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See Featured 76 Resources is a primary source of U.S. maps and geographic information. Zoom in on your state and make your own map by selecting features to display: cities and counties, roads and rivers...  (Department of the Interior)
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)
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)
Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire, 1897-1916 provides 26 films of San Francisco from before and after the Great Earthquake and Fire. The earthquake struck on April 18, 1906, along the San Andreas Fault, damaging most central...  (Library of Congress)
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)
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)
NRCS Soils includes soil surveys for each state, a manual for surveying soil, an urban soil primer for homeowners and local planning boards, and "tools for educators" -- lessons and information...  (Natural Resources Conservation Service, supported by Department of Agriculture)
NSF Special Reports presents web-based reports on language and linguistics, Einstein and physics, weather patterns, the chemistry of water, the 2004 tsunami, arctic climate research, Admiral Byrd's...  (National Science Foundation)
Digital Library for Earth System Education is a geoscience community resource that supports teaching and learning about the Earth system. Find thousands of reviewed resources on topics that include atmospheric science...  (National Science Foundation)
Investigating the Climate System: Clouds casts students as interns in a state climatology office. Their assignment: to investigate how clouds form, how they're classified, and their role in heating and cooling the earth...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
BEN: BiosciEdNet provides access to more than 4,000 reviewed resources covering 76 biological science topics: agriculture, anatomy, bacteriology, biochemistry, biodiversity, biotechnology, botany...  (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 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)
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)
Disasters looks at research that helps anticipate disasters and minimize their effects. Learn about research on hurricanes, earthquakes, and volcanoes. See what scientists are discovering about...  (National Science Foundation)
U.S. Antarctic Program aims to understand the world's coldest, windiest, driest, and harshest continent -- its ecosystems and its effects on global processes such as climate. Read breaking news from a...  (National Science Foundation)
Water on the Web offers water science units and tools that help students understand and solve real environmental problems using advanced technology. Learn about aquatic ecology, water quality, and...  (National Science Foundation)
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)
Why Files Interactives feature the latest news in science, math and technology. Make rainbows, control a tornado, play with lightning, make a snowflake, and hit a home run...  (University of Wisconsin-Madison, supported by 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)
Visualizations on Geoscience features collections of dozens of animations for teaching geoscience topics -- atmosphere, biosphere, climate, earth's surface, energy and material cycles, geology, human dimensions...  (Carleton College, supported by National Science Foundation)
Space Science Education Resource Directory helps find NASA space science resources for learning. Hundreds of resources can be sorted by science type (earth, physical, or space), or by grade range. Topics include algebra...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
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)
Earth from Space presents selected photos of features and processes of the earth, including cities, as seen by astronauts from space. Photos are from the NASA Space Shuttle Earth Observations...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
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)
Energy Country Analysis Briefs contains briefs for every country in the world of interest to energy policy makers. Each brief has a narrative section, a map showing the country's location, and a section listing...  (Energy Information Administration, supported by Department of Energy)
A Science Odyssey highlights some the most spectacular discoveries in science and technology during the 20th century. The site includes an Educator's Guide with activities, discussion questions, and...  (WGBH, supported by National Science Foundation)
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)
Visible Earth is a searchable directory of images, visualizations, and animations of Earth. Topics include soils, clouds, storms, hurricanes, droughts, precipitation, vegetation, oceans, sea ice...  (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)
Exploratorium Online features dozens of online learning activities and exhibits. Make a mold terrarium, pinhole projector, telescope, or hair hygrometer. Explore the brain, biodiversity, Antarctica, DNA...  (National Science Foundation)
Learning Landscapes offers lessons on deserts, ecosystems, riparian zones, invasive plants, wild horses, groundwater, soil composition, hydroelectric power, renewable energy, water conservation techniques...  (Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior)
Astro-Venture provides interactive tutorials on biology, geology, astronomy, and atmospheric sciences. Biology topics include ecosystems, energy, producers and consumers, and the cycle of matter...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
ISS EarthKAM offers thousands of images of Earth and guides for using them to support instruction in Earth science, space science, geography, social studies, math, and other subjects. Images can...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
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 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)
Virtual Vacationland: Earth Science tours of Maine-related earth science education resources developed by the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. Topics include land topography, coastal tides, ocean temperature...  (Multiple Agencies)
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)
Investigating the Climate System: Precipitation is a 23-page educator's guide organized around three questions: How are rainfall rates measured? How is the intensity and distribution of rainfall determined? How can you study rain...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
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)
Practical Uses of Math and Science offers more than 60 one-page examples of how science and math can be used in interesting settings and everyday life. Topics include clouds (why they float), social security benefits...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Case Method of Teaching Science features case studies for use in teaching anatomy, chemistry, environment, evolution, medicine and health, microbiology, molecular biology and genetics, physics and engineering, plant...  (State University of New York, supported by National Science Foundation)
Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists features photos, blogs, and webcasts of penguin biologists, glaciologists, cosmologists, geologists, and marine scientists working in Antarctica and the Arctic. They're documenting...  (Exploratorium, supported by National Science Foundation)
