Knowitall.org Web Resources
These are Knowitall resources for ALL Web of Water Webisodes. See Knowitall resources for individual webisodes on respective pages under "Knowitall."

Webisode 1: Blue Ridge:

Use RiverVenture.org to learn about how rivers are connected, and how we are all connected to them:

• At the Estuary module of RiverVenture.org, learn about the sensitive salt marsh ecosystem and issues relating to pollution. Look for an object relating to DHEC to find out more about water quality and what factors help us measure it.

• The Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.org focuses more on natural resources and how rivers have shaped communities.

Learn more about the Cherokee and other Native American tribes in South Carolina through Knowitall.org at Periscope! Look for the back issue for Native American Heritage Month.

Go to SC Life to learn more about the plants and animals of the Cove Forest ecosystem and other habitats. Here, you can also read more about beneficial relationships between plant and animal species.

Go to Knowitall.org and learn about South Carolina’s landform regions and about different types of maps at the following Web sites:

RiverVenture.org

A Natural State

The History of South Carolina Slide Collection

Webisode 2: Piedmont:

Use RiverVenture.org to learn about how rivers are connected, and how we are all connected to them:

• Learn more about trade between Native Americans and European settlers from the Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.org. Look for information about Congaree Town, Old Fort Congaree, the Cherokee Path, the Town of Granby, and the Saxa Gotha Township.

• Learn about the canal era and its contribution to hydroelectricity, or find out more about natural resources like bricks and how they are made by investigating the brick kilns and the clay quarry in the Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.

Find out more about natural resources used in art through Knowitall.org at A Natural State. See the teacher resources in A Natural State for supplementary materials, including Minerals Mined in South Carolina and Some of Their Uses.

Go to Periscope at in order to learn more about the Catawba and other Native Americans of South Carolina. At Periscope, look for the November issue on Native American Heritage Month.

Webisode 3: Sandhills:

Use RiverVenture.org to learn about the how rivers are connected, and how we are all connected to them:

• Learn more about the rivers of the Sandhills and the context of the Fall Zone in the Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.

• Learn more about canals, their structure, the canal era and its contribution to hydroelectricity in the Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.org.

• Learn more about settlement along the three rivers near Columbia at RiverVenture.org.

Webisode 4: Coastal Plain:

Use RiverVenture.org to learn about the how rivers are connected, and how we are all connected to them:

• Learn more about erosion and deposition in the Carrick Creek module of RiverVenture.org.

• At the Estuary Module of RiverVenture, learn about the sensitive salt marsh ecosystem and issues relating to pollution.

Go to Periscope at Knowitall.org in order to learn more about the Catawba and other Native Americans of South Carolina. At Periscope, look for the November back issue on Native American Heritage Month.

Webisode 5: Coast

Use RiverVenture.org to learn about how rivers are connected, and how we are all connected to them:

• In the Estuary Module of RiverVenture, look for an object relating to the city of Charleston to learn more about rice cultivation in the lowcountry.

• Look for the connection between the Cabbage Palmetto and Revolutionary War forts in the Estuary module of RiverVenture.org.

• Find more examples of animals of the estuary at Knowitall.org in the Estuary Module of RiverVenture!

Learn more about West African cultural heritage through Knowitall.org at Gullah Net.

Go to The Salt Marsh module of SC Life to find out more about the plants and animals of the estuary.

Web of Water Scavenger Hunt

See if you can find the answers to these questions by watching the webisodes!

Web of Water Scavenger Hunt

Web of Water Scavenger Hunt Master

Webisode Standards Correlations

South Carolina Science Curriculum Standards for Web of Water webisodes:

Webisode 1: In the Blue Ridge PDF | Word

Webisode 2: In the Piedmont PDF | Word

Websiode 3: In the Sandhills PDF | Word

Webisode 4: In the Coastal Plain PDF | Word

Webisode 5: In the Coastal Zone PDF | Word

Webisode Discussion Questions

Questions for extension and enrichment with South Carolina science standards correlations:

Webisode 1: In the Blue Ridge PDF | Word

Webisode 2: In the Piedmont PDF | Word

Websiode 3: In the Sandhills PDF | Word

Webisode 4: In the Coastal Plain PDF | Word

Webisode 5: In the Coastal Zone PDF | Word

Web of Water Scavenger Hunt

A worksheet for critical viewing of all webisodes:

Web of Water Scavenger Hunt

Web of Water Scavenger Hunt Master

Knowitall.org Web Resources
These are Knowitall resources for ALL Web of Water Webisodes. See Knowitall resources for individual webisodes on respective pages under "Knowitall."

