Previous   600-620 of 912    Next

912 earth-science-geology results | sort by:

Share    return to subject listing
Less
More

Singing Science Records - Ballads for the Age of Science

Grades
1 to 12
7 Favorites 0  Comments
 
Listen to songs to teach important (and less important) science concepts. This collection of MP3 files was generated from an old set of records (yes, those round vinyl things that ...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

Listen to songs to teach important (and less important) science concepts. This collection of MP3 files was generated from an old set of records (yes, those round vinyl things that had scratches). While the actual copyright holder information is a gray area, you can feel safe in playing the songs from the site. Most likely, these songs from the 1950s and 60s are past copyright at this point. In any case, you can click to play from smaller or larger file versions. Be patient while they load, even over a broadband connection. It will be worth the wait to teach parts of plants, the water cycle, weather, motion, energy, electricity, and MANY other topics with just a computer and set of speakers to help students retain the information. Most of the content is elementary to middle school age, but some is high school level. Learning support teachers seeking alternate study strategies will love this one!

tag(s): animals (284), energy (202), mammals (33), motion (62), plants (152), space (213), water (131), water cycle (34), weather (194)

In the Classroom

Include the links to specific songs for review on your teacher web site or play one of the songs as students enter the room (a sort of audio anticipatory set). You will definitely need to turn up the speakers. Elementary music teachers might want to pick up one of the songs while the students are studying these topics and teach the music and lyrics during music class!

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

NOW for Educators: Global Warming - PBS

Grades
6 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
  
This site, affliated with the PBS program NOW, offers a lesson plan on global warming. There are a variety of materials available, including a good Venn-diagram style worksheet (requires...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, affliated with the PBS program NOW, offers a lesson plan on global warming. There are a variety of materials available, including a good Venn-diagram style worksheet (requires Acrobat Reader) that helps students organize the arguments for and against global warming, a list of possible projects which illustrate both sides of the argument. There is a link to transcripts of a NOW segment on global warming and discussion questions, or you can purchase a tape of the program.

tag(s): climate (92), environment (319)

In the Classroom

The site includes a link to a great slide show with Flash animation that explains the science of global warming, suitable for middle school students, which would make a good stand-alone mini lesson for teachers with a SmartBoard or projector.
  This resource requires Adobe Flash and 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

Calendars through the Ages - Institute for Dynamic Educational Advancement

Grades
6 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
This information-packed site focuses on calendars through the ages. It includes sections on the astronomy of calendars (e.g. moon cycles), the history of calendars, differences among...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 information-packed site focuses on calendars through the ages. It includes sections on the astronomy of calendars (e.g. moon cycles), the history of calendars, differences among various international calendars, derivation of the names of the months, and loads of other trivia about calendars.

tag(s): calendars (45)

In the Classroom

Lots of great stuff for "did you know?" discussions or as an extension of a study of timelines and other graphic organizers of information. A few interesting visuals, but the strength of this site is in its information. Might be a good source for monthly bulletin boards or an enrichment area for gifted 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

The Inconvenient Truth: Take Action - Inconvenient Truth

Grades
6 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
Take action against global warming and depletion of the ozone layer. Start by using this site's CO2 calculator to estimate your personal impact on the environment and check out the...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

Take action against global warming and depletion of the ozone layer. Start by using this site's CO2 calculator to estimate your personal impact on the environment and check out the things you can do in your home and travels to improve your behavior. Note: this site is the companion to the documentary An Inconvenient Truth and gets a large amount of traffic, making it very slow to operate at peak times. You may want to use it as a whole-class activity or at-home enrichment if it is running slowly for you at the time you choose to use it.

tag(s): energy (202), environment (319), ozone (10)

In the Classroom

Warn your students not to venture into the portion of the site where they are "purchasing" contributions to i=offset their CO2 emissions. Instead, ask them to figure out which of their behaviors causes the worst pollution. Have them do a family survey at home to calculate what the family can do.

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

Dimming the Sun - NOVA/WGBH

Grades
6 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
  
NOVA provides a wide array of information on global dimming, a crisis due to the masking effect of pollution on the true impact of global warming. See interactive timelines of ...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

NOVA provides a wide array of information on global dimming, a crisis due to the masking effect of pollution on the true impact of global warming. See interactive timelines of global change, some creative pollution solutions, and more. There is a complete teacher's guide, including hands-on classroom activities and extensive related links. This site is a companion to the PBS television broadcast.

tag(s): climate (92), climate change (64), earth (231), earth day (111), pollution (67), sun (73)

In the Classroom

Use this site as a starting point for your discussion of global warming and environmental issues or as a research source for student projects. The interactive timeline would display well on a projector or interactive whiteboard to give students the "big picture" they so rarely have on their own.

