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Written in Chalk

This activity explores images of chalk formations and coccolithophores, which serve as phenomena for learning about the interactions between biological and geological processes.

Microbiology
Earth Science
Phenomenal Images
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
Animated Life: Pangea

This animated short video celebrates the early 20th-century German astronomer and atmospheric scientist Alfred Wegener, who first proposed that continents once formed a single landmass and had drifted apart.

Earth Science
Animated Shorts
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
The Anthropocene: Human Impact on the Environment

This interactive module explores key human impacts on the environment and how they have affected Earth’s landscape, ocean, atmosphere, and biodiversity.

Environmental Science
Earth Science
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Discovering the Wallace Line

This activity reinforces concepts presented in the short film The Making of a Theory. Using a map of the Malay Archipelago and information about the animals found on different islands, students discover the Wallace Line: a sharp boundary that separates distinct Asian and Australian fauna.

Evolution
Earth Science
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Earth Systems Activity

This activity guides students through building a conceptual model of how carbon dioxide affects Earth’s climate.

Environmental Science
Earth Science
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Plate Tectonics

This animation provides an overview of some basic concepts from plate tectonics, a fundamental theory in earth science.

Earth Science
Animations
High School — General
Finding the Crater

This activity supports concepts covered in the film The Day the Mesozoic Died. Students will analyze geological evidence from ten different sites around the world to predict the location of the asteroid impact that caused the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous Period.

Evolution
Earth Science
Card Activities
High School — General
The Principle of Isostasy

This video provides a demonstration of the principle of isostasy, the idea that the continental crust “floats” on the underlying mantle.

Earth Science
Clips
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
The Geologic Carbon Cycle

This animation explores how carbon enters the atmosphere and can be removed through a series of chemical reactions.

Earth Science
Animations
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
EarthViewer

This interactive module allows students to explore the science of Earth's deep history, from its formation 4.5 billion years ago to modern times.

Earth Science
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Determining the Size and Energy of the K-T Asteroid

This activity allows students to calculate the mass, size, and kinetic energy of an asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago, based on the total abundance of iridium in a sediment layer. It supports concepts presented in the short film The Day the Mesozoic Died.

Evolution
Earth Science
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
Chemical Signatures of Asteroid Impacts

This activity allows students to analyze the chemical data that led researchers to conclude that a layer of clay at the boundary between the Cretaceous and Paleogene rock layers (the K-Pg boundary) contained an extraordinary concentration of iridium. It supports concepts presented in the short film The Day the Mesozoic Died.

Evolution
Earth Science
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General