Physical Science

  • If you’re teaching on earthquakes, here are a few sites to help you out. (5 good resources!)
  • Similarly, if you’re working on a natural disasters unit, this game looked pretty fun and educational in discussing what things we do to prevent them from happening.
  • This page has a lovely writeup on using Google Earth to learn about the earthquake in Haiti (that’s right, I used lovely in a sentence intentionally).
  • This page has a tutorial on how to use a GPS in your classroom and using Geocaching.
  • Here are some photos on the destruction caused by the earthquake in Haiti.
  • Science games, activities, and tutorials.
  • This page has a good collection of infographics on Haiti.
  • Sciencenetlinks has some really good resources as well.
  • A cool set of links on how earthquake survivors are found here.
  • This site has a link to some great Past and Present weather/temperature data.
  • Yellowstone Volcano University has some well-done video and other visuals on the activity there.
  • Volcano Above the Clouds, a page put on by NOVA, is a really neat page about Mt. Kilimanjaro and its ascent by a group of scientists.
  • GEO Data Portal has some really cool resources if you’re doing a green unit.
  • On February 25 (the day I am writing this), 1837, the electric motor was invented.
  • CNN has a great video on the earthquake that just happened in Chile.
  • CNN also has a page devoted to the 10 biggest quakes on record since 1900.
  • Here is a photo report on the Earthquake in Chile (shows some of the destruction).
  • For students to see the impact the Chilean Earthquake had on the Pacific region, this does a really nice job.
  • This is a great visual of the giant iceberg that just snapped off in Antarctica. It comes complete with article.
  • If you’d like to show kids how strong the earthquake in Chile was, have them read this.
  • If you want to use your laptop to help out the scientific community, try using it as a seismograph!
  • I know it doesn’t seem like much, but I’m sure a state like Florida would like some simple ocean pumps since these ones CAN POSSIBLY STOP HURRICANES! You know, no big deal.
  • This page has tons of animated resources explaining dozens of concepts within Earth Science.
  • This page has resources for calculating your Carbon Footprint (thanks Larry Ferlazzo).
  • National Geographic has a really neat interactive about the water we use on a daily basis. It’s called…wait for it…“The Water We Use”.
  • Here you will find a resource for recycling almost anything.
  • Teach Green is a lesson plan resource courtesy of GM.  It’s really well made and has lessons on alternative energies, green vehicles, and the like. Here‘s another environment resource page.
  • There are predictions now that the eruption in Iceland may be foreshadowing a larger eruption from a neighboring volcano.  Article here.
  • Here and here are 2 more pages on volcanoes.
  • Here is another page from the LA Times about major volcanic eruptions.
  • Here is some of the first video of Eyjafjalajökull (I think I spelled that right). Enjoy!
  • Is this the single largest cause of Global Warming? Some scientists believe it is.
  • Here is an article concerning the Earth’s inner core and its varying solidity.
  • This page on weird clouds as seen from space is interesting.

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