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The American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR) has evolved from a small West Virginia advisory council, which began in 1973. The focus is to include a broad spectrum of interests since the technology needed to protect, reestablish, or enhance the surface resources of the land is not...
The AmericaView Educational Resource Portal provides links to K-12 resources.
AmericaView remote sensing scientists have developed a set of K-12 remote sensing lesson plans tp support Earth Observation Day.
The Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence (AASTE) is an annual awards program that recognizes extraordinary contributions by educators across the United States and Puerto Rico who are elevating the level of science literacy through creativity in the classroom and motivation of students. An...
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AMS offers a wide variety of resources, materials, and programs for K-12 educators as well as faculty at undergraduate institutions. AMS can provide course materials, in-classroom resources, educator instruction, and specialized training for educators in weather, water, and climate sciences.
Students will use a chemical reaction to test for the presence of carbonate in calcite and limestone. By dropping a small amount of an acid on these specimens, they will observe bubbles of carbon dioxide forming from the reaction of the acid with carbonate minerals.
This investigation is designed to help participants make connections between the different components of the Earth System (biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and geosphere) through observing their local outdoor area, categorizing the observations into one or more “spheres”, and drawing links...
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Hurricanes are among the most common and most destructive types of natural hazards on Earth. Because they occur across space and time, hurricanes can be better understood using maps, particularly digital maps within a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) environment. GIS allows you to use maps...
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...
Jurassic fanatics can simulate their very own dinosaur as the software (Windows, Mac, Linux) and models are freely available to download
This animated guide to earthquakes takes visitor through the workings of the Earth, from mantel and core movements to earthquake movement.
This animated documentary tells the story of polar explorer Alfred Wegener, the unlikely scientist behind continental drift theory.
P, S, and surface wave animation.
The brilliant flash of an exploding star's shockwave -- what astronomers call the "shock breakout" -- is illustrated in this cartoon animation. The animation begins with a view of a red supergiant star that is 500 times bigger and 20,000 times brighter than our sun. When the star's internal...
Seismic wavefield and tomography animations. Includes teachable moments, animations, and ground motion visualizations (GMVs).
Animations for key terms and concepts related to Earthquakes.
QuickTime animations from computer models of earthquakes.
Includes multiple choice, true and false, and matching quizzes. Offers flashcards, Animations and movies, internet exercises, virtual vista, and web links for all chapters on physical science. Each chapter includes:animations and movies, flashcards, internet exercises and links, and quizzes.
Interactive games and simulations, all having to do with weather.
GIF files illustrating simple seismic wave propagation concepts.
The Mariana Trench and Puerto Rico Trench animations.
NASA's Kepler mission has discovered more than 1,000 confirmed planets orbiting distant stars. Planets with a known size and orbit are shown below, including five planets orbiting Kepler 62, announced on April 18
This report illustrates why there are changes on the ice sheet that covers the Antarctica continent. Students will better understand the evolution of the Antarctic ice sheet. Included are templates for making a paper model, instructions for assembly, and a discussion of development of the...
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