The USGS (United States Geological Survey) provides science about the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods; the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources we rely on; the health of our ecosystems and environment; and the impacts of climate and land-use change. Their scientists develop new methods and tools to supply timely, relevant, and useful information about the Earth and its processes. (www.usgs.gov 2017) The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Education Resources for Teachers and Water Science School offers a wide range of lesson plans and activities, maps, podcasts, online lectures, videos and animations, and much more.


Link: The USGS Water Science School
Description: The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science School offers information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge. Topics include: Water Basics, Water Cycle and Surface Water, which includes discussion and information about flooding. Includes resources for teachers.
Flood Type: Flooding
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Year: 2017
Author/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Cost: Free
Education Standard: None
Training Type: Exercises/Activities, Online lesson
Resource Type: Collection, Multimedia
Language: English, Spanish, Chinese

 


Link: USGS Education Resources for Teachers
Description: The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Education Resources for Teachers offers over130 years of USGS research in the natural sciences in the form of lesson plans and activities, maps, podcasts, online lectures, videos and animations, and much more. Browse ideas for using these resources in elementary, secondary, university, and informal education settings. Select grades "K-6" or "7-12" and select "Floods" from the Table of Contents under the Water topic.
Flood Type: Flooding
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Year: 2016
Author/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Cost: Free
Education Standard: None
Training Type: Exercises/Activities, Online lesson
Resource Type: Multimedia, Collection
Language: English

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