Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Earth Science Week

Earth Science Week (October 13-19), an annual, international event which takes place during the second full week of October,  is designed to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences.

Mapping Our World,” this year's theme, looks to engage young people and the public in learning how geoscientists, geographers, and other mapping professionals use maps to represent land formations, natural resource deposits, bodies of water, fault lines, volcanic activity, weather patterns, travel routes, parks, businesses, population distribution, our shared geologic heritage, and more. Maps help show how the Earth systems – geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere – interact. The week is broken down by specific topics, such as National Fossil Day, which takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 16

The ESW website offers over 150 earth science activities for students, teachers and parents, many of which students can do on their own. They are broken down by grade level and also include standards alignment.

Teachers and home schooling families can find additional math and science online activities/resources on the Educators portion of our website.

~ Alison, Electronic Resources Librarian

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