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American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
Resource Type: Career Information

Job postings

Tags: geology, careers
Florida Polytechnic University
Resource Type: Career Information

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...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
GeologyDegree.org
Resource Type: Career Information

Geology career information, research groups and universities.

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Resource Type: Career Information

Science career statistics

Tags: careers
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
Resource Type: Career Information

Job opportunities, career information, statistics and resources

National Weather Service (NWS)
Resource Type: Career Information

Job opportunities, career information and resources

Anadarko
Resource Type: Career Information

Job and internship opportunities

Noble Energy
Resource Type: Career Information

Career information; job postings

Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG)
Resource Type: Career Information

Geoscience career information, specific career profiles

Northwestern University (NU)
Resource Type: Career Information

Career information and geoscience job opportunities

American Association of Geographers (AAG)
Resource Type: Career Information

Jobs in geography career center; includes Earth science jobs

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

Read about different career paths NASA scientists have taken.

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

Oil and gas job search site

Association of American State Geologists (AASG)
Resource Type: Career Information

Job postings

Tags: geology, careers
2009, WGBH Educational Foundation, PBS LearningMedia
Resource Type: Career Information

In this media-rich lesson, students explore careers in science through profiles of Alaska Native scientists. They consider how traditional ways of knowing and Western approaches to science can complement each other and allow students to incorporate their own interests when considering careers in...

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

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Resource Type: Career Information

Career information, statistics, job outlook

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
Public Broadcasting Station (PBS)
Resource Type: Career Information

Science profiles, featuring geoscientist Michelle Thaller

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

Career information, job postings, video profiles

Science Buddies
Resource Type: Career Information

Cartographers and photogrammetrists are responsible for measuring and mapping Earth's surface. Cartgraphers and photogrammetrists collect, analyze, interpret, and map geographic information from surveys and from data and photographs collected using airplanes and satellites. This occupation plays...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Resource Type: Career Information

Description of geoscience careers with links to job sources

CareerMine
Resource Type: Career Information

Job postings

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
Schlumberger
Resource Type: Career Information

Careers at Schlumberger, video

Science Buddies
Resource Type: Career Information

Description of various geoscience careers

Chevron
Resource Type: Career Information

Earth Science Internship information

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
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

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
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

This activity includes a poster illustrating a story of two children exploring a cave, as well as a guide for exploring caves. The guide features cave diagrams, cave creation, and where to look for caves.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3
Project Underground
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Sinkholes are natural depressions in the land caused when limestone and soils dissolve. They form when groundwater removes rock underground. They can form by slow gradual sinking or by sudden collapse of an underlying hole. Sinkholes are common in about one quarter of the U.S. You can usually...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

This report contains instructions and a pattern for making a three-dimensional paper model of a volcano. This model is intended to help students and others visualize a stratovolcano (inside and out) and to learn some of the terms used by geologists in describing it. By construction and examining...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
California Energy Commission
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Here you can find an energy story, games, library resources, science projects, related news and art, resources for teachers and parents, and much more.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Florida State University (FSU)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

This is the State of Florida's official source for standards information and course descriptions. CPALMS is an online toolbox of information, vetted resources, and interactive tools that helps educators effectively implement teaching standards. Browse through toolkits of information, resources,...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
1997, United States Department of the Interior (DOI), United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

This report illustrates why caves develop in limestone. Students will better understand the evolution of Karst topography. Included are templates for making a paper model, instructions for its assembly, and a discussion of development of Karst topography.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
2006, WGBH Educational Foundation, PBS LearningMedia
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Climate changes have occurred throughout Earth's history, with dramatic consequences to the organisms that live there. Although some climate changes are a part of Earth's natural cycles, others are the byproduct of human activity. In this lesson, students conduct an experiment to learn about...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Our Moon acts like training wheels for the Earth, allowing for a stable cycle of seasons. In part A, children ages 11 to 13 model how Earth's tilt creates the seasons. In part B, children model that if its tilt was not stabilized by the Moon, Earth's axis would slowly wobble betwen straight up...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Hydroelectric energy, also referred to as hydroelectricity or hydropower, is the use of moving water to produce electricity. This power is generated by converting the kinetic energy of flowing water into mechanical and then electrical energy. This process involves the use of turbines, which...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Event-Based Science Project
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Two activities are provided to help students understand factors affecting the biological health of a harbor as well as what influences oil terminal placement. The first activity helps the student analyze NASA SeaWiFS data in six different harbors. SeaWiFS is NASA's Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view...

Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Your handy guide to gravitational waves, and their ripple effects to our understanding of the cosmos. 

Grade Level: 11, 12
Tags: physics
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

The stone test wall was constructed to study the performance of stone subjected to weathering. It contains 2352 individual samples of stone, of which 2032 are domestic stone from 47 states, and 320 are stones from 16 foreign countries. Over 30 distinct types of stones are represented, some of...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Tags: rocks, erosion
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

On this website, K-college educators and students can access a table of annotated links describing booklets, fact sheets, interviews with scientists/researchers, lesson plans, videos, and websites promoting awareness and understanding of the connections between human health and the environment....

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry (ITSI)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Crystals are much sought after by jewelers and industrialists alike. Their value is directly related to their perfection. In this activity, you will explore some features of crystals.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
National Science Foundation (NSF), PBS LearningMedia
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

In this media-rich lesson, students explore the role that ice plays on Earth, the factors causing it to melt, and the local and global consequences of melting ice. This resource is part of the Polar Sciences collection.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Teach Engineering
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Through this earth science curriculum unit, student teams are presented with the scenario that an asteroid will impact the Earth. In response, their challenge is to design the location and size of underground caverns to shelter the people from an uninhabitable Earth for one year. Driven by this...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

NASA For Educators provides astronomy news, signups for weekly emails, educational resources, and more stories from NASA's wprk in space.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Core samples are small portions of a formation taken from an existing well and used for geologic analysis. The sample is analyzed to determine porosity, permeability, fluid content, geologic age, and probable productivity of oil from the site. Drilling is the only way to be sure that oil and gas...

Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Dendrochronologists use tree rings to go back in time to learn more about past climate. Using straws to recreate tree rings, you can learn how dendrochronologists work. Construct a 50-year climatic history on a three-meter time line. In this activity, students use the spacings between tree rings...

Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Hikers in canyon, Navajo Sandstone
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Science Buddies

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...

Inspecting engineering plans for a stream in Alaska
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Science Buddies

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...

Examining a surveying benchmark at the Grand Canyon
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Science Buddies

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...

African Desert Sand Dunes
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Science Buddies

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...

Scientists surveying soil information
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Cartographers and photogrammetrists are responsible for measuring and mapping Earth's surface. Cartgraphers and photogrammetrists collect, analyze, interpret, and map geographic information from surveys and from data and photographs collected using airplanes and satellites. This occupation plays...

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