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3D Flyover Movies
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3D Flyover Movies

This collection of 3D flyover movies depicts geologically interesting localities in the ... (more)

This collection of 3D flyover movies depicts geologically interesting localities in the Southwest United States. The selection includes well-known landmarks such as Meteor Crater, Monument Valley, Hopi Buttes, and others. They are available in a number of different formats and file sizes. The movies, the data files used to make them, and the software to view them are all available for free download. There is also a link to a tutorial on how to make Fledermaus scenes and movies. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Simulations
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
Marvin Simkin
3D Photography of the Powell Survey of Colorado River Canyon Country
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3D Photography of the Powell Survey of Colorado River Canyon Country

This collection of 3D (anaglyphic) images is derived from photography that Major ... (more)

This collection of 3D (anaglyphic) images is derived from photography that Major John Wesley Powell commissioned to document his Second Expedition (1871-1872) and later expeditions on the Colorado Plateau. Now-famous localities such as the Green River, Flaming Gorge, Dinosaur National Monument, Glen Canyon, and the Grand Canyon are documented. The images were created by modifying the original stereo photography. Red-and-cyan 3D viewing glasses are needed to get the 3D stereoscopic effects. Standard versions of the same images are also provided. Each image is accompanied by a brief description of the scene. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Acadia National Park - Nature and Science
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Acadia National Park - Nature and Science

This National Park Service (NPS) website highlights the natural resources of Acadia ... (more)

This National Park Service (NPS) website highlights the natural resources of Acadia National Park. Resources discussed include animals (amphibians, birds and fish), plants (ferns, freshwater plants, grasses, mosses, liverworts and wildflowers), environmental factors (fire regime, pests, nonnative species, weather, water quality and air quality), and natural features of the park (beaches, coastline, forests, geologic formations, intertidal and subtidal zones, mountains, and wetlands). There are related documents about the park's air and water quality available to download. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Reference
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Acadia National Park: Teachers
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Acadia National Park: Teachers

This National Park Service website contains information on: saving the habitats of ... (more)

This National Park Service website contains information on: saving the habitats of peregrine falcons; the water cycle; becoming a junior ranger; and ranger-led school programs, which contain student field activities about the history, biology and geology of the park. Teacher resources include information on a library for educators at the visitor center of the park and teacher guides for preparing to visit the park. The kids' section explains what rangers do, gives tips on leaving no trace in the park, provides a history of Mount Desert Island, and contains an activity to match some park animals to their habitats. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Reference
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Acme Mapper
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Acme Mapper

This map tool allows users to create maps of any locality on ... (more)

This map tool allows users to create maps of any locality on Earth. It uses a Google-Maps-like interface which permits panning, zooming and re-centering the tool to obtain the correct location. Several types of imagery are available as overlays: map overlay, topography, satellite imagery, digital orthophotography, or Next Generation Radar (NEXRAD) images. A cross-hair symbol appears to show the exact point on which the map is centered, and options on the control panel allow users to print, email or create links to the map they have created. The display shows the exact coordinates of the center of the map, as well as distance and direction to a few nearby place names. There is also a find function that allows searching by street address, city name , USA ZIP code, latitude and longitude, or URL of a Flickr photo that has geotags. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Data
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Aerosol Lesson: Volcano Types
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Aerosol Lesson: Volcano Types

This activity has students research a list of volcanoes and then write ... (more)

This activity has students research a list of volcanoes and then write detailed information they researched under a column that identifies that type of volcano - Cinder Cone, Composite, or Shield. Included are a worksheet and a collection of links to referential websites about specific volcanoes. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Africa: Showing the Changing Seasons
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Africa: Showing the Changing Seasons

SeaWiFS false color data showing seasonal change in the oceans and on ... (more)

SeaWiFS false color data showing seasonal change in the oceans and on land for Africa. The data is seasonally averaged, and shows spring, summer, fall, winter, spring, summer, and fall. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Gene Feldman
Jesse Allen
Marte Newcombe
African Vegetation: Comparing August 1984 and August 1994
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African Vegetation: Comparing August 1984 and August 1994

For many years, scientists have believed that the southern expansion of the ... (more)

For many years, scientists have believed that the southern expansion of the Sahara has been due to human activity. However, results from the AVHRR instrument and its measurements of vegetation suggest a different explanation: rainfall patterns. In drier years (1984 was one of the driest summers in recorded history in Northern Africa), the Sahara expands south, but in wetter years (such as 1994), vegetation moves back and there is no net expansion of the Sahara as had been previously suggested. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Compton Tucker
Jesse Allen
Sharon Nicholson
African Vegetation: Comparing July 1984 and July 1994
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African Vegetation: Comparing July 1984 and July 1994

