Learning about the atmosphere, climate, and earth sciences is critical for students, yet these topics are often complex and challenging to teach. Below are links to five different earth science subject groups that relate to the Global Monitoring Division’s research and mission. Within each subject group educators can easily access background information about the topics, student handouts, and classroom activities that can be incorporated into lesson plans. Information and activities are geared toward grades 7-12. Teachers should feel free to modify the activities to meet the needs of their students.
The Copper Development Association Inc. is the market development, engineering and information services arm of the copper industry, chartered to enhance and expand markets for copper and its alloys in North America.
Hands-on teaching activity describing molybdenum, a key mineral nutrient.
Action Outdoors offers educational resources and printable classroom activities for teachers on bay ecosystems. These resources can be used in the classroom or during web quests.
GeoInquiries are designed to be fast and easy-to-use instructional resources that incorporate advanced web mapping technology. Each 15-minute activity in a collection is intended to be presented by the instructor from a single computer/projector classroom arrangement. No installation, fees, or logins are necessary to use these materials and software.
DAFWA supports the growth of Western Australiaâ€™s agrifood sector in four key areas: markets, productivity, profitability and people.
For schools, links to a range of agriculture, environment, food and fibre education resources including classroom activities, information and tools have been compiled for use by teachers.
We live in a rapidly changing world. The effects of climate changeâ€” such as heat waves, rising sea levels and more severe stormsâ€” are already being felt across the United States. Our energy infrastructure is especially vulnerable to climate-related impacts, which can pose a serious threat to Americaâ€™s national security, energy security, economic well-being, and quality of life.
This interactive map illustrates how climate change has the potential to disrupt our nationâ€™s energy systems. Click on the shaded regions below for a breakdown of the key climate vulnerabilities in each part of the country.
Science Bite is a podcast series that describes the role EPA plays in advancing scientific research. These podcasts highlight the ways that EPA uses science to inform regulatory policy and protect human health and the environment.
On the first Earth Day in 1970, 22 million Americans celebrated clean air, land, and water. At this website, find information about Earth Day, how you can volunteer, teaching resources, and more.
Who We Are
We are a global network of educational institutions, individuals and organizations that support an approach to education based on openness, including collaboration, innovation and collective development and use of open educational materials. The Open Education Consortium is a non-profit, social benefit organization registered in the United States and operating worldwide.
We promote, support and advance openness in education around the world.
Empowerment through education.
We envision a world where everyone, everywhere has access to the high quality education and training they desire; where education is seen as an essential, shared, and collaborative social good.
Networking and community development
Advocacy and advising
Capacity building and training
What is Open Education?
Open education encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide.
Open Education combines the traditions of knowledge sharing and creation with 21st century technology to create a vast pool of openly shared educational resources, while harnessing todayâ€™s collaborative spirit to develop educational approaches that are more responsive to learnerâ€™s needs.
The idea of free and open sharing in education is not new. In fact, sharing is probably the most basic characteristic of education: education is sharing knowledge, insights and information with others, upon which new knowledge, skills, ideas and understanding can be built. Open Education seeks to scale educational opportunities by taking advantage of the power of the internet, allowing rapid and essentially free dissemination, and enabling people around the world to access knowledge, connect and collaborate. Open is key; open allows not just access, but the ability to modify and use materials, information and networks so education can be personalized to individual users or woven together in new ways for large and diverse audiences.
Why is Open Education important?
Education is an essential tool for individuals and society to solve the challenges of the present and seize the opportunities of the future. However, the current provision of education is limited by educational institutionsâ€™ capacity, consequently, this resource is available to the few, not the many. The digital revolution offers a potential solution to these limitations, giving a global audience unprecedented access to free, open and high-quality educational resources.
People want to learn. By providing free and open access to education and knowledge, people can fulfill this desire. Students can get additional information, viewpoints and materials to help them succeed. Workers can learn something that will help them on the job. Faculty can exchange material and draw on resources from all around the world. Researchers can share data and develop new networks. Teachers can find new ways to help students learn. People can connect with others they wouldnâ€™t otherwise meet to share information and ideas. Materials can be translated, mixed together, broken apart and openly shared again, increasing access and allowing new approaches. Anyone can access educational materials, scholarly articles, and supportive learning communities anytime they want to. Education is available, accessible, modifiable and free.
Activities of the Open Education Consortium are generously supported by:
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Sustaining Members of the Open Education Consortium:
The African Virtual University
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources
Delft University of Technology
FundaÃ§Ã£o Getulio Vargas â€“ FGV Online
Japan OpenCourseWare Consortium
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Korea OpenCourseWare Consortium
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Netease Open Courses
Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
Taiwan Open Course Consortium
TecnolÃ³gico de Monterrey
Universidad PolitÃ©cnica de Madrid
University of California, Irvine
University of Michigan
and contributions of member organizations