Just Submitted Earth Science Files

Below are a listing of files that have been recently submitted. They are in order of newest to oldest. There are 490 files.

Stressful Situations
Date Submitted: 2005-09-01
Using common sandwich components, students work hands on to come up with their own personal ways of demonstrating faults types, stress, mountain formation, etc. Can also be modified for erosion, glacial activity, demonstration of original horizontally.

Seismic Activity
Date Submitted: 2005-09-01
Shoe boxes are filled with various materials which simulate Earth's surfaces. Dropping rocks on the boxes triggers a 'wave' that can be recorded by sliding paper up against a marker that is attached to the box.

Earthquakes And Plate Boundaries
Date Submitted: 2005-09-01
The following lab activity requires the use of the Seismic Eruption software installed on the network.

Density Of Earth Layers
Date Submitted: 2005-09-01
1. Earth's layered structure 2. density 3. experimental errors 4. rocks and meteorites 5. Archimedes Principle applied to the Earth System

Weighing And Determining The Average Density Of Earth
Date Submitted: 2005-09-01
1. the Law of Gravitation, applied to the Earth System 2. density 3. experimental errors

Teaching Earth-Moon Scaling
Date Submitted: 2005-09-01
Exploring questions and comparing alternative conceptions about Earth-Moon relationships provide an opportunity to: Emphasize the primary role of empirical criteria, logical argument and skeptical review in the historical.

The Ellipse
Date Submitted: 2005-09-01
Students draw and analyze two ellipses: Calculation of eccentricity; Understanding of range and significance of eccentricity; Compare eccentricities of drawn ellipses to planetary orbit eccentricities; Challenge component.

Tides At The Battery, NY
Date Submitted: 2005-09-01
How can graphs be used to understand the tides? Students will use current data from the web to graph recent tides and tide predictions. They will analyze the tidal pattern and determine the accuracy of the predictions. They will make predictions.

Gotham Equinox
Date Submitted: 2005-09-01
Students examine map and photograph of setting sun aligned with 34th St. in NYC to determine the date that the photograph was made. Makes a good "wrap-up" activity, or can be done as a lesson led by the teacher.

Analyzing Star Trails
Date Submitted: 2005-09-01
Students examine and analyze a star trail photo taken by an earth science student in New York State. A single period activity that can be used to include discussion of: Location of Polaris; Apparent motion of stars; Rate of earth's rotation.