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Sea Floor Spreading 1
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This SERC Starting Point site presents an introductory tutorial on Excel for ...

This SERC Starting Point site presents an introductory tutorial on Excel for students with no prior Excel experience. The tutorial is based on the geodynamics Model equation for ocean depth around a sea-floor spreading center. This site explains learning goals, context for use, teaching tips and materials, assessment, and offers resources related to the exercise.

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Education
Mathematics
Geology
Oceanography
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Activity/Lab
Reading
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point (SERC)
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Activity and Starting Point page by R.M. MacKay. Clark College, Physics and Meteorology.
Cathy Manduca
Earth Systems Q1
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The theme for Earth Systems Science is systems. The "Benchmarks" in the ...

The theme for Earth Systems Science is systems. The "Benchmarks" in the Earth Systems Science Core emphasize "systems" as an organizing concept to understand life on Earth, geological change, and the interaction of atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Earth Systems Science provides students with an understanding of how the parts of a system interact. The concept of matter cycling and energy flowing is used to help understand how systems on planet Earth are interrelated. Throughout this course students experience science as a way of knowing based on making observations, gathering data, designing experiments, making inferences, drawing conclusions, and communicating results. Students see that the science concepts apply to their lives and their society. This course will provide students with science skills to make informed and responsible decisions. Students will learn how to explain cosmic and global phenomena in terms of interactions of energy, matter, and life. These explorations range from the realization that all elements heavier than helium were made in stars to an understanding of how rain influences a desert ecosystem.

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Ecology
Geology
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Activity/Lab
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
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Mountain Heights Academy
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Individual Authors
GeoMaths - 1st Level Modules
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University of College London hosts a site of notation and reference material ...

University of College London hosts a site of notation and reference material on math skills in the context of geoscience. These exercises provide realistic geologic scenarios and work through examples, with notation on the math used to solve them. Examples include using trigonometry to find the true width of strata, logarithms to understand the Richter scale, and vectors to find plate velocities at a triple junction. Relevant vocabulary is linked to a glossary of mathematical terms. Many of the modules link to a MathHelp page for explanation of techniques used, and then come back to the geologic scenario to finish the problem. This resource is part of the Teaching Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/quantskills/

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Trigonometry
Geology
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
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NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Author:
Rowena Bowles
Remember the Rainforest 1
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An Eco ed resource based on the rainforest explorers of the 19th ...

An Eco ed resource based on the rainforest explorers of the 19th C. They went to the forest to record and classify the plants, animals and people. The site has lessons for Eco events like Earth Day as well as 10,000 rare images and the explorers' journals. Within the 700 pages of text, all locations, plant and animal names are linked to their images. Exploring even one page of the text will raise Eco awareness. There is an extensive index for reports and projects. This is a family project that was approved by the British govt. for Curriculum OnLine, by the National Wildlife Federation and the Da Vinci Science Center.

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Rob Fox, education director Da Vinci Science Center : “ Fantastic !”

Ken Higgins, regional director and founder of Green Schools Alliance :
“I did open the link, and it is very impressive. I passed it along to our lower school and middle school science teachers, and have posted it with my sustainability educators group in New York.”

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Arts and Humanities
History
Life Science
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Artifacts 1: What Can We Learn From Artifacts?
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In this Science NetLinks lesson, students determine what artifacts are, how they ...

In this Science NetLinks lesson, students determine what artifacts are, how they are discovered, and what information can be learned from them. They also learn how artifacts are initially buried and then excavated. This lesson is one of a two-part series on archaeology.

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Geology
Anthropology
Archaeology
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Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
AAAS
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Science Netlinks
The Earth's Layers Lesson #1
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This lesson teaches the students about the different layers of the Earth ...

This lesson teaches the students about the different layers of the Earth and how they work together. Students will be able to: Name and label the four layers of the Earth; Identify the main minerals that make up each layer; Explain how scientists formulated the idea that the Earth is comprised of four layers.

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Geology
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Lesson Plan
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NASA
Oregon State University
Introduction to Physical Geology (GEOL 101)
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Geology is a core science, along with physics, chemistry, and biology. It ...

Geology is a core science, along with physics, chemistry, and biology. It uses rigorous methods of inquiry that illuminate the history of the earth and its present-day geological activity. Geology allows us to discover how earth‰ŰŞs history and activity determine the state of the planet and its life forms. The study of geology also shows us how human behavior affects the earth. Topics we will cover include plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, rocks, minerals, geologic time, glaciers, rivers, geologic structures, layers of the earth, and reading maps. This course includes laboratory work and lab credit.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl

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Geology
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Activity/Lab
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
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Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
Earthquakes Living Lab: Geology and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
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Students examine the effects of geology on earthquake magnitudes and how engineers ...

Students examine the effects of geology on earthquake magnitudes and how engineers anticipate and prepare for these effects. Using information provided through the Earthquakes Living Lab interface, students investigate how geology, specifically soil type, can amplify the magnitude of earthquakes and their consequences. Students look in-depth at the historical 1906 San Francisco earthquake and its destruction thorough photographs and data. They compare the 1906 California earthquake to another historical earthquake in Kobe, Japan, looking at the geological differences and impacts in the two regions, and learning how engineers, geologists and seismologists work to predict earthquakes and minimize calamity. A worksheet serves as a student guide for the activity.

