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LESSON PLANS AND TEACHING MATERIALS FOR EARTH SCIENCE

The following units have been constructed by teachers and science authors, or they are on other education web sites.  Please respect property rights -- that is, these resources are not available for publication or sale without permission from the authors, but you are encouraged to make use of them for your own educational work.  Generally, you can just print them directly through your browser, or you can save them to your own disk as .txt files -- be sure to re-label the file extension from its .html tag. 

Hi-resolution scan of the 8 1/2 x 11 inch bedrock geology map, with a new key for the Mesozoic rocks.  Warning: this is a very large jpeg file (495 kb).

Island Watershed Activity -- one of several earth science activities for high school classes by Rod Benson of the Helena (Montana) High School Science Dept.

Geologic Time Scale for Connecticut -- modified from a time scale by Chad Roberts of William & Mary College

Connecticut Rocks -- a series of middle-school level exercises to illustrate rock properties. by Beth Troeger

Building your own volcano  -- a page from the website "Volcano World"

Geologic Time-- an exercise by Nancy McHone and Beth Troeger

Mining the Internet -- a short introduction for new users of the internet who are seeking earth science resources

Yale Geology Unit -- A Connecticut geology curriculum for grades 8 and 9, by Lisa Alter (President of the Connecticut Earth Science Teachers Association)

Teaching Science in the Field  -- a short essay by Carol Landis

Measuring Stream Flow -- an exercise on how to estimate velocity and discharge of streams, by Gail Freeman and Martin Roberts.

Vee Diagram for Water Testing -- topics using a focus question, by Terre Levin, Helaine McDermott, and Kevin Hickey.

Glaciation: Snow Observations -- suggestions for observing and interpreting changes to snow piles, relative to glacial features, by Freeman and Roberts.

Minerals in Monuments  -- a geological exercise for identifying properties of some common Connecticut rocks and minerals that are used in buildings and monuments.  Submitted by Greg McHone.

Four Field Ecology Projects -- easy biology experiments and projects, submitted by James Fields for the 1994 Connecticut Field Science Institute.

Which Way Is North? -- an activity that allows students to develop skills in understanding location by exploring a variety of unique geological formations using Quicktime Virtual Reality (QTVR) panoramas and topographic maps.  This and the following three exercises are by Al Bodzin, a science educator at Lehigh University.