Showing posts with label Geoscience. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Geoscience. Show all posts

Monday, December 12, 2016

Geosciences Bridge - A NOAA Internship for High School Students

Geosciences Bridge is an internship opportunity for high school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in geosciences. The six week program is hosted at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. Students receive college credits and stipends in addition to having all expenses paid.

The Geosciences Bridge internship gives students the opportunity to learn about ocean sciences, atmospheric sciences, and geographic information systems. The internship will run from July 5th through August 11th. Applications are due by March 31st. The program is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Science Foundation.

Additional NOAA-sponsored internships and fellowships can be found on their Opportunities for Students page.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

K-5 Rocks - Lessons About Fossils and Rocks

The American Geosciences Institute produces K-5 GeoSource which is a site that hosts lesson plans and other educational resources for teachers. K-5 GeoSource has a very Web 1.0 look to it, but if you do a little digging you'll find some helpful materials. A few of the resources that I looked at were this free chart about types of rocks (link opens PDF), a science fair project guide, and a short Earth scientist career guide.

Applications for Education
As I mentioned above, K-5 GeoSource isn't the fanciest site you'll find on the web and it lacks any kind of interactive element for students. If you just need to find some ideas to use in your classroom, K-5 GeoSource could be worth bookmarking. The most useful aspect of the site might be the science fair project guide that you and your students could work through to plan a hands-on Earth science project.