For many years, scientists have believed that the southern expansion of the ... (more)

For many years, scientists have believed that the southern expansion of the Sahara has been due to human activity. However, results from the AVHRR instrument and its measurements of vegetation suggest a different explanation: rainfall patterns. In drier years (1984 was one of the driest summers in recorded history in Northern Africa), the Sahara expands south, but in wetter years (such as 1994), vegetation moves back and there is no net expansion of the Sahara as had been previously suggested. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Compton Tucker
Jesse Allen
Sharon Nicholson
African Vegetation: Comparing September 1984 and September 1994
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African Vegetation: Comparing September 1984 and September 1994

For many years, scientists have believed that the southern expansion of the ... (more)

For many years, scientists have believed that the southern expansion of the Sahara has been due to human activity. However, results from the AVHRR instrument and its measurements of vegetation suggest a different explanation: rainfall patterns. In drier years (1984 was one of the driest summers in recorded history in Northern Africa), the Sahara expands south, but in wetter years (such as 1994), vegetation moves back and there is no net expansion of the Sahara as had been previously suggested. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Compton Tucker
Jesse Allen
Sharon Nicholson
Alabama Maps
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Alabama Maps

The Cartographic Research Laboratory, at the University of Alabama has been creating ... (more)

The Cartographic Research Laboratory, at the University of Alabama has been creating computer-generated maps since the early 1990s and makes these maps freely available on the Internet. The contemporary maps collection includes: Alabama base and thematic maps, regional United States demographic and historical maps, various world, continental and country maps, and some special purpose and regional redistricting maps. The historical map archive contains: Alabama state and county maps; Alabama geological, river, and state highway maps; Southeastern U. S. regional and state maps; Western Hemisphere and The Americas maps; U. S. and North America maps; and special topical maps. A tutorial gives a general overview of the difference between raster and vector images, both of which are employed extensively on Alabama Maps. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Reference
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
DLESE Community Collection
Alaska: A Bird's Eye View
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Alaska: A Bird's Eye View

In this web-based, interactive story, Tutangiaq (Too-tang-geye-ack - nicknamed 2T), a Canada ... (more)

In this web-based, interactive story, Tutangiaq (Too-tang-geye-ack - nicknamed 2T), a Canada Goose, flies across Alaska looking for his family. As he flies, he tells children about the fascinating 49th state. Children learn how Alaska was purchased from the Russians, and other facts about the state. They can also compare the size of Alaska to other states. 2T takes a flight across the volcanic chain in Alaska and helps the students to interactively explore how scientists monitor volcanoes from satellite images in near-real time. At the coast, the bird also meets his Walrus friend who shows him how the sea ice edge has receded and gives an example of an adverse effect on marine life. Finally, 2T arrives in Fairbanks where children use satellite imagery to help 2T find and unite with his family. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Reference
Textbooks
Provider:
Alaska Space Grant Program
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
Alaska Space Grant Program
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
DLESE Community Collection
The Algebra of Earth Science
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The Algebra of Earth Science

In this activity, students will graph carbon dioxide levels against temperature change ... (more)

In this activity, students will graph carbon dioxide levels against temperature change over time and examine the data to look for trends. Another plotting exercise is provided in which they examine the relationship between the retreat of glaciers and sea level change. Non-linear trends (exponential or quadratic) are discussed and students investigate them by plotting population against time. Since many of the measured parameters in Earth science change with time, students will try to find if these changes are linear or not, and whether they can be used to predict future trends. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
All About Glaciers
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All About Glaciers

This site has something for everyone, from glaciologists to grade school students. ... (more)

This site has something for everyone, from glaciologists to grade school students. It explores nearly all aspects of glaciers and includes data and science, facts, a gallery, and a glossary. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Reference
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Digital Water Education Library (DWEL)
Author:
Richard Armstrong
Ancient Flood Stories
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Ancient Flood Stories

In this lesson plan the teacher will share some ancient flood stories ... (more)

In this lesson plan the teacher will share some ancient flood stories with the class and have them view pictures and discuss the evidence that has been found in the Black Sea. Current theory says that during the Ice Age, the Black Sea was an isolated freshwater lake surrounded by farmland that eventually flooded. Students will practice their creative writing by composing stories about what it might have been like immediately before and during the flood. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Antique Stereoviews
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Antique Stereoviews

A collection of geoscience-related antique stereoviews, which replicate vision through photography, is ... (more)

A collection of geoscience-related antique stereoviews, which replicate vision through photography, is available on this site. A tutorial explains the procedure for viewing these 3-D photos without special glasses. After practicing the technique, move on to a collection of astronomy, geology, meteorology, and oceanography images. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
Susan Slaymaker
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