Virginia Science Activities, Models & Simulations (SAMS)
Virginia Science Activities, Models and Simulations project engages
students in middle and high school in practices that are essential for
learning through inquiry. The activities involve asking questions or
defining problems, using models or sensors, collecting data,
interpreting results, using mathematics, technology and computational
thinking, constructing explanations and designing solutions based on
Annenberg Learner Express
Aimes at grades 4-8, modules are focused on Earth and Space Science.
Dig Into Earth Science Education with USGS
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) offers a wealth of information on
virtually every Earth science topic, from natural resources and hazards
to geospatial data.
Earth Exploration Toolbook
that teach high school and college learners how to work with the
interpret environmental science data sets. Each activitiy, or chapter,
introduces and Earth system data set and the tools needed to analyze the
Space Educator's Handbook
The Scale of the Universe Interactive Visualization
The Anthropocene: Human Impact on the Environment - BioInteractive
key human impacts on the environments and how they have affected
Earth's landscape, ocean, atmosphere, and biodiversity with this
engaging interactive site.
Esri K12 GIS Organization This free web resource provides earth science and history teachers with a variety of subject-focused, standards-based instructional materials designed to enhance inquiry-based learning with students. All activities are free and completely online and the instructional materials require no installations or logins and are device neutral. Information about the resource can be found at Esri K12 GIS Organization. More information (PDF) about registering for the resource and lesson plans can be found at Esri K12 GIS Connect.