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U.S. Geological Survey: 28 Resources

Ask-a-Geologist invites students to email government earth scientists with questions about volcanoes, earthquakes, mountains, rocks, maps, ground water, lakes, or rivers...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Biology: U.S. Geological Survey provides research results, photos, projects, and other resources for studies in biology, biodiversity, and ecology. Learn about butterflies and moths of North America, bat research...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Botany offers resources related to the study of earth's more than 400,000 documented species of plant life. Topics include the history of botany, paleobotany, plant pathology, genetics...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Botany for Kids offers activities for learning how leaves change color, how flowers grow, how plants fight disease and insects, why plants come in so many colors, tips for growing various plants, and...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Cascades Volcano Observatory provides answers to questions about volcanoes, an educator's guide to "Living with a Volcano in your Backyard," information about volcanoes in America's past (by state), how scientists...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Children's Butterfly Site looks at the life cycle of butterflies and moths, answers frequently asked questions about butterflies and moths, lists references to butterfly and moth books and videos, and provides...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center is a remotely sensed data management, systems development, and research field center for the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Climate and Land Use Change Mission Area. EROS stores...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Earth Science Quiz poses questions about volcanoes, three kinds of rocks, earth's layers, and more...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Fisheries and Aquatic Resources offers information about managed fish populations throughout the U.S., as well as watershed-based data and state-by-state fishing resources. Learn about freshwater and marine fishes...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
FrogWeb is an effort to inform the public about declines and deformities in numerous amphibian species. The site is designed for parents, teachers, and children, and it includes general...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Geography Information points to educational resources for geography, geology, and mapmaking and describes various mapping services of the U.S. Geological Survey. The TerraServer has thousands of online...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Geography: U.S. Geological Survey provides online maps and map tools. Find maps that are popular with teachers, tools for teaching students how to read maps (and make them), resources on land use (changing...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Geologic Information describes activities of the Geologic Division of the Department of the Interior. The Division's chief function is to carry out geologic and mineral resource surveys and mapping for...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Geology at the U.S. Geological Survey provides resource collections and maps for studying earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and other natural disasters, as well as rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earth's...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Guide for Teaching About Coastal Wetlands helps students identify types of wetlands and understand the role of wetlands in controlling erosion, retaining water, filtering pollutants, and serving as nurseries for young...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Hands-on Experiments To Test for Acid Mine Drainage invites students to learn about the effects of acid mine drainage on our groundwater and environment through experimentation and observation. The website explains how to make litmus...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
La Ciencia del Agua para Escuelas provee información sobre numerosos temas sobre el agua: qué es el agua, cuánta agua hay en la tierra y dónde se encuentra, cómo se miden la calidad del agua y...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
National Biological Information Infrastructure is a multi-agency effort to increase access to data on biological resources in the U.S. Topics include plants, habitats, and ecolological issues. Learn about amphibians, coral reefs...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Quake: 1906 San Francisco Quake tells why the April 18, 1906, earthquake along the San Andreas Fault was "one of the most significant earthquakes of all time." See photos, eyewitness accounts, the 1906 seismogram...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
The Earthquake Hazards Program offers frequently asked questions about earthquakes, research on earthquakes, and more. Visitors can follow recent seismic acitivity around the world, view hazard maps, or learn what a...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics is an online book that introduces the theory of plate tectonics. It includes topics such as understanding plate motions, historical perspective, and more...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Tsunamis and Earthquakes uses animation and virtual reality to show how tsumanis are generated by earthquakes. Learn about tsunami research and mitigation efforts -- how sediments are transported by a...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
USGS Publications offers 40 online booklets on geology-related topics: acid rain, birth of mountains, building stones of our nation's capital, changing continents, collecting rocks, deserts, earth's...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
USGS Videos and Animations offers animations and videos for teaching earth science. Topics include earthquakes, earth's magnetic field, landslides, plate tectonics, tsunamis, urban growth and land use...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Water Cycle examines the movement of water across (and below and above) earth's surface. Among the topics: condensation, evaporation, freshwater storage, ground-water storage and discharge...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Water Resources Education Resources is a collection of classroom activities that teach students about the properties of water. There is an interactive center where students can give opinions and test their water...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Water Resources of the United States presents real-time and historical water data from across the country, as well as technical information and details about water quality and water research programs. The site links to...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Water Science for Schools provides information on dozens of water topics: what makes water water, how much water is there on earth and where, how water quality and stream flow are measured, the water and...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
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