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Geology School provides information about earth science concepts, processes and terminology. The information served is general, broad in scope, and intended to serve a broad variety of needs, users, and age groups. All information presented have associated keywords. These keywords index information from the various Geology School components. Teaching kids

The primary components are:
  • Text -- for example the USGS CMG InfoBank < walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/> data and metadata definitions.
  • Graphics -- for example the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program's EQ glossary < earthquake.usgs.gov/image_glossary/>.
  • Video -- for example the Annenberg/CPB Resources Earth Revealed educational series < www.learner.org/progdesc/series78.html>.
    • The series is served on-line by Annenberg through this link. A free registration and password is required.
    • This is the source for viewing the full 30-minute videos.
    • These videos are commonly broadcast by public broadcast television stations to be used as school curriculum.
    • Our transcript of each learning object (video segment) is presented.
  • Dictionaries -- Data and metadata dictionaries describe formats and naming conventions used by InfoBank.
  • Usage Definitions -- Terms, data types, and data formats are definitions of terminology as used within InfoBank.

"We are getting into semantics again. If we use words,
there is a very grave danger they will be misinterpreted." -- H. R. Haldeman

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