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National Geographic
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

One Strange Rock is a thrilling journey exploring the fragility and wonder of our planet, one of the most peculiar, unique places in the universe. It's the extraordinary story of why life as we know it exists on Earth, brought into perspective by th eonly people to have left it behind:...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This part of the IUCr Web site contains materials of use to teachers and classroom demonstrators. View nformation on growing crystals, polyhedral models, essays, and lectures.

Grade Level: 11, 12
California Academy of Sciences
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

With video-based instruction, examples of student notebooks, and ready-to-use materials, this toolkit from the California Academy of Sciences presents everything educators need to know about using science notebooks with K-12 students. Topics address Setting Up Your Science Notebook, Strategies...

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

This site is full of articles about asteroids, comets and several other space topics. Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) are comets and asteroids that have been nudged by the gravitational attraction of nearby planets into orbits that allow them to enter the Earth's neighborhood. Composed mostly of water...

Grade Level: 11, 12
Destination Education, Inc.
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

There’s a whole different world beneath the sea, especially where there’s a living coral reef. This feature book describes the formation of coral reefs and the many plants and animals that live in and around these underwater communities. LeVar is inspired by the book to learn more about the...

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

These Google Earth Engine (GEE) tutorials provide a foundation to quickly begin learning and using GEE. If you are new to GEE, you will want to start with the Google Earth Outreach tutorial. You may need to sign up with a GEE account with an existing Gmail email address.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
The University of Connecticut, CA WALUP Partnership
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Learn how increased impervious cover associated with urbanization alters the natural cycling of water.

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

Earth-Now is a hub for recent climate data gathered from Earth satellites. The data sets are visual color scales that cover a 3-D model of Earth, and students can rotate the model and zoom in or out. A color-coded legend shows the relative weakness or strengths of the data sets, which include...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Created as part of the Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) Program, these project guides encourage K-12 teachers working in unique educational settings to bring award-winning innovative computer science, engineering, and entrepreneurship projects to their classrooms. The guides feature video...

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

Everyone needs a home–a place to eat, sleep, take shelter, even raise a family. When Hermit Crab outgrows his old house, he ventures out to find a new one. Finding it becomes particularly humorous when that home is carried on the crab’s back! LeVar builds a house for the flying friends in his...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
National Geographic
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Google Earth makes a world of geographic information available to your students in a dynamic way over a web browser. Use these ideas to get familiar with the available tools and features, and infuse your students' learning with geographic thinking and inquiry. These ideas closely connect to the...

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

This free site allows teachers to create digital classrooms, customize textbooks, and teach K-12 STEM concepts.

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

Teachers can use Google Earth as a supplement to all kinds of lessons, bringing the geography and topography of different locations to life. Students can perform searches, zoom around the Earth, select layers, and submit eye-level photos served up courtesy of Panoramio. It's a highly engaging...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Paleontological Research Institution (PRI)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

PRI is proud to offer a growing series of Teacher-Friendly Guides to Earth systems science. Written for educators as content resources and curriculum supplements, the Teacher-Friendly Guides are designed to facilitate inquiry-based education providing educators with the background necessary to...

Destination Education, Inc.
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

It’s up to each of us to keep the ocean clean and free from pollution. Jack spends his days sailing the sea and taking in nets full of half-dead fish, ignoring the polluted condition of the water. He finds an ailing seal and receives a message from the sea itself about its sorry state. The...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
National Geographic
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Get ideas for ways to celebrate the seasons around the world.

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

With a background on how melts form and freeze, we can now introduce key features of the two settings intrusive and extrusive in which igneous rocks form.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
2010, Malcolm Hall
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

You depend on rocks for many things, so wouldn't it be nice to know more about them? This app provides a starting point for learning about rocks without being a course in geology. A small collection of common rocks is provided with photographs and descriptions. There are five quizzes of...

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

NASA's educational posters are designed to showcase NASA mission information. The back consists of panels that may be downloaded as 8 x 11 inch pages that are designed for use in the classroom. The panels contain information about the poster, classroom activities and resources for educators....

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Destination Education, Inc.
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

There is a cycle of seasons which has an impact on the weather, plants and animals. Baby animals spend the summer growing, playing and learning from their parents. No matter where you live, there is a cycle of seasons which impacts on the weather, plants and animals. In some locations it is...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4
National Geographic
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

How can students connect with the natural environment while in school, in both practical and engaging ways? Find ways students can make a difference and learn valuable skills through service learning projects.

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

Browse through and download different 3D images from NASA, including the Apollo 11 landing site, Hurricane Sandy, and the Voyager Spacecraft.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
2013, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

What did Earth's continents and oceans look like 250 million years ago, or even 1 billion years ago? What do we know about the climate back when our planet formed? EarthViewer is like a time machine for exploring Earth's deep history. Based on the latest scientific research, it lets you scroll...

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

Learn about NASA with these printable two-sided bookmarks. Each has an image and information about a NASA educational program. Some bookmarks have a classroom activity.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Destination Education, Inc.
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Everyone loves cars, whether imaginary or real. The Popsnorkles decide they need a new car and can’t believe their eyes when they test drive the amazing Tooth-Gnasher Superflash. The car is a real hit when it has the ability to change its shape into several different animals. This book inspires...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4
National Geographic
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

National Geographic offers reference material to encourage your students to learn more about the Earth with encyclopedic entries. This entry is about Earth. Earth is the planet we live on, the third of eight planets in our solar system and the only known place in the universe to support life....

Grade Level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

The USGS provides information on water systems, such as water basics, flooding, coasts, and other topics.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

To contribute to NASA's studies of our home planet, all you need is a smartphone, access to the outdoors, and the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Observer app. Using the app -- which is available for both iOS and Android platforms -- students of all ages can...

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

Here you will find a full list of links to free resources for science teachers of all grades.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Leanne Thomas
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Five elementary science-based card games: Rock-On, the Rock Cycle card game; Silence! a game about Sound; States of Matter, the card game; Who's Got the Bones; and Kingdoms (of living things). These games can be used as a hands-on tool to complement a science unit. They can also be used to...

Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
National Geographic
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

National Geographic offers reference material to encourage your students to learn more about the Earth with encyclopedic entries. This entry is about Earth's core. The core is the hottest, densest part of the Earth.

Grade Level: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
NISEE Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center, University of California Berkeley
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

The Earthquake Engineering Online Archive is a database of significant, publicly-funded research and development literature, photographs, data, and software in earthquake, structural, and geotechnical engineering. It includes full text for EERC, SEMM, and PEER reports published at UC Berkeley,...

Grade Level: 11, 12
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Are you looking for NASA Resources to incorporate into your curriculum? Check out the recently updated digital flier, "Easy Ways to Get NASA Education Materials," to access links to NASA resources and databases in a single location. Use NASA's Educational Resource Search Tool to find lesson...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

The Directory of Geoscience Departments (DGD) has been published annually by AGI since 1955.  This publication lists all U.S. and most Canadian, Mexican academic geoscience programs and a growing  number of programs around the world.  Each department listing contains faculty, faculty...

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

Mars needs YOU! In the future, Mars will need all kinds of explorers, farmers, surveyors, teachers... but most of all YOU! Join us on the journey to Mars as we explore with robots and send humans there one day. Download a Mars poster that speaks to you. Be an Explorer!

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

National Geographic offers reference material to encourage your students to learn more about the Earth with encyclopedic entries. This entry is about Earth's mantle. The mantle, between the brittle crust and super-dense core, makes up a whopping 84% of Earth's total volume.

Grade Level: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
University of Delaware (UD)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

The Education Resources Center (ERC) provides curriculum resources and related services to help prepare and support educators -- PreK through college -- to meet national and Delaware content and performance standards. The ERC is a dividion of the Delaware Center for Teacher Education in the...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
2007, United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This article describes the  salinity in the Great Salt Lake, Utah. This USGS publication gives information about the lake's history, ecology, and other geosciences (hydrology, geology, geography).

Grade Level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Beyond 4Cs
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Discover the best websites where you can access free gemology courses online! we list the best places for gemological resources here for your convenience.

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

Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science presents information that is deemed important for individuals and communities to know and understand about Earth's climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches to adaptation or mitigation. Principles in the guide can serve as...

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 offering Space Program "Artifacts" and "Special Items" for use or display in your science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) themed program. The purpose of this website is to provide a unique portal for authorized recipients to view NASA's Space Program potential artifacts...

National Geographic
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

National Geographic offers reference material to encourage your students to learn more about the Earth with encyclopedic entries. This entry is about seasons. Seasons are determined by the Earth's exposure to the sun.

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

The Concord Consortium is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating innovative educational technology for STEM learning. Our pioneering work brings technology's promise into reality for education worldwide.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
2014, Andrew Fraknoi, Foothill College, Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Cosmology is an enormous field, and the number of educational resources can be a bit overwhelming. This guide includes only a sampling of non-technical materials that instructors around the US have been using and are likely to have access to. Items were based on their level of difficulty (Astro...

Grade Level: 12
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Search hundreds of resources by subject, grade level, type, and keyword.

HippoCampus.org
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

HippoCampus.org is a free, core academic website that delivers rich multimedia content -- videos, animations, and simulations -- on general education subjects to middle school and high school teachers and college professors and their students.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
UNAVCO, Inc.
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

UNAVCO provides resources (course materials) from their sponsored technical short courses.

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
Google
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Google Expeditions enable teachers to bring students on virtual trips to places like museums, underwater, and outer space. Expeditions are collections of linked virtual reality (VR) content and supporting materials that can be used alongside existing curriculum. These trips are collections of...

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

This site contains a free, downloadable poster of the rock cycle. The rock cycle illustrates the formation, alteration, destruction, and reformation of earth materials, and typically over long periods of geologic time. The rock cycle portrays the collective system of processes, and the resulting...

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

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United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

This website is designed to broadly educate students about acid rain, including: its definition; its cause; the various effects that is has on humans, the environment, and buildings and objects; what is being done to reduce its occurrence. In addition it offers students several ways that they...

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United States Department of Energy (DOE)

The School Energy Survey is designed to give students the necessary background and framework to conduct an energy survey of their school building. The step-by-step approach guides students through the process of analyzing energy consuming appliances and systems. After gathering data, students...

Mojave Desert Fault Zones
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Annenberg Learner

What happens as boundaries diverge? Watch a continental rift, volcanoes and lakes form as two continental plates move apart.

Students observing a fault model
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Annenberg Learner

What are convergent boundaries? Examine how collisions of oceanic and continental plates can create volcanoes, island arcs, and earthquakes.

North American crustal plates and earthquake epicenters
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Annenberg Learner

In this game, you will see a series of five images showing the positions of earth's continents during different geologic periods. You will have two minutes to arrange them in the correct order.

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