Earth Science Curriculum Units and Teaching Tips

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Key Vocabulary Terms for High School (PSES) and Middle School (ILS) courses
Key Ideas
Selected Labs and Activities
Selected Websites
Links to NYS Earth Science Reference Tables
State Standards for NYS High School (PSES) and Middle School (ILS), + Others

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OBSERVATION AND MEASUREMENT
  Terms in alphabetical order

Terms grouped by sub-topics

Middle School (ILS) terms
Key ideas Selected Labs and Activities Selected websites
ESRT PSES Core Concepts ILS Core Concepts Other Core Concepts

 

MODELS OF THE EARTH
  Terms in alphabetical order

Terms grouped by sub-topics

Middle School (ILS) terms
Key ideas Selected Labs and Activities Selected websites
ESRT PSES Core Concepts ILS Core Concepts Other Cores

 

MINERALS, ROCKS, AND RESOURCES
  Terms in alphabetical order

Terms grouped by sub-topics

Middle School (ILS) - Matter and Phases

Middle School (ILS) - Minerals and Rocks

Key ideas Selected Labs and activities Selected websites
ESRT PSES Core Concepts ILS Core Concepts Other Cores

 

EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANOES, AND PLATE TECTONICS
  Terms in alphabetical order

Terms grouped by sub-topics

Middle School (ILS) terms
Key ideas Selected Labs and Activities Selected websites
ESRT PSES Core Concepts ILS Core Concepts Other Cores

 

SHAPING THE EARTH'S SURFACE
  Terms in alphabetical order

Terms grouped by sub-topics


Middle School (ILS) terms 

Key ideas Selected Labs and Activities Selected websites
ESRT PSES Core Concepts ILS Core Concepts Other Cores

 

THE WATER CYCLE AND GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS
  Terms in alphabetical order

Terms grouped by sub-topics

Middle School (ILS) terms
Key ideas Selected Labs and Activities Selected websites
ESRT PSES Core Concepts ILS Core Concepts Other Cores

 

NEW YORK STATE
  Selected websites  

 

EARTH HISTORY
  Terms in alphabetical order

Terms grouped by sub-topics

Middle School (ILS) terms
Key ideas Selected Labs and Activities Selected websites
ESRT PSES Core Concepts ILS Core Concepts Other Cores

 

WEATHER AND CLIMATE
  Terms in alphabetical order

Terms grouped by sub-topics
Middle School (ILS) Terms
Key ideas Selected Labs and Activities Selected websites
ESRT PSES Core Concepts ILS Core Concepts Other Cores

 

EARTH AND SPACE (ASTRONOMY)
  Terms in alphabetical order

Terms grouped by sub-topics

Middle School (ILS) terms 

Key ideas Selected Labs and Activities Selected websites
ESRT PSES Core Concepts ILS Core Concepts Other Cores

 

OCEANOGRAPHY
  Terms in alphabetical order

Terms grouped by sub-topics


Middle School (ILS) Terms
Key ideas Selected Labs and Activities Selected websites
ESRT PSES Core Concepts ILS Core Concepts Other Cores

 

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  Terms in alphabetical order

Terms grouped by sub-topics

Middle School (ILS) Terms
Key ideas Selected Labs and Activities Selected websites
ESRT PSES Core Concepts ILS Core Concepts Other Cores

 

EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
  Selected websites  

 

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES
  Selected websites "Big Ideas" and "Essential Questions"

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES
  Selected websites