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12 Stones
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Twelve Stones portrays the heart of Heifer's work - Passing on the Gift ÂŽ - and shows the transformation of a community of women in Nepal from helplessness to hope through Heifer International. This is a preview clip of a documentary produced by Sandy Smolen.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Heifer International
Provider Set:
Heifer Education
Author:
Sandy Smolen
Date Added:
12/07/2009
1964 Alaska Earthquake
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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.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
1-Painel Interpretativo do Geossítio Vila Pedra.pdf
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Os painéis elaborados e disponibilizados para implantação no geossítio Vila Pedra, são produtos geodidáticos de geoeducação a serem utilizados por professores e alunos de ensino básico do município de Irituia e visitantes do local. Eles contêm informações e interpretações geocientíficas e de curiosidades presentes na formação geológica do geossítio, em uma linguagem acessível, dando suporte a sua utilização como espaço de ensino não formal e à visitação turística mais interessante e de forma sustentável, contribuindo para a divulgação e valorização do geossítio.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Education
Geology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Author:
Mário Rocha de Vasconcelos
Date Added:
11/05/2021
2-Painel de Trilhas do Geossítio Vila Pedra.pdf
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Os painéis elaborados e disponibilizados para implantação no geossítio Vila Pedra, são produtos geodidáticos de geoeducação a serem utilizados por professores e alunos de ensino básico do município de Irituia e visitantes do local. Eles contêm informações e interpretações geocientíficas e de curiosidades presentes na formação geológica do geossítio, em uma linguagem acessível, dando suporte a sua utilização como espaço de ensino não formal e à visitação turística mais interessante e de forma sustentável, contribuindo para a divulgação e valorização do geossítio.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Education
Geology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Author:
Mário Rocha de Vasconcelos
Date Added:
11/05/2021
Air Pollution Model (cross-section)
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What causes an area to have poor air quality? Use this model to explore the connections between pollution sources, weather, geography, and air quality. Discover which weather condition causes the development of additional air pollutants. Compare the effects of two different pollution sources, pollution-control devices, and changing weather conditions on the air quality over a city.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
Concord Consortium
Provider Set:
Concord Consortium
Author:
Concord Consortium
Date Added:
05/14/2021
All About Gemstones
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Have you ever wondered what defines a gemstone? Or, maybe you have a favorite and want to know how it's formed. No matter what the reason is, this resource was created to help you learn more about gemstones! This resource includes facts about rubies, sapphires, emeralds, tanzanite, opals, and diamonds including where they are formed, how they are formed, colors for each, and more! Then test your new knowledge with a quiz! Student OER: Jessica Brown, Author 

Subject:
Environmental Science
Geology
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Author:
Rose Van Moorlehem
Jessica Brown
Date Added:
03/21/2022
Analytical Methods in Geosciences
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There are no published textbooks on laboratory techniques in the geosciences at the undergraduate level. This project is creating learning modules on scientific analysis and analytical methods that will be delivered in a blended learning format.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
VIVA Open Publishing
Author:
Elizabeth Johnson
Juhong Christie Liu
Date Added:
08/16/2021
Anatomy of an Earthquake - Professor Iain Stewart
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This short film uses graphics to provide an introduction to the physical causes of earthquakes, and to explore how the way we build and manage our cities determines their vulnerability to a seismic strike.

It was created with the UK GCSE and A' Level curricula in mind.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Geology
Material Type:
Case Study
Data Set
Provider:
The UK's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Author:
Alex Peel (NERC).
Luke Wilmot (Shadow Industries)
Professor Iain Stewart (Plymouth University)
Tony Gilbert (Shadow Industries)
Date Added:
10/08/2014
Anchoring Phenomenon Routine - Storyline Tool
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Instructional sequences are more coherent when students investigate compelling natural phenomena (in science) or work on meaningful design problems (in engineering) by engaging in the science and engineering practices. We refer to these phenomena and design problems here as ‘anchors.’Here is a tool to assist in determining if the elements of the anchoring phenomenon are strong or could use some additional thinking. Original works can be found at NextGenStorylines.org

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Biology
Physical Science
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Geology
Physics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Jamie Rumage
Date Added:
12/29/2020
Animations - The Science of Knapping
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Explore the physics and material science of making stone tools. Educator Nate Salzman walks us through the surprisingly complex science of flintknapping, or the process of turning stone into blades, arrowheads, spear points, axes, jewelry and more. Making tools from stone may be thousands of years old, but required people to think about the properties of the material they were using and the physics of striking the stone to shape it just right.NOTE: These are animations derived from the video "The Science of Knapping" which is linked here and published under its own listing on OER Commons.This resource is part of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum’s open educational resources project to provide history, ecology, archaeology, and conservation resources related to our 560 acre public park. More of our content can be found on YouTube and SketchFab. JPPM is a part of the Maryland Historical Trust under the Maryland Department of Planning.

