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Animal Diversity Web
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This site is a searchable encyclopedia of thousands of photos, descriptions, sound recordings, and other information about individual animal species. Find out about amphibians, arthropods, birds, fishes, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and sharks. Explore special features on mammals, skulls, and frog calls. Students are invited to contribute.

Subject:
Zoology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
NSDL Staff
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
NSDL Science Refreshers
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
DLESE Community Collection
DLESE Community Collection
Date Added:
11/06/2008
Constructing Earthquake-Proof Buildings
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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on how earthquake-proof buildings are designed. Students build a tester, then model buildings to test and see what factors make a building more earthquake-proof than others. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Subject:
Astronomy
Chemistry
Geology
Physics
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Earthquake Education Environment (E3)
Author:
Ted Latham
Date Added:
10/31/2014
The Day the Earth Shook
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In this earthquake safety classroom activity, students work in teams to build seismic safe structures. Students will try building their own structure to see if they can discover some of the features that minimize the effects on a building when the Earth shakes. Each team will build and test three structures following the instructions. After all teams finish, the class discusses features of seismic safe structures.

Subject:
Education
Astronomy
Chemistry
Geology
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Earthquake Education Environment (E3)
Date Added:
10/31/2014
Earthquakes: Learn From the Past, Prepare For the Future
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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 9-12. Preparing for future earthquakes by studying past earthquakes is a main concept covered in this lesson, as well as the physical processes that occur during an earthquake. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, audio vocabulary, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Subject:
Astronomy
Chemistry
Geology
Physics
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Earthquake Education Environment (E3)
Date Added:
10/31/2014
Finding Your Way with Map and Compass
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This U.S. Geological Survey fact sheet introduces topographic maps and explains how scale is used in a map to convey distance, how direction is determined using a compass, and how to use both a map and compass together by taking a compass bearing from a map. Contacts are provided to obtain current and historical magnetic declination information for any place in the United States.

Subject:
Astronomy
Chemistry
Physical Geography
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Earthquake Education Environment (E3)
Date Added:
03/01/2001