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Looking into Earth with GIS part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Seismic Wave Velocity
DATA: Seismic Wave Model Output. TOOLS: My World GIS, Microsoft Excel. SUMMARY: Examine seismic wave data in a Geographic Information System (GIS). Analyze wave velocities to infer the depth of the crust-mantle boundary.

Geology Map Observations part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
Students construct the Earth's tectonic plates using geologic maps. The jigsaw method of collaborative group work is used. Skills such as careful observation, presentation, and synthesis are used to create a ...

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
Kathleen Abbott Blasland, Bouck, and Lee - This is a midterm project where students have the opportunity to investigate in-depth the physical features of a state. This poster project introduces students to diverse ...

Getting to the Point: Exploring Tectonic Motion at Point Reyes National Seashore part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Geology of National Parks:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students use foundational math to calculate such earthquake-related numbers as fault displacement rate and earthquake recurrence interval associated with the San Andreas Fault at Point Reyes National Seashore.

Environmental Reconnaissance of a Salt Marsh part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching Methods:Teaching with Google Earth:Examples
This is a field and computer laboratory exercise that introduces undergraduate students, advanced high school students, and members of the general public to using Google Earth, GPS, aerial imagery, and an online ...

A Bird's Eye View: Exploring Your Region part of EarthLabs for Educators:Earth System Science
The lab activity described here was adapted by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Use the button at the right to navigate to the student activity pages for this lab. To open the student pages in a new ...

It's All Connected: Global Circulation part of EarthLabs for Educators:Earth System Science
The lab activity described here was adapted by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Use the button at the right to navigate to the student activity pages for this lab. To open the student pages in a new ...

Lab 1: Getting to Know the Cryosphere part of EarthLabs for Educators:Climate and the Cryosphere
The lab activity described here was developed by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Use the button at the right to navigate to the student activity pages for this lab. To open the student pages in a ...

Evidence for Plate Tectonics part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Evidence
DATA: Sea Floor Age, Volcano and Earthquake Distributions. TOOL: My World GIS. SUMMARY: Identify relationships among sea-floor age, earthquakes, and volcanoes to understand how they support the theory of plate tectonics.

Bridge - Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Bridge, an award winning site from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary, is a growing collection of the best marine education resources available on-line. ...

Physlet Routines: Earth Sciences part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from Clark College presents Physlets written in Java. The focus of these applets is on the geosciences, with links to activities featuring the Doppler Effect, seafloor spreading and global ...

Merlot part of SERC Web Resource Collection

MERLOT is a community of educators in higher education who collaborate to develop and disseminate high quality online resources for faculty to incorporate into their courses. This website provides ...

National Earth Science Teachers Association part of SERC Web Resource Collection

National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) is a nonprofit educational organization whose purpose is the advancement, stimulation, extension, improvement, and coordination of Earth Science ...

National Association of Geoscience Teachers part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) was established in 1938. Its purpose is to foster improvement in the teaching of earth sciences at all levels of formal and informal ...

The Why Files: Science Behind the News. part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The mission of The Why Files is to explore the science, math and technology lurking behind the headlines of the day, and to present those topics in a clear, entertaining and accessible manner. ...

Nova Online: Teachers part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a search engine for the Nova database of educational materials and programs. It includes a wide array of disciplines in the earth sciences and other areas.

The Geological Society of America: Resources for K-12 Earth Science Educators part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site contains links to downloadable lesson plans sorted by topic, age and type. Topics covered include earthquakes, volcanoes, energy, paleontology, environmental sciences, mapping, plate ...

Science News For Kids part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource is meant to enhance the usefulness of Science News in the middle-school classroom and offer recreational reading and activities for students interested in science. It is comprised of ...

Educating Young People about Water- Database of Water-Related Curricula part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This database of water-related educational materials contains information on 160 nationally reviewed curricula for grades K-12. The database can be searched alphabetically, by grade level, or by ...

Climate Change and Arctic Ecosystems part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students learn about how climate change is affecting the Arctic ecosystem and then investigate how this change is impacting polar bear populations. Students analyze maps of Arctic ...


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