Previous   900-920 of 1112    Next

1112 earth-science-geology results | sort by:

Share    return to subject listing
Less
More

Classroom Antarctica

Grades
6 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
This is a thoroughly developed unit on Antarctica developed in Australia. Topics include landform origins, ecology, wildlife, a section on the extremes of climate, and a lesson on...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

This is a thoroughly developed unit on Antarctica developed in Australia. Topics include landform origins, ecology, wildlife, a section on the extremes of climate, and a lesson on the international scientific efforts underway on the continent. There are also lesson sheets for students on various species that inhabit the region.

tag(s): antarctica (29), arctic (44), ecology (135), landforms (45)

In the Classroom

The various lesson units are available as full-color PDF files ready for printing.
 This resource requires PDF reader software like Adobe Acrobat.

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

KidsNet's Seaweb - KidsNet

Grades
4 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
This site offers a three-part unit on the oceans that emphasizes the effects that humans can have in destroying or preserving marine ecosystems and species. There are detailed lesson...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

This site offers a three-part unit on the oceans that emphasizes the effects that humans can have in destroying or preserving marine ecosystems and species. There are detailed lesson plans and supplementary materials. There are also numerous sound clips to accompany the lessons, and we had difficulty making these work properly. That said, the content is perfectly sufficient without the sound.

tag(s): ecosystems (88), marine biology (33), oceans (148)

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

Bridging the Watershed - National Park Service

Grades
9 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
Designed specifically for students, this site is a collaboration between several parks and schools in the Washington, DC area. The goal: explore ecological issues through field trips...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

Designed specifically for students, this site is a collaboration between several parks and schools in the Washington, DC area. The goal: explore ecological issues through field trips to the various parks and sharing data and observations. Unregistered users can examine and download the various data. We assume the volume of data available will increase in the coming months.

tag(s): data (148)

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

FireWise

Grades
6 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
Though not designed specifically for students, this site, containing a wealth of information on ways to minimize dangers to people from forest fires, includes many examples of how man...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

Though not designed specifically for students, this site, containing a wealth of information on ways to minimize dangers to people from forest fires, includes many examples of how man and his environment can be at odds with one another. In addition to the scientific issues involved in fire control and prevention, this site would contribute to a discussion on ecosystems and encroachment into wilderness areas.

tag(s): fire (25), fire prevention (10)

In the Classroom

As your students study about safety or environmental issues, include this site as a resource. Ask students to create a fire pro and con list as they discuss the more obvious safety issues of fire and the balancing role that fire can play in renewing habitats and nature's cycles. Use a graphic organizer tool such as bubbl.us (reviewed here) to map out the many impacts that wildland fires can have.

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

Build a Solar System - The Exploratorium

Grades
4 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
Here's a nifty tool that calculates the measurements you'll need for an exact scale model of the solar system. Just enter the size of the Sun and the page calculates ...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

Here's a nifty tool that calculates the measurements you'll need for an exact scale model of the solar system. Just enter the size of the Sun and the page calculates everything else. Because of the vast size differences involved, it may be difficult to create a model in a small space, but just comparing the numbers can be instructive.

tag(s): planets (123), solar system (119), sun (71)

In the Classroom

Those teaching space or earth science will find this one a great tool for developing models and comparisons.

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

Historical Alaska Images - Fish and Wildlife Service

Grades
4 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
This is a collection of copyright-free, downloadable historical images of wildlife in Alaska. Image quality is adequate for either web or most publication use. The search feature -...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

This is a collection of copyright-free, downloadable historical images of wildlife in Alaska. Image quality is adequate for either web or most publication use. The search feature - the only way to access images - finds species easily, but doesn't do as well with place names.

tag(s): air (163), alaska (25), states (163)

In the Classroom

If you're looking for photos of early Alaska, this is a great resource.

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

Monetery Bay WebCams - Monetery Bay Aquarium

Grades
4 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
Monterey Bay aquarium offers several live webcams showing ongoing activities in the facility. Users can watch the penguins swim, and watch the otters watch the people. There are many...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

Monterey Bay aquarium offers several live webcams showing ongoing activities in the facility. Users can watch the penguins swim, and watch the otters watch the people. There are many things to see here, and there are also lots of instructional activities that can go along with the tour. A high-speed connection is s must for this one, though.

tag(s): oceans (148)

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

By the Sea

Grades
3 to 8
0 Favorites 0  Comments
This is a somewhat different look at seashore environments from the Oceans and Fisheries department that works in Canada's Atlantic provinces. There is information about shoreline habitats,...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

This is a somewhat different look at seashore environments from the Oceans and Fisheries department that works in Canada's Atlantic provinces. There is information about shoreline habitats, the impact of development on shoreline environments, and the life forms and ecosystem of shoreline areas. There is also a variety of lesson information.

tag(s): oceans (148)

In the Classroom

This site would be a nice comparison to a similar site from a southern or tropical location. How does the environment differ in the two locations?

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

Secondary Online Science - Channel 4

Grades
6 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
This British science site uses a series of Flash games to teach about energy conservation. The site requires a free registration, but it does not appear to collect any personal ...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

This British science site uses a series of Flash games to teach about energy conservation. The site requires a free registration, but it does not appear to collect any personal information.

tag(s): conservation (127), energy (197)

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

Antarctica - Scientific Journeys - The Exploratorium

Grades
4 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
This site from San Francisco's Exploratorium chronicles the journey of a team of scientists from McMurdo sound to the South Pole. The study topics included everything from global warming...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

This site from San Francisco's Exploratorium chronicles the journey of a team of scientists from McMurdo sound to the South Pole. The study topics included everything from global warming to continental drift, and there are lots of reports and images to prove it. This would be a nice background site for an Antarctica unit.

tag(s): antarctica (29), arctic (44), ecology (135)

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

The Dinosaur Floor

Grades
4 to 8
0 Favorites 0  Comments
Upper elementary students will like this colorful introduction to dinosaurs of the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. There are lots of images and information in the various...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

Upper elementary students will like this colorful introduction to dinosaurs of the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. There are lots of images and information in the various "rooms" of this site. This one would be a nice starting point for a "report on your dinosaur" assignment.

tag(s): dinosaurs (57)

In the Classroom

You'll want to be sure your students have some dinosaur vocabulary before they start their visit.

