Category: Lessonplans

A collection of LP and support materials for Earth science lessons

Caves and Karsts in Alaska and Flooding!

http://www.fs.fed.us/outdoors/naturewatch/implementation/Curricula/Karst-Caves-Curriculum.PDF This is a pfd of a forrest service curriculum for Caves and Karsts in South-East Alaska.  Although it is not of interior Alaska, it is a wonderful place-bases curriculum for earth science. The main reasons for flooding in Alaska…

Gold found in Fairbanks!

http://www.explorefairbanks.com/explore/gold-rush-history/ Fairbanks is here because Felix Pedro discovered gold near here in 1902.  There is a monument to Felix Pedro and his discovery over near Fox. There is still gold in the hills around fairbanks, in fact Fort Knox gold mine…

Gold Boom!

http://www.akmining.com/mine/nuggets.htm It isn’t hard to get excited about gold!  Alaska’s “Gold Rush” greatly impacted our state and its economy.  The production of gold diminished significantly after the rush, contributing  a small percentage to our total economy.  But the gold mining industry…

Rare Earth Gets More Rare! Can Alaska Cook Up The Supply?

http://www.newsminer.com/news/alaska_news/article_8c702996-6824-11e2-89af-001a4bcf6878.html http://ucore.com/projects/bokan-mountain-alaska Rare-earth elements are currently supplied globally by China, however as China’s economy and domestic needs grow they are reducing the amount of rare-earth elements for export.  This is causing global supply concerns as the industries that utilize large…

NASA Educator Resources

NASA Education Materials NASA is the most obvious place to look information on Space, but it can be difficult to find what you need.  This link takes you to a searchable database that is supremely easy to use; you can…