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101 Crazy Theories About Dinosaur Extinction
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101 Crazy Theories About Dinosaur Extinction

This document presents a number of theories, both plausible and implausible or ... (more)

This document presents a number of theories, both plausible and implausible or even humorous, for the extinction of the dinosaurs. Links to a glossary are embedded in the text. A reading list and links to related sites are also provided. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
109: A Visual Interpretation of the Table of Elements
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109: A Visual Interpretation of the Table of Elements

109 is a visual arts and science collaborative project which aims to ... (more)

109 is a visual arts and science collaborative project which aims to explore and reflect upon the diversity of elements that comprise matter in as unique and innovative manner as possible. 109 aims to produce a new and vibrant visual assessment of the startling diversity of material that constitutes the world in which we live, not simply by rendering images of the respective elements but also by investigating the manner in which they affect our daily lives in largely unseen and often unexpected ways. The site contains an interactive periodic table. Clicking on any element in the table brings up a web page with practical, historical, and physical information and animations relating to that element. The site also has a section entitled Periodic Landscapes which contains computer generated landscape views and models based on various patterns and relationships within the periodic table. The site also includes a brief history of the periodic table, free e-postcards, and more. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Reference
Simulations
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
12 Steps to a Sustainable High School
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12 Steps to a Sustainable High School

This activity includes an assessment, analysis, and action tool that can be ... (more)

This activity includes an assessment, analysis, and action tool that can be used by classrooms to promote understanding of how the complex current issues of energy, pollution, supply and consumption are not just global but also local issues. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Provider Set:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Connecticut Energy Education
16th-20th Century Maps of Africa
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16th-20th Century Maps of Africa

In 1948, Melville J. Herskovits established the African Studies program at Northwestern ... (more)

In 1948, Melville J. Herskovits established the African Studies program at Northwestern University. It was the first of its kind at a major research university in the United States, and since its creation, it has also been actively involved with collecting historic maps of Africa. This particular online collection draws on this legacy of preservation and acquisition, and all told, it contains 113 antique maps of Africa dating from the middle of the sixteenth century to the early twentieth century. Visitors can utilize a search engine to look through the maps, or they may also browse by title, cartographer, or date. There are a number of real finds here, including Frederik de Wit's 1708 map of North Africa (titled "Barbaria") and an early map of Zanzibar from 1740. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
1900 Air Pollution
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1900 Air Pollution

This article and included graphs,from the web site accompanying the FRONTLINE NOVA ... (more)

This article and included graphs,from the web site accompanying the FRONTLINE NOVA special What's Up with the Weather?, reveals how atmospheric carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxides from coal- and oil-burning power plants, cars, and other fossil-fuel-burning sources have climbed along with the world population, with as yet unknown effects on the climate system. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
NSDL Science Refreshers
1900 Air Pollution
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1900 Air Pollution

Examine this graph from FRONTLINE/NOVA: What's Up with the Weather? Web site ... (more)

Examine this graph from FRONTLINE/NOVA: What's Up with the Weather? Web site to see dramatic increases in three greenhouse gases over the last two hundred years. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
1906 Earthquake Scenario: San Francisco Bay Area
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1906 Earthquake Scenario: San Francisco Bay Area

This map shows estimated Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) values for the City ... (more)

This map shows estimated Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) values for the City of San Francisco and the eight counties of the Greater Bay Area, in a scenario based on the 1906 earthquake along the San Andreas fault. The 430 kilometers of fault rupture included several segments during one massive earthquake. Links are supplied to more detailed maps of the cities of Rohnert Park, Pittsburg, Antioch, San Francisco, and Palo Alto. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
1906 Earthquake Shaking in the Classroom
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1906 Earthquake Shaking in the Classroom

This lesson uses interactive diagrams of ground shaking from the 1906 San ... (more)

This lesson uses interactive diagrams of ground shaking from the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake to teach students about the mechanics involved in the rupture of a fault and the propagation of seismic waves as an earthquake progresses. They will understand that earthquakes begin at a point; that a long section of a fault can rupture during an earthquake; that the earth shakes in all different directions and modes; and that the intensity of shaking depends on the amount of energy released by the earthquake, distance from the fault, and the type of soil or rock beneath the surface. Links are provided to additional lesson plans and information, and to the complete movie of shaking intensity from which the diagrams were made. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
The 1960 Kapoho Eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i
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The 1960 Kapoho Eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i

This web page covers the progress of the early 1960 Kapoho eruption ... (more)

This web page covers the progress of the early 1960 Kapoho eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, and the damage it caused. The eruption caused havoc in lower Puna, an idyllic rural paradise until the lava fountains and flows covered farm land and villages including Kapoho Village and parts of Koa`e Village. During this time, the volcano's summit deflated and eventually collapsed. This page is part of a web series on major Kilauea eruptions. The user can view a series of maps for mid- to late January 1960, showing lava coverage, faults, and lava barriers. A memorial poem for Kapoho village is included. Other links include a photo gallery of volcanoes, and a resource on how volcanoes work. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Reference
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
D. Richter
Frances Kakugawa
J. Eaton
1964 Alaska Earthquake
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1964 Alaska Earthquake

This video adapted from the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, explores what ... (more)

