Index:Minerals & Rocks, Weather, Earth In Space (local astronomy), Climate & Insolation, Astronomy, Rivers, Glaciers, Wind & Deserts, Coastal Processes, Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics, Water Cycle, Weathering & Landscapes, Historical Geology, Mapping

Credits (see parenthesis following each item):

(1) Steve Kluge.

(2) Charles Burrows.

(3) Chris Sheehan.

(4) Patricia O'Gorman and Christina Blanarovich.

(5) Becky Remis.

(6) Drew Patrick.

(7) Shirley Zhou.

Many thanks to those shown above for the generous sharing of these great earth science teaching resources!!!!

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MINERALS & ROCKS
Lab Activities, Powerpoints, & Handouts Images, Animations, & Videos Websites & Links

Lab Activities

  • Mineral Identification Lab .doc (4)

Powerpoints & Unit Topic Notes

  • Mineral & Rock Outline Summary Notes .pdf
  • Mineral Powerpoint Summary (Prentice Hall) .ppt
  • Rock Powerpoint Summary (Prentice Hall) .ppt
  • Rock Powerpoint Summary .ppt .pdf (4)

Handouts

  • Igneous Rocks Practice Questions .pdf; answer key .pdf
  • I Know This Rock Is.. (how to identify a rock) .pdf (1)
  • Rock Characteristics (a supplement to the ESRT) .pdf  (1)

 

 

Images

  • Geology.com rock images HERE

Animations

  • Properties of Minerals (ESRTs p. 16) .swf (2)
  • Igneous Rock Properties (ESRTs p. 6) .swf (2)
  • Sedimentary Rock Properties (ESRTs p. 6).swf (2)
  • Metamorphic Rock Properties (ESRTs p. 7).swf (2)

Videos

  • Mineral Characteristics HERE (Hommocks Middle School)
  • Minerals HERE (Hommocks Middle School)

 

Websites

 

 

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Index:Minerals & Rocks, Weather, Earth In Space (local astronomy), Climate & Insolation, Astronomy, Rivers, Glaciers, Wind & Deserts, Coastal Processes, Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics, Water Cycle, Weathering & Landscapes, Historical Geology, Mapping
WEATHER
Lab Activities, Powerpoints, & Handouts

Images, Animations, & Videos

Websites & Links

Lab Activities

Powerpoints & Unit Topic Notes

  • Station Model Tutorial .ppt .pps (7)
  • Planetary Winds and Moisture Belts Deconstructed: Annotated Version (DRAFT October 21, 2014) .ppt 
  • Planetary Winds and Moisture Belts Deconstructed .ppt .pdf
  • Unit 6 - All Weather & Climate Summary .ppt (4)

Handouts

  • Planetary Winds and Moisture Belts .doc .pdf
  • White Plains Metar .pdf (1) Color metar HERE!
  • Weather Unit Pre-Test Questions (with answer key) .pdf
  • Binghamton Warm Front .ppt (1)

Images

 

  • Planetary Winds and Moisture Belts Deconstructed Images .zip; Photoshop File .psd
  • Planetary Winds (No Coriolis): Color .jpg, Black & White .jpg,

Animations

  • Weather Animation Collection .pdf (free Adobe Reader is required). Click the animations to activate them.
  • Global Air Circulation & Planetary Winds .swf

 

Videos

  • Hurricane Matthew ISS Fly-Over (2016) HERE (NASA)
  • Hurricane Sandy (2012) Documentary HERE (PBS/NOVA)
  • Tropical Storm Hermine time-lapse Video (downloaded September 1, 2016) courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project, and a time-lapse wind vector Video (recorded September 1, 2016) courtesy of earth.nullschool.net. Note that the eighth Atlantic tropical depression, or "TD8", can be seen just east of North Carolina in the wind vector video.

