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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
American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Explore the concepts that underlie the study of the stars and other heavenly bodies, and how astrophysicists analyze their distant light for clues to their physical and chemical properties. This Special Collection sets out the fundamentals and demonstrates them in a set of articles, activities,...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 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
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This NOAA site has downloadable infographics on winter weather safety.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 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
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
2013, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This 16-page booklet illustrates multiple NASA sources that llow educators to incorporate real Eart hscience data and images in their teaching and programs. Sample resources as well as firsthand accounts of how these are being used in the classroom or informal education setting are included.

Grade Level: 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
2016, Andrew Fraknoi
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Astronomy is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of one- or two-semester introductory astronomy courses. The book begins with relevant scientific fundamentals and progresses through an exploration of the solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. The Astronomy textbook builds...

Grade Level: 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
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This NOAA site has downloadable infographics on flood safety.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 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 (DHS), United States Geological Survey (USGS)
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 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
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

The AAPT ComPADRE Digital Library is a network of free online resource collections supporting faculty, students, and teachers in Physics and Astronomy Education. each of the collections contains materials designed for a specific group or course.

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
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This NOAA site has downloadable infographics on fog safety.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 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.

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

Explore NASA Science brings you the latest news from NASA! Browse through information about the solar system, Sun, Earth, Missions, and more.

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
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This NOAA site has downloadable infographics on space weather.

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

Posters on coastal hazards, watersheds, hazardous waste, wetlands, water use, wastewater, navigation, groundwater, and water quality. The posters, depicted in cartoon format, are available in full color or black and white JPEG files. They are separated into posters for elementary students (K-5)...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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
Education World Inc.
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Education World is a complete online resource that teachers, administrators and school staff can isit each day to find high-quality and in-depth original content, such as curated news briefs on topics that matter to educators, lesson plan and worksheet printables, product reviews, and a huge...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
UCAR Center for Science Education
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

People who are literate in atmospheric science understand the "big ideas" of the relevant scientific knowledge. Armed with this understanding, they will have the basis to communicate about the Earth's atmosphere in a meaningful way, and be equipped to make informed and responsible decisions...

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

This NOAA site has downloadable infographics on wind safety.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
NOAO Spanish Language Astronomy Materials Education Center
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This is an expanding library of reviewed materials and a web-based catalog of generally available Spanish-language astronomy materials for all grade levels.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education (JAESE)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

The Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education – JAESE is a scholarly, peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing original discipline-based education research and evaluation, with an emphasis of significant scientific results derived from ethical observations and systematic...

Carolina Biological
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This middle school student lab book for Earth Science focuses on Earth's role in space, and its relationship with the Sun and Moon. It focuses on three parts: the Sun-Moon-Earth system, the solar system, and Earth's history as a planet. Spanish resources are also provided. 

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This page explains what actions to take when you receive a tsunami (pronounced soo-ná-mee) alert from the National Weather Service for your local area. It also provides tips on what to do before, during, and after a tsunami. Tsunamis can strike any U.S. Coast, but risk is greatest for states and...

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

MC Student allows students to take assessments, tests, quizzes, and common formative assessments using a mobie device. MastrtyConnect empowers educators to assess and track mastery of both state and Common Core standards, share common assessments, and connect in an online professional learning...

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

This infographic describes the world's largest waterfall -- underwater!

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
United States Geological Survey (USGS), Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This downloadable poster showcases different minerals you can find in your home.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
2014, The Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU), Springer Open
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

The Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) would like to introduce its peer-reviewed English language open access e-journal Progress in Earth and Planetary Science (PEPS), which has been published by Springer since April 2014. PEPS prints original research articles and high quality review articles...

Carolina Biological
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This middle school student lab book in Earth science focuses on severe weather and catastrophic events on the Earth. The eBook is divided into three parts: Storms, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes. It also includes Spanish language resources. 

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This page describes what to do before, during, and, after an earthquake.

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

MasteryConnect Teacher App allows teachers to launch and deliver assessments with an iPad or iPhoe. teachers can instantly view student results, sort by mastery levels, and edit their scores.

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

This infographic explains the science behind tsunamis, from how they're created to how the affect the public.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
TCi
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

TCI is a K-12 publishing company that creates science and social studies curriculum that enables educators to engage all students in a diverse classroom. Ready-to-teach lesson presentations, complete student resources, customizable assessments, and more at your fingertips.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

The Active Earth Monitor is a customizable computer based earth science display designed for K-12 schools, museums, visitor centers, libraries, and universities. The Active Earth Monitor provides a way to engage audiences with earth science information without spending resources on a large...

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

Covers the study of Earth - its minerals and energy resources, processes inside and on its surface, its past, water, weather and climate, the environment and human actions, and astronomy.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This page explains what actions to take when you receive a winter weather storm alert from the National Weather Service for your local area and what to do before, during, and after a snowstorm or extreme cold.

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

Our primary science resource packages provide a useful starting point for teachers in planning and delivering science lessons or in supplementing a teacher's own planning. Resources are organized into topic area and year group and include many opportunities for working scientifically. They...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
NCAR/UCAR (CISL, SIParCS), Arizona State University
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Meteo AR and Meteo VR are apps for exploring geoscience data from your mobile device. They are free and available for download in the Apple Store and Google play.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Engineering is Elementary (EiE)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Engineering is Elementary (EiE) is a project of the National Center for Technological Literacy at the Museum of Science, Boston. We address America's pressing need for effective STEM education through three platforms: curriculum development and dissemination, professional development for...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Luana Games
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Essentially a "female scientist" version of the popular card game Uno, this fun resource from luanagames.com introduces players to 44 remarkable women in science and offers inspiring role models for kids. Each card features an illustration of a female scientist and a brief summary of her primary...

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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