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Why do hurricanes regularly hit Florida? How do earthquakes happen? What types of rocks are found in your backyard? Here you'll find answers to many of your questions about Earth science!

You can "dig deeper" into the science topics below. Explore curricula and instruction resources, teaching media resources, and outreach activities related to each topic. While this content is written for you, the teacher, you might find that you can adapt it for upper elementary students.

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Boulder Dam, Hoover Dam
Resource Type: Data Sets

The world is a watery place. But just how much water exists on, in, and above our planet? This...

Hubble image
Resource Type: Data Sets

MY NASA DATA website is dedicated to making NASA Earth Science data easily accessible to the K-...

Earth from Space showing Africa and Antarctica
Resource Type: Data Sets

Science On a Sphere® (SOS) is a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video...

Fringing reef along the coast
Resource Type: Data Sets

These pages provide access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites...

Hubble image
Resource Type: Image Collections

NASA has completely revised this popular lithograph set, which includes color images, background...

Noble Kolskaya undersea driller
Resource Type: Image Collections

Photostream and albums of Shell Oil Company

Paleontologist excavating fossils in Colorado's Dry Mesa Quarry
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of trace fossil images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show...

Kansas wind erosion
Resource Type: Image Collections

Alexander Gardner photographs from historic Kansas and Missouri

Scientists surveying soil information
Resource Type: Image Collections

As one of the cornerstones of the US Geological Survey's (USGS) National Geospatial Program, The...