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Countering Contamination: Data and DDE - Lesson 2

Countering Contamination: Data and DDE - Lesson 2

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In this lesson, students learn how DDT is harmful to birds and other wildlife and understand the connection between food webs and biomagnification of toxic chemicals. Students will graph data to illustrate the relationships between osprey and bald eagle populations.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
USGS
Author:
USGS
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Countering Contamination: Data and DDE - Lesson 5

Countering Contamination: Data and DDE - Lesson 5

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In this lesson, students read about restoration projects and evaluate the Santa Catalina Island restoration project. Students will gain knowledge about the restoration work scientists are doing to restore the natural resources that were harmed by DDT discharge.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
USGS
Author:
USGS
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Earthshots: Satellite Images of Environmental Change

Earthshots: Satellite Images of Environmental Change

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Students can investigate how people and nature are changing the landscape over time. The Landsat series of Earth-observing satellites has acquired data for monitoring the planet's landmasses since 1972. Earthshots shows how satellite data are used to track changes in the surface of the Earth. Each Earthshots page features a different location from around the world and explains the changes that the satellite images reveal.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
USGS
Author:
USGS
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Fragile Fringe: Beneficial Functions of the Wetlands

The Fragile Fringe: Beneficial Functions of the Wetlands

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In this lesson, students illustrate the value of wetlands as a nursery for young organisms, show the value of wetlands in controlling erosion and retaining water, and demonstrate the role of wetlands in absorbing/filtering pollutants and excess nutrients.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
USGS
Author:
USGS - National Wetlands Center
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Is the Groundwater Acid Also?
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Is the Groundwater Acid Also?

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In this activity, students test the pH of a water sample and then dig into the nearby sediment and test the pH of a water sample from there.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
USGS
Date Added:
07/20/2018
Life of a Tsunami

Life of a Tsunami

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This article provides a basic explanation of how earthquakes can trigger a tsunami. There is a link to animations that show the impact of tsunami waves.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
USGS
Author:
USGS
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Predict an Eruption Interactive Scenario
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Predict an Eruption Interactive Scenario

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This presentation uses data from several eruptive episodes of Mount St. Helens in the 1980's to show the way in which a series of eruptions were accurately predicted by USGS scientists as far as 3 weeks before eruptive activity occurred. Several modules demonstrate the use of earthquakes and deformation of a volcano for predicting eruptions and allow you to predict an actual eruption of Mount St. Helens using data collected by scientists of the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Presentation
Provider:
USGS
Date Added:
07/20/2018
Schoolyard Geology - Lesson 2: Rock Stories

Schoolyard Geology - Lesson 2: Rock Stories

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This lesson illustrates how to make geologic observations and gives background about the important properties of rocks to observe. Students then use those observation skills to describe rocks they find in their own schoolyard.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
USGS
Author:
USGS
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Story of Water in Dryville

The Story of Water in Dryville

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This short story presents the issues involved in deciding how water will be used in the development of a new town. A link is also provided on the page to a script adaptation of the story so that students can act out the story through role play.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
USGS
Author:
USGS
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Surviving a Tsunami - Lessons from Chile, Hawaii, and Japan

Surviving a Tsunami - Lessons from Chile, Hawaii, and Japan

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This webpage provides several brief articles that describe the causes and impacts of large tsunamis, as well as offering tips related to preparation for and safety during a tsunami.

Provider:
USGS
Author:
USGS
Date Added:
06/24/2019
This Dynamic Planet: A Teaching Companion

This Dynamic Planet: A Teaching Companion

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This series of activities supports the interactive map "This Dynamic Planet: A World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Plate Tectonics" and the complementary booklet "This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics." These resources engage students in learning more about the interior forces of the Earth and the theory of plate tectonics. Students will investigate the fossil evidence that supports Continental Drift and create a model of the tectonic plates on a spherical surface.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
USGS
Author:
USGS
Date Added:
02/26/2019
What Type of Plants Love Acid Water?
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What Type of Plants Love Acid Water?

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In this activity, students take a water sample from a local waterway and collect, draw, or take photos of the plants growing nearby, also noting the color of the soil. They will then test the pH of the water sample to investigate the connection between acidity, soil health, and plant growth.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
USGS
Date Added:
07/20/2018
What is in Your Creek Water?
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What is in Your Creek Water?

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In this activity, students take water samples from a local waterway. They will test the pH and then conduct a series of experiments to investigate the chemistry of the water.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
USGS
Date Added:
07/20/2018
Who is Very Small and Living in Your Creek?
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Who is Very Small and Living in Your Creek?

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In this activity, students take water samples from a local waterway. They will test the pH and then place some jars of water in a windowsill that gets direct sunlight and some in a windowsill that gets no sunlight. After several days, students will make observations about living organisms that may be living in the water.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
USGS
Date Added:
07/20/2018