Subject:
Applied Science
World Cultures
History
Ancient History
Physical Science
Geology
Physics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
Author:
JPPM Admin
Date Added:
06/07/2022
App GeoSensor
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O aplicativo GeoSensor é o produto técnico da dissertação de mestrado intitulada: App GeoSensor, Geotecnologias Aplicadas ao Ensino das Ciências Ambientais, apresentada ao Programa de Pós-Graduação em Rede Nacional para Ensino das Ciências Ambientais – Profciamb, núcleo UFPA. O app foi concebido como uma forma de disseminar conhecimentos em Geotecnologias, de maneira didática e acessível, além de fazer paralelo com conhecimentos de disciplinas curriculares, como matemática, física e química, de modo a servir como incentivo ao Ensino de Ciências Ambientais, despertando o interesse dos alunos, utilizando exemplos de aplicações práticas de conceitos vistos em sala de aula, além de possibilitar aos educadores demonstrar as aplicações do conhecimento obtido em sala na vida de todos.
O aplicativo foi desenvolvido tendo como público-alvo discentes e docentes do ensino médio, com possibilidades de aplicação também a partir do ensino fundamental 2, bem como em níveis técnico e superior.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Information Science
Educational Technology
Atmospheric Science
Geology
Hydrology
Physical Geography
Physics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson
Author:
João Paulo Abreu Almeida
Date Added:
01/17/2022
Applying Lessons Learned to the Volcanic Risk at Mt. Rainier
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In this jigsaw-method activity on subduction zone volcanism, students apply lessons learned from four historic eruptions to the volcanic hazards associated with Mt. Rainier in the Pacific Northwest.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Laurel Goodell
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Beach Front Development: A Decision/Dilemma Case Study
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In this case study students will examine a development proposal for a new hotel to be built on Long Key in the community of Saint Pete Beach, Florida. Students will be assigned different roles in the community and state, including a scientist from the FWRI, a construction worker hired for the project, the hotelier, a local beachgoer, a tourist, a member of Citizens for Responsible growth, a nearby restaurant owner, an engineer form the Army Corps of Engineers, the City of St. Pete mayor, a local environmentalist, and the hearing board (who has the final say on the plan). Students will be provided several resources and background information on the proposed development. (See resources and materials sections) Students will also be provided time to conduct further research. A classroom public hearing will be held to create a recommendation and decide whether the development plan should be approved, declined, or amended. Each role will have two to three students working together to make their argument.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Case Study
Reading
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Megan Eckert
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Becoming a Fossil
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This video segment describes how the Australopithecus afarensis skeleton known as Lucy could have been fossilized. Footage courtesy of NOVA: "In Search of Human Origins."

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Astronomy
Chemistry
Geology
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
Clear Blue Sky Productions
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/26/2003
Broadening Research Interest in Geoscience, Habitat, and Technology (BRIGHT)
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BRIGHT Girls was a project to build broader participation in the sciences, led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and funded by the National Science Foundation. We sought to increase students' motivation and capacity to pursue careers in STEM by engaging them in studies of nearby natural environments. The developed lesson plans may be used in formal or informal educational settings, e.g., in a summer academy or across multiple class periods. These investigations help students explore the relationships among life history and ecosystems, connecting biology to geology and remote sensing.

Subject:
Biology
Geology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Gabrielle Vance
Date Added:
10/04/2019
Build Your Own Insect Trap
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Students design and construct devices to trap insects that are present in the area around the school. The objective is to ask the right design questions and conduct the right tests to determine if the traps work .

Subject:
Engineering
Geology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Cadernos_GeoEducação_01_FINAL.pdf
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O caderno de geoeducação foi desenvolvido como um material paradidático de apoio ao trabalho dos professores da rede pública de ensino fundamental do município de Irituia, para auxiliar na difusão de conhecimento sobre a geodiversidade e valorização do patrimônio geológico do município, representado pelo geossítio Vila Pedra.
O caderno aborda os conteúdos relacionados à fundamentação teórica sobre geodiversidade e a caracterização e valorização do geossítio Vila Pedra, com linguagem adequada à consulta por parte dos professores.
Com relação a geodiversidade são abordados seus conceitos e definições, elementos que a constituem (rocha, mineral, fóssil, solo, paisagens e processos geológicos), os geossítios como locais com valores da geodiversidade, o patrimônio geológico como conjunto de geossítios, ações de geoconservação e a geoeducação como estratégia de conservação da geodiversidade.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Education
Geology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Mário Rocha de Vasconcelos
Date Added:
11/05/2021
Can Earthquakes Be Predicted?
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This learning video uses a simple analog setup to explore why earthquakes are so unpredictable. The setup is simple enough that students should be able to assemble and operate it on their own with a teacher's supervision. The teaching approach used in this module is known as the 5E approach, which stands for Engagement, Exploration, Explanation, Elaboration, and Evaluation. Over the course of this lesson, the basic mechanisms that give rise to the behavior of the simple analog system are explained, and further elaboration helps the students to apply their understanding of the analog system to complex fault systems that cause earthquakes

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT Blossoms
Author:
Zach Adam
Date Added:
06/11/2012
Can we feed the growing population?
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Our agricultural system is made up of interconnected resources. The availability of these resources affects how much food we can produce. In this module, you will explore the resources that make up our agricultural system in order to answer the question: can we feed the growing population? Food production is faced with an ever-growing number of challenges. Growing enough food depends on the availability of resources such as arable land, sunlight, rain, and organic matter. Throughout this activity, you will explore land uses and soil quality through graphs of land use and crop production. You will run experiments with computational models to compare the effect of different management strategies on the land. You will not be able to answer the module's framing question at the end of the module, but you will be able to describe how humans can maintain and replenish important resources to be able to produce food long into the future.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Concord Consortium
Provider Set:
Concord Consortium
Author:
Concord Consortium
Date Added:
05/14/2021