Center for Science Education at Tufts University
Presenting study materials for various events including old tests
from previous state and national tournaments. Many good classroom
activities. Scrolling to Science Olympiad will yield many
sample tests from many events over the years.
- Chandra X-Ray Observatory
(Astronomy) X-ray data, sky charts, practice exercises
- Disease Detectives
Nutrition and Physical Activity
(Fitness) Sample questions and problems, updates, etc
- AMS DataStreme
American Meteorological Society maintained page, classroom activities
- Cells Alive (Cell Biology)
Good pictures of many different kinds of cells; nice info on relative
Carolina coaches workshop
Click on a
particular event, and then click on 2007 workshop. This will give
you many pages of handouts for each event.
- US Geological Services
- Educational Resources for Primary, Secondary,and University
Educators and Students
Tap into 127 years of USGS research in the natural sciences in the form of maps,
images of the planet, books, and much more. Also thousands of ideas are available
for how to use these resources in elementary, secondary, university, and informal
- Earthquake Hazards Program
Did you feel an earthquake today? Record your observations on "Did
You Feel It," and
explore this extensive Web site's other useful links to earthquake
basics, activities for kids, historic quakes (1906 is at http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/nca/1906/index.php),
preparedness, and much more.
- Schoolyard Geology
Wish you could take more field trips? You can! Your own schoolyard
is filled with great geologic features. This Web site is chock
full of activities and examples of what to look for to turn
your schoolyard into a rich geologic research area.
- The Life Cycle of a Mineral Deposit
This teacher's guide offers 10 activity-based learning exercises
that educate students on basic geologic concepts; the processes
of finding, identifying, and extracting the mineral resources
from a mineral deposit; and the uses of minerals. Appendices
include a glossary and a list of minerals and their uses.
- Animations and Films
A collection of USGS videos and animations for use in stand-alone
lessons or lesson planning. Topics represent the broad range
of USGS science and research.
- Polar Resources
the mysteries of polar regions using USGS interactive maps,
satellite imagery, and scientific studies, as seen through
the eyes of the people who make all of the research happen
and have their own stories to tell. Join in the celebration
of the upcoming International Polar Year 2007-2009.
- 3D Parks
Immerse yourself in our natural treasures. Take a 3D tour
of our national parks featuring photographs, geology, and natural
history. Let your 3D glasses be the portal of discovery for
you and your students.
- Cascades Volcano Oberservatory
Learn about the volcanoes in our own back yard! Not only can
you view real-time updates about volcanic activity, but you
can build your own volcano model in your classroom and learn
why volcanoes erupt.
- Real-Time Water Flow and Water Ouality Data for Rivers Near
Your School, Home, and Across the USA
Access real-time hydrographs that show how water levels have
changed over the past month for thousands of gaging stations
along streams. Compare years of floods to years of drought, and
contrast the quality of water in your community with that in
- Water Science for Schools
Water is the world's lifeline. This interactive Web site is a
terrific primer thing you need to know about water and its
crucial role on planet Earth. It includes pictures, data, maps,
and tests of your water knowledge. An excellent glossary of
water terms and several useful links to other water sites are
included. The Water Cycle portion of the site is translated
in 50 languages, and the entire site is available in Spanish.
- The National Biological Information Infrastructure
Learn about invasive plant, tree, and animal species, avian influenza,
stream restoration, sustainable agriculture, biodiversity,
and other biological and environmental issues critical to our
- North America Amphibian Monitoring Program
Join a collaborative effort to monitor populations of vocal amphibians.
The USGS provides coordination and database management. Regional
partners recruit and train volunteer observers, like you, to
collect amphibian population data by their unique vocalizations,
such as "frog calls."
- North American Breeding Bird Survey
Collect data to contribute to a long-term continental avian monitoring
program designed to tract the status and trends of North American
bird populations. More than 400 species are monitored.
- Phenology/Global Climate Change
Are your trees blooming earlier than usual? This and other cyclical
events are influenced by environmental variations and can portend
global climate changes. Discover how USGS scientists are
gathering data that are used to predict future climate and
prepare models for scientific and practical applications.
A link is also provided to the National Phenology Network.
- Looking at Earth
EROS (The USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation
and Science): Gateways to exploring our changing world
with views of Earth from space.
Glovis (Global Visualization): Landsat and other satellite
images of any place on Earth.
Earthshots (Satellite Images of Environmental Change):
Ebook of before-and-after Landsat images (1972 to
present) showing recent environmental events and introducing
- EarthNow! Landsat Image Viewer
The EarthNow! Landsat Image Viewer provides a live feed
of images from the Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites used
to monitor changes in the Earth's land surface.
- The GPS Class
Find your place! GPS is huge. Learn how to use Global Positioning
Systems for education and recreation in geocaching, physical
processes, field data collection, and more.
- The National Atlas
Make your own customized maps using data sets from the USGS
and 17 other organizations — everything from A (aquifers)
to Z (zebra mussels).
- Teaching with Topographic Maps
Discover over 25 ways to use USGS topographic maps as an effective
tool to teach about landforms, human impact, river systems,
coordinate systems, GPS, and much more.
- Find a Map!
Maps R Us! Find and use topographic maps, aerial photographs,
satellite images, geologic maps, and other map data for the
- USGS Publications Warehouse
Find and browse over 1 million books and journals, 450,000 maps,
250,000 photographs, and more, representing over 127 years
of USGS science.
- Personalized, Expert Help
The USGS is more than scientific studies in maps, books, and
online. Discover how to access and use the best USGS resource
of all — its people. Our Natural Science Network can help
you find and use our resources, whether you are an educator,
student, or interested citizen.
- Scientists in Actions
Discover how scientists contribute to society, what it would
be like to work as a scientist, and how you can get involved
with science — even while you are still a student.
- USGS Employment
Search and apply for job openings, internships, postdoctoral
fellowships, and volunteer opportunities at the USGS. Discover
the benefits of working for one of the largest science organizations
in the world.