Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Extinction Theory

Check out this new theory for the Permian Extinction of almost all animals! Very interesting! What do YOU think?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Customizable Mineral ID Chart!

Go here to download an excel file with a four-page mineral ID chart that you can customize to the minerals you choose.

Great idea!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Kizimen Volcano

Kizimen Volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula is erupting! Show your students some great photos with captions in Russian (with English subtitles.) What fun!

Then go the the National Geographic's YouTube page and show some volcano videos! This one is beautiful! (Ads before video.)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Shifting Magnetic Poles

Interesting article in the Tampa Tribune: "The airport has closed its primary runway until Jan. 13 to repaint the numeric designators at each end and change taxiway signage to account for the shift in location of the Earth's magnetic north pole."
Click here for more information.

Use this interesting fact to teach a mini- or maxi-lesson on the Earth's Magnetic Poles!
Click here for a great Pdf crammed full of good teaching ideas!
Click here for a video of the Tampa Airports situation, explaining the 10 degree shift!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Basic Ground-Water Hydrology

To learn about basic ground water concepts you can download and print a free copy of USGS Water Supply Paper 2220, Basic Ground-Water Hydrology by Ralph Heath.