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Transforming California is a PowerPoint presentation of digital images exploring the landforms found along the San Andreas Fault. Designed for classroom use, Transforming California has a complementing narrative for each slide.
http://www.priweb.org/ed/earthtrips/transforming_ca_home.htm
NOVA episode "Magnetic Storm" - A great illustration of how the magnetic field works, what its "function" is, and the changes that take place within it. Can be purchased at:
www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/magnetic/. There are also several activities and print resources available at the NOVA website.
All About Plate Tectonics - Interactive and colorful site on plate tectonics
www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/Continents.shtml
On-Line TUTORIAL: This site was designed to allow students to interactively learn about Plate Tectonics and related phenomena. There are learning modules and activity modules. Learning modules are mostly text with little interaction. Students who function at different levels may use this site. The Southern California Integrated GPS Network Education Module.
scign.jpl.nasa.gov/learn/index.htm
This Dynamic Earth - Read about plate tectonics and continental drift, the development of the theory, and unanswered questions.
pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/dynamic.htm
PBS: Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker - Move any of the four tectonic plates to start an earthquake, make land masses collide, spread the seas, or initiate your own continental drift.
www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/tectonics/
Tasa Graphic Arts Company - has produced state of the art multimedia products for use in the Earth Science and Environment Science Classrooms. Of particular interest are interactive CD-ROMs on the Theory of Plate Tectonics, Plate Tectonics and How the Earth Works, the Dynamic Earth, Plate Tectonics 3-D Puzzle, as well as Hands-On Mineral Identification and the Wonder of Rocks and Minerals, among others. They provide online ordering. To receive a 15% discount for teachers who visit the GSA website, contact Tasa Graphic Arts to receive a special web address and discount code.
www.tasagraphicarts.com, e-mail: info@tasagraphicarts.com, phone: 1-800-293-2725 or (505) 758-5535.
On-Line TUTORIAL: A tour of volcanoes in the United States. It is an excellent tutorial in volcanism. Teachers will find this site useful as will middle and high school students. This site also includes a great tutorial on Plate Tectonics. United State Geological Survey.
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/volcus/
On-Line TUTORIAL: This site was designed to allow students to interactively learn about Plate Tectonics and related phenomena. There are learning modules and activity modules. Learning modules are mostly text with little interaction. Students who function at different levels may use this site. The Southern California Integrated GPS Network Education Module.
http://scign.jpl.nasa.gov/learn/index.htm
Volcano World Online -
http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/Online/
EARTH SCIENCE INTERNET CAMPUS: from EOA Scientific Systems (site suggested by Tom McGuire, Earth Science Author & Consultant), Find a series of clever, interactive, shockwave animations, ranging in size from 36 K to 2000 K, that can be used to introduce the following concepts:
1. Earth: Earthquakes, Seismic Waves and Activity, Earthquake Epicenter; Tectonic Plates and Tectonic Mapping; Glaciers; Hydrological Cycle;
2. Ocean: Sea Pressure and Depth; Secchi Disk; Animal Adaptations - Animals Which Camouflage; Fill the Earth with Oceans (sea level change);
3. Atmosphere: Variations of Tropospheric Thickness; Temperature of the Atmosphere; Wind Direction - The Jet Stream / Jet Stream Map; The Coriolis Effect; Sun's Radiation on Earth - Angle of Incidence/solar altitude; Weather Education, Facts and Trivia; Lightning Game;
4. Space: The Solar System Planets; Satellite Remote Sensing / Taking Satellite Pictures;
5. Science: Periodic Table of Elements; Weight Mass Volume Density Gravity; Characteristics of All Waves.
To access the animations go to http://www.eoascientific.com/prototype/newcampus/campus.html, and then look for "interactive exercises" under the "earth," "ocean," "atmosphere," "space," and "science" links. Audience: Middle School and Up.
Need a classroom of powerful computers, will have you download Shockwave.
Earthquake tutorial from New Mexico -
http://tremor.nmt.edu/
Interactive Internet Sites Books top

Big Bang: The Story of the Universe, by Couper, Heather and others. Grades 6-Adult. From the "Big Bang" to the present, the story of the Universe is told as an unfolding saga. Hardcover: ISBN 0789414848.

The Teacher-Friendly Guide to the Geology of the Northeastern U.S., by Jane Ansley, 2000. Written as a teacher preparation and information resource, this guide provides teachers with background on the regional geology of the Northeast. Ties in national science education standards and inquiry-based teaching. Contains corresponding student activities for each topic. Designed for middle and high school level science teachers but applicable to any level. Paleontological Research Institution Publications, 1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850; (www.priweb.org), $25.

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Earthquakes and Volcanoes, by Booth, Basil. New York: New Discovery Books, 1992. Public Juv QE521.3.B66 1992.

Volcanes Y Terremotos/Volcanoes and Earthquakes, by Booth, Basil. Mexico D.F.: Fernandez Editores, 1994. Public Juv QE521.3 .B6618 1994.

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: The World's Most Amazing Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Other Forces, Christian, Spencer and Antonia Felix. New York: J. Wiley and Sons, 1997. Public Juv. QE521.3.C47 1997.

Francis, the Earthquake Dog, Judith Ross Enderle. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1996. Public Juv PZ7.E6965 Fr 1996.

Planet Earth, Mark Pettigrew. Los Angeles, CA: Price Stren Sloan, 1987. Public Juv QE29 .P47 1987

Earthquakes, Simon, Seymour. New York, NY: Morrow Junior Books, 1991. Public Juv QE521.3 .S54 1991.

Janice VanCleave's Earthquakes: Mind-Boggling Experiments You Can Turn into Science Fair Projects, Janice Pratt VanCleave. New York, NY: Wiley, 1993. Public Juv QE521.3 .V37 1993.

Eyewitness: Volcano and Earthquake, Susanna Van Rose. New York, NY: Knopf, distributed by Random House, 1992. Public Juv QE521.3 .V36 1992.

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