Marine and Ocean Science
What’s A Watershed?
Challenge Course Resources
Earth Science Resources
- Alexandria Digital Library Gazetteer – maps, including earthquake features, craters, reefs, etc.
- American Geological Institute– includes news, a data repository, a career information center, a book center, the GeoRef system, a publications list, and more.
- Ask a Geologist – E-mail your questions here; a geologist from the US Geological Survey will e-mail you an answer. Basic information is linked in, as is a usernet FAQ file and a list of prime geological internet sites.
- Building the Digital Earth – by Cornell University, great interactive datasets.
- Dynamic Earth– a complete textbook on plate tectonics from the US Geological Survey.
- Earth Science Jobs
- Earth Science World Image Bank – great images of all sorts of land, sea and air-scapes. A great way to see what the textbooks in class are talking about! Searchable and Browsable.
- Geoindex – a search engine for the geological professional.
- Geological Maps – from the US government
- Geological Time Scale Chart
- Geology and the Environment– articles
Geosphere – Geological Society of America's first Open Access journal Geotimes– the news magazine from the American Geological Institute.
- Global Change Master Directory– from NASA, a comprehensive data source of satellite data and earth science data, to which scientists can link their own data sets.
- Global Change Research Information Office – provides access to data and information on global environmental change research, adaptation/mitigation strategies and technologies, and global change related educational resources.
- Great Globe Gallery– More than 60 views of the globe, complete with geological data such as digital elevation models, sea surface temperatures, el Nino, ice caps and permafrost formation, crustalboundaries and ring of fire
Current Meteorology (World) – Choose a forecast location by entering a a latitude/longitude pair or by other ways. from the US government. Mineralogy Database – includes definitions, some images, and mineralslisted by name, by crystal system, by chemical composition; also links to other minerals sites.
- A Tapestry of Time And Terrain – The Union of Two: Geology and Topography, this digital tapestry outlines the geologic story of continental collision and break-up, mountain-building, river erosion and deposition, ice-cap glaciation, volcanism, and other events and processes that have shaped the region over the last 2.6 billion years.
- This Dynamic Planet--contains "text and figures depicting volcanoes, earthquakes, impact craters, and plate tectonics located around the world, as well as a 44 inch wide world map. The text explains the geological reasoning for the distribution of volcanoes and earthquakes (shown in the figures) and the formation of impact craters"
- U.S. Geological Survey
- Virtual Geosciences Professor– a guide to online teaching resources in the geosciences. The University of Houston has kept the site running even thought it's creator has died. Uncertain if it is being properly maintained, though the listserv is still active as of 1/04.
Energy and Climate Change
There are great links from the JASON Project for the Infinite Potential energy curriculum
- Genographic Workshop on January 8, 2009: The presenters were very generous in allowing us to post their PPTs here. They are large files, please give time to load:
* Jeremy Dies, Project Manager for IBM and the Genographic
Movie of Grand Central Station
* Dr Jermel Watkins, Dolan DNA Learning Center
* Joseph Jones, American Anthropological Association
- The National Geographic Genographic website is rich in resources including video, an atlas of our human journey, a genetic overview, a globe of human history and more: https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/index.html
- Links to Published Papers about Genographic:
- Genographic EdNet site: teachers can become part of this community and access lesson plans and get updates on the Project:
- Additional websites and links:
- Biography of America: Find maps of the U.S.showing the changes in territorial boundaries between Pre-colonial America and contemporary times on our site. http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/
- eSchool News Online: "Geospatial" technologies in education. This site is a wealth of info on best practices, GISresources and links. www.eschoolnews.com/resources/reports/gis/
- GeoBee Challenge: To find out where you stand on geographic knowledge, try the daily quiz of ten questions from the National Geographic Bee. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/
- Geocaching: http://www.geocaching.com/ GIS and GPSin the Classroom
- Global Science for Teens: http://globalscience.home.att.net/
- Green Map System– "locally created maps that chart the natural and cultural environment. Using adaptable tools and a shared visual language of Green Map Icons to highlight green living resources"
- Human Geography: People, Places, and Change presents topics in geography from a globalization perspective. http://www.learner.org/resources/series85.html \
- Mapzzles – tons of links for maps, puzzles, games and more. http://www.mapzzles.com/links.htm
- The National Geographic Bee: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geographybee/competition in geography knowledge held each year for students in grades 4 through 8 in Washington, D.C. If your school is not participating, the resources can help you craft a geography game or competition right in your own classroom.
- Picturing America: http://picturingamerica.neh.gov/an exciting new initiative from the National Endowment for the Humanities, brings masterpieces of American art into classrooms. Contact Nassau BOCES OEE for more information: 516-396-2264.
- The Power of Place: Learn more about the world's many regions with programs that zero in on specific locales – watch Geography for the 21st Century. http://www.learner.org/powerofplace/
- Teaching Geography features effective teaching at the middle and high school levels. Lesson plans, transcripts, maps, standards, interactive slideshows, and other resources are available on the series Web site. http://www.learner.org/workshops/geography/
- Worldmapper: this site is a collection of maps that represent a wide range of statistics - from population to energy use to health issues. http://www.worldmapper.org/
Energy and Climate Change
Geospacial: GIS, GPS & EarthCaching
Local Field Trips
Nassau BOCES Outdoor Education presented 2 workshops at the LINCK Conference - see our Power Points for ways to connect kids to the outdoors:
There are numerous benefits when we re-connect children with nature. Below is a collection of resources, research and stories about kids in the outdoors
Articles, Websites and Discussions
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