American Geosciences Institute – October 2018

Introducing: Earth Science Week Online Toolkit

For the first time this year, AGI is excited to offer the Earth Science Week Online Toolkit, just in time to celebrate Earth Science Week 2018 (October 14-20), which focuses on the theme of “Earth as Inspiration.”
As a digital complement to our popular Earth Science Week Toolkit, which annually ships to 14,000 teachers and geoscientists, the Online Toolkit provides a curated selection of materials from Earth Science Week Toolkits past and present.

The Online Toolkit currently offers over 30 classroom activities, posters, and calendars, including many of the items that shipped with this year’s Toolkit. Additionally, the Online Toolkit contains resources going back to 2015, as well as several resources that are available exclusively online. Available through the Earth Science Week website, it is easier than ever to find what you’re seeking. The Online Toolkit allows users to filter activities by Earth Science Week theme, disciplinary core idea, and even language.
Check out the Earth Science Week Online Toolkit today.


Audience: Students in Grades 6-9
Early Registration Deadline: Nov. 21
Registration Deadline: Dec. 19
Registration is open for the eCYBERMISSION competition, sponsored by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program. Free to students, this web-based competition challenges teams to identify a problem in their communities to use scientific inquiry or the engineering design process to investigate or propose a solution to that problem. Teams compete for state, regional and national awards of up to $9,000 in U.S. savings bonds. eCYBERMISSION provides a wealth of online resources for student teams and for Team Advisors to assist with project completion

Explore Earth: Sally Ride EarthKAM

Audience: Educators of Grades K-12
Event Date: Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. EDT
Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free 60-minute webinar about the Sally Ride EarthKAM program. Find out how your students can learn about Earth from the unique perspective of space. During Sally Ride EarthKAM missions, students worldwide request images of specific locations on Earth. This image collection and accompanying activities are extraordinary resources to engage students in Earth and space science, geography, social studies, mathematics, communications and art. Online registration is required.

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