On the PBS Evolution website, you can find informative videos as well as teacher resources. NOVA: evolution
ENSI's goal is to "improve the teaching of evolution in High School Biology courses by encouraging teachers to teach evolutionary thinking in the context of a more complete understanding of modern scientific thinking." Their website features curricula, papers, and...
A Common Core-aligned lesson plan for teaching about past mass extinctions and the ongoing extinction event. Will It Happen Again? Examining Mass Extinctions on Earth
Earth science encompasses an enormous amount of interdisciplinary cooperation. The short video below from the American Geological Institute serves as a quick introduction to Earth science. Watch the video below to learn more and click here for Earth & space...
This lesson plan teaches about sunspots and their roles in Earth's climate and weather. Sun Spots and Climate
Worksheet on solar system planets about density, distance, temperature, etc. Planet Patterns (.DOC) Planet Patterns Key (.PDF)
"Sun as a Star" from NASA is an extensive, yet simple, guide to multiple hands-on activities which teach about the Sun and the nature of light.
In this activity, students will use Google Earth to explore several locations where rapid climate change is occurring. They will: 1. Use Google Earth to explore 5 hotspot locations indicating recent changes in climate patterns. 2. Understand that climate change is not...
Working in groups, students can create simple illustrations of how carbon flows between the biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and lithosphere. Use the provided materials to tell the story of how human activity can contribute to global climate change. Carbon Cycle...
This interactive web game gives a visual and text tour of the carbon cycle. The Carbon Cycle Game
What is hydraulic fracturing? Why is it so controversial? In this lesson, students will define hydrofracking, identify how the demand for natural gas is changing, then research and map how natural gas development may impact a community. Fuel for Debate: Examining the...
Hydrofracking, Media & Credibility from Project Look Sharp at Ithaca. Scroll down and click on Lesson 24 to find videos, lecture notes, and a teacher's guide. Hydrofracking, Media, and Credibility
Just how much of the Earth's surface is needed for growing food for a world of people? This short, simple activity shows how little of Earth's surface is agriculturally viable. Also includes discussion questions. Comparing Apples and Earth
How hot will it get in your lifetime? Find out with this interactive guide, which shows projections based on a UN report. Climate Change: How hot will it get in my lifetime?
In this activity, students watch a Green Ninja video and learn how to reduce their ecological footprints. Footprint Renovations Activity
There is scientific consensus that global climate is changing, and that our poles (both north and south) are warming. This warming is having an affect on all that snow and ice. In this activity, [students] will explore how one impact of climate change, melting ice,...
In this multi-part activity, students examine ancient coastlines with contour maps, analyze projected sea level rise, answer questions about a video, and investigate coastal risk. Bay Area Sea Level Rise (.DOC) Bathymetry worksheet (.PDF)
Using dice-based stations, students travel through the carbon cycle. Includes student handout and printable station signs and instructions. Clicking the link will download a Word (.DOC) file. Carbon Travels!
Data and activity on transportation footprints. Clicking the link will download a Word (.DOC) file. Cars' Carbon Footprint
In this one-page worksheet, students identify how carbon flows through reservoirs and identify two human activities which affect the flow of carbon. Clicking the link will download a Word (.DOC) file. Carbon Cycle Student Worksheet
This short multiple-choice questionnaire is useful for assessing students' knowledge. Clicking the link will download a Word (.DOC) file. Climate Literacy Survey