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Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either...  (National Science Foundation)
Earth and Environment at Science360 features nearly 200 videos on climate change, earthquakes, bark beetles, mosquitos, marshes, invasive earthworms, rising sea levels, ocean CO2, ocean viruses, phytoplankton, algal...  (National Science Foundation)
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)
Climate Change: EPA provides comprehensive, indepth information about climate change. Learn about the science behind it, greenhouse gas emissions, health and environmental effects, regulatory...  (Environmental Protection Agency)
Tides of Change Video Series examines oceans and how they affect earth’s climate. Videos focus on six topics: the water cycle, carbon cycle, sea level changes, ocean salinity, remote sensing, and phytoplankton...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Earth and Space Science 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...  (Exploratorium, supported by National Science Foundation)
Virtual Courseware demonstrates fundamental concepts related to earthquakes and global warming. Learn how to find the epicenter of an earthquake, how to determine richter magnitude, and how rocks are...  (California State University, Los Angeles, supported by National Science Foundation)
Global Climate Change offers a window into the world of scientific research on climate change. Learn about physical processes underlying the earth's climate, data on how the climate is changing and the...  (Exploratorium, supported by National Science Foundation)
Global Warming Debate discusses global warming, policy struggles to address it, international efforts, the idea of a cap-and-trade system, and more. Interactive features show how much CO2 different cars...  (NewsHour, supported by National Science Foundation)
Bioed Online features lessons on the water cycle and global warming, the X chromosome, sleep and daily rhythms, muscles and bones, and food and fitness. Experts offer presentations (streaming...  (Baylor College of Medicine, supported by Multiple Agencies)
Climate provides lessons, video clips, and interactive resources for learning about the Antarctic Ice Sheet, research in Antarctica, the carbon cycle, the difference between weather and...  (Teachers' Domain, supported by Multiple Agencies)
Visualization Projects includes simulations of more than 40 phenomena: sea ice and CO2, climate change (230-year period), clouds and precipitation, coral reef evolution (starting 21,000 years ago), universal...  (National Center for Atmospheric Research, supported by National Science Foundation)
Arctic and Antarctic looks at research being conducted in the two polar regions of earth. These vast, icy, inhospitable environments provide "natural laboratories" for scientists to study basic questions...  (National Science Foundation)
Energy and Material Cycles Visualizations provides animations, images, graphs, and photos on the carbon cycle, greenhouse gases, sea ice, sea level change, interglacial cycle, continental drift, tectonic cycle, and the...  (Carleton College, supported by National Science Foundation)
NASA Earth Observatory provides new satellite imagery and scientific information about Earth's climate and environmental change. It features stories about the atmosphere, oceans, land, life, heat and...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
NASA Oceanography provides online field trips, information about ocean phenomena (such as phytoplankton, carbon, and reefs), remote sensing tools for monitoring ocean changes, and more. This website is...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Exploring Earth: Investigations provides more than 75 earth science investigations. Each presents photos and text (and sometimes video) that help students understand key earth science concepts. Among the topics...  (National Science Foundation)
Exploring Earth: Visualizations features over 100 animations and images that illuminate key concepts in earth science. Examples are: coal formation, nuclear fission, growth of a continent, tectonic plate movement...  (National Science Foundation)
Windows to the Universe explores the Earth, planets of our solar system, and the universe. It includes images, animations, and data sets, and information about books, movies, scientists, and myths...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
U.S. Global Change Research Program provides information designed to help understand, assess, and predict changes in the global environment. Topics include atmospheric composition, climate variability and change...  (U.S. Global Change Research Program)
ChemLinks Coalition offers resources for the first 2 years of college chemistry. Topics include global warming, ozone, fats in our diet, computer chip thermochemistry, making water safe to drink, what's...  (Beloit College, supported by National Science Foundation)
National Science Digital Library provides access to resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and research. From video clips teaching cell division to simulations demonstrating plate...  (National Science Foundation)
