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BBC Education - includes lively classroom demonstrations and practical Earth science activities. Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU) - offers practical training in earth science teaching throughout the country. Earth Learning Idea is a global, on-line, educational resource, providing free, Earth-related activities for teachers. Most activities require minimal equipment and resources but some (ELI+) require some basic school lab equipment and/or more abstract thought. Earthworks - a world leading portal of job and career opportunities for Earth scientists and related professions. GeoResources - the UK's No.1 geography portal, providing free resources and good quality links to geography sites. GEsource - an information resource for geography and the environment, aimed at staff, students and researchers in the HE and FE communities. JESEI - the Joint Earth Science Education Initiative was developed specifically to help chemistry, biology and physics specialists with their teaching of Earth science. Nature for Schools - produced by English Nature, this site contains more than 100 lesson plans meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum. As exemplars, the materials can be adapted for use elsewhere. Earth Science On-Site - the GeoConservationUK Education Project, has field teaching activities for the non-specialist based on 12 former aggregates sites across England. PSIgate - an information gateway to high quality web resources in the physical sciences. Earth sciences are particularly well represented with over 3,000 entries, topics are easy to locate and the coverage is global. Schoolscience - provides free resources (some of them online) for teaching about the applications of school science. Science upd8 - this new concept provides the latest breakthroughs and science behind the news and publishes them lightning fast! STEMNET - the Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics Network,  prepares young people for the technological world we live in and helps to ensure that there is a flow of well-motivated, high quality people pursuing careers in these subjects. The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site - an excellent teaching resource that fully reflects the scientific and aesthetic importance of the Dorset and East Devon coast. Virtual Quarry - includes a host of resources designed to help you incorporate quarrying themes into Key Stages 1-4 of the National Curriculum for Science, Geography and Citizenship. Soil-Net.com is a free environmental educational resource about soils for Primary and Secondary schools age. Soilscapes Viewer is a free interactive web-based map of the soil types in England and Wales. http://www.landis.org.uk/soilscapes  The World Soil Surveys Archive and Catalogue (WOSSAC) seeks to provide a secure home for soil survey reports, maps and photographs produced by British companies.. Ecton Hill Field Studies Association have re-opened the Ecton Hill mine site as a scheduled monument and an educational resource. The website is at: http://www.ectonhillfsa.org.uk.  The National Stone Centre. Education through Expeditions - bringing Ocean Science to Life - a web site linked to an Atlantic ship's voyage. STEM resources  - resources produced by ESTA and stored on the STEM website Learnhigher - free learning resources for staff and students in Higher Education. Creativity Skills Applied to Earth Science Education: Examples ... Examples from K-12 teachers in a creativity class -from Journal of geosciences Education. Forensic Geology in Military or Intelligence Operations ...  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) BP Education page Sub-surfrocks  provides free A level resources and links using seismic data. Want a free trial copy of Deposits - the Rock and Fossil magazine. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/education/collaboration/edf Resources to support the National Curriculum KS 1-3 (Geography and Science). http://www.learndev.org/ScienceWorkBooks.html#anchor768807 Basic Books in Science: Science as a Creative Adventure of the Mind can be downloaded from this site, including Book 6 by Chris King. (An electronic textbook for GCSE Geology) http://www.discover-the-world.co.uk/school/trip/en/study-aid/volcano/maps-and-diagram  Log into this site and receive a free online Eyjafjallajokull Study Aid.  http://www.schoolsobservatory.org.uk/obs The NSO's ‘Go Observing’ tool on this site allows you to request and download images from the Liverpool Telescope. http://sese.asu.edu/teacher-resources Find information about the SciNews service providing teachers with pre-packaged lessons on a current event (e.g. an oil spill or earthquake). http://vhub.org Vhub is a community initiative funded by NSF for sharing volcano resources. “Register” to create your free account. http://www.edrsr.co.nz/ Educational Research and Science Resources http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00yqnf1 BBC2 ‘Rock Types at Great Heights’ – details of a new programme about climbing and geology. http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/history_of_the_earth BBC Prehistoric life - links to a site giving information about the history of life on Earth. www.palaeocast.com Palaeocast  -  a free web series exploring the fossil record and the evolution of life on Earth. www.jobhero.com Searchable resource about what jobs entail.
