The Earth Science Week 2020-2021 Activity Calendar extends the celebration from one week to the whole school year! Distributed as part of the Earth Science Week 2020 Toolkit, this attractive wall calendar features an exciting classroom activity each month. The publication also provides information about "Earth Materials in Our Lives" activities, career opportunities, geoscience happenings, important dates in history, event participation tips, and links to resources on the Web.
We find carbon everywhere on Earth ─ in trees, rocks, fossil fuels, oceans, and even you! Carbon doesn’t stay in one place, through. Scientists study how carbon moves from one place to another. This is the carbon cycle.
Learn the value and importance of the The Wilderness Act of 1964 with this online activity from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Why is CO2 increasing in the atmosphere? Who is doing it? Many people think that CO2 is “pollution,” so that clean burning should be a way to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions. In this demonstration, we review basic chemistry (see illustration) to realize that producing CO2 is an inevitable product of burning any fossil fuel.
How sweet is this activity? It’s an introduction to the rock cycle using chocolate!
How are people affecting your local environment? How is our planet changing? Join the “citizen science” movement, and you can help discover the answers.
Citizen science is a form of open collaboration in which members of the public participate in the scientific process to address real-world problems. Volunteers can work with scientists to identify research questions, collect and analyze data, interpret results, make new discoveries, develop technologies and applications, as well as solve complex problems.
What are some of the factors that might unnecessarily exclude people from learning about or working in the geosciences? Culture? Ethnicity? Sex? Language? A disability? Where they live? How much they earn? Something else?
Learn how Earth's climate effects soil types all over the planet.
This activity will provide you with an introduction to a series of lessons — Survivor Earth — about water resources on Earth. You’ll investigate Earth systems by making observations in nature and identifying systems in the natural world. Ultimately, you will understand how the four spheres, or systems, on Earth — biosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and atmosphere — are interconnected.
Go on an adventure with the Blue Goose, the symbol of the National Wildlife Refuge System!