The Earth Science World Image Bank is a service provided by the American Geological Institute (AGI). This Image Bank is designed to provide quality geoscience images to the public, educators, and the geoscience community.
A distributed community effort involving educators, students, and scientists working together to improve the quality, quantity, and efficiency of teaching and learning about the Earth system at all levels. DLESE resources include electronic materials for both teachers and learners, such as lesson plans, maps, images, data sets, visualizations, assessment activities, curriculum, online courses, and much more. Funding for DLESE comes in part from the National Science Foundation.
The International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) has a detailed Time Scale poster you can download and a Time Scale Creator program that lets you use various user defined criteria to make a time scale poster.
Lesson plans for teaching about seismology and other Earth Science topics. Includes descriptions of demonstrations, experiments and activities for teachers and students. The lessons are designed primarily for teachers of grades 5-12 but can be adapted.
A great resource for comparing Mars and Earth features (Grades 5-8) The hands-on activities in our comprehensive curriculum guide will take students and teachers alike into the incredible world of Mars exploration.
Several modules on Atmosphere, Ozone, Climate, and the "Greenhouse Effect". Each section provides background information, learning concepts, and activities. Designed for middle school though it has enough detail for introductory high school courses.
These maps can show the almost seamless movement of weather systems across the country over a period of several hours. Includes weather maps as well water, air quality, and more. Can mouse over to see forecast maps for the next three days.
A video demonstrating how to use the Tornado Machine.
Climate Change, Global Warming, and the Greenhouse Effect
Project Vulcan (Resource)
This site has an online CO2 emmissions database for the entire country. The tool was made in attempt to quantify North American fossil fuel carbon dioxide emmisions. You will need to download the Google Earth Plugin if your browser lacks it.
This link is to a PDF unit covering Greenhouse Effect, Climate Change and Sea Salt. The teacher background is very good and the lessons are not overly complicated. Could be used just to beef up your knowledge also.
NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) has posted an array of both high and low resolution images that you can download including the Great Lakes Geomorphology, Sediment Thickness of the Ocean Floor, Globes, Seafloor topos, and others.
El Niño begins when water warms up by more than 1°F along the equator in the eastern Pacific and off the coast of Peru. Nutrients normally found in the cold waters of the area disappear. More information and a variety of lessons are provided. To get to the lessons go to the "Educators" tab in the header bar. Grades 4-8.
A site used to calculate the effects of a hypothetical projectile hitting the Earth's surface. Input information such as diameter of the projectile and impact angle to discover the effect of the impact. Also includes a list of famous craters and a glossary of relevant terms.
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