Google Earth

Websites

 

 

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EARTH IN SPACE
Lab Activities, Powerpoints, & Handouts Images, Animations, & Videos Websites & Link

Lab Activities

Powerpoints & Unit Topic Notes

  • Sun's Apparent Path & Celestial Sphere .ppt .pdf (1)
  • Latitude and Polaris "Proof" .ppt .pdf (1)

Handouts

  • Star Trails Introductory Exercise (based on Michael Carlo's circumpolar star trails photo) .pdf
  • Star Trails Practice .doc .pdf 
  • Star Trails Practice 3-Hour "Proof".jpg
  • Time Zone Wheel Activity: Color Version .pdf; Black & White Version .pdf    (2; adapted from C. Burrows)
  • Exit Ticket: Star Trails .doc .pdf
  • Exit Ticket: Eclipses .doc .pdf
  • Exit Ticket: Phases Of The Moon .doc .pdf
  • Exit Ticket: Phases Of The Moon (MC) .pdf
  • Exit Ticket: Ellipse Introduction .doc .pdf
  • Exit Ticket: Ellipses Calculations (page 2 is a rubric) .doc .pdf 
  • Exit Ticket: Time & Rotation (Polar View).doc .pdf
  • Exit Ticket: Time & Rotation (Polar & Equatorial View) .doc .pdf
  • Exit Ticket: Sun's Path .doc .pdf
  • Earth In Space Summary Notes .pdf .doc

Images

Animations

  • Earth In Space Astronomy Animation Collection .pdf (free Adobe Reader is required). Click the animations to activate them.
  • Stellarium: Excellent (free) Planetarium Software
  • University of Nebraska Astronomy Animations
  • Animation: Time .swf (2)
  • Animation: Path of the Sun (Geocentric View) .swf (2)
  • Animation: Path of the Sun (Celestial Sphere View) .swf (2)
  • Animation: Sunlight & The Seasons (Close-up of Earth) .swf (2)
  • Animation: Sunlight & The Seasons (Solar System View) .swf
  • Precession of Moon's Orbit .swf

Videos

 

 

 

 

 

Websites, Articles, & Blogs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Index:Minerals & Rocks, Weather, Earth In Space (local astronomy), Climate & Insolation, Astronomy, Rivers, Glaciers, Wind & Deserts, Coastal Processes, Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics, Water Cycle, Weathering & Landscapes, Historical Geology, Mapping
MAPPING
Lab Activities, Powerpoints, & Handouts Images, Animations, & Videos Websites & Links

Lab Activities

  • Google Earth Lab: Topographic Tour (short version) .doc .pdf .kmz
  • Google Earth Lab: Topographic Tour (long version)  .doc .pdf .kmz
  • Topographic Contour Plates Lab .pdf .doc (6)
  • Eratosthenes Method Lab (Calculate Earth's Size!) .pdf .doc

Powerpoints & Unit Topic Notes

  • Chapter 7 Mapping & Topography .ppt .pdf (4)
  • Latitude and Polaris "Proof" .ppt .pdf (1)

Handouts

  • Mapping & Earth's Surface Summary Notes .pdf

Images

Animations

Videos

 

Websites

 

 

 

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CLIMATE & INSOLATION
Lab Activities, Powerpoints, & Handouts Images, Animations, & Videos Websites & Links

Lab Activities

Powerpoints & Unit Topic Notes

 

Handouts

 

 

 

 

Animations

  • Climate & Weather Animation Collection .pdf (free Adobe Reader is required). Click the animations to activate them.
  • Global Air Circulation & Planetary Winds .swf

Videos

  • Climate Change: The State Of The Science YouTube Video.
  • NASA | A Year in the Life of Earth's CO2 YouTube Video.
  • ClimateTalk: Science and Solutions | Susan Joy Hassol | TEDxUMontana YouTube Video.
  • What We KNOW About Climate Change - Kerry Emanuel YouTube Video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Websites

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ASTRONOMY (DEEP)
Lab Activities, Powerpoints, & Handouts Images, Animations, & Videos Websites & Links

Lab Activities

 

Powerpoints & Unit Topic Notes

Handouts

 

Deep Space Practice Questions answer key .pdf

 

 

Images

Animations

Videos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Websites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Index:Minerals & Rocks, Weather, Earth In Space (local astronomy), Climate & Insolation, Astronomy, Rivers, Glaciers, Wind & Deserts, Coastal Processes, Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics, Water Cycle, Weathering & Landscapes, Historical Geology, Mapping
RIVERS
Lab Activities, Powerpoints, & Handouts Images, Animations, & Videos Websites & Links

