From representing land formations and travel routes, to illustrating weather patterns and population distributions, maps are used in many different ways. During Earth Science Week, October 13-19, celebrate how maps and mapping technology are used to show how our planet's systems interact by "Mapping Our World." National Fossil Day, October 16, falls mid-week to raise awareness about the scientific and educational values of fossils and their unique role as clues to the world's past.
Go on an exploration using this collection of resources studying the way the forces of the earth intersect. Students can hear about dust traveling from country to country and how fossilized raindrop impressions may reveal new information about Earth’s early atmosphere. Learn about cloud coverage and air masses, or discuss changing land masses and climate change.