Earth Science

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4 Billion Years and Counting

Earth Sciences Canada

A book that outlines Earth's history and evolution, as well as Canada's Geological Heritage.

A Field Guide to the Identification of Pebbles

Harbour Publishing

Full-colour, easy-to-use laminated guide with over 80 photos of pebbles from beaches and rivers. Available on www.amazon.ca.

BBC Rocks

BBC

Interactive and informative website that explains the rock cycle and other information about rocks.

BC's Pleistocene Moulding presentation

Dr. John Clague. SFU

Geology presentation from the Roundup 2014 Teachers' Day.

BC's Tectonic Origins presentation

Dr. Bob Turner (GSC)

Geology resentation from Roundup 2014 Teachers' Day.

Bringing Earth Science to Life

EdGEO

Teacher resource with more than one hundred classroom-ready activities. Click on "Resources".

Banded Iron Formation

Nik Langevin

Youtube video explaining banded iron formations.

Canadian Volcanoes

Catherine Hickson & Malaika Ulmi (GSC)

A presentation that introduces basic volcanology with note included. Complements NRCan's Volcanoes of Canada website.

Earth Science 11/Geology 12 Resource Unit

MineralsEd

Teacher written and developed resource unit binder. Includes teacher information, lessons and activities. 

Earth Science 11 / Geology 12 Question Database

MineralsEd

Question database that contains more than 3000 questions suitable for Earth Science 11 and Geology 12 courses. Request the database by emailing info@mineralsed.ca.

Earth Science Activities for K-12

Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists

Comprehensive collection of Earth Science activities for K-12 classrooms.

Earth Science and Mining lessons

Women in Mining

Collection of Earth Science and mining lessons and activities.

Earth Science Picture of the Day

NASA

Online catalogue of well-described images from around the world.

Earth Science World Image Bank

American Geological Institute

Online catalogue of geology images for educational use.

Earthquakes Along Strike Slip Faults

Bert Struik (GSC)

Tabletop plate tectonics demonstrations for the classroom.

Earthquakes in Subduction Zones

Bert Struik (GSC)

Tabletop plate tectonics demonstration for the classroom.

Formation of an Ore Deposit

Dr. Stephen Marshak

Youtube video explaining the formation of ore deposits.

From Northern Lights to Urban Trails

PDAC, GSC, planetEarth

Poster detailing the mineral products that make up the individual parts of a snow mobile. 

Geography for Kids

Geography for Kids

Website featuring the Earth, soil and the magnetic field.

Geological Wonders of BC presentation

Bruce Madu (Geoscience BC)

Geology presentation from Roundup 2014 Teachers' Day.

Geoscience Videos Online

Geological Survey of Canada (GSC)

English and French videos on various geoscience topics.

GeoTour Guide - Downtown Vancouver

MineralsEd and GSC

A field trip guide that spotlights the geological features of downtown Vancouver. Great resource for a short, city-based, educational field trip.

GeoTour Guide - Fraser Valley

MineralsEd and GSC

A field trip guide to stops on Sumas Mountain and the Abbotsford area: bedrock, glacial deposits,recent sediments, geological hazards and applied geology.

GeoTour Guide - Kamloops

GSC

A field trip guide that spotlights the variety of geology underlying the Kamloops area, the variety of mineral resources being extracted nearby, and how the city deals with its waste.

GeoTour Guide - Nanaimo

MineralsEd and GSC

A field trip guide that spotlights the variety of Earth features that relate the geological history of the Nanaimo area.

GeoTour Guide - Prince George

GSC

A field trip guide that spotlights the variety of Earth materials underlying the Prince George area, its geology, landscapes and Earth resources.

GeoTour Guide - Stanley Park

MineralsEd and GSC

A field trip guide that spotlights the geology of Stanley Park and its significance to local and regional geology around Vancouver.

GeoTour Guide - Victoria

MineralsEd

A field trip guide for teachers to outcrops in the Victoria region that record the natural history of Vancouver Island.

GeoTour Guide - West Kootenay Region

GSC

A field trip guide that spotlights thegeology underlying the West Kootenays area, the landscapes and Earth resources.

Global Live Earthquakes Map

Global Incident Map

Live feed updates of earthquakes around the world.

Ground Rules: Mining Right for a Sustainable Future

Caterpillar

Video about the mining process.

