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provides activities, animations, and lessons on the structure, processes, and history of earth, as well as the solar system, and astronomy. Topics include earthquakes, faults, tectonic plates, soil liquefaction, Antarctica, convection currents in water, continental drift, extremophiles, auroras, subduction, Curie point, ozone, climate change, earth's magnetic field, and seasons. (Exploratorium, National Science Foundation)

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Interesting Fact:

The Maya originated around 3,000 years ago in present-day Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. From around AD 250 to AD 900, the Mayan empire flourished in the southern regions. Around AD 900, the empire in the south collapsed. No one knows why.
The golden toad, last seen in Costa Rica's cloud forest in 1989, is believed to be extinct. The ecology of the cloud forest depends on the frequent formation of clouds and mist.

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