This video adapted from the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, explores what happened during the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 through original footage, first-person accounts, and animations illustrating plate tectonics. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
1976 Big Thompson Flood, Colorado -- Thirty Years Later
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1976 Big Thompson Flood, Colorado -- Thirty Years Later

This fact sheet presents a summary of the hydrologic conditions of the ... (more)

This fact sheet presents a summary of the hydrologic conditions of the 1976 flood, describes some of the advances in U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) flood science as a consequence of this disaster, and provides a reminder that extreme floods like the 1976 Big Thompson flood have occurred in other locations in Colorado in the past and will occur again. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Reference
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
John Costa
Robert Jarrett
1989-90 Eruption of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska, and the First Test Case of a USGS Lahar-Detection System
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1989-90 Eruption of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska, and the First Test Case of a USGS Lahar-Detection System

This web page describes the lahars that swept down the Drift River ... (more)

This web page describes the lahars that swept down the Drift River Valley during the 1989-90 eruption of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska, and the testing of a new experimental detection and warning system designed to track lahars and debris flows and to give warning to people downstream. In this case, an oil-storage facility in the Cook Inlet area was at risk. The seismometers used (acoustic-flow monitors) were sensitive to ground vibration at relatively high frequencies. On April 6, 1990 the system did detect and track lahars moving down a valley in real time. The amplitude and ground velocity data are diagrammed. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
J. Major
R. Clucas
S. Brantley
19th Century Maps by Children
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19th Century Maps by Children

Map collector and cartographer David Rumsey has done a fine public service ... (more)

Map collector and cartographer David Rumsey has done a fine public service by placing thousands of his own maps online over the past decade. In the past few years, he and his colleagues have introduced new additions to the site via their friendly and interesting blog. This particular addition features some two dozen remarkable maps created by children during the 19th century. Many of these old maps were hand drawn and colored, making them truly one-of-a-kind items. The introduction to this collection notes that "These maps have a special poignancy today in the way that they reflect the optimism of youth from another time." First up is the wonderful diagram of Connecticut from Frances A. Henshaw's "Book of Penmanship Executed at the Middlebury Female Academy." Moving on, Emma Williard's map titled "Picture of nations or perspective sketch of the course of empire" depicts the course of human history as a wide stream. Each map is accompanied by a bit of background information, and visitors are also encouraged to leave their own comments. [KMG] (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Geoscience
Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Author:
Rumsey, David, 1944-
1st Grade Common Core State Standards Flip Book
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1st Grade Common Core State Standards Flip Book

This 46-page pdf document demonstrates the connections between the CCSS content standards ... (more)

This 46-page pdf document demonstrates the connections between the CCSS content standards and the mathematical practice standards. It is a compilation of research, standards from several states, instructional strategies, common misconceptions, and examples for each standard at the grade 1 level. It is intended to help teachers understand what each standard means in terms of what students must know and be able to do. Additional flip books are cataloged separately for grades K and 2-5. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Engineering
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Melisa Hancock
1st Grade Geometry
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1st Grade Geometry

This page hosts a collection of geometric tasks in pdf format that ... (more)

This page hosts a collection of geometric tasks in pdf format that are aligned to the CCSS standards 1.G1 through 1.G3. It also has links to supplementary literature and learning materials. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Engineering
Geoscience
Physics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Project
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2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Project

Students are employees of a unit of the United Nations responsible for ... (more)

Students are employees of a unit of the United Nations responsible for coordinating disaster relief after a major disaster (the 2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami) occurs. The agency needs to understand the situation in each country so that it can coordinate the work of various governments and NGO (nongovernmental organizations) working in the affected area. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Provider Set:
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Char Bezanson, Eastview High School, Apple Valley, Minnesota
The 2007 Eastern US Spring Freeze: Increased Cold Damage in a Warming World
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The 2007 Eastern US Spring Freeze: Increased Cold Damage in a Warming World

Plant ecologists have long been concerned with a seemingly paradoxical scenario in ... (more)

Plant ecologists have long been concerned with a seemingly paradoxical scenario in the relationship between plant growth and climate change: warming may actually increase the risk of plant frost damage. The underlying hypothesis is that mild winters and warm, early springs, which are expected to occur as the climate warms, may induce premature plant development, resulting in exposure of vulnerable plant tissues and organs to subsequent late-season frosts. The 2007 spring freeze in the eastern United States provides an excellent opportunity to evaluate this hypothesis and assess its large-scale consequences. In this article, we contrast the rapid prefreeze phenological advancement caused by unusually warm conditions with the dramatic postfreeze setback, and report complicated patterns of freeze damage to plants. The widespread devastation of crops and natural vegetation occasioned by this event demonstrates the need to consider large fluctuations in spring temperatures a real threat to terrestrial ecosystem structure and functioning in a warming climate. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Education
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Bai Yang (Oak Ridge National Laboratory;)
Dale P. Kaiser (Oak Ridge National Laboratory;)
Lianhong Gu (Oak Ridge National Laboratory;)
Paul J. Hanson (Oak Ridge National Laboratory;)
Ramakrishna Nemani (NASA Ames Research Center;)
Stephen G. Pallardy (University of Missouri;)
Tilden Meyers (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;)
W. Mac Post (Oak Ridge National Laboratory;)
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