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GIS Resources Government Agencies
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General Resources

Experiencing Film - An Active Approach 

  • Strategies for teaching

PBS Learning Media

The Internet Public Library

Digital Geography

GIS Resources

ESRI

Google Earth

Guide to GIS

Physical Geography Online Text Book

Volcano World

The Geography

Cultural Resources

World Citizens Guide

Peace Corps World Wise Schools

How Many Slaves Work for You?

World Music - NGS

200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes

East Asia in Geographic Perspective

Field Resources

NGS Pocket Guide to Field Skills

  • For a bioblitz, but useful for all field studies

NGS Plot Study Observation activity

NGS Observing and Recording Habitats activity

NGS Field Investigations

TPWD Texas Tracks

TPWD Outdoor Kids Journal

Smithsonian Create Your Own Field Books Lesson Plan and Activity

  • a biological perspective, but has examples and lesson plans

Exploration

Explore your backyard treasures

  • “It doesn’t matter where you live, only what you see around you.” – Aaron Ansarov

Explore with technology as a tool

  • Go on a geocache adventure in your community

Mission Explore with Daniel Raven-Ellison


Explore Your World with activities from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Backyard BioBlitz

  • Which living things make their home near yours?

The Great Nature Project and Project Noah

  • Share your local pictures of plants and animals with the world through these two crowd-sourcing events.

K-5 STEM Resources & Lesson Plans

Oreo cookies and plate tectonics

BiteSize from the BBC – Excellent, interactive clips on geography and science

Creating a Paper Map from an Aerial Photo

US Geographic Regions - Physical Features

Change Matters - Mt. St. Helens

Map My Community

Building a Dam - lesson plan and powerpoint

Scavenger Hunts (for older grades)

Activites from National Geographic for Grades 3-5

Government Agencies

United States Geological Survey

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Environmental Protection Agency 

Natural Resource Conservation Service 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Department of Education

Texas Education Agency

Texas Water Development Board

U.S. Census Bureau

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Texas Natural Resources Information Systems

CIA Fact Book

NASA