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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)
Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence provides resources for learning about Arctic sea ice, Bearing Sea ecosystem, climate change, coastal wetlands, coral reefs, fisheries, Great Lakes, hydrothermal vents, ocean systems...  (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)
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)
NeMO Explorer allows students to explore a seafloor observatory geographically or by topic. Learn about seafloor animals, hydrothermal vents, mid-ocean ridges, axial volcano, lava flow, and...  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
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)
Ocean Explorer provides 165 lesson plans developed to bring entire classrooms "on board" for exploration and discovery. Topics include deep-sea hydrothermal vents and their spectacular animal...  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Oceans Alive explores the mountains, abysses, and other physical features of the ocean floor, as well as the movement of the continents, the water cycle, the four oceans, waves and wind, currents...  (Museum of Science, supported by 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)
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)
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)
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)
Water Cycle, Weather, and Climate provides video clips and interactive resources for learning about air-ocean interactions, atmospheric circulation, atmosphere composition and structure, climate, weather cycles, energy...  (Teachers' Domain, supported by Multiple Agencies)
NOAA Discovery Kits presents tutorials, lessons, and multimedia activities for learning about corals, estuaries, ocean currents, tides, and pollution from diffuse sources. Learn about corals and threats...  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric 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)
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)
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)
The Penniman House: A Whaling Story focuses on one of the most successful whaling captains in New England. Edward Penniman was 11 in 1842 when he signed on as cook on a schooner. Years later, as a captain, he set sail...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
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)
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)
Study of Place offers two online science units for middle-school students. Antarctic Exploration tells the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914 expedition to Antarctica and how, when his ship...  (TERC, supported by National Science Foundation)
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)
Ocean Planet features a Smithsonian exhibit on the world's oceans. Visitors can see an overview of the exhibition, find lessons and marine science activities, and read a final report documenting...  (National Museum of Natural History, supported by Smithsonian Institution)
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)
Tides and Water Levels examines the complex systems that govern the movement tides and water levels. Learn what causes tides, what determines their frequencies and variations, and how they're monitored and...  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Enduring Resources for Earth Sciences Education is a database of materials for teaching earth science concepts. Created by teachers and earth scientists, the database includes maps, documents, and other resources for teaching about...  (National Science Foundation)
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)
Sea Change: Gulf Islands National Seashore offers an "electronic field trip" on March 1, 2011, and a website of interactive games, lesson plans, and more to help students in Grades 4-8 learn firsthand how science is used to...  (National Park Service)
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) features "Estuaries 101 Curriculum" -- three modules for Grades 9-12 that focus on life science, earth science, and physical science. Students use historic and real time data and...  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
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)
Project Oceanography describes a marine science education program produced by the University of South Florida. It consists of weekly live television broadcasts to middle school students designed to enhance...  (Multiple Agencies)
Oceanography: A Science and Technology Focus Site explores ocean habitats, regions, and more. Learn how waves are created and where hydrothermal vents are found, or conduct one of the site's experiments to find out why big ships don't...  (Office of Naval Research)
National Marine Sanctuary provides information about our nation's marine sanctuaries -- how they were established, how they're managed, their scientific and educational programs, and events that occur in them...  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
The Bridge is a place where teachers can find marine science education resources that are screened by science educators and research scientists. The site features "Scuttlebutt", a discussion...  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
SeaWiFS Project (Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor) provides data on global ocean bio-optical properties for the Earth science community. Resources for teachers include a tutorial on ocean color and slides suggesting how SeaWiFS data...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
The New Millenium Observatory (NeMO) which studies interactions between submarine volcanic activity and seafloor hotsprings, offers a unit called "The Case of the Missing Rumbleometer." High school and middle school...  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Ocean Surface Topography from Space-Education offers activities for learning about oceans, oceanography, earth science, and related topics. This is the education website of a partnership between the U.S. and France to monitor...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

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