Ecology

The USGS has some great science fair ideas related to earthquakes. Find inspiration for projects on other science topics by browsing the USGS Education website.
Mineral elements provide the color in fireworks. Barium produces bright greens; strontium yields deep reds; copper produces blues; and sodium yields yellow. Other colors can be made my mixing elements; strontium and sodium produce brilliant orange;...
Yes. You can review all of our classroom-friendly materials by visiting the USGS Education website, where our resources are organized by grade level: Primary (K-6), Secondary (7-12), and Undergraduate.
The USGS has offices in every state, but it does not have employees who go into the classroom as part of their job. Some employees, however, are willing to do so on their own time. If there is a USGS office in your town, you can try asking them.
The USGS does not have a formal program for teacher workshops, but USGS scientists sometimes participate in teacher workshops that are organized by universities or other education groups.
It is not an easy task to keep a swimming pool so clear and clean. If you just set a pan of water outdoors in the middle of summer, you'll see that it ends up containing gunk very quickly. People have to resort to both chemical and physical means to keep...
The air pressure in the ground around most houses is often greater than the air pressure inside the house. Thus, air tends to move from the disturbed zone, resulting from its construction, into the house through openings in the house's foundation. All...
It has spread from South Carolina all the way down to Florida, west into Texas, and has now been located in California. For more information about this invasive species, read Chinese Tallow: Invading the Southeastern Coastal Plain.
Chinese tallow has been cultivated in nurseries and sold as an ornamental tree used for landscaping; however, it is now classified as a nuisance species in some locations and can no longer be sold. It has separate pollen and seed-bearing flowers, and...
To maintain our standard of living, each person in the United States requires over 48,000 pounds of minerals each year: 12,528 lb. of stone 9,385 lb. of sand and gravel 888 lb. of cement 280 lb. of clays 418 lb. of salt 309 lb....