US States & Regions Resources


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US States & Regions Interactive Tools

Virginia Geological Map

Fun interactive geological map of Virginia

Have fun w/ students explaining local features through geologic time

from @DMMEVA

Climate in your State

Make online student project—How is #Climate in your State changing?

FREE Interactive Real temp data that can be plotted & organized in many ways

-from 1925-present

-smooth out the curve by each plot point

-top temps

Energy Flow Charts

Energy Flow charts for any US State 2010-17

@ENERGY

Show % uses of solar, coal, wind, geothermal, nuclear, hydro, natural gas, petroleum, biomass

Compare between states or US as a whole 

 

Map My Watershed @WikiWatershed @NSF

Interactive Google Earth layering displays your area's:

-Rainfail

-Soil type

-Stream Network

-Watershed units

Local Watershed

Want to know about your local watershed? Or those in the US?

@usgs

Two formats:

KML file with @googleearth

HTML file for browser use

 

Enviroatlas

Interested in the environmental impact of your area?

Interactive map answers your "?"

Includes multiple @Esri layers:

-Water Usage

-Land use for crops

-Pollutants

-Landcover

-Weather

Average Weather by City

Need quick & easy Weather data averages for your locality?

Find any city in the US or around the World!

Great for plotting data of understanding #climate regions

Biome Viewer

Do you have endangered species in your own neighborhood?

Interactive BiomeViewer lets you discover Earth’s ecosystems

-historic climate data, wildlife, & more

-patterns of humans & agriculture changed planet since 1700

   
   
The Teacher-Friendly Guides™ to Earth Science from PRI

Overview of local & regional ES connect real-world ES to classroom curricula—clear, well-illustrated overview of regional ES

(7) guides cover the US—available on website, pdfs or print

Each guide covers—geological history, fossils, rocks, topography, mineral resources, glaciers, energy, soils, climate & Earth hazards

ESS Big Ideas, NGSS & creating virtual fieldwork

Use Guides

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