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Resource Title Discipline Grade Level
Seasons Interactive • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Plate Tectonics Simulation • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Kinesthetic Astronomy - Sky Time Lesson • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 3-5
Solar System Scale and Size • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Eclipse Interactive • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Lunar Phases • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Stellarium • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 3-5
Journey North Mystery Class – What Makes Day and Night • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 3-5
Journey North Mystery Class – Photoperiod • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 3-5
Interactives-Dynamic Earth • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 6-8
Continental Drift Activity • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 6-8
Do Rocks Last Forever? • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
Next Time You See a Sunset • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
The Dynamic Trio • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
Our Super Star • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
The Pull of the Planets • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Gravity and Orbits • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
How Do Glaciers Change the Shape of the Land? • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
How Can Water Change the Shape of the Land? • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
Finding Erosion at Our School • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
Quick or Slow? I've Got to Know! • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
Let's Compare Erosion Design Solutions • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
StoryBots: Outer Space Playlist • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
There's a Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On! • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
Patterns of Daylight • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
Observing the Sun • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
Seasons Interactive - SEPUP • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Toilet Paper Solar System • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
All About the Sun: Sun and Stars • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 3-5
Motion of the Sun Simulator • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 3-5
How Big, How Far, How Hot, How Old? • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 3-5
NASA Eclipse Web Site • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Emmy’s Moon and Stars and Where Are The Stars? • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 3-5
Activity: A Plate Tectonic Puzzle • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 6-8
Space: Patterns in the Sky • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
Sky 1: Objects in the Sky • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
Including Students in a Model of the Earth, Moon, and Sun System • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Investigating Erosion • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 9-12
Sky 4: The Moon • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
Movement of Earth's Materials • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 3-5
Layer-Cake Earth • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 3-5
Bill Nye Explains the Seasons • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
Exploring Lunar and Solar Eclipses via a 3-D Modeling Design Task • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
My Solar System • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Who’s on First? A Relative Dating Activity • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Crash Course Kids: Following the Sun • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 3-5
Changing Constellations • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 3-5
Hooked on Science: Solar Eclipse Box • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Engineering, Technology and the Application of Science - Engineering Design
• Grades K-2
• Grades K-2
Night and Day (AIMS) • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 3-5
Sun Tracks I • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 3-5
Scale Model of Sun and Earth • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 3-5
Dinosaurs in Antarctica? • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Junior Paleontologist • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 3-5
Composition of the Solar Wind: SOHO Solar and Heliospheric Observatory • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 9-12
The Predictable Patterns of the Sun and Seasons • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
Moon During the Daytime - Phenomenon • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
Day and Night • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
Moon Phases Matching • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
How Can the Sun Tell You the Season? • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
Constellation Location Crash Course Kids #31.2 • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 3-5
Tree Shadows (Phenomenon) • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 3-5
The Amazing Life of Sand | Deep Look • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
The Great Gravity Escape • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Deep Thinking Over Geologic Time • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 6-8
The Grand Canyon • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
Will a mountain last forever? • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
Erosion Eats Away California Cliff • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
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  Resource Title Discipline Grade Level
Assessment Items about the Seasons • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Moon Phase Activity.docx • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Lunar Phases Simulator • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Match the Vocabulary Terms.docx • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Dance of the Moon and Oceans.pdf • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
The Moons Relation to Ocean Tides.pdf • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
NGSS Middle Level Activities for ESS.docx • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
The Story of Earth (National Geographic) - 90 min drama of Big Bang - Ice Ages • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 9-12
Legends of Learning - The Sun, Moon, and Stars: Patterns of Apparent Motion • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Legends of Learning - Lunar Phases • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Legends of Learning - The Milky Way and Other Galaxies • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Legends of Learning - Our Solar System • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Legends of Learning - Eclipses and Seasons • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Legends of Learning - Gravity and the Birth of our Solar System • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Legends of Learning - Fossil Record • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Legends of Learning - Geologic Time • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
From Space to Earth Meteor Crater.pdf • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
HankPetersNSTA17seasons.ppt • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Urban youth empowered as flood resilient citizen scientists.pdf • Earth and Space Science - Earth and Human Activity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 6-8
The Four Seasons • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Reason for the Seasons • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 9-12
Climate History and the Cryosphere • Earth and Space Science - Earth and Human Activity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Earth and Space Science - Earth and Human Activity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Modeling Early Earth Climate with GEEBITT • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Physical Science - Energy
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Frozen Earth • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Physical Science - Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
NOVA: Climate Change • Earth and Space Science - Earth and Human Activity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
CO2 & the Atmosphere • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Physical Science - Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Physical Science - Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Earth's Seasons • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 9-12
CO2 in the Ice Core Record • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Global Patterns • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 9-12
Vostok Core and Milankovic Cycles Climate Applet • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Striking a Solar Balance • Earth and Space Science - Earth and Human Activity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Physical Science - Energy
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
How Climate Feedbacks Worsen Global Warming • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Paleoclimate Reconstruction Lab • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 9-12
Observe changes in Earth's orbit that contribute to climate change • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 9-12
Seasons Interactive • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Frozen Carbon • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Pollen and Climate Change • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Life Science - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Time Lapse Season Demonstrator • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 9-12
Motions of the Sun Lab • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Solar Influence: Climate Change • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Natural Climate Change • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Flashlights on Earth • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
Is Climate Change Happening? • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Physical Science - Energy
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Physical Science - Matter and Its Interactions
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Basic Coordinates and Seasons Lab • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 9-12
Temperature from Ice Core Data (IRMS) • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Abrupt Events of the Past 70 Million Years – Evidence from Scientific Ocean Drilling • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Fourth Grade NGSS - Earth Science • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 3-5
Eureka! chapter 3 • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Physical Science - Energy
• Engineering, Technology and the Application of Science - Engineering Design
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Physical Science - Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
Eureka! chapter 3 lesson • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Physical Science - Energy
• Engineering, Technology and the Application of Science - Engineering Design
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Physical Science - Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
Eureka! chapter 3 lesson • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Physical Science - Energy
• Engineering, Technology and the Application of Science - Engineering Design
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Physical Science - Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
Eureka! chapter 3 lesson • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Physical Science - Energy
• Engineering, Technology and the Application of Science - Engineering Design
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Physical Science - Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
Eureka! chapter 9 lesson • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth and Human Activity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Life Science - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
• Physical Science - Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
Eureka! chapter 9 lesson • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth and Human Activity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Life Science - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
• Physical Science - Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
Eureka! chapter 9 lesson • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth and Human Activity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Life Science - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
• Physical Science - Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
USI in Primary Sci Probe 20 • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Grades 3-5
• Grades K-2
Solar Science Ch. 3 • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 9-12
A QUADRILLION TONS OF GOLD • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
WHAT KILLED THE LAND DINOSAURS • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
BUILDING THE UNIVERSE VIDEO GAME.pdf • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
WHAT KILLED THE LAND DINOSAURS VIDEO • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades 6-8
What causes day and night? • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
Lunar Phase Simulation • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe • Grades K-2
Lunar Phase Simulation with explanation • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Grades 3-5
• Grades K-2