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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tonight on PBS: NOVA Meteor Strike

This should be good. It is about the recent meteor that exploded over Russia. Check your local PBS station for viewing times. CLICK HERE for details about the program.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Catchy Animated Groundwater Cartoon

I like to show this short video right at the start of our study of groundwater. The video was produced for King County (Seattle). I ask my students why a county government would fund something like this. This leads into a short discussion of conservation and the ways that governments get their citizens to conserve various natural resources (laws, incentives, education).

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Introductory Puzzle Activities (geology)

Thanks to Nancy Young for recommending these two activities, which are both provided by the American Museum of Natural History. Both are "pdf" files that might be best used before you get into the topics. One is the Plate Tectonics Puzzle and the other is called Solve a Sedimentary Layers Puzzle.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

What's All the Fuss about Fracking?

Chances are there is no mention of the word "fracking" in your curriculum. Nonetheless, students should know what it is and understand the pros and cons. This 4.5 minute video might generate some interest.

Here are three more resources related to fracking:

1. Interactive Tutorial from National Geographic

2. Bakken Oil Boom Visible From Space

3. FAQs from Gasland (movie)

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Friday, March 1, 2013

A Montana Tsunami

Show this to your students and see if they can figure out what caused it. The Gallatin River joins with the Madison and the Jefferson near Three Forks, MT to form the Missouri River. To learn more about ice jams, CLICK HERE.

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