Science - Earth Science
Students will understand how Earth science interacts with society.
Earth and Space Science OER Textbook for Utah SEEd Standards
The Utah Science Open Educational Resources (OER) textbook project was started to bring Utah teachers together to create a resource that aligns to Utah core science standards. The Utah Science OER textbooks are not intended to be curriculum as they do not include labs, assessments, or a teacher guide with answers. They are intended as a reference material for students with content to support teachers classroom instruction and help make sense of science concepts found in standards. This OER textbook is also available in other languages at https://www.uen.org/oer/index.shtml.
Earth in Peril Interactive
How does population growth affect our environment? This interactive will show the geographical connections.
Earth's Albedo and Global Warming
What is albedo? It's the measure of how much solar radiation is reflected from Earth's surface. Learn all about it here and its relation to global warming.
Earth's Four Spheres
Use this interactive to learn about the spheres of the Earth and how they interact with each other.
Environmental Education Center
Information provided by the Environmental Protection agency including background information as well as curriculum resources and activities.
Environmental Inquiry - For Teachers
Environmental Inquiry (EI) is a website and curriculum series developed at Cornell University to help students conduct environmental science research.
Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions
Can scientists predict when a volcano will blow? Learn about the processes scientists use to try to predict eruptions.
The Nitrogen Cycle
Basic but thorough description of nitrogen's journey. From Physical Geography's biosphere chapter.
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