As a citizen scientist, you can use a soil test kit to find out how much of each type of chemical is in your soil.
Imagine playing beside the ocean, when suddenly, the water drops. Where the water used to be, there are wriggling fish and ribbons of seaweed. What do you do?
All living things depend on soil to live. But how much soil is there?
In this activity, you’ll make a model of how natural gas might be formed from decaying organic material.
In this activity, plot data found on the National Hurricane Center website to track the path of the hurricane storms.
The goal of this activity is to identify the watershed you live in, the source of water you use at home and the pathway of surface water runoff in your watershed.
In this investigation, you will explore the characteristics of various types of rocks.
Investigate different types of soil by using a core sample.
Water is often called a renewable resource, but what does that really mean? Is water an unlimited resource? What happens to water after we use it? This investigation will help you understand exactly how much water you use in your home and how you can keep from wasting water. If many people are participating in this investigation, work in small groups of 3-5. Before you begin, think about all the ways water is used in your home. How much water do you and your family use at home everyday? Record your thoughts and share them with others. Make a list that combines everyone’s uses of water in their homes.
Geologic time can be difficult for people to understand. Our own lives are so short when we compare them to the age of the Earth, that the hundreds of millions of years of geologic time are almost too much to grasp. To understand how a timeline works, you will make a personal timeline and compare it to the geologic timeline shown here.