Webisode 1: Blue Ridge:

Use RiverVenture.org to learn about how rivers are connected, and how we are all connected to them:

• At the Estuary module of RiverVenture.org, learn about the sensitive salt marsh ecosystem and issues relating to pollution. Look for an object relating to DHEC to find out more about water quality and what factors help us measure it.

• The Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.org focuses more on natural resources and how rivers have shaped communities.

Learn more about the Cherokee and other Native American tribes in South Carolina through Knowitall.org at Periscope! Look for the back issue for Native American Heritage Month.

Go to SC Life to learn more about the plants and animals of the Cove Forest ecosystem and other habitats. Here, you can also read more about beneficial relationships between plant and animal species.

Go to Knowitall.org and learn about South Carolina’s landform regions and about different types of maps at the following Web sites:

RiverVenture.org

A Natural State

The History of South Carolina Slide Collection

Webisode 2: Piedmont:

Use RiverVenture.org to learn about how rivers are connected, and how we are all connected to them:

• Learn more about trade between Native Americans and European settlers from the Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.org. Look for information about Congaree Town, Old Fort Congaree, the Cherokee Path, the Town of Granby, and the Saxa Gotha Township.

• Learn about the canal era and its contribution to hydroelectricity, or find out more about natural resources like bricks and how they are made by investigating the brick kilns and the clay quarry in the Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.

Find out more about natural resources used in art through Knowitall.org at A Natural State. See the teacher resources in A Natural State for supplementary materials, including Minerals Mined in South Carolina and Some of Their Uses.

Go to Periscope at in order to learn more about the Catawba and other Native Americans of South Carolina. At Periscope, look for the November issue on Native American Heritage Month.

Webisode 3: Sandhills:

Use RiverVenture.org to learn about the how rivers are connected, and how we are all connected to them:

• Learn more about the rivers of the Sandhills and the context of the Fall Zone in the Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.

• Learn more about canals, their structure, the canal era and its contribution to hydroelectricity in the Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.org.

• Learn more about settlement along the three rivers near Columbia at RiverVenture.org.

Webisode 4: Coastal Plain:

Use RiverVenture.org to learn about the how rivers are connected, and how we are all connected to them:

• Learn more about erosion and deposition in the Carrick Creek module of RiverVenture.org.

• At the Estuary Module of RiverVenture, learn about the sensitive salt marsh ecosystem and issues relating to pollution.

Go to Periscope at Knowitall.org in order to learn more about the Catawba and other Native Americans of South Carolina. At Periscope, look for the November back issue on Native American Heritage Month.

Webisode 5: Coast:

Use RiverVenture.org to learn about how rivers are connected, and how we are all connected to them:

• In the Estuary Module of RiverVenture, look for an object relating to the city of Charleston to learn more about rice cultivation in the lowcountry.

• Look for the connection between the Cabbage Palmetto and Revolutionary War forts in the Estuary module of RiverVenture.org.

• Find more examples of animals of the estuary at Knowitall.org in the Estuary Module of RiverVenture!

Learn more about West African cultural heritage through Knowitall.org at Gullah Net.

Go to The Salt Marsh module of SC Life to find out more about the plants and animals of the estuary.

Find lesson plans about slavery, rice cultivation, and colonial plantations at Knowitall.org through the following Web sites:

History of South Carolina Slide Collection, and

Teaching American History in South Carolina (look for "Historical Background Notes" within Lesson Plans)

Web Links
Supplementary lesson planning resources for ALL webisodes. See resources for individual webisodes on respective pages under "Teachers."

