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Earth Sciences


  • Earth Island Institute (EII): Provides organizational support in developing projects for the conservation, preservation, and restoration of the global environment.

  • Earth Science Resources: A collection of sites (FTP, Gopher, Telnet, Web-HTTP) for information on Earth & Mineral Sciences - multimedia resources, weather, ocean, space, ozone, lesson plans, and more.

  • The Earth System Science Community: Students, teachers and scientists working to understand the Earth system.

  • Earthwatch: The mission of Earthwatch is to improve human understanding of the planet.

  • Education Resources for Oceanography and Earth Sciences: A list of documents, data, and software for Education from NASA, UNESCO, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC), etc.

  • Eratosthenes Finds Diameter of Earth! (a lesson by Dennis Donovan): Students learn to estimate the diameter and circumference of the Earth by repeating Eratosthenes' experiment.

  • Florida Integrating Satellite Program (weather project): Implements the NOAA Direct Readout Satellite Ground Station Program into Florida's K-12 Classrooms.

  • Fractal Clouds: Information on the fantastic variety of cloud forms and structures, and their implications for climate.

  • GLOBE: The GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) Program - an International Environmental Education and Science Partnership, a worldwide network of students, teachers, and scientists working together to study and understand the global environment.

  • HLM Math/Science Center: Interactive sessions and information on water studies for high schools.

  • Hurricane Images and Tracks
  • The Institute for Creation Research: Excellent Creation site!

  • International Solar Energy Society: The umbrella body for solar energy related disciplines.

  • Kids as Global Scientists: The project focuses on maximizing the educational potential of an Internet- based middle school weather curriculum that begins with students collecting their own weather data.

  • Live From Antarctica: A Passport to Knowledge project designed to allow students and teachers the opportunity to experience what life is like in the coldest place on the planet, Antarctica.

  • Mathematical Life Sciences Archives - UTK: Artificial Life and Complex Systems.

  • Meteorology Education Resources: Links to major weather sites. Also lesson plans, labs and other curriculum development.

  • Miami Museum of Science: Online resources include Hurricane - Storm Science: how hurricanes work and planes flying into them; Internet Island: how to use the Internet in a classroom; and The pH Factor: find the pH of various substances. Lesson plans.

  • Mining Co.'s Geography site

  • The Mountain: Links to extensive lists of resources on cardiology, biomedical engineering, anesthesiology, and other medical resources.

  • The Nanoworld Home Page (CMM): The Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis is an interdisciplinary research and service facility dedicated to an understanding of the structure and composition of all materials at atomic, molecular, cellular and macromolecular scales.

  • National Geographic Society Online: Apply for your passport, and click on the icons within it, or the hot-links on the Boarding Pass, to link directly to features prepared exclusively for cyberspace.

  • Native Americans and the Environment: Extensive bibliographies on environmental issues and concerns facing native peoples; documents on these issues.

  • Nature's Structural Elements: Gifs of nature's structural elements, compounds, and some derived structures. To access the gif for an element or compound, click on a description.
  • The Nature Study Online Project is an                     extensive noncommercial site teaching basic nature-study techniques. Students identify and list plants and animals around their own homes. Online forums enable the lists to be posted and compared with others from across North America. Data on seasonal behavior of plants and animals can be posted at an online database, thus documenting whether global warming is taking place.
  • Sample Classroom Activities - Network Montana Project: Measuring Mars: A Visit To Olympus Mons; Measuring Global Sea Surface Temperatures; Exploring Phytoplankton Pigment Concentrations; Storm Trackers.

  • Seek - Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge: Minnesota's Interactive Directory Environmental Education Resources. Search for information about environmental education, and find information about current environmental projects in Minnesota.

  • SKYMATH National Weather Report Module: This web site provides an overview of an instruction unit in which students produce a national weather report and a report on their understanding of various weather phenomena.

  • The Solar Cooking Archive: Solar Cookers International (SCI) and Solar Box Cookers Northwest (SBCN) are mostly volunteer organizations, and the spread of solar cooking is basically people-to-people.

  • Tides and Tide Prediction: General stuff about tides and tide prediction. Priming/Lagging: a calculus with calculators exercise demonstrating the priming and lagging of the tides at Stony Brook.

  • TOPEX/POSEIDON CD-ROM: Perspectives on an Ocean Planet: This site provides a comprehensive look at the TOPEX/POSEIDON mission and satellite through text, video clips, scientific data, and images.

  • Tracking a Hurricane: Students plot rectangular and polar coordinates on rectangular coordinate graphing paper.

  • U.S. Geological Survey: Scientific fact-finding and research organization of the U.S. Dept. of the Interior.

  • U.S. Water Use - 1990: Questions and answers about water from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Topics covered include: Water use in the United States, USGS water data and measurements; Water use in your home; Chemistry and water. Links to other sites about water.

  • UCMP Geological Time Machine: Learn all about geology with this extensively annotated time line of the history of the earth. Follow links to an Introduction to Geology, or to a specific geologic time period. Searchable.

  • UIUC CoVis Geosciences Web Server: This version of the CoVis Geosciences Web Server is provided by the Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at the University of Illinois (UIUC).

  • US Geological Survey (USGS): A Bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior and the nation's largest earth science research and information agency.

  • VolcanoWorld Home Page: VolcanoWorld has a very easy to use, Hypercard-like interface with lots of options.

  • Weather Underground: From the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Science at the University of Michigan.

  • WeatherNet: The Internet's premier source of weather links. List of weather pages, meteorology departments, maps, forecast services.

  • WebWeather: A set of scripts that provides a simple user interface for getting weather conditions and forecasts from the University of Michigan Weather Underground.

  • What is an El Nino?: Schematic diagram of normal and El Nino conditions in the Pacific Ocean, and (b) wind and temperature on the Equator at 110W El Nino is a disruption of the ocean-atmosphere system in the tropical Pacific having important consequences for weather around the globe.

  • The Wilderness Society: A national conservation organization devoted to public lands protection and management issues.

  • X-Nilo: Excellent Site! Promotes a Biblical worldview through examining various views of origins.

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