Lab Activities

Powerpoints & Unit Topic Notes

 

  • Rivers & Groundwater (Prentice Hall) .ppt 
  • Chapter 10 Streams & Rivers .ppt .pdf (4)

Handouts

 

 

 

Images

 

Animations

  • Rivers Animation Collection .pdf (free Adobe Reader is required). Click the animations to activate them.
  • Horizontal Sorting Animation .swf (2)
  • Vertical Sorting Animation .swf (2)
  • Settling Rates Animation .swf (2)

Videos

 

 

Websites

  • Mr. Miller's collection of river Websites.

 

 

 



 

 

 

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Index:Minerals & Rocks, Weather, Earth In Space (local astronomy), Climate & Insolation, Astronomy, Rivers, Glaciers, Wind & Deserts, Coastal Processes, Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics, Water Cycle, Weathering & Landscapes, Historical Geology, Mapping
GLACIERS
Lab Activities, Powerpoints, & Handouts Images, Animations, & Videos Websites & Links

Lab Activities

Powerpoints & Unit Topic Notes

  • Glaciers Powerpoint Summary (Prentice Hall) .ppt
  • Chapter 11 Glaciers Powerpoint Summary  .ppt .pdf (4)

  
Handouts

 

 

 

 

Animations

  • Glacier Animations Collection .pdf


Videos

 

 

 

 

Websites

  • Glaciers Homework Website Link
  • Mr. Miller's collection of glacier Websites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Index:Minerals & Rocks, Weather, Earth In Space (local astronomy), Climate & Insolation, Astronomy, Rivers, Glaciers, Wind & Deserts, Coastal Processes, Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics, Water Cycle, Weathering & Landscapes, Historical Geology, Mapping
COASTAL PROCESSES
Lab Activities, Powerpoints, & Handouts Images, Animations, & Videos Websites & Links

Lab Activities

 

Powerpoints & Unit Topic Notes

 

Handouts

  • Weathering & Erosion Outline Summary Notes .pdf .doc

 

 

 

 

 

Images

 

Animations

  • Coastal Processes Animation Collection .pdf (free Adobe Reader is required). Click the animations to activate them.

 

 

Videos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Websites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Index:Minerals & Rocks, Weather, Earth In Space (local astronomy), Climate & Insolation, Astronomy, Rivers, Glaciers, Wind & Deserts, Coastal Processes, Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics, Water Cycle, Weathering & Landscapes, Historical Geology, Mapping
EARTHQUAKES
Lab Activities, Powerpoints, & Handouts Images, Animations, & Videos Websites & Links

Lab Activities

 

Powerpoints & Unit Topic Notes

Handouts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images

Animations

  • Tsunami Animation .mov (anatomy of a tsunami: 8 MB file)

Videos

 

 

 

 

 

Websites

Complete list of Mr. Miller's Favorite Tsunami and Earthquake Websites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Index:Minerals & Rocks, Weather, Earth In Space (local astronomy), Climate & Insolation, Astronomy, Rivers, Glaciers, Wind & Deserts, Coastal Processes, Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics, Water Cycle, Weathering & Landscapes, Historical Geology, Mapping
PLATE TECTONICS
Lab Activities, Powerpoints, & Handouts Images, Animations, & Videos Websites & Links

Lab Activities

 

Powerpoints & Unit Topic Notes

  • Plate Tectonics Outline Summary Notes .pdf .doc (earthquake information doesn't "officially" apply to this unit )
  • Plate Tectonics Summary .ppt .pdf (4)

Handouts

  • Plate Tectonics Cross-Section Regents Exam Question (January, 2005) .pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images

 

Earth's Interior Cross-Section (based on NYS Reference Tables)

  • Earth's Interior: layering with shading; no labels .jpg
  • Earth's Interior: layering with shading & letters .jpg
  • Earth's Interior: half-earth with lithoshpere "cut-outs" .jpg
  • Earth's Interior: full-earth with lithoshpere "cut-outs" .jpg

Plate Tectonic Plate Boundaries (based on NYS Reference Tables)

All of the plate boundaries cross-section diagrams below in a single file .doc .pdf

