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ESS Common Misconceptions
US States / Regions
Astronomy / Space
Geology - Plate Tectonics
Hydrology / Glaciers
Energy / Resources
Ocean Interactive Tools
What Causes Ocean Currents?
Great @Esri interactive guide w/ beautiful visuals & great explanations
Ocean & Coastal Facts
Ocean & coastal facts at your fingertips?
Look no further, @noaaocean has brief but well written descriptions of terms & ideas, which includes many short videos
Interactive guide to hydrothermal vents
Explore chemistry, biology & tectonic settings
Perfect for intertwining ES into NGSS classroom!
Includes map, videos &quiz
Interactive globe/maps -Seabed Lithology by @EarthByteGroup
Have students make inferences
-Clay in North Pacific?
-Diatoms near Antarctic?
-Rivers play role?
-How affects seafloor organisms?
GeoInquiries for Environmental Science
Use GIS in classroom-learn environmental & geology
FREE online program &lesson plans from @ArcGISOnline
Many to choose from; this lesson:
-Ocean currents, river outlets, & blue whale patterns
Sea Level Rise
Investigating Sea Level
Need students to understand Sea Level Rise?
Awesome Interactive Full lesson from @NOAASatellites:
Videos, Readings, Worksheets, Quizzes, Graphes, Maps
Sea Level Rise sustainable for coastline cities (80% of population)?
FREE Interactive map from @NatGeo & @LeoDiCaprio's "Before the Flood"
Sea Level Trends
Discussing sea level rise?
Interactive map from @noaaocean gives up-to-date info, including monthly anomalies
Interactive map & Graph based on Peer Review:
-Each Country's pressure on each gyre & entire ocean
-Concentration per gyre
Interactive map displays how plastics travel w/ Ocean currents & how Great Pacific Garbage Patch exists, along where other patches exist around the World
Sailing the Seas of Plastic
Interactive map shows:
-distribution of plastics in the oceans
-Actual counts & weight
-expeditions completing clean up & their counts
Deep-sea fishing but don't want to stress the Ocean & marine life?
EcoCaste is @noaacoastalsci map program to aide fisherman keep to areas that do not stress the oceanic environment
Complete Interactive lesson
Students use real data to investigate consequences of rising sea temps & importance of coral reefs in their own lives