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

Faultline - Exploratorium

Grades
4 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
Bring the power and drama of an actual earthquake into your classroom with this beautifully designed Web site. In addition to basic information about the science behind this natural...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

Bring the power and drama of an actual earthquake into your classroom with this beautifully designed Web site. In addition to basic information about the science behind this natural phenomenon - including explanations of plate tectonics, faults, and how scientist measure earthquake force - the site provides historical information about some of the world's most devastating quakes and some breathtaking video clips. Click on "Active Zone" for some creative, hands-on activities that can be implemented in your classroom.

tag(s): earth (231), earthquakes (49), plate tectonics (25)

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 Tour of the 1906 Earthquake - USGS

Grades
4 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
Remember the anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco quake - and learn a lot about earthquakes in general - with this remarkable set of Google Earth overlays from USGS. ...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

Remember the anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco quake - and learn a lot about earthquakes in general - with this remarkable set of Google Earth overlays from USGS. The set illustrates the 1906 quake, the plate tectonics of western North America, and the history of earthquakes in the area over the past century.

tag(s): earth (231), earthquakes (49), plate tectonics (25)

In the Classroom

Try saving the various "layers" to your computer, then use in the classroom with a projector, turning on the various layers in sequence. Lots of instructional possibilities with this one.

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 Big Here Quiz

Grades
6 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
Challenge your students to think more deeply about the immediate world around them with this collection of thirty thought-provoking questions. Take the quiz yourself to discover how...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

Challenge your students to think more deeply about the immediate world around them with this collection of thirty thought-provoking questions. Take the quiz yourself to discover how perceptive you truly are regarding the environment that supports your lifestyle. Where does your garbage go? What spring wildflower is the first to bloom where you live? What time is sunset today? There are many possibilities for creation of an environmental lesson around this one.

tag(s): ecosystems (89), environment (319), pollution (67)

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

Geologic Time - Smithsonian

Grades
5 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
The Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History may have created the ultimate online paleontology timeline. Beginning with the formation of the universe, this flash-driven site offers outstanding...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 Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History may have created the ultimate online paleontology timeline. Beginning with the formation of the universe, this flash-driven site offers outstanding illustrations, examples, and content links for all the major geologic epochs and eras. This site makes looking billions of years into the past wonderfully interesting. Well worth a visit for teachers of geology, science, or earth science at all levels.

tag(s): fossils (46), geologic time (9), logic (236), paleontology (42)

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 Deep Jungle - WNET

Grades
4 to 8
2 Favorites 0  Comments
Websites based on TV shows often fall flat. This one about deep jungle habitats, however, stands out because it offers short video clips that illustrate much of the required content....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

Websites based on TV shows often fall flat. This one about deep jungle habitats, however, stands out because it offers short video clips that illustrate much of the required content. That makes it an interesting option for showing the details of jungle biomes or the study of the earth's ecosystems. You'll also find a series of flash-based instructional games, and a "critter guide" with detailed information on dozens of jungle species.

tag(s): biomes (115), ecosystems (89), forests (30), jungles (6)

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

Wading Through the Water Cycle - McREL

Grades
6 to 8
0 Favorites 0  Comments
 
If the water cycle is process that occurs consistently throughout the world, why are there such widely differing climactic regions on our planet? This lesson plan addresses that question...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

If the water cycle is process that occurs consistently throughout the world, why are there such widely differing climactic regions on our planet? This lesson plan addresses that question by asking students to tap into some higher level thinking skills. Applying their knowledge of the water cycle, students are asked to consider how each step of the process may change during different seasons in different locations on Earth, and create a detailed model illustrating their findings. Aligned to National Standards.

tag(s): water (131), water cycle (34)

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 Performs! - World Wildlife Fund

Grades
5 to 8
1 Favorites 0  Comments
  
Students can learn about the many "free" services ecosystems provide with this well-organized lesson plan. Using a charades-style game, students research and share information about...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

Students can learn about the many "free" services ecosystems provide with this well-organized lesson plan. Using a charades-style game, students research and share information about the often invisible tasks, performed daily by our oceans, forests, and wetlands, that make life on Earth possible. Aligned to Standards.

tag(s): biodiversity (38), diversity (36), ecosystems (89)

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

Secret@Sea - Association for the Advancement of Science

Grades
4 to 7
1 Favorites 0  Comments
  
Participate in an interactive, ecological mystery while learning about marine animals, tides, and the ocean floor. As students progress through each chapter of this online story, they...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