 

  • Mid-Atlantic Ridge (divergent): map view.jpg cross-section .jpg
  • Juan de Fuca (divergent-convergent): map view .jpg cross-section .jpg
  • Nazca (divergent-convergent-divergent): map view .jpg cross-section .jpg
  • Sandwich Plate (divergent-convergent-divergent): map view .jpg cross-section .jpg
  • Philippine (convergent-convergent): map view .jpg cross-section .jpg

Animations

 

Videos

 

Websites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WATER CYCLE & GROUNDWATER
Lab Activities, Powerpoints, & Handouts Images, Animations, & Videos Websites & Links

Lab Activities

 

Powerpoints & Unit Topic Notes

 

Videos

  • Surface Processes Drawings & Graphs Sheet .pdf .xls

 

 

 

Images

 

Animations

  • Water Cycle & Groundwater Animation Collection .pdf (free Adobe Reader is required). Click the animations to activate them.

 

Videos

 

 

Websites

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Index: Minerals & Rocks, Weather, Earth In Space (local astronomy), Climate & Insolation, Astronomy, Rivers, Glaciers, Wind & Deserts, Coastal Processes, Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics, Water Cycle, Weathering & Landscapes, Historical Geology, Mapping
WIND & DESERTS
Lab Activities, Powerpoints, & Handouts Images, Animations, & Videos Websites & Links

Lab Activities

 

Powerpoints & Unit Topic Notes

  • Wind & Deserts Powerpoint Summary (Prentice Hall) .ppt

Handouts

  • Weathering & Erosion Outline Summary Notes .pdf .doc

 

 

 

 

Images

 

Animations

  • Wind & Deserts Animation Collection .pdf (free Adobe Reader is required). Click the animations to activate them.

 

 

Videos

 

 

 

 

 

Websites

  • Mr. Miller's collection of wind and desert Websites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WEATHERING & EROSION, MASS WASTING, & GEOMORPHOLOGY (LANDSCAPES)
Lab Activities, Powerpoints, & Handouts Images, Animations, & Videos Websites & Links

Lab Activities

Powerpoints & Unit Topic Notes

  • Weathering & Erosion Outline Summary Notes .pdf .doc
  • Weathering, Soil, & Mass Wasting (Prentice Hall) .ppt
  • Powerpoint Chemical vs. Physical Weathering, & Soil Development (14 MB files) .ppt .pps (1)
  • Weathering, Soils, & Erosion via Mass Wasting Powerpoint (10 MB files) .ppt .pps (4)

Handouts

  • Weathering/Erosion Practice Questions .pdf, answer key .pdf

 

 

 

Images

Animations

  • New York State Landscapes Interactive .swf (2)
  • Erosion Due To Gravity .swf

Videos

  • Chemical Weathering Video HERE recording vinegar reacting with chalk (recorded March 19, 2013, to support follow-up lab questions).
  • Amazing Italian landslide footage HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Websites


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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HISTORICAL GEOLOGY
Lab Activities, Powerpoints, & Handouts Images, Animations, & Videos Websites & Links

Lab Activities

Powerpoints & Unit Topic Notes

  • Relative & Absolute Time Powerpoint (Ch. 32).ppt .pps (4)
  • Earth's History Overview Powerpoint (Unit 7).ppt .pps (4)
  • Geotime Powerpoint: Summary of relative dating and accompanies the "Rules of the Road" lab activity .ppt .pps (6)

Handouts

 

 




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REGENTS REVIEW
Lab Activities, Powerpoints, & Handouts Images, Animations, & Videos Websites & Links
  • Interactive Regents Exams HERE: get instant feedback!
  • Over 1000+ random regents questions .pdf, answer key .pdf
  • Unedited Earth Science Regents Exams are HERE
  • Identifying Rocks .pdf
  • Loccating an Earthquake Epicenter .pdf
  • The Ellipse .pdf

 

  • From Regents Review 2.0, click here HERE for an excellent review video!  This is a large file, so "save as" to download the full video.  Both sections are worth watching: the first half is on the written exam, while the second half is on the lab practical.
  • An excellent collection of animations for all topics (2)
  • A thorough list of geology images (click "images") (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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