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears is a new online magazine to help elementary school teachers develop their knowledge of the Arctic and Antarctica and organize science and literacy instruction around polar themes. The...  (Ohio State University, supported by National Science Foundation)
Investigating the Climate System: Weather helps students learn how to find, interpret, and describe weather data. Students learn also about drought, flooding, wind and dust storms, hurricanes, and lightning, as well as the...  (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)
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)
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)
Minerals, Crystals, and Gems: Stepping Stones to Inquiry introduces students to mineral science and the scientific process -- observing things, forming hypotheses, and drawing conclusions. Students watch crystals grow, go on a scavenger...  (Smithsonian Institution)
Earth Explorers Series profiles an atmospheric scientist who flies through hurricanes, an engineer who operates a spectro-radiometer (an instrument on a satellite), an ocean scientist, high school students...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Earth's Magnetic Field is the focus of the POETRY website, which explores solar storms and how they affect us, space weather, and the Northern Lights. A 64-page workbook of hands-on activities examines...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Magnetic Field Activities for the High School Classroom helps students understand the vector nature of fields, the ubiquity of fields in the environment, and the 3-dimensionality of fields. Activities include mapping the magnetic field of...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education provides inquiry-based activities and collaborative projects in science and math. Topics include real-time weather and climate data, air pollution, remote sensing data, the Gulf...  (CIESE, supported by Department of Education)
The Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere looks at the hot (but usually rarefied) gases which fill most of space, which are ruled by magnetic and electric forces rather than by gravity. The site discusses such phenomena as the...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
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)
NY High School Regents Exam Prep Center helps high school students meet the New York State Regents requirements in mathematics, science, and social studies. The site, developed by a team of Oswego County (NY) teachers...  (NY Regents Exam Prep Center, supported by Department of Education)
Modeling for Understanding in Science Education (MUSE) offers instructional units in earth-moon-sun dynamics and natural selection. These units were produced though a collaborative project involving university researchers, high school...  (University of Wisconsin-Madison, supported by Department of Education)
Museum of Paleontology features online exhibits and activities that allow you to experience the excitement of discovering and reconstructing a dinosaur, see underwater photos of a great white shark, trace...  (University of California, Berkeley, supported by National Science Foundation)
Project SkyMath: Making Mathematical Connections uses real-time weather data, involves classrooms in hands-on mathematics. It is designed for middle school mathematics teachers and contains all of the information needed to use the...  (The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, supported by National Science Foundation)
Celebrating Our Connections Through Water explains to students how they can collect data about the role of water in celebrations around the world, organize it in a retrieval chart, and use the information to create learning...  (Peace Corps)
Teachers' Domain is a digital multimedia library for teaching and studying life sciences—ecology, evolution, genetics, structure and function, behavior and regulation, general life science, and the...  (WGBH, supported by Multiple Agencies)
The Global Volcanism Program (GVP) presents documentation of the eruptions of all volcanoes during the past 10,000 years. Visitors can review volcanic activity reports, view geographic and geologic information for all...  (National Museum of Natural History, supported by Smithsonian Institution)
More Than Skin Deep, A Teacher's Guide to Caves provides information and activities about the biology of caves, how caves and stalactites form, how bats and birds differ, and more. The site is designed for students planning to...  (National Park Service)
Teachers Experiencing Antarctic and the Arctic explores the lives and activities of teachers who were selected to travel to the Antarctic and the Arctic to participate in ongoing research projects...  (Rice University, supported by National Science Foundation)
For Kids Only: Earth Science Enterprise helps students learn about aerosols, ozone, air pressure, tropical rainfall and hurricanes, plate tectonics, earth science careers, and more...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Mammoth Cave: Its Explorers, Miners, Archeologists, and Visitors explores a cave in southwestern Kentucky that, with more than 345 miles of explored passageways, is the longest cave in the world...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Park Geology Tour -- Geologic Features offers geologic field notes, maps, and photographs of the national parks. The site is organized around 14 thematic areas, such as fossils, plate tectonics, and volcanoes...  (National Park Service)
The Chihuahuan Desert Lab On-Line Manual is a comprehensive program designed to enhance high school science, math and technology studies by involving students in monitoring natural resources in Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe...  (National Park Service)
White Sands National Monument Fact Sheets is a resource page about one of the world's great natural wonders -- the glistening white sands of New Mexico. These sands rise from the heart of the Tularosa basin, which is located...  (National Park Service)
Teacher's Corner at Badlands National Park is a guide to visiting the South Dakota park and to a series of classroom activities that teach about the park...  (National Park Service)
Volcano World is a source for information about volcanoes. This site offers links organized by region, country/area, volcano name, and descriptions...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
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)
Teacher's Guide to Craters of the Moon provides lesson ideas for learning about the geology, history, and ecology of this national park near Arco, Idaho. A high school unit on "Managing Critical Resources at Craters of the...  (National Park Service)
USDA for Kids serves as a gateway to Department of Agriculture kids' pages and programs. It includes food guide pyramids, weather maps, tips for preventing foodborne illnesses, information about...  (Department of Agriculture)
Earth Science Week includes lesson plans on faults, groundwater movement, petroleum exploration, earthquakes, building a weather station, soil, floods, volcanoes, hurricane tracking, thunderstorms...  (Multiple Agencies)
Earth System Science Education Alliance offers three earth science courses for teachers. The courses are delivered over the Internet for teachers of grades K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. A master teacher mentors 20-24 teachers; an...  (Center for Educational Technologies, supported by National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

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