Educational Materials

The following web sites contain resource material, lesson plans, and/or databases which could be of use both to teachers and students. Each site URL/address is followed by a brief description in chart form to assist the reader in locating information. Most of these sites also contain links which lead to other interesting and useful information.

www.vims.edu/bridge

Sponsor: National Oceanographic Partnership Program
Content: Comprehensive Oceanographic topics
Lesson Plans: Yes
Grade Level: K-12
Links: Yes

www.fema.gov/kids (not functioning 4/18/10)

Sponsor: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Content: General content on natural hazards/processes
Lesson Plans: Some student directed activities
Grade Level: 4-8
Links:Yes

http://h2o.usgs.gov/education.html

Sponsor: United States Geologic Survey/NOAA
Content: general, watersheds, hydrologic cycle, flooding
Lesson Plans: Yes
Grade Level: K-12
Links: Yes

www.usgs.gov/education/learnweb/index.html

Sponsor: United States Geologic Survey
Content: changing environment, natural hazards, working with maps
Lesson Plans: Yes (and complete units)
Grade Level: 5-8
Links: Yes

www.ties.k12.mn.us/envision (not functioning 4/18/10)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Content: general earth processes, natural hazards
Lesson Plans: Yes (numerous)
Grade Level: 7-12 (lessons are marked accordingly)
Links: Yes

http://globe.fsl.noaa.gov/sda-bin/wt?ghp/tg+L[en] (not functioning 4/18/10)

Sponsor: The Globe Program
Content: earth processes, changing environment
Lesson Plans: Yes (numerous)
Grade Level: K-12
Links: Yes

http://unite.ukans.edu (not functioning 4/18/10)

Sponsor: University of Kansas
Content: volcanoes, earthquakes, erosion, general science
Lesson Plans: Yes (many, with a browser to search by topic)
Grade Level: K-12
Links: Yes

http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/posts.html

Sponsor: Sylvan Learning Center (Private/For-Profit)
Content: general science, natural hazards, weather topics
Lesson Plans: Yes (thousands, searchable by topic)
Grade Level: K-12
Links: No

http://stormsmart.wics.com/lounge/lessons.html (not functioning 4/18/10)

Sponsor: WICS Television Station
Content: hurricanes, weather, tornadoes, floods
Lesson Plans: Yes
Grade Level: K-12
Links: No

http://ericir.syr.edu/virtual/lessons (not functioning 4/18/10)

Sponsor: ERIC Database
Content: general science topics and resource materials
Lesson Plans: Yes (thousands, searchable by topic)
Grade Level: K-12
Links: No

http://alexia.lis.uiuc.edu/~dasmith/metasite.html (not functioning 4/18/10)

Sponsor: University of Illinois--Urbana
Content: general science topics, all natural hazards
Lesson Plans: Yes (thousands)
Grade Level: K-12
Links: Yes

http://ms.mathscience.k12.va.us/lessons/weather/disaster.html (not functioning 4/18/10)

Sponsor: Unidentified
Content: floods, hurricanes, volcanoes, earthquakes, tornadoes
Lesson Plans: Yes
Grade Level: 5-7
Links: Yes

http://explorezone.com (not functioning 4/18/10)

Sponsor: Unidentified, private sector
Content: environmental newsletter for students
Lesson Plans: No
Grade Level: 6-12
Links: Yes

http://multimedia2.freac.fsu.edu/fga (not functioning 4/18/10)

Sponsor: Florida State University/Florida Geographic Alliance
Content: plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes
Lesson Plans: Yes (over 100)
Grade Level: 6-12
Links: Yes

www.saveourlake.org/lessons/index.htm (not functioning 4/18/10)

Sponsor: The Lake Pontchartrain Foundation
Content: lake ecosystems, erosion
Lesson Plans: Yes (full unit of study)
Grade Level: 5-12
Links: No

www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn

Sponsor: Pacific Bell Telephone Company
Content: general science, environmental topics, weather
Lesson Plans: Yes (thousands, fully searchable by topic)
Grade Level: K-12
Links: Yes

www.envirolink.org/enviroed

Sponsor: Environmental Education Network (Non-Profit)
Content: environmental science, natural hazards, weather
Lesson Plans: Yes (hundreds)
Grade Level: K-12
Links: Yes

www.tc.cornell.edu/Edu/MathSciGateway (not functioning 4/18/10)

Sponsor: Cornell University
Content: general science, earth processes, weather
Lesson Plans: Yes (searchable by topic)
Grade Level: 9-12
Links: Yes (many)

www.epa.gov/students

Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency
Content: student focused site, general science content
Lesson Plans: No, but some good student activities online
Grade Level: 6-12
Links: Yes

http://h2o.usgs.gov/public/wid/html/HRDS.html

Sponsor: United States Geologic Survey/NOAA
Content: central site on natural hazards for USGS
Lesson Plans: No
Grade Level: n/a
Links: Yes