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Earth’s Systems
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

This data rich and accessible site is from the United States Geologic Survey (USGS). The real time earthquake maps are especially good for students to see and use in their studies. The USGS does a wonderful job of science education for all age students.
Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the center of the Earth! How far would you have to travel to reach the Earth’s core? And what would you see along the way? Discover what lies beneath…
Earthguide Online Classroom

Earthguide Online Classroom - Convection

With this engaging model Earth, students can actively visualize convection currents and their impact on the layers of Earth. Students use this information to investigate how the Hawaiian Islands came to be!
Science Up Close

Science Up Close

Students can use this interactive diagram to explore more about the layers of the Earth. This engaging site, Science Up Close, helps students to make comparisons and recognize differences between layer information.
Energy from the Oceans

Energy from the Oceans

The name of this wonderful web suite of learning tools is called the Energy from the Oceans has lessons, explorations, and activities. This learning tool is from one of the leaders in science education the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Their clear vision and exciting design help students learn science in innovative ways.
Interactive Earth

Interactive Earth

Interactive Earth demonstrates what mantle convection is, and how it depends on Rayleigh number. Students get hands on as they create hot and cold spots, toggle between thermal and chemical fields, and initiate earthquakes all while watching the effects on the mantle and core!
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KEY CONCEPTS

Earth’s Materials and Systems (ESS2.A)

  • Earth’s systems, being dynamic and interacting, cause feedback effects that can increase or decrease the original changes. (HS-ESS2-2)
  • Evidence from deep probes and seismic waves, reconstructions of historical changes in Earth’s surface and its magnetic field, and an understanding of physical and chemical processes lead to a model of Earth with a hot but solid inner core, a liquid outer core, a solid mantle and crust. Motions of the mantle and its plates occur primarily through thermal convection, which involves the cycling of matter due to the outward flow of energy from Earth’s interior and gravitational movement of denser materials toward the interior. (HS-ESS2-3)

The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes (ESS2.C)

  • The abundance of liquid water on Earth’s surface and its unique combination of physical and chemical properties are central to the planet’s dynamics. These properties include water’s exceptional capacity to absorb, store, and release large amounts of energy, transmit sunlight, expand upon freezing, dissolve and transport materials, and lower the viscosities and melting points of rocks. (HS-ESS2-5)

About NGSS

Next Generation Science Standards is a multi-state effort to create new education standards that are “rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education.”

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Our team from Temple University has developed this resource for all K-12 students and teachers of science. These vetted learning tools align to the NGSS. Find one we should include? Just fill out the form.

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Many of these science resources require Java and Flash. Click below to download.

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