WATER CYCLE, WATERSHEDS, AND WATER SCIENCE
(ALL webisodes)

A 70-page .pdf from the Environmental Protection Agency containing in-depth examination of water resources, the water cycle, and more that includes lessons, conservation tips, worksheets, etc:
http://www.epa.gov/region01/students/pdfs/gndw_712.pdf

Water Source Books for grades k-12 from the Environmental Protection Agency:
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/wsb/index.html

This “Models of the Water Cycle” set contains background information with activities and links to an interactive demo of the water cycle for grades 6-8:
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?BenchmarkID=11&DocID=8

This “Models of the Water Cycle” set contains background information with activities and links to an interactive demo of the water cycle for grades 3-5:
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?BenchmarkID=4&DocID=393

Lessons on hydrology surrounding Bryce Canyon National Park:
http://www.nps.gov/brca/forteachers/hydrology.htm

United States Geological Survey (USGS) site on “Water Science for Schools:”
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/

Lesson dealing with issues relating to water conservation:
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/10/24/waste-not-want-not/

Posters for United States Geological Survey (USGS) outreach, including ones on watersheds, water quality and water use:
http://water.usgs.gov/outreach/OutReach.html

A Discover Carolina lesson about drainage divides and watersheds that involves use of topographic maps:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09d01.pdf

Resources about ecosystems, including climate, food webs, biogeochemical cycles:
http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/102/ecosystem.html

A grade 4 “Land and Water Unit Template” from the Delaware Department of Education:
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/staff/ci/content_areas/files/science/4%20Land%20and%20Water%20Unit%20Template.pdf

MAPS AND MAP READING
(Blue Ridge)

Table Rock topographic map available through the SC Maps Web site:
http://www.ces.clemson.edu/scmaps/cartography/TableRockTopo.html

SC Maps lesson plan about interpreting the topographic maps:
http://www.ces.clemson.edu/geolk12/SCStudies/unit2/PAunit2Day1.doc

Discover Carolina lesson in topographic map reading:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09d01.pdf

Topographic map and aerial photo interpretation activity from Discover Carolina:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09d01.html

Topographic maps and aerial photos of Table Rock at SC Maps:
http://www.ces.clemson.edu/scmaps/Pages/2/Table.htm

A quiz on interpreting landforms based on topographic representations:
http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/gary/earth/activities/map/map.html

SC Maps activity involving interpretation of aerial photographs:
http://www.ces.clemson.edu/scmaps/map%20resource/8thSample.html

Discover Carolina topographic map and and aerial photo interpretation activity:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09d01.html

FOREST ECOLOGY, STREAM ECOLOGY AND THE FOOD WEB
(Blue Ridge, Sandhills, Coastal Zone)

Introductory lesson from Discover Carolina about forest ecosystems including forest layers, and the food chain:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09b02.html

An introduction to mountain stream ecology from Discover Carolina:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09a02.html

Discover Carolina lesson including a forest layer diagram and food chain worksheet:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09b01.html

Discover Carolina lesson about stream ecology and the food web at Carrick Creek in Table Rock:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09a03.html

Discover Carolina lesson about forest ecology, including habitats, biotic and abiotic factors, food chain dynamics, and transfer of energy:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature02b02.html


WEATHERING, EROSION AND DEPOSITION
(Blue Ridge, Coastal Plain)

An animation that demonstrates the formation of waterfalls and the effects of erosion:
http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/visualizations/es1305/es1305page01.cfm?chapter_no=visualization

Experiments to compare the variables of ground cover and changes in slope to understand erosion control:
http://www.maine.gov/doc/nrimc/mgs/education/lessons/act15.htm

A series of fully supported activities to demonstrate weathering and erosion:
http://www.rsc.org/Education/Teachers/Resources/jesei/weather/teachers.pdf

Lessons for middle grades that distinguish types of weathering and erosion, while examining the origins and roles of soils; also includes discussion of glacial erosion and deposition:
http://www.uwsp.edu/Education/pcook/unitplans/docs/erosion_and_deposition.doc

