Unit 1
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4
Unit 5
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Unit 1
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Chapter 1: Volcanoes and Your Community
Activity 1: What are Volcanoes?
15-Minute Audio
Activity 2: Volcanic Landforms
Activity 3: Volcanic Hazards: Flows
Activity 4: Volcanic Hazards: Airborne Debris
Activity 5: Volcanoes and the Atmosphere
15-Minute Audio
Activity 6: Volcanic History of Your Community
15-Minute Audio
Activity 7: Monitoring Active Volcanoes
15-Minute Audio
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Chapter 2: Plate Tectonics and Your Community
Activity 1: Taking a Ride on a Lithospheric Plate
Activity 2: Plate Boundaries and Plate Interactions
Activity 3: What Drives the Plates?
Activity 4: Effects of Plate Tectonics
Activity 5: The Changing Geography of Your Community
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Chapter 3: Earthquakes and Your Community
Activity 1: An Earthquake in Your Community
Activity 2: Detecting Earthquake Waves
Activity 3: How Big Was It?
15-Minute Audio
Activity 4: Earthquake History of Your Community
15-Minute Audio
Activity 5: Lessening Earthquake Damage
15-Minute Audio
Activity 6: Designing Earthquake-Proof Structures
15-Minute Audio
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Unit 2
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Chapter 1: Bedrock Geology and Your Community
Activity 1: Sedimentary Rocks and the Geologic History of Your Community
Activity 2: Igneous Rocks and the Geologic History of Your Community
Activity 3: Metamorphic Rocks and Your Community
Activity 4: Rock Units and Your Community
15-Minute Audio
Activity 5: Structural Geology and Your Community
15-Minute Audio
Activity 6: Reading the Geological History of Your Community
15-Minute Audio
Activity 7: Geology of the United States
15-Minute Audio
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Chapter 2: River Systems and Your Community
Activity 1: High-Gradient Streams
Activity 2: Low-Gradient Streams
Activity 3: Sediments in Streams
Activity 4: Rivers and Drainage Basins
15-Minute Audio
Activity 5: Parkland Field Study
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Chapter 3: Land Use Planning and Your Community
Activity 1: Your Community's Water Resources
15-Minute Audio
Activity 2: Urban Development and Air Quality
15-Minute Audio
Activity 3: Flooding in Your Community
15-Minute Audio
Activity 4: Slope of Land in Your Community
15-Minute Audio
Activity 5: Soil and Land Use in Your Community
15-Minute Audio
Activity 6: Surveying the Community on Land Use
15-Minute Audio
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Unit 3
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Chapter 1: Oceans and Your Community
Activity 1: The Causes of Ocean Circulation
Activity 2: The Deep Circulation of the Ocean
Activity 3: The Surface Circulation of the Ocean
Activity 4: El Nino and Ocean Circulation
Activity 5: Weather, Climate, and El Nino
Activity 6: El Nino and the Oceanic Food Chain
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Chapter 2: Severe Weather and Your Community
Activity 1: What Conditions Create Thunderstorms?
Activity 2: A Thunderstorm Matures
Activity 3: Tracking Thunderstorm Movement through Radar
15-Minute Audio
Activity 4: Severe Weather Hazards - Flash Floods
15-Minute Audio
Activity 5: Lightning and Thunder
Activity 6: Severe Winds and Tornadoes
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Chapter 3: The Cryosphere and Your Community
Activity 1: Ice Is an Unusual Material
15-Minute Audio
Activity 2: How Glaciers Respond to Changes in Climate
15-Minute Audio
Activity 3: How Do Glaciers Affect Sea Level?
15-Minute Audio
Activity 4: How Rising and Falling Sea Levels Modify the Landscape
15-Minute Audio
Activity 5: How Glaciers Modify the Landscape
15-Minute Audio
Activity 6: Catastrophic Floods from Glacial Lakes
15-Minute Audio
Activity 7: Nonglacial Ice on the Earth's Surface
15-Minute Audio
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Unit 4
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Chapter 1: Energy Resources and Your Community
Activity 1: Exploring Energy Resource Concepts
Activity 2: Electricity and Your Community
Activity 3: Energy from Coal
Activity 4: Coal and Your Community
Activity 5: Environmental Impacts and Energy Consumption
Activity 6: Petroleum and Your Community
Activity 7: Oil and Gas Production
Activity 8: Renewable Energy Sources – Solar and Wind
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Chapter 2: Mineral Resources and Your Community
Activity 1: Minerals Used for Beverage Containers in Your Community
15-Minute Audio
Activity 2: What are Minerals?
15-Minute Audio
Activity 3: Where are Mineral Resources Foound?
15-Minute Audio
Activity 4: How are Mineral Found?
15-Minute Audio
Activity 5: What are Costs and Benefits of Mining Minerals?
15-Minute Audio
Activity 6: How are Minerals Turned into Usable Materials?
15-Minute Audio
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Chapter 3, Water Resources and Your Community
Activity 1: Sources of Water in the World and in your Community
Activity 2: How Does Your Community Maintain its Water Supply
Activity 3: Using and Conserving Water
Activity 4: Water Supply and Demand: Water Budgets
Activity 5:
15-Minute Audio
Activity 6: Water Treatment
15-Minute Audio
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Unit 5
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Chapter 1: Astronomy and Your Community
Activity 1: The History and Scale of the Solar System
Activity 2: The Earth-Moon System
Activity 3: Orbits and Effects
Activity 4: Impact Events and the Earth System
Activity 5: The Sun and its Effects on Your Community
Activity 6: The Electromagnetic Spectrum and Your Community
Activity 7: Our Community's Place Among the Stars
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Chapter 2: Climate Change and Your Community
Activity 1: Present-Day Climate in Your Community
Activity 2: Paleoclimates
Activity 3: How Do Earth’s Orbital Variations Affect Climate?
Activity 4: How Do Plate Tectonics and Ocean Currents Affect Global Climate?
Activity 5: How Do Carbon Dioxide Concentrations in the Atmosphere Affect Global Climate?
Activity 6: How Might Global Warming Affect Your Community?
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Chapter 3: Changing Life and Your Community
Activity 1: The Fossil Record and Your Community
15-Minute Audio
Activity 2: North American Biomes
15-Minute Audio
Activity 3: Your Community and the Last Glacial Maximum
15-Minute Audio
Activity 4: The Mesozoic-Cenozoic Boundary Event
15-Minute Audio
Activity 5: How Different is Your Community Today from that of the Very Deep Past?
15-Minute Audio
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