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

Alternative Energy Sources

Grades
9 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
This webquest gives high schoolers a tall order: come up with a workable renewable energy policy to work with a business. The quest offers leads to information on renewable resources...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

This webquest gives high schoolers a tall order: come up with a workable renewable energy policy to work with a business. The quest offers leads to information on renewable resources and suggestions on areas in which these resources can be economically viable. The rest is up to your students. This one has lots of possibilities.

tag(s): conservation (127), energy (197)

In the Classroom

For the sales pitch presentations, consider having students use Google Docs, reviewed here, instead of Microsoft PowerPoint. This will make upload time faster and grading easier, as they can simply share them with your google account.

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

My First Garden - University of Illinois

Grades
2 to 5
0 Favorites 0  Comments
The University of Illinois Extension offers this introduction to gardening for primary age students. The content includes steps for planning a garden, information on the basic elements...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

The University of Illinois Extension offers this introduction to gardening for primary age students. The content includes steps for planning a garden, information on the basic elements that all plants need, and some simple suggestions on what to plant and when.

tag(s): plants (144)

In the Classroom

Teachers might want to use this site as part of a class garden project.

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

Virtual Whales

Grades
6 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
Here's a real whale encounter site. There are sounds, images, schooling simulations, and lots of other information about whales, their behaviors, and their interactions with one another....more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

Here's a real whale encounter site. There are sounds, images, schooling simulations, and lots of other information about whales, their behaviors, and their interactions with one another. You'll need a fast connection for some of the video clips, but there's something here for every whale lover.

tag(s): oceans (148), whales (16)

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

Droughts and Climate Prediction - NOAA

Grades
6 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
Much of the U.S. is experiencing mild to severe drought conditions. The wealth of charts and maps on this NOAA site will serve you well for a discussion of climates ...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

Much of the U.S. is experiencing mild to severe drought conditions. The wealth of charts and maps on this NOAA site will serve you well for a discussion of climates and long-term weather prediction. These graphics would also be a great study project for students who are building their skills at interpreting and analyzing graphical presentations of data. Try this one while you're waiting for the rain.

tag(s): climate (92), weather (188)

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

Biodiversity Jr.

Grades
3 to 6
6 Favorites 0  Comments
Here's a site that highlights a selection of endangered species, explains the importance of habitats, and introduces the concept of biodiversity. Some of the examples are Pennsylvania...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

Here's a site that highlights a selection of endangered species, explains the importance of habitats, and introduces the concept of biodiversity. Some of the examples are Pennsylvania specific, but the presentation is simple and the overall principles apply anywhere.

tag(s): earth (228), earth day (112), ecology (135), environment (317)

In the Classroom

This would be a good "exploring" site for upper elementary students.

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

Earth Day on Your Block

Grades
4 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
Here's a long page describing community-based activities around Earth Day themes. Some of these require extensive adult cooperation, but many are projects students could conduct mostly...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

Here's a long page describing community-based activities around Earth Day themes. Some of these require extensive adult cooperation, but many are projects students could conduct mostly on their own. Some of the supplementary resources are unique to the Kansas City, MO area, where the page originated. Use this one as a resource when someone asks, "What can we do ourselves?"

tag(s): earth (228), earth day (112), ecology (135), environment (317)

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

Tide Prediction Information

Grades
6 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
Looking for a data-laden resource for a science project? This site offers tide tables for hundreds of locations around the world. It would be a great resource for an investigation ...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

Looking for a data-laden resource for a science project? This site offers tide tables for hundreds of locations around the world. It would be a great resource for an investigation of tide cycles, why tides are higher in some locations than others, or any project that requires comparing data from lots of locations.

tag(s): moon (72), oceans (148), tides (7)

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

Rocks for Kids for Teachers

Grades
4 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
 
The teachers' section of this site suggests activities and resources which teachers can use to enhance a unit on minerals, geology, or earth science. The quality of the links varies,...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

The teachers' section of this site suggests activities and resources which teachers can use to enhance a unit on minerals, geology, or earth science. The quality of the links varies, but the good breadth of topics makes this one worth a look if you're headed into a unit on these topics.

tag(s): minerals (17), rocks (49)

In the Classroom

Introduce a topic on minerals or rocks using this site on the interactive whiteboard or projector. The site has some excellent images of every mineral and rock, which could easily accompany a verbal lesson. Post the site on the class web page or wiki to allow students to use it for review both in an out of the classroom. (Note: for classes that require an Identification exam of minerals and rocks, this is an excellent site for review!)

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

Classroom Activities for Mineral Education - Women in Mining

Grades
4 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
These activities from the Colorado-based Women in Mining offer interesting simulations that let students learn about minerals and how they are mined. None of these appears to require...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

These activities from the Colorado-based Women in Mining offer interesting simulations that let students learn about minerals and how they are mined. None of these appears to require sophisticated equipment, and they illustrate some of the basic principles of minerals and mining.

tag(s): minerals (17), rocks (49)

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Previous   900-920 of 1112    Next