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Changing World
Link to lesson plans: LIFE SCIENCE, CHANGING WORLD. Image shows three globes.
The Earth is a time machine that has been changing throughout its 4.5 billion-year history. Tree rings, past climates, rocks, and caves all tell the story of change.
Working with Maps
Link to lesson plans: GEOGRAPHY, WORKING WITH MAPS. Image shows a U.S. map.
Maps of the Earth are illustrations of how we think of our planet. Throughout our history, explorers and scientists have tried to answer the questions "where are we?" and "Where are we going?"
Earth Hazards
Link to lesson plans: EARTH SCIENCE, EARTH HAZARDS. Image shows hurricane.
As a dynamic planet, the Earth has many hazards. Some of these hazards are from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Find out why the Earth is so restless.
Not unlike origami, paper models are fun to make, and provide three-dimensional views of earth events and phenomena. By printing out these models, cutting, pasting, and coloring, you'll soon have works of art--and science! Click Go to proceed to the PAPER MODELS liisting page.

Link to paper model: VOLCANOES! Animation shows an erupting volcano.

This model is intended to help students and others visualize a stratovolcano (inside and out) and to learn some of the terms used by geologists to describe it.

Earthquake Effects
Link to paper model: EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS. Animation shows a tree and house shaking during an earthquake.
By studying the animation and the paper model, students will come to understand that earthquakes result from faulting in the Earth and that the potential consequences of earthquakes are numerous and serious.

As the Nation's largest water, earth, biological science, and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides some of this science information as educational material. The product line includes a variety of teaching packets, booklets, posters, fact sheets, and CD-ROMs. Described below are products designed for K-12 teachers.

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Link to Book: HELPING YOUR CHILD LEARN GEOGRAPHY. Image shows the book cover. The woman teaches a boy and girl geography using a globe.

This 32-page booklet, published in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education and the National Geographic Society, is designed to help parents stir childrens curiosity about geography. The activities can also be used in the classroom.

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