Classwork & Homework Resources

Online Resources:

The following online resources provides links to homework help as well as resources that supports our units and further information that supports classwork as well as projects.

Educational Videos

Homework NYC: Free live homework help

PBS Learning –                      Educational Videos

BrainPop –                                           Educational Videos

Grolier –                                            Educational Videos                                            (ID: Novel191 – Password Novel)

National Geographic 2015 Earth From Space –

Brooklyn Public Library –                        Use library card for access


Biology4Kids covers basics of biology and life sciences:

Citation Machine is a free citation tool:


Math Dictionary

Typing Club offers free typing tutorials

Your Dictionary


English Language Learners:

50 Essential Resources for ESL Students –

Activities for ESL/EFL Students:

BITS: English Language Learning:
Aims to help students improve their listening and reading comprehension of the English language.


Unit 1 Resources: Geology

Audio Clip: How do scientist know distance between planets? november.shtml

Differences Between Inner and Outer Planets:

Is Pluto No Longer a Planet? spacescience/pluto-planet

King of the Ice Dwarfs:



Latitude & Longitude Treasure Hunt Game –

Latitude & Longitude game:

Central America Map Puzzle

Europe Map Puzzle:


Climate Change

Level A Sources

American Museum of Natural History:

Climate Change:

Global Climate Change:

NASA Climate Kids:

Why does the earth have seasons?

Heat Transfer video (view at home only)

 Level B Sources:

Why do We Have Seasons? :

Heat Transfer on Earth:


The Sun


A-Level Sources
Brainpop Video: The Sun

Brainpop Video: Seasons

Brainpop Video: Solstice and Equinox

Brainpop Video: Heat

Brainpop Video: Weather

B-Level Sources
Heat Transfer: The Popcorn Lesson –

Seasons and Ecliptic Simulator:

NASA: Electromagnetic Spectrum:


C-Level Sources

Heat Transfer in the Atmosphere:

Earth’s Radiation Budget:

Arctic Daylight Information:



The Atmosphere

A-Level Sources
Brainpop Video: Earth’s Atmosphere

Brainpop Videos: Wind

Brainpop Video: Greenhouse Effect

Warm Air Rises… Why? :

Observe Warm and Cold Fronts:

Video: 60 Years of Climate Change in 15 Seconds:


B-Level Sources
Earth’s Atmosphere:

Layers of the Atmosphere:

The Troposphere:

Aerosols: Tiny Particulates in the Air:

Natural Greenhouse Effect:

Global Wind Circulation:


C-Level Sources
Natural Greenhouse Effect:

Atmospheric Aerosols: What are they and why are they important?

Volcanoes and Climate:

NOAA: Ozone Basics:

Methane Mystery:

D-Level Sources
Atmospheric Composition:

Greenhouse Gases and Aerosols:

Earth’s Sunscreen – The Ozone Layer (Also look at “Meet the Ultraviolet Family” link):


Earth Systems


Earth’s plumbing system is called the hydrological, or water, cycle. Water, water vapor, ice, and energy have flowed through this system for billions of years—we may be drinking the same water as the dinosaurs!

A-Level Sources
Brainpop Video: Water Cycle

Brainpop Video: Oceans

Brainpop Video: Ocean Currents


B-Level Sources
North Carolina State University: Sea and Land Breezes
National Earth Science Teachers Association: Earth’s Water Cycle
Windows to the Universe: Ocean Chemistry
Windows to the Universe: Surface Ocean Currents
NASA: Ocean Motion and Surface Currents
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Dive and Discover – Deep Ocean Circulation
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration: Ocean Currents (video)
National Ocean & Atmospheric Administration: Currents

C-Level Sources
Water as a Climate Moderator

Ocean Chemistry

Seawater Chemistry

Why is the Ocean Salty?

Observe how Upwelling Occurs

Ocean Motion: Ocean Conveyor Belt

Currents: The Global Conveyor Belt

Ocean Currents and Climate

Oceans’ Effect on Climate

Ocean Temps

Seawater Movememen

North Atlantic Drift (Gulf Stream)

Land Versus Water Heating and Cooling

Sea Breeze

Sea Breezes

Sea Level Rise (See section on “Thermal Expansion”)

Earth System Science –

The Earth System:

Ocean Climate Interactive:

Geologic Time:



Brainpop Video: Geologic Time
Brainpop Video: Fossils

UC Berkeley: Understanding Geologic Time
Geologic Time Scale
FactMonster: Fossils
AMNH Video: What is a Fossil?

USGS: Fossils and Rocks

Geologic Time:

The Earth is very old — 4.5 billion years or more — according to recent estimates. This vast span of time, called geologic time by earth scientists, is difficult to comprehend in the familiar time units of months and years, or even centuries. How then do scientists reckon geologic time, and why do they believe the Earth is so old? A great part of the secret of the Earth’s age is locked up in its rocks, and our centuries-old search for the key led to the beginning and nourished the growth of geologic science.



National Geographic Forces of Nature:

Hygiene Research: