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Northwestern University (NU)
Resource Type: Career Information

Career information and geoscience job opportunities

Science Buddies
Resource Type: Career Information

How is climate change affecting the Earth? What will the changes mean for society? If these are questions that peak your curiosity, then you might be interested in a job as a climate change analyst. Climate change analysts evaluate climate data and research to determine how shifts in the climate...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Science Buddies
Resource Type: Career Information

Environmental scientists use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment by identifying problems and finding solutions that minimize hazards to the health of the environment and the population. They analyze measurements or observations of air, food, water, and soil to...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
American Association of Geographers (AAG)
Resource Type: Career Information

Jobs in geography career center; includes Earth science jobs

RigZone
Resource Type: Career Information

Oil and gas job search site

Science Buddies
Resource Type: Career Information

When you hear the word "geography," you might think of maps and names of state capitals, but the work of geographers is much more than creating maps and identifying places. Geographers look at how people, places, and Earth are connected. They study the economy, social conditions, climate, and...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Association of American State Geologists (AASG)
Resource Type: Career Information

Job postings

Tags: geology, careers
Gladeo
Resource Type: Career Information

This career exploration site can help middle and high school students discover their strengths, explore interesting career options, and find out how to pursue them in the real world. Through inspiring videos, career profiles, infographics, and live-streaming question-and-answer sessions,...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Oregon State University (OSU)
Resource Type: Career Information

Description of careers and links to job opportunities

Science Buddies
Resource Type: Career Information

Just as a doctor uses tools and techniques, like x-rays and stethescopes, to look inside a human body, geoscientists explore deep inside a much bigger patient -- planet Earth. Geoscientists seek to better understand our planet, and to discover natural resources, like water, minerals, and...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Resource Type: Career Information

Career information, statistics, job outlook

Public Broadcasting Station (PBS)
Resource Type: Career Information

Science profiles, featuring geoscientist Michelle Thaller

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Resource Type: Career Information

Description of geoscience careers with links to job sources

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Resource Type: Career Information

Career information, job postings, video profiles

CareerOneStop
Resource Type: Career Information

CareerOneStop gives information on Geoscientist careers (except geographers and hydrologists). View a video, education levels, daily work, and more.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Schlumberger
Resource Type: Career Information

Careers at Schlumberger, video

CareerMine
Resource Type: Career Information

Job postings

CareerOneStop
Resource Type: Career Information

CareerOneStop occupation profile for Geophysical Data Technician. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Science Buddies
Resource Type: Career Information

Description of various geoscience careers

Chevron
Resource Type: Career Information

Earth Science Internship information

CareerOneStop
Resource Type: Career Information

CareerOneStop occupation profile for an Astronomer. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Science Magazine
Resource Type: Career Information

Science career web site, job opportunities, networking

2013, Columbia University (CU)
Resource Type: Career Information

Article on importance of geoscience careers

CareerOneStop
Resource Type: Career Information

CareerOneStop occupation profile for an Atmospheric and Space Scientist. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Science Societies Career Center
Resource Type: Career Information

Careers in the soil and environmental sciences are as diverse as there are people in the professions. We're now featuring career profiles of members - different employers, job functions, length of time in their career, education, and even hobbies. Below are perspectives of different careers,...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Resource Type: Career Information

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.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Concordia University (CU)
Resource Type: Career Information

Career information

UNAVCO
Resource Type: Career Information

View different student opportunities based withing the geosciences. Entails information on internships, training opportunities, and more.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Career Information

View a list of events, opportunities, and more. Search by: internships, fellowships, and scholarships; lectures and webcasts; competitions; workshops; K-8 student contests and things to do; Pre-Service educators; other opportunities.

CareerOneStop
Resource Type: Career Information

CareerOneStop occupation profile for a Climate Change Analyst. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
2017, PBS NewsHour, PBS LearningMedia
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Picture your nearest river or lake. How do people use it? Are you happy with the way it is treated, and its relationship to your community? In some areas, water sources are being used as enormous batteries to help supply power to thousands of homes, schools, and businesses. This PBS NewsHour...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

This lesson is the first in a two-part series on the weather. The study of the weather in these early years is important because it can help students understand that some events in nature have a repeating pattern. It is also important for students to study the earth repeatedly because they take...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2
Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry (ITSI)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Some areas of the world are susceptible to frequent earthquakes. Other areas of the world have a history of volcanic eruptions. Unfortunately, many areas such as Japan experience both volcanoes and earthquakes. In this activity, you will use a computer model, Seismic Explorer, to investigate...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
National Agriculture in the Classroom
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

This database of educational resources is just for kids and teens! Test your knowledge with facts about agriculture in your state, explore the exciting career options in the industry, and take a virtual tour of a farm.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

A kid-friendly online portal to learn about different atmospheric phenomena, like the water cycle, severe weather, rainbows and clouds, and more.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
2010, Science Friday
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

In this activity, students will review and discuss weathering, erosion and mass wasting, to gain a stronger understanding of how Hickory Run’s Boulder Field was formed after the Laurentide Continental Glacier receded. Using edible materials, students will model and demonstrate the geological...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
Geological Society of America (GSA), Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Petroleum geologists study Earth’s rock layers, looking for places where oil-generating rocks might occur. These geoscientists try to determine whether geologic structures trap the oil in reservoirs which can be drilled and pumped to recover the oil. One such type of trap occurs when rocks have...

Grade Level: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
National Weather Service (NWS), Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

El Niño storms have taken thousands of lives and caused billions of dollars in damage in recent decades. Where do these storms come from? Every two to seven years, trade-winds in the Pacific Ocean slow down or reverse their direction — no one is sure why. Normally, the Pacific trade winds blow...

Grade Level: 8, 9, 10
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

K-12 students and educators need access to quality homework resources, lesson plans and project ideas to learn and teach about the environment. Environmental education (EE) is a multi-disciplinary approach to learning about environmental issues that enhances knowledge, builds critical thinking...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

From rivers that carve out canyons to tectonic plates that build mountains, our rocky planet Earth is always changing. In space, planets—with their own volcanoes and thunderstorms—whirl around the Sun. Earth and space scientists are dedicated to studying our solar system, from the moon of the...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Natural gas consists mainly of a single organic compound called methane. Methane is composed of one carbon and four hydrogen atoms (CH4). Natural gas is both colorless and odorless. Natural gas is a fossil fuel, like petroleum, and often occurs in the same reservoir. It is typically found...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

The presence of water in solid, liquid, and gaseous forms is one of the primary factors that distinguished Earth from its neighbors in the solar system. In this activity, students will toss a globe to collect data on whether there is more surface water or land on earth.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Earthscope
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Discover your "birthquake," the most powerful earthquake on the day of your birth. Enter your birth date and discover the location and magnitude of the biggest quakes around the world!

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

Each year the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge features an engineering design chellenge to engage students worldwide in the next phase of human space exploration. The annual event is a more complex follow-up to the successful NASA Great Moonbuggy Race. The competition challenges high...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
2012, WestEd
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

This module supports students' close reading, modeling, explanation, and argumentation practices while building their knowledge of water resources and pollution. The water investigation materials include an interactive notebook with integrated routines, scaffolds and tasks, and a set of texts...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
2015, American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT), Science Friday
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Do you want to try cleaning up an oil spill yourself? This experiment will help you understand why it is such a difficult task. All of the tools you will need are environmentally friendly and easy to find. By the end of this lesson, students should be able to: determine which sorbents best...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
The Weather Channel (TWC), Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

To learn to read, write, and appreciate language and communication, it's helpful to find subject matter that's appealing, inspiring, and personal. The sky is a never-ending source of material that is available everyday to everyone. Get ready to set a course for sky exploration! The following...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4
Minerals Education Coalition (MEC)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

The Minerals Education Coalition's (MEC) mission is to identify, produce and disseminate fact-based K-12 minerals education lessons and activities. MEC creates K-12 original educational lessons, activities, videos, and other supplemental materials, and features mineral and mining resources...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Wish you could take more field trips? You can! Your own schoolyard is filled with great geologic features! This website is filled with activities and examples of what to look for to turn your schoolyard into a rich geologic experience.

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

NOAA Climate.gov provides science and information for a climate-smart nation. Americans' health, security, and economic well-being are closely linked to climate and weather. People want and need information to help them make decisions on how to manage climate-related risks and opportunities they...

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

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Iron precipitation in Montana wetland
Classroom Activities
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...

Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
Classroom Activities
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
Curriculum Materials
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
Curriculum Materials
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
Classroom Activities
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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