Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014 9:00AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Confederate Hall inside Stone Mountain Park 2003 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain, GA 30086
Targeted Audience: Workshop will be geared for K-8 educators; however, all classroom teachers and nonformal educators are welcome. Activities will meet GPS science standards and the CCGPS literacy standards for science.
Registration fee: $25.00 per person includes curricula, resource materials, lunch and access to Stone Mountain Park.
The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators and communities of the world with water education. This workshop will feature the completely revised, updated and expanded Project WET 2.0 Guide. The curriculum guide contains 64 broad-based water resource activities field-tested by educators in classrooms (some from Georgia!) and reviewed by content experts and environmental education reviewers.
Upon completion of this workshop, you will be certified as a Project WET Educator.
Space is limited to 15! Pre-registration deadline January 17, 2014 (or until filled).
2013 public programs
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Background or Report Resources for Teachers and Students
Earth Systems Information from Georgia Perimeter College -
(high school level information on rocks, minerals, rock cycle, weathering, soil, constructive and destructive forces, stone mountain formation)
Earth Science Educaiton Series (SC
Earth Science Educaiton Series (SC DNR)
Igneous Rock Identification (Cal-Poly Pomona)
Geology of Georgia (from UGA)
(Unviersity of Wisconsin)
Weathering (Unviersity of Wisconsin)
(Georgia Perimeter College)
"The Battle for Georgia - a History of The Civil War in Georgia”
A 24 Minute educational documentary. This video can now be viewed through Georgia Public Broadcasting. The URL for this video is mms://mediam1.gpb.org/gpb-tv/2008/GPB-TV_BattleForGeorgia_HistoryofCivilWar.wmv
(If the link does not work please copy and paste it to your browser to view the video)
It is also available on the GPB digital library at http://www.gpb.org/digitallibrary.
Stone Mountain Quarry History
Plants and Animals of Stone Mountain
UGA - Museum of Natural History - Animal Classification, Regions of Georgia, Amphibian and Reptile information, Native species
Posters - How to get free posters from DNR and USGS, plus low cost or printable pdfs from NASA and USGS.
NSTA Science Class: Middle School Edition
On the Web: Earth Science
SEED Earth Science Week Online Toolkit
The toolkit, a partnership of Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development (SEED) and the American Geological Institute (AGI), provides Earth science education resources in both Spanish and English. Visitors can view dozens of lessons, posters, fact sheets, and other materials in Spanish or English. Materials provide users with introductory information on Earth science, as well as in-depth items on Earth, water, air, and life science.
Google Earth Activities
This web page from students at Penn State Brandywine presents Earth science exercises for K–12 classrooms that use Google Earth. Students can complete the activities individually, or teachers can do them as a class demonstration. Sample activities include “What a Tombstone Can Tell Us” (elementary/middle level); “Google Sky Scavenger Hunt” (middle level); and “An Exploration of Global Oil Spill Disasters” (middle level/high school).
Do you have questions about volcanoes, earthquakes, mountains, rocks, maps, groundwater, lakes, or rivers? If so, you and your students can try this U.S. Geological Service site. Participating scientists include geologists, hydrologists, cartographers, and technicians, ranging from recent college graduates to senior scientists. Questions are not assigned by specialty, so a question about earthquakes might go to a groundwater specialist; however, all of the participating scientists have a general background in the Earth sciences and an enthusiasm for answering a broad range of questions.
Visitors to this website will find daily Earth science news updates, articles, maps, a dictionary of Earth science terms, and information on geoscience careers. The site’s teacher page provides links to lesson plans from major Earth science organizations, such as the U.S. Geological Survey, the Geological Society of America, and NASA.