A “Sediment Deposition Lab:”
http://minerva.union.edu/hollochk/pedagogy/files/jg1.pdf

A series of videos and animations illustrating “Processes of River Erosion, Transport, and Deposition:”
http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/geomorph/visualizations/erosion_deposition.html

WATER QUALITY
(Blue Ridge)

In this lesson about aquatic ecology for grade 5 from Discover Carolina, students investigate the influence of biotic and abiotic factors on water quality:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature02a02.html

A lesson for grade 5 from Discover Carolina on the relationship between pH and water quality:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09a01.html

A lesson for grade 5 from Discover Carolina on the relationship between temperature and water quality:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature02a01b.html

A Discover Carolina lesson that explores the relationship between macroinvertebrates and water quality:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09a02.html

More Discover Carolina lessons involving study of macroinvertebrates that allow calculation of a water quality index:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature107.html

See how the Maryland Department of Natural Resources keeps real-time data for monitoring of water quality. Have your students analyze the implications at specific sites:
http://mddnr.chesapeakebay.net/eyesonthebay/index.cfm

A United States Geological Survey (USGS) Primer on Water Quality:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs-027-01/pdf/FS-027-01.pdf

Resources for help in teaching water quality based on monitoring as well as macroinvertebrate studies:
http://www.bpa.gov/corporate/education/kidsinthecreek/

Real-time water resources data from United States Geological Survey (USGS), including water quality, flood data, and more:
http://water.usgs.gov/data/

Informative web resource exploring all aspects of water, including water quality assessment and methods of monitoring:
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/waterq3/WQintermpuzzle.html

Aspects of water quality and their affects on marine life:
http://www.h2ou.com/h2wtrqual.htm

EARTH’S CYCLES
(Blue Ridge)

An introduction to the carbon cycle with a lesson plan suggestion:
http://www.ucar.edu/learn/1_4_2_15t.htm

Resources about ecosystems, including climate, food webs, biogeochemical cycles:
http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/102/ecosystem.html

A lesson about “The Human Impact on Water Quality” from Teacher’s Domain:
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.watcyc.lp_waterquality/

More on Earth’s cycles:
http://www.lenntech.com/matter-cycles.htm

The carbon cycle and the greenhouse effect:
http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/C/CarbonCycle.html


SYMBIOSIS
(Blue Ridge)

A lesson from Teachers Domain with several activities to help students understand relationships within an ecosystem:
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/nat08.living.eco.humeco.lpsymstra/

An extensive lesson on mutualism and co-evolution:
http://biology.arizona.edu/sciconn/lessons2/Roxane/page1.htm

ADAPTATION
(Blue Ridge)

A lesson from Teachers Domain that explores a variety of ways that animals adapt themselves to their environments (with links to several media resources):
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.reg.lp_adapt/

ROCKS, MINERALS AND MINING/ NATURAL RESOURCES
(Piedmont, Sandhills)

A Discover Carolina lesson for 8th graders on identification of rocks and minerals based on physical properties:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09d02.html

An overview of the geologic composition of South Carolina, the geologic history of South Carolina, and a map of the “Mineral Resources of South Carolina” from SC Maps:
http://sciway2.net/2001/sc-geology/Overview_of_SC_Geology.htm

The Mining Association of South Carolina has an “Education” section:
http://www.scmines.com/

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Information Yearbook – Volume 1 shows in-depth information for specific metals and minerals:
http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/myb/

Education resources from the Mineral Information Institute:
http://www.mii.org/

Images of minerals, organized alphabetically, from a “Mineralogy Database:”
http://webmineral.com/

Natural resources mined by county from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources:
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/geology/images/Mining-pg.pdf

A lesson on mining in South Carolina from SC Maps:
http://www.clemson.edu/scmaps/SCStudies/unit1/ALunit1Day5.doc

South Carolina mining data from SC Maps:
http://www.clemson.edu/scmaps/SCStudies/unit1/unit1Day5-countymine.doc

SC Maps lesson on gold mining in SC:
http://www.clemson.edu/scmaps/SCStudies/unit1/SSunit1Day3.doc