Participate in an interactive, ecological mystery while learning about marine animals, tides, and the ocean floor. As students progress through each chapter of this online story, they must search through a field guide and virtual study room for clues that will help them to uncover the carefully encrypted solution. Visit the Teacher's Guide for important facts, learning outcomes, and related topics. Aligned to National Standards.

tag(s): animals (284), ecology (135), oceans (150), tides (8)

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

Artificial Wetlands - American Association for the Advancement of Science

Grades
6 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
 
A golf course that doubles as a water treatment facility? It's not so unbelievable. Click on the audio link to a recent Science Update and discover how water hazards could ...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

A golf course that doubles as a water treatment facility? It's not so unbelievable. Click on the audio link to a recent Science Update and discover how water hazards could soon be used to control environmental hazards. A summary and discussion questions are included. Great introduction to the importance of wetlands in preserving the water supply and reducing flooding. Headphones needed. Aligned to National Standards.

tag(s): conservation (128), environment (319), water (131), wetlands (9)

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

Understanding Geologic Time

Grades
5 to 8
0 Favorites 0  Comments
 
This informational tour gives students a basic understanding of geologic time, relative and absolute dating techniques, and the geologic time scale. Students can step through the interactive...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 informational tour gives students a basic understanding of geologic time, relative and absolute dating techniques, and the geologic time scale. Students can step through the interactive tour at their own pace, take in the graphics and descriptions, and test their knowledge with an online review quiz. Visit the "teacher" section for lesson plans, handouts and assessment materials.

tag(s): geologic time (9), logic (236), time (142)

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

WildWorld - Terrestrial Ecoregions of the Word - National Geographic Society

Grades
6 to 10
0 Favorites 0  Comments
This site examines the plants, animals, and environmental concerns found throughout the earth's 867 land-based ecoregions. Students can click on the interactive map of the world to...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 examines the plants, animals, and environmental concerns found throughout the earth's 867 land-based ecoregions. Students can click on the interactive map of the world to visit each region and explore the ecological features, communities, and climate found there. Additionally, visitors can learn about the very real environmental concerns that threaten these regions. Also includes a downloadable "Educator's Guide," glossary, and links to related resources,

tag(s): biomes (115), climate (92), ecosystems (89)

In the Classroom

Note: This site only supports Netscape and Internet Explorer browsers.
 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

Fossil Horses in Cyberspace - Florida Museum of Natural History

Grades
6 to 9
0 Favorites 0  Comments
Enter this virtual exhibit to learn about ancient fossil horses and the ecology of time periods from the distant past. Includes a series of well-illustrated, self-paced tutorials 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

Enter this virtual exhibit to learn about ancient fossil horses and the ecology of time periods from the distant past. Includes a series of well-illustrated, self-paced tutorials on topics ranging from stratigraphy to geological time scales. This site would be a good candidate for an informational Web hunt.

tag(s): fossils (46), paleontology (42)

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

Hog Busters - The Ad Council

Grades
3 to 8
0 Favorites 0  Comments
Students can attend this virtual training camp, learn how to spot energy hogs, and lower their families' energy consumption in the process. Complete all five interactive games to earn...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

Students can attend this virtual training camp, learn how to spot energy hogs, and lower their families' energy consumption in the process. Complete all five interactive games to earn the highly coveted Hog Buster Certification. The site is truly engaging, and includes a printable checklist that students can use to evaluate energy use at home, student and teacher guides, loads of activities, energy trivia, and much more. Headphones are recommended.

tag(s): conservation (128), ecology (135), energy (202)

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

Icebergs - Texas A & M University

Grades
5 to 8
0 Favorites 0  Comments
Page through this tutorial for an up-close and personal introduction to icebergs. Beautiful images and informative text combine to address iceberg formations, classifications, life...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

Page through this tutorial for an up-close and personal introduction to icebergs. Beautiful images and informative text combine to address iceberg formations, classifications, life cycles, and appearance. Vocabulary words within the text are hyperlinked to a glossary - a great feature for less advanced readers. After finishing the tutorial, take the interactive quiz.

tag(s): antarctica (29), arctic (45), oceans (150)

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

Seismic Monitor - c

Grades
6 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
Keep track of earthquake activity with this near-real time monitor. Earthquakes with magnitudes of 4.0 or greater are shown as colored circles on the interactive map. Visitors can even...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

Keep track of earthquake activity with this near-real time monitor. Earthquakes with magnitudes of 4.0 or greater are shown as colored circles on the interactive map. Visitors can even go back in time and view all global earthquake activity over the past five years. The USGS National Earthquake Information Center is the main source for the seismic data on this site. Check out the Education Links that include lesson plans and resources for teachers.

tag(s): earth (231), earthquakes (49), sun (73), tsunamis (18), volcanoes (64)

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   600-620 of 912    Next