For Earth Science Week 2017, the American Geosciences Institute invites you to enter the Earth Connections video contest. Submit a brief, 30-90 second original video that tells viewers about how people have an impact on Earth systems, or how Earth systems have an impact on people, in your part of the world.
News & Updates
The 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting will be held at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 11-15, 2017.
Just How Deep Does the Ocean Go? (from Tech Insider)
Whether you’re planning new units for next year, or just want to incorporate more data literacy into your existing classes, check out HHMI BioInteractive's Data Points collection (https://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/data-points).
NASA invites eclipse viewers around the country to participate in a nationwide science experiment by collecting cloud and air temperature data and reporting it via their phones.
From WGBH - "The size of a river is traditionally estimated using water volume calculations, and topographic maps that show physical land features. This traditional approach often yields less accurate measurements, and if rivers are in hard-to-reach areas, they cannot be measured at all.
The Teacher-Friendly Guide™ to Climate Change is now available free online from the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI). The book addresses both the science of climate change and psychological, social, and political issues that add to the challenges of teaching and learning the science. It was developed with support from the National Science Foundation.
The Association of American Geographers (AAG), an AGI member society, offers an array of web resources for K-12 and college-level instruction. These materials support geographic approaches to Earth science education:
A collection of commentaries published in the journals of the American Geophysical Union illuminate the deep and growing benefits of research in the Earth and space sciences for humanity. This special collection presents a series of commentaries from across AGU's journals explaining and illustrating the relevance of Earth and space science research for the benefit of humanity--a key part of AGU's mission.