Joint Oceanographic Institutions Teaching for Science, Learning for Life - JOI Learning develops programs and materials based on scientific research expeditions to strengthen students' mathematics, science and analytical skills for a lifetime of learning. Teaching for Science, Learning for Life™ plays on the ability of scientific ocean drilling to provide a multidisciplinary approach to earth science education. The site features classroom activities, free posters, special multimedia materials, career profiles, and professional development opportunities.

NOS Geodesy Discovery Kits - Defines geodesy and introduces the National Geodetic Survey. View a tutorial on the history, elements and modern methods of geodesy. Applications of mapping are illustrated: determining land boundaries and shorelines; improving transportation and navigation safety. Lesson plans include tutorials, data for classroom mapping activities, resource links and teacher guides. A NSTA SciLinks selected site.

Project Oceanica - Teach students about current research, expeditions, and methods by exploring project resources. Site includes geology data, scientists' journals, photo documentaries, and graphics.

Ridge 2000 - Ridge 2000 is a major, long-term program of research into the life, physical, earth, and ocean science of mid-ocean ridges and related tectonic systems. This site includes activities, lessons and resources for your own classroom in addition to expedition information, professional development opportunities and career information.

The Dune Book - A comprehensive book on sand dunes, this North Carolina Sea Grant resource explains what sand dunes are and how they work, and provides information on dune erosion, vegetation, and management practices.

Earth Exploration Toolbook - The Earth Exploration Toolbook (EET) provides step-by-step instructions for using Earth science datasets and software tools in educational settings. Each chapter of the EET walks users through an example—a case study in which the user accesses data and uses analysis tools to explore issues or concepts in Earth system science. In each chapter, users produce and analyze maps, graphs, images, or other data products.

Sands of the World - Think sand is boring and worthless? Well, think again. This collaborative online project compares sands from across the globe and includes an extensive gallery of close-ups of sand, explains musical sand, and teaches you how to say SAND in different languages. To join the fun, send a sample of your local sand and receive a vial of Rhode Island sand in exchange then compare the two.

Oceanography: An ONR Science and Technology Focus Site - A comprehensive site from the Office of Naval Research with detailed topic information, online quizzes and activities. Go to Beaches under the Habitats section for information and activities on beach geology.

Ocean Planet: Sea Secrets - Part of a set of multidisciplinary lesson plans from the Smithsonian, this lesson plan focuses on the ocean bottom features such as the continental shelf, deep ocean plain, and mid-ocean ridges, and includes downloadable student activities. Grades 3-8.

New Millenium Observatory (NeMO) Curriculum - Classroom activities based on how scientists study active volcanoes on the deep ocean floor. Activities include: locating an earthquake epicenter, recording geological and biological information during an ocean floor traverse, creating cross-section profiles of the ocean floor, and graphing seafloor data.

NJMSC Beach Profiling - Waves, wind and currents shape the beach redistributing tons of sand each day. During this activity, students gather data that measures the surface of the beach using a method that simulates the way marine scientists and coastal geologists study our dynamic beaches.

Marine Geological Discoveries - Photos and descriptions of the following marine geological features: pockmarks, mud volcanoes, deep-water coral reefs, gas hydrates, and submarine slides.

Marine Geology & Geophysics Images - Excellent images of ocean topography, continental margins, crustal age, Great Lakes, plus images of available posters and slide sets.


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