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Resource Collections

Go to https://serc.carleton.edu/nesta/resources/earth_science_week_2018.html

Earth Science Week 2018

Every Day of Earth Science Week, sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), has a special focus. This collection provides resources for each of the days of the week.

Go to https://serc.carleton.edu/nesta/resources/terc_es.html

Earth, Space, and Environmental Science Collection from TERC

Elementary, middle, and high school resources include eBooks, vetted collections, curricula, and course modules.

Go to https://serc.carleton.edu/nesta/resources/hurricane.html

Teaching About Hurricanes

Hurricane season occurs every year and provides unique Earth System Science teachable moments. This collection contains some of the highest quality, vetted lessons and activities plus videos and articles.

Past Event Collections with Relevant Resources

Go to https://serc.carleton.edu/nesta/resources/total_eclipse_2017.html

The Total Eclipse of the Sun

This set contains links to scientific data collection projects, live streams during the Eclipse, and comprehensive websites with educational resources.

Go to https://serc.carleton.edu/nesta/resources/earth_science_week_2017.html

Earth Science Week 2017

Every Day of Earth Science Week, sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), has a special focus. This collection provides resources for each of the days of the week.

Pubic Domain Image Banks

Colorado Plateau cumulus
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Colorado Plateau cumulus[reuse info]
Provenance: Sean Linehan, NOAA NOS/NGS
Reuse: This item is in the public domain and maybe reused freely without restriction.

NOAA Photo Library

This site of over 32,000 images captures the work, observations, and studies that are carried on by the scientists, engineers, commissioned officers, and administrative personnel of NOAA.

Earth Science Picture of the Day
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Earth Science Picture of the Day[creative commons]
Provenance: Carla McAuliffe, TERC/NESTA
Reuse: This item is offered under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ You may reuse this item for non-commercial purposes as long as you provide attribution and offer any derivative works under a similar license.

Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD)

This image bank highlights the diverse processes and phenomena which shape our planet and our lives. EPOD collects and archive photos, imagery, graphics, and artwork with short explanatory captions and links exemplifying features within the Earth system.

Hurricane Michael
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Joshua Stevens, NASA[reuse info]
Reuse: This item is in the public domain and maybe reused freely without restriction.

NASA Earth Observatory Image of the Day

NASA's Earth Observatory's mission is to share with the public the images, stories, and discoveries about the environment, Earth systems, and climate that emerge from NASA research, including its satellite missions, in-the-field research, and models.

USGS Multimedia Gallery
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USGS Multimedia Gallery[creative commons]
Provenance: Carla McAuliffe, TERC/NESTA
Reuse: This item is offered under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ You may reuse this item for non-commercial purposes as long as you provide attribution and offer any derivative works under a similar license.

USGS Multimedia Gallery

The USGS Multimedia Gallery is a one-stop collection of videos, photography, and audio. All items in the gallery are considered public domain unless otherwise noted.

Windows on Earth Galleries
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Windows on Earth[creative commons]
Provenance: Carla McAuliffe, TERC/NESTA
Reuse: This item is offered under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ You may reuse this item for non-commercial purposes as long as you provide attribution and offer any derivative works under a similar license.

Windows on Earth

This education project features photographs taken by astronauts on the International Space Station. The public domain, photos are often dramatic and help us all appreciate home planet Earth. Credit NASA for all photos.

Portals for Vetted Earth, Space, and Environmental Science Resources

Education GeoSource
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Education GeoSource[creative commons]
Provenance: Carla McAuliffe, TERC/NESTA
Reuse: This item is offered under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ You may reuse this item for non-commercial purposes as long as you provide attribution and offer any derivative works under a similar license.

Education GeoSource

Search for geoscience education resources from a variety of organizations that provide credible and accurate Earth and Space Science resources for all ages. The Education GeoSource database has thousands of free resources, from lessons to outreach and teacher professional development, for use in classrooms, scout programs, or at home.

Go to https://serc.carleton.edu/teachearth/index.html

Teach the Earth

Search this portal from the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carelton College for thousands of resources from dozens of Earth Education websites.

Go to https://cleanet.org/index.html

CLEAN

This portal hosts over 700 free and ready-to-use climate and energy educational resources rigorously reviewed by educators and scientists.

Earth Science Sites of the Week

Mark Francek hosts this Google group featuring the best Earth Science Sites of the Week.