I am an Environmental Scientist

MineralsEd

A colouring and activity book for students of all ages that depicts the work of environmental scientist in all phase of mineral development.

I am an Exploration Geologist

MineralsEd

A colouring and activity book for students of all ages that depicts the work of geologists in mineral exploration.

Je suis un Géologue d'Exploration

MineralsEd

A colouring and activity book in French for students of all ages that depicts the work of geologists in mineral exploration.

Je suis un scientifique en environnement

MineralsEd

A colouring and activity book in French for students of all ages that depicts the work of environmental scientist in all phase of mineral development.

K-12 Activities

Minerals Education Coalition

Searchable database of Earth Science, mineral resources and mining activities for all grades.

K-12 Earth Science Resources for Educators

Geological Society of America (GSA)

Activities and lesson plans for all grade levels on most Earth Science topics.

MAP Place

Geological Survey Branch, BCMEM

On-line resource for creating dynamic geoscience maps of BC.

Mountain Building Along a Subduction Zone

Bert Struik

Tabletop plate tectonics demonstrations for the classroom.

Mountain Building Along a Subduction Zone at the Edge of a Continent

Bert Struik

Tabletop plate tectonics demonstrations for the classroom.

Mountain Building and Deformation During Oblique Subduction

Bert Struik

Tabletop plate tectonics demonstrations for the classroom.

Northern BC Geological Landscapes Highway Map - side A

planetEarth, BCMEM, GSC

Map of the geological features of northern British Columbia.

Northern BC Geological Landscapes Highway Map - side B

planetEarth, BCMEM, GSC

Map of the geological features of northern British Columbia.

Pacific Northwest Geology

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

Online summary of the development of the Coridlleran in Washington and SW British Columbia.

Plate Tectonics: Scale of Depths, Mariana Trench

Richard Johnson/National Post

To-scale infographic of the depth of Mariana's Trench.

Popular Geoscience Facts

Geological Association of Canada

Lists of popular geoscience facts.

Putting the Earth into Science

EdGEO

Teaching resource that integrates Earth science topics into the core subjects of physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics. Click on "Resources".

Roadside Geology of Southern British Columbia

Bill Mathews and Jim Monger (GSC)

A book that describes and interprets the geology readily seen along BC from Vancouver Island to the Alberta border.

Rocks Music CD

Joan Corner

Creative tunes and accurate lyrics define this music developed as a fun-filled approach to helping children learn about rocks and minerals!

Rockstar 101 Slideshow

MineralsEd

A presentation on an introduction to rocks;, how they form and their identifying characteristics.

Southern BC Geological Landscapes Highway Map - side A

GSC

Map of the geological features of southern British Columbia.

Southern BC Geological Landscapes Highway Map - side B

GSC

Map of the geological features of southern British Columbia.

Soy un Geòlogo Explorador

MineralsEd

A colouring and activity book in Spanish for students of all ages that depicts the work of geologists in mineral exploration.

Stanley Park Geology Field Trip Activity

Chris Loewen

Student worksheet to accompany a walking field trip to examine Stanley Park geology.

Strike Slip Fault with Extensional Basin or Compressional Mountains at Step off

Bert Struik

Helpful plate tectonics demonstrations for the classroom.

The Learning Zone - Rocks and Minerals

Oxford Museum of Natural History

Interactive games to learn about mineral properties and uses of minerals in every day life.

Three Dimensional Rock Cycle Model

MineralsEd

Hands-on art activity that uses fabric texures and patterns to represent different rock types and helps students learn the rock cycle.

Trilobite Cookies

George Hart

A recipe to make real cookies in trilobite shapes!

Vancouver Rocks

GSC

Online version of a GSC poster that introduces the geology of the area, from Mt. Baker to Whistler.

Vancouver, City on the Edge, Living with a Dynamic Geological Landscape

Gordon Soules Book Publishers. Bob Turner & John Clague.

A book about the geology of the greater Vancouver area and how geology affects the lives of all who live in the Lower Mainland.

Volcano Hazards Program

USGS

Volcano watch site including webcam on Mount St. Helens and information on Mount Baker.

Volcano World

Oregon State University and NASA

Online information, images and field trips to North American volcanoes.

Volcanoes Canada

GSC

Information on volcanoes in Canada.

Volcanology and Hydrothermal Energy Development presentation

Dr. Catherine Hickson

Presentation from Roundup 2014 for Teachers' Day.