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ESS Common Misconceptions
US States / Regions
Astronomy / Space
Geology - Plate Tectonics
Hydrology / Glaciers
Energy / Resources
Earth History - Answers
Geology Interactive Tools
Mapping / Topography
What more fun than an interactive globe?
An interactive Topographic Globe of course!
Virginia Geological Map
Fun interactive geological map of Virginia
Have fun w/ students explaining local features through geologic time
Use Sentinel live & historical data by using open source EOBrowser from @esa
Visualize data from numerous satellites & data sources instantly
Trouble teaching topographic maps?
Always wanted a model of your favorite map?
FREE 3D printing software—TouchTerrian!
Recently updated version
You can drag & drop whole countries to compare size
Interactive map shrink countries & states all over the globe showing distortions/misconceptions caused by Mercator projections
Virtual Field Trips
Want Virtual Outcrops database?
Launch—online 3D model database
(control tricky, place cursor w/direction & zoom in)
Want the Best Virtual Field-trips w/ embedded lessons?
-FULL Interactive lessons
Remembers your last space if tab closed
Field Trip to Haley's Cove AU
Travel to Australian geology sites?—no need to worry about travel restrictions!
#VR interactive Hallett Cove's reveal geological secrets by completing a series of tasks from @LIVE_UniSA & @ROKmondo
Geologic Expedition- Columns of Giants
Embark on 360-Degree Geologic Expedition- Columns of Giants by @phaneritic
Full lesson plan: columnar basalt, igneous rock formation & glacier landscaping
Truly awesome experience
Grand Canyon River Archeology Virtual Tour
Take Virtual Tour of the archaeology of @GrandCanyonNPS
Breathtaking and informative
Stand on the Edge of Geologic Time
Transport yourself to Rocky Mountain National Park, with all its sights & sounds, in this immersive geology lesson
Virtual Geologic Tour using a computer or even better a VR Headset!
20,000+ Rock Formations
How does a geologist Work From Home ?
AMAZING 20,000+ rock formations from around the world categorized in this great photo collection of rocks
Digital Atlas of Ancient Life
Want to explore fossils w/ your Ss?
@PaleoDigAtlas has a full collection of 3D models which includes:
-Encyclopedia & Guides
-Downloadable App for Android & iOS
ES World Image Bank
Looking for just the right Earth Science image?
Not the average image found on a Google search?
has hundreds for public use
Satellite Photo Collection
Collection of satellite images from @Pierre_Markuse surpassing 2,000 @sentinel_hub images
Online Learning Slideshows
Great collection of images and questions that gets Ss thinking rather than memorizing by @maggie_hiatus
Interactive globe/maps -Seabed Lithology by @EarthByteGroup
Have students make inferences
-Clay in North Pacific?
-Diatoms near Antarctic?
-Rivers play role?
-How affects seafloor organisms?
Need to discuss with students where landslides exist & where they are most susceptible?
Interactive #map that shows terrain, rock types, history of landslides & susceptibility
Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements
Relative amounts of elements found—in the Brain human body Flexed biceps—in the Earth Earth;s crust—by the number of mentions in books with decorative cover???
#Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements from Google Research
Free Open Textbook
Need FREE comprehensive Intro Geology Book... University level?
Physical aspects of geology = rocks/mins, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology & much more
USGS This Dynamic Earth