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Ground Water and Surface Water, A Single Resource part of Web Resource Collection

This USGS report presents an overview of the interactions between ground water and surface water in a variety of terrains. It serves as a general educational document with the intention of helping ...
NSES: 9-12:Standard F: Personal and Social Perspectives:Natural resources
Subject: Hydrology, Geological Sciences:Geochemistry, Geographical Sciences:Physical geography, Chemistry, Environmental science
Resource Type: Text:Reference, Visual:Scientific illustration, Text:Report

Climate TimeLine Information Tool part of Web Resource Collection

The Climate TimeLine (CTL) Information Tool summarizes climate history for time spans from 1 year to 100,000 years ago and beyond. The relation between human development, weather, and climate is ...
NSES: 9-12:Standard D: Earth and Space Science:Energy in the earth system
Subject: Geographical Sciences:Human geography, Geological Sciences:Paleontology, Atmospheric science, Climatology
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Tutorial

Noon Shadows on the Equinox part of Web Resource Collection

This middle/junior high school activity has students measure the angle of the shadow cast by the midday sun on the equinox and compare it to their latitude. Data from classes that have done the ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Understanding about scientific inquiry
Subject: Physics, Geographical Sciences:Physical geography
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Field activity

Journey to Planet Earth part of Web Resource Collection

This site features seven PBS programs from around the world that explore the delicate relationship between humans and the natural environment, and the necessity of achieving a balance between the ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard C: Life Science:Regulation and behavior
Subject: Agricultural science, Hydrology, Policy issues, Ecology, Geographical Sciences:Human geography, Natural hazards, Environmental science
Resource Type: Audio:Sound

Low-level Nuclear Waste: A Geographic Analysis part of Web Resource Collection

In this lesson plan students will learn how to analyze the problems surrounding nuclear waste and to make decisions concerning it. They will learn what radioactive waste is; learn the impacts that a ...
NCGE Standards: The Uses of Geography:Interpreting the present and future
Subject: Geographical Sciences:Human geography, Environmental science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Lesson plan

Dynamics of the Earth part of Web Resource Collection

This site consists of a series of modules for introductory geology. The site features useful, interactive animations for a large range of geology topics. There are lecture slide shows, quizzes, and ...
NSES: 9-12:Standard D: Earth and Space Science:Energy in the earth system
Subject: Oceanographical Sciences:Physical oceanography, Soil Science, Geological Sciences:Geologic time, Geology, Geographical Sciences:Physical geography, Geological Sciences:Mineralogy or petrology, Structural geology, Oceanographical Sciences:Chemical oceanography, Natural hazards, Hydrology
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Course, Computer Activity

Mount St. Helens, Washington homepage part of Web Resource Collection

This USGS web page contains images from the Mount Saint Helens eruptions. The site contains information about the 1980 eruption, activity before, during, and after and previous eruptions. The site ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard D: Earth and Space Science:Structure of the earth system
Subject: Geographical Sciences:Physical geography, Geological Sciences:Geology, Natural hazards
Resource Type: Service:Clearinghouse, Portal:Government portal

Geology of Caves part of Web Resource Collection

This webpage of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and National Park Service (NPS) describes the geology and features of caves. It discusses cave formation, features, minerals found in caves, ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard B: Physical Science:Properties and changes of properties in matter
Subject: Geological Sciences:Geology, Geographical Sciences:Physical geography
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom Activity

The Arctic and Antarctic Circles part of Web Resource Collection

This website is part of National Geographic's Xpeditions Hall and includes lesson plans and activities related to the topic of the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Students compare and contrast these ...
NCGE Standards: Places and Regions:Characteristics of places
Subject: Environmental science, Geographical Sciences:Physical geography
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom Activity

Exploring Earthquakes in Space and Time Through the Internet and a Geographic Information System part of Web Resource Collection

This site contains an exercise in which students are asked to examine the frequency and distribution of earthquake epicenters and compare these epicenters to the distribution of plate boundaries and ...
NSES: 9-12:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Subject: Physics, Geographical Sciences:Human geography, Geological Sciences:Geophysics, Technology
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Assessment

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