The Shapes of Our World. Experimenting With the Language of Geometry
In this lesson, students play a game of charades as an experiment in non-verbal communication. They then create maps with directions that demonstrate their ability to utilize shapes and spatial relationships in a practical context. Their learning is culminated in a written critical essay about the universality of human understanding.
Natural Inquirer Podcasts
This podcast project took place at a local middle school. When the teacher and students finished the project, the teacher created a "How To" document for working with students to create podcasts.
Invention Factory: Thomas Edison
is a curriculum-oriented guide to the work and laboratories of the great American inventor. The site contains photographs, maps, and readings about the laboratories and the process of turning research into commercial products.
The Battle of Stones River: The Soldiers' Story
provides readings, maps, and visual representations of this battle near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, which was the second bloodiest battle fought west of the Appalachians during the Civil War.
Do people think that the effects of fire are good or bad? Your students can find the answers to these and other questions by making a fire questionnaire and asking friends, family, teachers and neighbors to participate in an opinion poll. Students will refine interviewing and researching skills.
Mammoth Cave National Park Curriculum
On this site teachers can access an extensive selection of curricular materials, fact sheets and activities for kids, a glossary, and links to other educational programs and sites. Other materials include maps and publications, an image gallery, and links to the park's newsletter.
Written Document Analysis Worksheet
The following document analysis worksheet was designed and developed by the Education Staff of the National Archives and Records Administration. You may find this worksheet useful as you introduce students to written documents.
Lincoln's Spot Resolutions
This lesson provides background information and lessons (correlated to academic standards) that incorporate the use of textbooks, maps, and discussions based on primary documents such as the U.S. Constitution. In this lesson students will examine the declaration of war with Mexico and the protests of those who opposed this act. They will also explore protesters of conscience against wars other than the Mexican War.
Observing Constitution Day
On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. The National Archives and Records Administration celebrates this important day in our nation's history by presenting the following activities, lesson plans, and information. We encourage teachers and students at all levels to learn more about our Constitution and government. This site features a discussion about the Constitutional Convention and the Constitution. Lis
Expansion and Reform (1801-1868)
This site features documents, maps, and images for learning about the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the growth of regionalism, the Amistad case, Lincoln's spot resolutions, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the petition of Amelia Bloomer regarding suffrage in the West, migration north to Alaska, and the Sioux Treaty of 1868.
The Retreat of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet
This page examines the discussion among scientists regarding the retreat or growth of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. It appears that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is retreating more slowly than they thought. In fact, it may have been growing just 8,000 years ago, long after the end of the most recent Ice Age. The article features text, maps, graphs, and links to related topics.
This document describes the features and properties of Earth's magnetosphere. Topics include the magnetosphere's shape, descriptions of its features, the Van Allen Belts, particle motions, and magnetic storms. Links to illustrations and tables are embedded on the text.
Learning Domains or Bloom's Taxonomy
This website provides an explanation of Bloom's Taxonomy for the three domains of learning: cognitive, affective, and psychomotor. The cognitive domain involves knowledge and the development of intellectual skills, the affective domain deals with emotion, and the psychomotor domain includes physical ...
Pacific Northwest Ecosystem Research Consortium
This page provides access to digital maps and supporting material used in developing future scenarios for the Willamette River Basin. The Existing Conditions Section contains digital maps in ArcInfo format organized into six categories called Theme Groups. These maps provide the starting point for development ...
Petrology at Tulane University
This site is the homepage for a petrology class. The primary feature of this site is a comprehensive set of lecture notes. There are 18 separate lectures encompassing igneous and metamorphic petrology and related topics. Lectures include text, figures, maps, and tables, and are available in either HTML ...
Functions of 2 Variables: Partial Derivatives
Brandeis hosts several pages demonstrating the involvement of calculus in biology. This site gives a short explanation of the partial derivative of two variables, using illustrations and various levels of magnification to demonstrate. This resource is part of the Teaching Quantitative Skills in the ...
GeoMaths - 1st Level Modules
University of College London hosts a site of notation and reference material on math skills in the context of geoscience. These exercises provide realistic geologic scenarios and work through examples, with notation on the math used to solve them. Examples include using trigonometry to find the true ...
GeoMaths - 2nd Level Modules
The highest level of math on the University College London's GeoMath site, this covers skills such as complex numbers, partial differentiation, matrices, advanced vectors, and probability. Each section features a menu of topics and links to a glossary. Many have geology-based examples, using the mathematical ...
GeoMaths - Revision Topics
This site, part of the University College London's GeoMath site, provides a review of basic math skills, including basic equations and functions, areas and volumes, and coordinates and graphs. The notation is linked throughout to a glossary of terms, and several examples are geologically based and have ...
Math2.org (Formerly "Dave's Math Tables")
This general math site offers reference material on a host of math topics, plus a math message board and links to relevant material online. The tables cover a range of math skills, from basic fraction-decimal conversion to the more advanced calculus and discrete math. The information is presented in ...