EARTH SCIENCE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
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Supporting the teaching of Earth sciences at all levels
EARTH SCIENCE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION

Teaching and learning links

BBC Education - includes lively classroom demonstrations and practical Earth science activities. Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU) - offers practical training in earth science teaching throughout the country. Earth Learning Idea is a global, on-line, educational resource, providing free, Earth- related activities for teachers. Most activities require minimal equipment and resources but some (ELI+) require some basic school lab equipment and/or more abstract thought. Earthworks - a world leading portal of job and career opportunities for Earth scientists and related professions. GeoResources - the UK's No.1 geography portal, providing free resources and good quality links to geography sites. GEsource - an information resource for geography and the environment, aimed at staff, students and researchers in the HE and FE communities. JESEI - the Joint Earth Science Education Initiative was developed specifically to help chemistry, biology and physics specialists with their teaching of Earth science. Nature for Schools - produced by English Nature, this site contains more than 100 lesson plans meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum. As exemplars, the materials can be adapted for use elsewhere. Earth Science On-Site - the GeoConservationUK Education Project, has field teaching activities for the non-specialist based on 12 former aggregates sites across England. PSIgate - an information gateway to high quality web resources in the physical sciences. Earth sciences are particularly well represented with over 3,000 entries, topics are easy to locate and the coverage is global. Schoolscience - provides free resources (some of them online) for teaching about the applications of school science. Science upd8 - this new concept provides the latest breakthroughs and science behind the news and publishes them lightning fast! STEMNET - the Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics Network,  prepares young people for the technological world we live in and helps to ensure that there is a flow of well- motivated, high quality people pursuing careers in these subjects. The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site - an excellent teaching resource that fully reflects the scientific and aesthetic importance of the Dorset and East Devon coast. Virtual Quarry - includes a host of resources designed to help you incorporate quarrying themes into Key Stages 1-4 of the National Curriculum for Science, Geography and Citizenship. Soil-Net.com is a free environmental educational resource about soils for Primary and Secondary schools age. Soilscapes Viewer is a free interactive web- based map of the soil types in England and Wales. http://www.landis.org.uk/soilscapes  The World Soil Surveys Archive and Catalogue (WOSSAC) seeks to provide a secure home for soil survey reports, maps and photographs produced by British companies.. Ecton Hill Field Studies Association have re- opened the Ecton Hill mine site as a scheduled monument and an educational resource. The website is at: http://www.ectonhillfsa.org.uk.  The National Stone Centre. Education through Expeditions - bringing Ocean Science to Life - a web site linked to an Atlantic ship's voyage. STEM resources  - resources produced by ESTA and stored on the STEM website Learnhigher - free learning resources for staff and students in Higher Education. Creativity Skills Applied to Earth Science Education: Examples ... Examples from K-12 teachers in a creativity class -from Journal of geosciences Education. Forensic Geology in Military or Intelligence Operations ...  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) BP Education page Sub-surfrocks  provides free A level resources and links using seismic data. Want a free trial copy of Deposits - the Rock and Fossil magazine. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/education/collaborati on/edf Resources to support the National Curriculum KS 1-3 (Geography and Science). http://www.learndev.org/ScienceWorkBooks.html #anchor768807 Basic Books in Science: Science as a Creative Adventure of the Mind can be downloaded from this site, including Book 6 by Chris King. (An electronic textbook for GCSE Geology) http://www.discover-the- world.co.uk/school/trip/en/study- aid/volcano/maps-and-diagram Log into this site and receive a free online Eyjafjallajokull Study Aid.  http://www.schoolsobservatory.org.uk/obs The NSO's ‘Go Observing’ tool on this site allows you to request and download images from the Liverpool Telescope. http://sese.asu.edu/teacher-resources Find information about the SciNews service providing teachers with pre-packaged lessons on a current event (e.g. an oil spill or earthquake). http://vhub.org Vhub is a community initiative funded by NSF for sharing volcano resources. “Register” to create your free account. http://www.edrsr.co.nz/ Educational Research and Science Resources http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00yqnf1 BBC2 ‘Rock Types at Great Heights’ – details of a new programme about climbing and geology. http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/history_of_the_earth BBC Prehistoric life - links to a site giving information about the history of life on Earth. www.palaeocast.com Palaeocast  -  a free web series exploring the fossil record and the evolution of life on Earth. www.jobhero.com Searchable resource about what jobs entail.
Registered charity number 1005331