A diagram of the rock cycle from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources:
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/geology/images/Rock_cycle_POSTER.pdf

“The Study of the Earth” booklet is a publication of the Mineral Information Institute, which is full of lessons and activities about where natural resources come from, what they are used for, and how they can be found all around us:
http://www.knowitall.org/naturalstate/html/teacher_resources/lessonplans/StudyoftheEarth.pdf

“Everyday Uses of Minerals” from the Mineral Information Institute:
http://www.mii.org/pdfs/everyday.pdf

Lesson plans from the PBS American Field Guide with video resources about mountain building and the rock cycle:
http://www.pbs.org/americanfieldguide/teachers/rocks/rocks_sum.html#

An interactive rock cycle simulation from ExploreLearning:
http://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=cResource.dspView&ResourceID=436&CFID=723466&CFTOKEN=83278373

United States Geological Survey (USGS) materials on rocks and minerals:
http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/rxmin/index.html

Rock cycle animation from Teacher’s Domain:
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.earthsys.rockcycle/

United States Geological Survey (USGS) activities for teaching "Schoolyard Geology:"
http://education.usgs.gov/schoolyard/index.html

AGRICULTURE
(Piedmont)

A Discover Carolina lesson from Kings Mountain State Park about farm life in the 1850’s that includes map reading exercises involving analysis of transportation systems and population:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s04history04a01.pdf

A book about the Piedmont of South Carolina called “The Habits of Industry:”
http://books.google.com/books?id=tIJsQhud6D8C&pg=PA78&lpg=PA78&dq=agriculture+in+the+piedmont+of+south+carolina&source=bl&ots=vEytxtYN3_&sig=WfRYU6FsyLCd_kXmWNHj0aXSc7k&hl=en&ei=EuXoSdrEKKDFtgfMkpjEBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=20#PPP1,M1

A South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium lesson based on the article “African Roots, Carolina Gold:”
http://www.scseagrant.org/Content/?cid=136

A Discover Carolina series of lessons on rice culture in South Carolina from Hampton Plantation State Historic Site:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s04history103.html

A .pdf including lesson plans from the Chicora Foundation called “The Economic and Social History of Tobacco Production in South Carolina:”
http://chicora.org/pdfs/Tobacco.pdf

COLONIAL LIFE AND NATIVE AMERICANS
(Piedmont)

Learn about Colonial Life and Trade in this series of Discover Carolina lessons From Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s04history102.html

A lesson from Edsitement about “American Colonial Life in the Late 1700’s: Distant Cousins:”
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=411

Lessons from the Library of Congress about life in the colonies, based on primary resources from the American Memory collections:
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/lessons/tinker/index.html

A .pdf including lesson plans from the Chicora Foundation called “The First South Carolinians: The Life and Times of Native Peoples in the Palmetto State,” meant to accompany a traveling exhibit from the South Carolina State Museum:
http://chicora.org/pdfs/The%20First%20South%20Carolinians.pdf

An informative poster about Native American history of South Carolina that was used for South Carolina Archaeology Month:
http://coscapa.org/SC_2008_Poster.pdf

HYDROELECTRICITY and DAMS
(Piedmont)

Interactive diagram about how hydroelectricity works:
http://www.fwee.org/walk.html

Several animated illustrations of how water helps to generate power:
http://www.osv.org/explore_learn/waterpower/index.html

Information about dams, includes case studies and quizzes:
http://www.simscience.org/cracks/advanced/dams2.html

FLOODPLAIN FOREST ECOSYSTEMS
(Sandhills)

A short NatureScene video on “Floodplain and Higher Ground Habitats” with background essay and questions for discussion from South Carolina Educational Television (SC ETV) and Teacher’s Domain:
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/etv08.sci.life.eco.fldplne/

A short NatureScene video on “Diversity of Hardwoods in the Congaree Swamp” with background essay and questions for discussion from South Carolina Educational Television (SC ETV) and Teacher’s Domain:
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/etv08.sci.life.eco.hardwds/

