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K-12 Education Resources

While this section is specifically for K-12 education there is a tremendous amount of information under some of the other link titles. I would encourage educators to spend some time browsing the whole portal.

●  Maine Mineral & Gem Museum @Home

●  Minerals Education Coalition

With its treasure-trove of in-depth, relevant feature articles and spectacular color images, has been enticing hobbyists and academics alike since 1926. Through the years it has evolved into a highly respected, award-winning journal for all who are interested in specimen mineralogy, mineral localities, geology, and paleontology. Regular columns explore such topics as minerals for the collector; microminerals; recent books, videos, and DVDs; coming events; museum news; and personalities in the field. Detailed lists of collecting opportunities in specific areas are published periodically, as are special theme issues.

●  Mining Ontario YouTube Video’s

●  Minerals Make Life

●  International Commission on Stratigraphy

Geological Time Scales

●  International Commission on Stratigraphy

Geological Time Scales

●  Earth Science Week Information

●  Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance

●  National Science Teaching Association

●  Earth Science Picture of the Day

●  National Association of Geoscience Teachers

NAGT works to foster improvement in the teaching of the Earth sciences at all levels of formal and informal instruction, to emphasize the cultural significance of the Earth sciences and to disseminate knowledge in this field to the general public. We support research-based teaching through professional development workshops and the sharing of cutting edge teaching-materials.

●  Coloring the Sky, Fireworks

As the brilliant blooms burst overhead this Fourth of July, some might wonder how fireworks get those bright colors. The answer is minerals! Each color is the result of specific chemicals derived from different minerals. Read further to find out what these minerals are and get ready to be surprised at the other ways these minerals are used when they’re not competing with the stars to illuminate the night sky.

●  Mineralogical Society of America

Mineralogy for Kids

●  Geology.com

A tremendous amount of information on different topics along with a store to purchase geological supplies.

●  American Geological Institute

for students and educators

●  GEO etc.

●  Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)

IRIS is a consortium of over 120 US universities dedicated to the operation of science facilities for the acquisition, management, and distribution of seismological data.

●  Thoughts on a Career in Geology