Geologic Time: The Story of a Changing Earth examines the history of Earth. Learn about the formation of Earth, dating the age of rocks, geologic time, plate tectonics, climate change, ocean circulation, evolution, extinction...  (National Museum of Natural History, supported by Smithsonian Institution)
Environmental Literacy Council features labs, projects, and activities for studying the air and climate, land, water, ecosystems, energy, food, and environment and society. Learn about the carbon cycle, forests...  (Multiple Agencies)
Global Warming Facts and Our Future explores the latest scientific information from the National Academy of Sciences. Is our climate warming? Are humans causing it? What might be the effects? What can be done? Learn...  (National Academy of Sciences)
Action Bioscience offers scientific articles and lessons. Topics include the value of a garden, plant genebanks, bacteria (friend or foe?), biodiversity, real-life aliens (introduced species), apes...  (American Institute of Biological Sciences, supported by National Science Foundation)
Teach the Earth offers hundreds of teaching activities, visualizations, and resources for teaching earth science. Categories include biosphere, climate change, energy/material cycles, geology and...  (Science Education Resource Center, supported by National Science Foundation)
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)
Climate Discovery Teacher's Guide includes lessons on how the sun's magnetism interacts with the earth's magnetic field, how scientists study ancient climates, how the earth system works and how climate changes over...  (National Center for Atmospheric Research, supported by National Science Foundation)
Exploring the Environment features 25 online modules that put students in problem-based learning scenarios. In one module, students predict the impact of increased carbon dioxide on the wheat yield in Kansas...  (Center for Educational Technologies, supported by National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Earth and Environmental Science: Research Overview examines questions that scientists are pursuing: What part do we play in earth's changing climate? What can rock layers tell us about earth's history? How can we understand the forces...  (National Science Foundation)
Investigating the Climate System: Energy offers problem-based lessons that focus on questions: Does ground surface influence temperature? How important is water evaporation to the cooling of a surface? If my town grows...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Polar Sciences Collection provides lessons for studying Antarctica and the Arctic, and topics related to them. Learn about ecosystems, ice sheets, global warming, earth as a system, and earth's albedo...  (Teachers' Domain, supported by Multiple Agencies)
Ocean Service Education provides online tutorials on corals, currents, estuaries, geodesy (global positioning), pollution, and tides; case studies on an oil spill and an invasive species (Lionfish); two...  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Educators' Bridge provides lessons and guides for teaching about earth's climate and the role of carbon, weather, the sun, wildfires, the water cycle, clouds, storms, atmospheric science, and other...  (National Center for Atmospheric Research, supported by National Science Foundation)
Science Education Partnership Lessons is a database of selected hands-on science lessons developed by the partnership. Browse by grade and subject -- biology, chemistry, physical science, earth science, science skills...  (University of California, San Francisco supported by the National Institutes of Health, supported by National Institutes of Health)
Environmental Health Student Portal provides lessons, learning activities, and more for learning about how the environment can affect our health. The site focuses on 4 topics: water pollution, climate change, air...  (National Library of Medicine)
Sustainable Development Education provides models, curricula, and professional development materials for learning about managing trade-offs between resource use and quality of life. Software is offered to help clarify...  (Concord Consortium, supported by Department of Education)
NOAA Education Resources offers materials on weather, oceans and coasts, satellites and space, and long-term climate change. The site also contains a photo library, real time satellite imagery, and a radar...  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
U.S. Global Change Data and Information System maintains global change information from several federal agencies and offers a question answering service, "Ask Dr. Global Change."...  (Multiple Agencies)
Ask Dr. Global Change offers a searchable collection of answers to questions about global warming, ozone depletion, greenhouse gases, and other issues related to climate change. Students can also submit...  (Columbia University, supported by U.S. Global Change Research Program)
Energized Learning offers lessons to help students use the Home Energy Saver -- an online tool for identifying energy use and calculating potential savings in homes and other buildings...  (Department of Energy)

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