Why Earth Science?

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...

Planet Patterns Activity and Key

Activity on solar system planets about density, distance, temperature, etc. Planet Patterns (.DOC) Planet Patterns Key (.PDF)

Investigating Climate Hot Spots with Google Earth

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 hotspots locations indicating recent changes in climate patterns. 2. Understand that climate change is...

Hydrofracking, Media, and Credibility

Hydrofracking, Media & Credibility is among many excellent educational resources from Project Look Sharp at Ithaca College. Scroll down to find videos, a teacher's guide, and more.  

Climate Change: How hot will it get in my lifetime?

How hot will it get in your lifetime? Find out with this interactive website from the Guardian (United Kingdom), which shows projections based on a UN report. Climate Change: How hot will it get in my lifetime?

Footprint Renovations Activity

In this activity, students watch a Green Ninja video and learn how to reduce their ecological footprints. Footprint Renovations Activity

Melting Ice, Sea Level, and Feedback Loops

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,...

Sea Level Rise in the Bay Area

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)

Carbon Cycle Student Worksheet

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

Climate Literacy Survey

This short multiple-choice questionnaire is useful for assessing students' knowledge. Clicking the link will download a Word (.DOC) file. Climate Literacy Survey

How Big is My Ecological Footprint?

This four-page document teaches the basics of ecological footprints and features a footprint score calculator. Clicking the link will download a PDF. How Big is My Ecological Footprint?

Sea Ice, Glaciers and Sea Level Rise

In these documents, teachers are given two examples of a similar activity. Think about how you can modify activities to make them more or less structured using these examples, and try them out in the classroom! Clicking the links will download the files. Sea Ice,...