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Department of Earth Sciences
Site prepared for the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences here
Page maintained by the American Geological Institute here
The following sites are generally searchable with hot links to additional sites.
EarthNet is a virtual resource centre of earth science resource information and contacts for teachers, home educators and students of all levels - elementary, junior and senior high school.
Newsletter for High School teachers and Earth Science students.
Educational Resources - links to Online educational sites, from the Geological Survey of Canada and other organizations, covering a wide range of earth science related topics - Earthquakes in Canada, Volcanoes, Mineral and Metals, Meteorite Impacts, Careers in Geoscience, etc.
"Education and Outreach" highlights geologic information helpful for the public, educators, students, scientists, businesses, and government agencies
This page sits in Calgary, has a petroleum or 'soft rock' bias with links to the Alberta curriculum.
A self guided tour of buildings, e.g. the Provincial Legislature, Royal Ontario Museum, Royal Bank at 264 Bloor Street West, and the stones used in their construction.
Grade 4 Rocks, Minerals and Erosion
The following page has been prepared to provide educators and the general public with an array of resources, available, free or at low cost, in the fields of earth sciences, mining, minerals and metals.
The following pages have been created to allow for an educational tour of some of Canada's most important natural resources: minerals and metals. They contain information about how these natural resources are used in our daily activities.
Grade 5 Weather
Atmospheric Environment Service, Environment Canada - http://www.msc-smc.ec.gc.ca/
Weather Forecasting using the Internet - http://www.uwm.edu/~kahl/forecast
U.S. National Hurricane Centre - http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Meterology of Hurricanes - http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/%28Gh%29/guides/mtr/hurr/home.rxml
Hurricane Pictures - http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/hurr/index.html
Grade 6 Space
This is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information. Interplanetary spacecraft have revolutionized planetary science. Very little of this document would have been possible without the space program. -http://www.nineplanets.org
Grade 7 The Earth's Crust
Real-time daily list of earthquake activity - http://earthquake.usgs.gov/
FAQ, free general interest publications - http://usgs.gov/contact_u/
Interactive web-based program designed to introduce the concepts of how an earthquake EPICENTER is located and how the RICHTER MAGNITUDE of an earthquake is determined. -http://vcourseware4.calstatela.edu/VirtualEarthquake/
FAQ, Free general interest publication - http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/
General Interest Publications, cost involed - http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/dynamic.html
Grade 8 Water Systems
Water Science for Schools - http://water.usgs.gov/droplet