A video segment on wetland productivity called “Nature’s Supermarket,” produced by WOSU and Teacher’s Domain:
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/odc08.scitech.swamps.supermarket/

A video segment on “The Effects of Flooding,” produced by WOSU and Teacher’s Domain:
http://www.teachersdomain.org/asset/odc08_vid_supermarket_ch2/

FOSSILS
(Coastal Plain)

SC Maps lesson relating to “Coastal Plain Fossils and Mineral Resources:”
http://www.ces.clemson.edu/geolk12/SCStudies/unit5/SCunit5Day3.doc

United States Geological Survey (USGS) activities teaching "Schoolyard Geology" with resources about fossils:
http://education.usgs.gov/schoolyard/index.html

NATIVE VS. INVASIVE SPECIES
(Coastal Plain)

Publications from the South Carolina Exotic Pest Plant Council for help with plant identification and control:
http://www.se-eppc.org/publications.cfm

National Park Service’s Alien Plant Working Group from the Plant Conservation Alliance links to information about all manner of plants in the upper right-hand corner of the screen under “Fact Sheet Links:”
http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/fact/pumo1.htm

A brief and informative .pdf on invasive plants from the National Park Service:
http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/pubs/whatis.pdf

South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium lesson based on the article “Knocking back Biological Invaders:”
http://www.scseagrant.org/Content/?cid=188

An extensive lesson on monitoring invasive species:
http://biology.arizona.edu/sciconn/lessons2/Carpenter/Overview.htm

CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION
(Coastal Plain)

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Rare, Threatened, & Endangered Species Inventory:
https://www.dnr.sc.gov/pls/heritage/county_species.select_county_map

South Carolina Heritage Preserves, organized alphabetically:
https://www.dnr.sc.gov/mlands/heritage

Summaries about “Extinct and Endangered Birds,” including the Carolina Parakeet, Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, Passenger Pigeon and more:
http://www.marcschlossman.com/downloads/EXTINCTION_captions.pdf

South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium lesson based on the article “Exploring Early Carolina’s Natural Riches,” about early colonial naturalists and the theory of natural selection:
http://www.scseagrant.org/Content/?cid=373

RICE IN SC
(Coastal Zone)

A South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium lesson based on the article “African Roots, Carolina Gold:”
http://www.scseagrant.org/Content/?cid=136

A Discover Carolina series of lessons on rice culture in SC from Hampton Plantation State Historic Site:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s04history103.html

A .pdf including lesson plans from the Chicora Foundation called “Benjamin Mazyck, The Mystery Man of Goose Creek: A Curriculum for the Study of Eighteenth Century South Carolina Huguenots, Rice Plantations, and Slavery:”
http://chicora.org/pdfs/Mazyck.pdf

MARINE ECOLOGY
(Coastal Zone)

A Discover Carolina lesson on barrier island ecology:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature104a01.pdf

A lesson for 5th grade from Discover Carolina about populations, energy flow, and the food chain in marine ecosystems:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature104b01.pdf

A closer look at roles of organisms in marine ecosystems for 5th graders from Discover Carolina that allows hypothesizing about various scenarios, such as removal of an organism, or a shift in biotic or abiotic factors:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature07f.pdf.pdf

GROUPINGS OF RESOURCES
(Blue Ridge, Piedmont, Sandhills)

The Discover Carolina program curricula:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s01overview.html

The SC Maps Teacher’s Manual:
http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/resources/scmaps/scmaps_manual.html

Teacher resources from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), including PowerPoint presentations on rocks and minerals, weathering and erosion, natural disasters, landforms, plate tectonics, etc.:
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/geology/Education.htm

NY Regents Exam Preparation Center on the Web for Earth Science; topics include composition of the earth, topographic mapping, rocks and minerals, weathering, erosion and deposition, as well as earthquakes and plate tectonics:
http://regentsprep.org/Regents/earthsci/earthsci.cfm

A page of Web links to resources about Earth processes:
http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/gary/earth/web/earth.html

United States Geological Survey (USGS) science education resources with links to further resources for various grade ranges:
http://education.usgs.gov/