Earth Science Curriculum Units and Teaching Tips

Earth Science Curriculum Units and Teaching Tips

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Note: This is a continuous work-in-progress. If you have suggestions for additions or find problems, please notify michael@earth2class.org.

Each of the linked Units below contain:

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)

 

 

 

OBSERVATION AND MEASUREMENT
  Terms in alphabetical order
Terms grouped by sub-topics
[Middle School (ILS) terms]
[Key ideas] Selected Labs and Activities [MJP Teaching Resources]
ESRT PSES Core Concepts [ILS 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

 

 

MINERALS, ROCKS, AND RESOURCES
  Terms in alphabetical order
Terms grouped by sub-topics
Middle School (ILS) – Matter and PhasesMiddle School (ILS) – Minerals and Rocks
Key ideas Selected Labs and activities Selected websites
ESRT PSES Core Concepts ILS Core Concepts

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

NEW YORK STATE and NEW JERSEY GEOLOGY
  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

 

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

 

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

 

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]

 

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]

 

EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
  Selected websites  

 

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES
  Selected websites “Big Ideas” and “Essential Questions”
“Big Ideas: ESW Activities”

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES
  Selected websites