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Name Of Activity topic Grade Level Earth Science Big Ideas Source Next Generation Science Standards Website
EarthCaching Dynamic Planet, Landscapes 6-12 Big Idea 4: Earth is continuously changing. Geological Society of America MS-ESS2-2. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth's surface at varying time and spatial scales. HS-ESS2-1. Develop a model to illustrate how Earth?s internal and surface processes operate at different spatial and temporal scales to form continental and ocean-floor features. Visit Site
Earthquake Machine Dynamic Planet 9-12 Big Idea 8: Natural hazards pose risks to humans. Incorporated Research Institutions in Seismology (IRIS), 2005 HS-ESS3-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity. Visit Site
Earthquake on the Playground Dynamic Planet 7-12 Big Idea 8: Natural hazards pose risks to humans. L.W. Braile and S.J. Braile and the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) MS-ESS3-2. Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects. HS-PS4-1. Use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media.HS-ESS3-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity. Visit Site
Earthquake Waves Dynamic Planet 4-8 Big Idea 1: Earth scientists use repeatable observations and testable ideas to understand and explain our planet.; Big Idea 4: Earth is continuously changing; Big Idea 8: Natural hazards pose risks to humans. American Geosciences Institute 4-PS4-1. Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move. MS-PS4-1. Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave. MS-ESS2-2. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth's surface at varying time and spatial scales. Visit Site
Earthquake! Remote-Sensing Activities Dynamic Planet 5-12 Big Idea 1: Earth scientists use repeatable observations and testable ideas to understand and explain our planet.; Big Idea 4: Earth is continuously changing; Big Idea 8: Natural hazards pose risks to humans. Event-Based Science Project 4-ESS2-2. Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth?s features. 4-ESS3-2. Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans. MS-ESS2-2. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth's surface at varying time and spatial scales. HS-ESS3-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity. Visit Site
Earthquakes Dynamic Planet 6-12 Big Idea 1: Earth scientists use repeatable observations and testable ideas to understand and explain our planet.; Big Idea 4: Earth is continuously changing; Big Idea 8: Natural hazards pose risks to humans. PBS 4-ESS3-2. Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans. MS-ESS3-2. Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects. HS-ESS3-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity. Visit Site
Earthquakes and Volcanoes Dynamic Planet 3-5 Big Idea 1: Earth scientists use repeatable observations and testable ideas to understand and explain our planet.; Big Idea 4: Earth is continuously changing; Big Idea 8: Natural hazards pose risks to humans. National Geographic 4-ESS2-2. Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth?s features. Visit Site
Earthquakes? like ripples on water? (teacher) Dynamic Planet 5-12 Big Idea 1: Earth scientists use repeatable observations and testable ideas to understand and explain our planet.; Big Idea 4: Earth is continuously changing; Big Idea 8: Natural hazards pose risks to humans. IRIS MS-ESS2-2. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth's surface at varying time and spatial scales. MS-ESS3-2. Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects. HS-ESS3-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity. Visit Site
Electromagnetic Radiation Learning module for satellite meteorology, energy 7-12 Big Idea 1: Earth scientists use repeatable observations and testable ideas to understand and explain our planet; Big Idea 4: Earth is continuously changing. Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) HS-PS4-1. Use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media. HS-ESS2-2. Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth's surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems. Visit Site
Energy Efficiency Energy, Natural Resources 3-10 Big Idea 1: Earth scientists use repeatable observations and testable ideas to understand and explain our planet. Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development (SEED) MS-PS1-4. Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed. MS-PS3-4. Plan an investigation to determine the relationships among the energy transferred, the type of matter, the mass, and the change in the average kinetic energy of the particles as measured by the temperature of the sample. HS-PS3-4. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that the transfer of thermal energy when two components of different temperature are combined within a closed system results in a more uniform energy distribution among the components in the system (second law of thermodynamics). HS-ESS2-4. Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth?s systems result in changes in climate. Visit Site