outer edges of the Kuiper Belt. This is the NASA Visualization Explorer -- the coolest way to get stories about NASA's exploration of the Earth, sun, moon...

Grade Level: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
It's About Time
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Investigating Earth Systems approaches Earth System Science through problem-solving, with community-based models that are hands-on and inquiry-driven. Students will investigate: where deposits of minerals can be found, how deposits form, how minerals are mined, what responsibilities you have in...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This on-line edition contains the text from the original book in its entirety.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
The Globe Program
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This Globe cloud chart is in Spanish. View cloud formations and descriptions.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Looking to explore your favoeite space images in striking detail or take a virtual trip to Mars? JPL has apps for that. We're taking all the best JPL science, images and more to bring you applications that'll keep you informed no matter hwere you are.

Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
It's About Time
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Investigating Earth Systems approaches Earth System Science through problem-solving, with community-based models that are hands-on and inquiry-driven. In this module, students will investigate: properties of seawater, how ocean water circulates and how currents are formed, different features of...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This downloadable poster presents a picture of Mount St. Helens and 30 cool facts about it.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
The Globe Program, National Science Foundation (NSF)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This Globe contrail guide is in Spanish. View images and descriptions of contrails and their formation.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Mastery Connect, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Publisher Mastery Connect has placed the planning power right into the palm of your hand with this informative functional app. Teachers and parents can now view the Standards in one app. Teachers can also organize lessons by conceptual progression and topic, or use the domains model. Also...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
It's About Time
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

In this module, students will explore: the different types of rocks, how rocks are formed and how they are worn away, different types of landforms created by the removal and the deposition of rock and soil, the effect of glaciers on landforms. 

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
2008, United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Volcanoes have been erupting in the Cascade Range for over 500,000 years. During the past 4,000 years eruptions have occurred at an average rate of about 2 per century. This chart shows 13 volcanoes on a map of Washington, Oregon, and northern California and time lines for each showing the ages...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This Globe contrail guide is in English, Spanish, and French. View images and descriptions of contrails and their formation.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Mastery Connect
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Publisher Mastery Connect has placed the planning power right into the palm of your hand with this informative functional app. Teachers and parents can now view the Standards in one app. Teachers can also organize lessons by conceptual progression and topic, or use the domains model. Also...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
It's About Time
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Investigating Earth Systems approaches Earth System Science through problem-solving, with community-based models that are hands-on and inquiry-driven. In this module, students will investigate: the kinds of materials in soil, the arrangement of soil materials, the amount of water the soil can...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
Tags: soils, water, erosion
2008, United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Most volcano hazards are associated with eruptions. However, some hazards, such as lahars and debris avalanches, can occur even when a volcano is not erupting.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
2007, United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This downloadable poster showcases different minerals we use every day.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
LetsGoSolar.com
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

The best kind of learning is fun, too. Solar-powered toys and kits not only are environmentally friendly and entertaining, but they also teach kids about how solar power works to make them move and light up. Many can even be assembled by kids. With toys available to suit a wide range of ages and...

Lawrence Hall of Science
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Life and Climate is about how our atmosphere and climate came to be as they are today; how life on Earth evolved; and how the evolution of life and climate have affected each other since the Earth was formed. In this Guide your students will find the story of how tiny plants brought oxygen to...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Tags: climate
2008, United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Poster detailing the after-effects of Mount St. Helen's eruption in 1980.

Grade Level: 11, 12
United States Department of the Interior (DOI), United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This downloadable poster showcases water cycle.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Multiverse and Andrew Fraknoi
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

The teaching of astronomy in our colleges and high schools often sidesteps the contributions of cultures outside of Europe and the US mainstream. Few educators (formal or informal) receive much training in this area, and they therefore tend to stick to people and histories they know from their...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Lawrence Hall of Science
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

OZONE is a success story about how people around the globe are cooperating to solve a serious environmental problem. Ozone gas in the upper atmosphere shields our planet from ultraviolet light that is thought to cause skin cancer and cataracts in humans, and that may be harmful to a wide variety...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
2006, United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Poster map of Mount St. Helens as shown from above.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
2007, American Red Cross, Asian Pacific Fund, California Earthquake Authority, Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, New America Media, United States Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency, and United States Geological Survey (US
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This book is provided here to share an important message on emergency preparedness. Historically, we have suffered earthquakes here in the San Francisco Bay Area that have caused severe hardship for residents and incredible damage to our cities. It is likely we will experience a severe...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Multiverse, NASA, Andrew Franknoi
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

There is growing documentation of the challenges women have faced and are facing in having an equal role in astronomy. At the same time, women are attaining important positions throughout the astronomical community, including the presidency of the International Astronomical Union and the...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Lawrence Hall of Science
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

The Hydrogen Technology and Energy Curriculum (HyTEC) project has developed and field-tested a module titled "Investigating Alternative Energy: Hydrogen & Fuel Cells."

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
2003, United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications, the bathymetry data can be visualized and analyzed to shed light on the geology, geomorphology, and geologic history of Crater Lake.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
2007, United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This downloadable poster showcases bathymetric images of Hawaii's volcanoes.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Browse through EPA publications in Spanish.

2016, Andrew Fraknoi, Foothill College
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

In this illustrated introduction we discuss a variety of musical piece (both classical and popular) that were inspired by astronomical ideas, history, or discoveries. The pieces cited range from operas about Einstein, Kepler, Galileo, and others, through the on-line Supernova Sonata and to a...

Grade Level: 11, 12
Tags: astronomy, art
Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the environment (GLOBE)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

In the GLOBE Teacher's Guide, protocols and learning activities are related to the standards they address. In the United States, there is growing insistence that teaching be directed to address specific standards. Many countries in GLOBE and virtually every state in the United States have...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
STEM Teaching Tools, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

These handy NGSS bookmarks feature a quick guide to Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Crosscutting Concepts, and some key definitions.

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

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Arctic Ocean world view, satellite imagery
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Joseph J. Kerski

In this lesson, students use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) together with the tools and data from the North America Global GIS CD to investigate earthquakes, volcanoes, and population from a local to global scale. The lessons can be used with other data in the Global GIS project to...

Lake Powell and Escalante Canyon in Utah
Classroom Activities
Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

This activity is designed to give you practice using a geologic map to understand how awter shapes the land - nad is stored within the land - in part of the Grand Canyon.

World Earthquake Epicenters
Classroom Activities
Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

This activity is designed to give you practice using a geologic map to assess the likelihood and location of a particular natural hazard — earthquakes — in California.

Seismogrph monitoring
Classroom Activities
National Geographic

How is the world connected to the pencil you hold in your hand? Complete this activity to find out.

Hurricane Felix infrared image, 1995
Classroom Activities
Esri

A tropical storm is brewing in the Atlantic Ocean. It’s causing rain and thunderstorms over the Caribbean, and it will soon be a tropical depression — the beginning of a hurricane. By the time Hurricane Mitch leaves the Central America, more than 11,000 people will be dead and as many as 18,000...

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