Subject:
Engineering
Geology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department,
Mike Mooney, Minal Parekh, Scott Schankweiler, Jessica Noffsinger, Karen Johnson, Jonathan Knudtsen
Earth Systems Q2
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The theme for Earth Systems Science is systems. The "Benchmarks" in the ...

The theme for Earth Systems Science is systems. The "Benchmarks" in the Earth Systems Science Core emphasize "systems" as an organizing concept to understand life on Earth, geological change, and the interaction of atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Earth Systems Science provides students with an understanding of how the parts of a system interact. The concept of matter cycling and energy flowing is used to help understand how systems on planet Earth are interrelated. Throughout this course students experience science as a way of knowing based on making observations, gathering data, designing experiments, making inferences, drawing conclusions, and communicating results. Students see that the science concepts apply to their lives and their society. This course will provide students with science skills to make informed and responsible decisions. Students will learn how to explain cosmic and global phenomena in terms of interactions of energy, matter, and life. These explorations range from the realization that all elements heavier than helium were made in stars to an understanding of how rain influences a desert ecosystem.

Subject:
Ecology
Geology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Mountain Heights Academy
Author:
Individual Authors
GeoMaths - 2nd Level Modules
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The highest level of math on the University College London's GeoMath site, ...

The highest level of math on the University College London's GeoMath site, this covers skills such as complex numbers, partial differentiation, matrices, advanced vectors, and probability. Each section features a menu of topics and links to a glossary. Many have geology-based examples, using the mathematical skill within a realistic scenario. This resource is part of the Teaching Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/quantskills/

Subject:
Geology
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Author:
Rowena Bowles
Introduction to Hazard and Risk: Part 2
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Students continue their introduction to Excel by building spreadsheets that estimate the ...

Students continue their introduction to Excel by building spreadsheets that estimate the risk of a major earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone to Benton County, Oregon.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Tom Juster
Surface of the Earth, 2 minute color relief images
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This site from the NOAA Satellite and Information Service features an image ...

This site from the NOAA Satellite and Information Service features an image that was generated from digital databases of seafloor and land elevations on a 2-minute latitude/longitude grid (1 minute of latitude = 1 nautical mile, or 1.852 km). Clicking on a square will bring up a 512 x 512 pixel color relief image of the 45 degree area selected, clicking on the 512 x 512 image brings up the full-resolution 1350 x 1350 pixel color image of the area.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)
NOAA
2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Project
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Students are employees of a unit of the United Nations responsible for ...

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.

Subject:
Geology
Oceanography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Char Bezanson, Eastview High School, Apple Valley, Minnesota
Medical Geology/Geochemistry: An Exposure, January (IAP) 2006
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Laboratory or field work in earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences. To be ...

Laboratory or field work in earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences. To be arranged with department faculty. Consult with department Education Office. This course introduces students to the basic concepts of Medical Geology/Geochemistry. Medical Geology/Geochemistry is the study of the interaction between abundances of elements and isotopes and the health of humans and plants.

Subject:
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Geology
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Pillalamarri, Ila
Special Topics in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences: The Environment of the Earth's Surface, Spring 2007
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" A great variety of processes affect the surface of the Earth. ...

" A great variety of processes affect the surface of the Earth. Topics to be covered are production and movement of surficial materials; soils and soil erosion; precipitation; streams and lakes; groundwater flow; glaciers and their deposits. The course combines aspects of geology, climatology, hydrology, and soil science to present a coherent introduction to the surface of the Earth, with emphasis on both fundamental concepts and practical applications, as a basis for understanding and intelligent management of the Earth's physical and chemical environment."

Subject:
Geology
Hydrology
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Southard, John
Seminar in Environmental Science, Spring 2008
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Required for all Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences majors in the Environmental ...

Required for all Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences majors in the Environmental Science track, this course is an introduction to current research in the field. Stresses integration of central scientific concepts in environmental policy making and the chemistry, biology, and geology environmental science tracks. Revisits selected core themes for students who have already acquired a basic understanding of environmental science concepts. The topic for this term is geoengineering.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Geology
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Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Rothman, Daniel
Introduction to Earthquakes, Fall 2012
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Letters and Science C70Y / Earth and Planetary Science C20: Introduction to ...

Letters and Science C70Y / Earth and Planetary Science C20: Introduction to earthquakes, their causes and effects, Fall 2012. General discussion of basic principles and methods of seismology and geological tectonics, distribution of earthquakes in space and time, effects of earthquakes, and earthquake hazard and risk, with particular emphasis on the situation in California.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
U.C. Berkeley Webcast
Author:
Richard Allen
Teaching Petrology in the 21st Century
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This site is a clearinghouse for a variety of educational and supporting ...

This site is a clearinghouse for a variety of educational and supporting materials for teaching igneous and metamorphic petrology. Some features of the site are a collection of classroom and laboratory activities, teaching materials such as lecture notes and Power Point presentations, a database of geochemical instruments available for use at various institutions, a collection of petrology syllabi, and listserv discussion groups. These collections reflect the contributions of faculty members from across the country, and will continue to grow as new materials and tools are developed.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Author:
David Mogk