Friday, August 26, 2011

Collection of Earth Science Diagrams

Here is a great collection of Earth Science illustrations and diagrams. The images were produced by Dr. Bruce Railsback for basic geology classes at the University of Georgia. Educators are welcome to use them in their teaching, so long as they are not reproduced in publications and are not used for financial gain. The images make nice additions to PowerPoint presentations. CLICK HERE to see what's available.

To view a convenient list of all the resources that have been posted on this "Earth Science Guy" blog site, CLICK HERE.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Earth Science Share-A-Thon Web Site

Here is a smorgasbord of useful Earth Science stuff, including activities, movie handouts, presentations, puzzles, worksheets, etc. The huge collection of files has been contributed by teachers from all over the USA. New York Earth Science teacher, Christopher Sheehan, created and manages the site. CLICK HERE to check it out. You're sure to find something you can use. Everything on the site can be downloaded and used in your classroom free of charge!

Friday, August 12, 2011

This is a great site when it comes to finding the latest news and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, sunspots, and near-Earth asteroids. CLICK HERE to check it out. The Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak on August 12-13. Observers are reporting about a dozen meteors per hour. Unfortunately a full moon will reduce visibility on peak night.

Friday, August 5, 2011

What do rhinos in Nebraska and geysers in Billings have to do with the Yellowstone Hot Spot?

Here's a place that will help make "hot spots" (volcanism) more interesting to students. Its the most fascinating Earth Science place I've ever visited. . . The Ashfall Fossil Site in north-central Nebraska. Over 100 rhinos, as well as many other prehistoric animals, have been unearthed there since its discovery in the 1970s. They were buried beneath 8 feet of volcanic ash! To find out what this has to do with the hot spot beneath Yellowstone Park and learn much more about the site, CLICK HERE.