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Earth Science Week 2015

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Cris DeWolf Cris DeWolf 11965 Points

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) sponsors this event each year. This year's Earth Science Week runs from October 11th through the 17th. It's theme is "Visualizing Earth Systems". You can order a kit of teaching resources here: http://www.earthsciweek.org/materials The kit includes: - 12-month school-year activity calendar, suitable for hanging - New Earth Science Week poster, including a learning activity - Material on geoscience education and resources from USGS - NASA visualization DVD and booklet on Earth science - National Park Service posters on geologic and air resources - GPS Adventures material from NOAA - Soil science resource from Soil Science Society of America - Anthropocene poster from Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Educational material from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Unavco resource on Earth’s shape, gravity field, and rotation - Mining, exploration, and reclamation resources from SME - Material on climate science from U.S. Department of Energy - Esri material on Global Positioning System technology - Geologic Map Day poster with geologic mapping activity - Brochures, bookmarks, fact sheets, postcards, and more!

Betty Paulsell Betty Paulsell 48560 Points

There is a charge for the kits but it is worth the money!! I have used them for years.

Samantha Coyle Samantha Coyle 2245 Points

What ages/grades would this benefit? Never heard of it before, so I'm not sure if the materials are too advanced for young children.

Cris DeWolf Cris DeWolf 11965 Points

I did some looking around on the web and couldn't find anything that specifically mentions grade-level for kit components. I also could not find a way to contact anyone at their website. There is a Facebook page for Earth Science Week. You might be able to get an answer to your question there.

Samantha Coyle Samantha Coyle 2245 Points

Thank you, Cris! This is something I will consider looking into further.

Tom Baker Thomas Baker 105 Points

Check out the search tool for AGI resources that lets you filter by grade level at: http://www.earthsciweek.org/classroom-activities 

The Esri resources mentioned above are about GIS (not GPS) and point to the Earth Science GeoInquiries at: http://www.esri.com/geoinquiries

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