21 Earth Science Google Earths

A share-a-thon is a place where teachers can voluntarily upload their files for other teachers to use. When a teacher submits a file, it is catalogued and placed into a database. To view more materials from the topic above or from different branches of science click here.


Hayward Fault Virtual Helicopter Tour
The locations of the Hayward fault shown here vary considerably in accuracy along the fault, as described in the map explanation. Development, landsliding and other factors make it difficult to determine the precise location of the fault in places.

Real Time Satellite Weather Imagery
Shows real-time satellite imagery of the United States overlaid on Google Earth.

California Climate Zones On Google Earth
Outlines of California's 16 Climate Zones have been overlaid on the aerial images of Google Earth. This might be useful to look at the boundary areas between two climate zones. The outlines are based on the GIS (Arcview) shapes.

Topographic Map Overlay Using Google Earth
Creates a topographic map of an area in the North East US.

Floodplain Google Earth
Floodplain overlay using data from FEMA

Rivers And Lakes Google Earth
Rivers and Lakes of an area.

Google Earth Manual
I've put together a manual to serve as an introduction for Earth Science teachers to the Google Earth program. I include basic information (how to navigate, etc) and more advanced information such as how to construct tours and create image overlays.

Google Earth Project
This is a project that I threw together during our winter Regents week. It's a project that has the kids create a Google Earth tour of a specific type of landform or of an area of geologic interest.

Creating Google Earth Tours
The following .pdf document describes, roughly, the procedure used to create the GE tours (.kmz files) that are being shared in this forum.

Google Earth Lab
Attached is a lab and a Google earth file. They teach the different types of landscapes and stream drainage patterns. The Google file needs to be loaded onto the computers in order to do the activity.