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Title: Astro-Venture Geology Educators' Guide
Url: http://astroventure.arc.nasa.gov/teachers/geo_train.html
Publisher: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Description: This is the third of four curriculum guides focusing on astrobiology and careers. Students are confronted with the challenge of searching for and designing a planet that would be habitable to humans. Using an online, multimedia module, students make changes to the Earth-s interior and draw conclusions about which factors are necessary for human survival. Students then engage in classroom activities that explore the effects of heat and pressure on states of matter, density and movement through convection. They further explore the resulting process of plate tectonics and volcanoes and the role these play in the carbon cycle. Finally, students investigate the Earth-s magnetic field and connect their learning to the systems they explored in Astronomy and Atmospheric Sciences.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Astrogeology
Science -- Astronomy -- Astrogeology -- General works
Science -- Astronomy -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Geology -- Magnetism
Geology -- Plate tectonics
Physics -- Temperature
Physics -- Density
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Reference
Science Materials
Study Guides
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Format: html
pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-10-18 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-10-07 11:00:04 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE  DLESE
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