Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges and universities, and NSF science and engineering centers.
Science Education Partnership Lessons is a database of selected hands-on science lessons developed by the partnership. Browse by grade and subject — biology, chemistry, physical science, earth science, science skills. Search by keyword. Lessons include: extract your DNA from cheek cells, cleaning water, testing for lipids, and dozens more.
Discovering the Mysteries of Bryce Canyon National Park offers electronic field trips that combine live broadcasts and web resources to explore the geology and paleontological resources of Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park. Students are invited to become ‘geological detectives’ and solve mysteries. Lessons are provided on the rock cycle, erosion, hoodoos, and the Colorado Plateau.
Earth Science Quiz poses questions about volcanoes, three kinds of rocks, earth’s layers, and more.
USGS Videos and Animations offers animations and videos for teaching earth science. Topics include earthquakes, earth’s magnetic field, landslides, plate tectonics, tsunamis, urban growth and land use, volcanoes, water, wind and hurricanes, energy sources, earth’s crust, glacier changes, coral reefs, wetland loss, sea floor, hydrocarbons, rock-water interactions, Antarctic fly-over, plate tectonics, polar bears, salmon, ducks, […]
Enduring Resources for Earth Sciences Education is a database of materials for teaching earth science concepts. Created by teachers and earth scientists, the database includes maps, documents, and other resources for teaching about earthquakes, volcanoes, rocks, oceans, plate tectonics, hyrdrothermal systems, earth’s magnetic field, geological time, and more.
Teaching Boxes helps teachers create earth science activities that focus on gathering data and analyzing scientific evidence. Topics include plate tectonics, weather essentials, seasonal upwelling, sea level changes, living in earthquake country, and mountain building. Each teaching box is online assembly of interrelated learning concepts, digital resources, education standards, and lesson plans.
Energy and Material Cycles Visualizations provides animations, images, graphs, and photos on the carbon cycle, greenhouse gases, sea ice, sea level change, interglacial cycle, continental drift, tectonic cycle, and the hydrologic cycle.
Rock Cycle Animations shows common rock-forming processes. See magma crystallize to form igneous rock, rock erosion to create sediment, transportation of sediment, deposition of sediment to create sedimentary rock, and the creation of a metamorphic rock. Animations can be paused and rewound to stress important points.
Teaching Geoscience with Visualizations features collections of dozens of animations for teaching geoscience topics — atmosphere, biosphere, climate, earth’s surface, energy and material cycles, geology, human dimensions, hydrosphere and cryosphere, hydrology, ocean, solar system, solid earth, earth history, and more. Learn what makes an effective visualization and best practices for using visualizations in the classroom.