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The COSEE network promotes a better understanding of the key role the ...

The COSEE network promotes a better understanding of the key role the ocean plays in global environmental cycles and processes. COSEE activities highlight the contributions ocean-science researchers make to scientific knowledge in these important areas. Each COSEE represents one or more ocean science research institution, an informal science education organization, and at least one affiliate organization representing the formal education community.

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Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE)
Acid Test Video: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification
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This groundbreaking NRDC documentary explores the startling phenomenon of ocean acidification, which ...

This groundbreaking NRDC documentary explores the startling phenomenon of ocean acidification, which may challenge marine life on a scale not seen for tens of millions of years. The film, featuring Sigourney Weaver, originally aired on Discovery Planet Green. A related curriculum kit is available at: http://www.nrdc.org/oceans/acidification/files/labkit.pdf

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National Resources Defense Council
Our Changing Oceans and Estuaries
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Natural Resources Defense Council - written by Daniel Hinerfeld
Adaptation: A Way of Life, Plant and Animal Desert Adaptations
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This document provides several activities that show how desert plants and animals ...

This document provides several activities that show how desert plants and animals are well-adapted to life in the desert and thrive on little moisture and high temperatures. There are extension lessons as well as a drawing activity.

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UCAR
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Digital Water Education Library (DWEL)
Afterimage
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In this activity about light and perception, learners discover how a flash ...

In this activity about light and perception, learners discover how a flash of light can create a lingering image called an "afterimage" on the retina of the eye. Learners will be surprised when they continue to see an image of a bright object after staring at it and looking away. Use this activity to introduce learners to principles of optics and perception as well as to explain why the full moon often appears larger when it is on the horizon than when it is overhead. This lesson guide also includes a few extensions like how to take "afterimage photographs."

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Physics
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Exploratorium
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Science Snacks
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California Department of Education
National Science Foundation
NEC Foundation of America
The Exploratorium
The Aftermath
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Multiple activity, comprehensive lesson plan includes background information, grading rubric, information on ...

Multiple activity, comprehensive lesson plan includes background information, grading rubric, information on associated learning standards and assessment, as well as links to additional external resources. Activity explores the concepts of a hurricane's impact on the environment, society, and economics of a given community. Students map the potential storm surge and flooding on a topographic map and locate and report on past hurricanes in a specific geographical region.

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Atmospheric Science
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University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Alfred Wegener Institute
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Located in Bremerhaven, Germany, the Alfred Wegener Institute conducts research in the ...

Located in Bremerhaven, Germany, the Alfred Wegener Institute conducts research in the Arctic, the Antarctic and at temperate latitudes. It coordinates Polar research in Germany and provides both the necessary equipment and the essential logistic back up for polar expeditions. Site provides information current research, ships, field stations, and much more. Resource section provides a wealth of data, information, images, software, and links to additional resources.

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UCAR
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University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
DLESE Community Collection
DLESE Community Collection
All About Glaciers
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This site has something for everyone, from glaciologists to grade school students. ...

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.

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Astronomy
Chemistry
Physical Geography
Physics
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Images and Illustrations
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
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Digital Water Education Library (DWEL)
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Richard Armstrong
All About Sea Ice
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This comprehensive site is an introduction to sea ice: what it is, ...

This comprehensive site is an introduction to sea ice: what it is, how it forms, how it is studied, how it affected historical expedition in the polar regions, and what role it plays in the global climate. The site contains a glossary of sea ice terms and references to additional information, which all serve as an excellent introduction. Data are also available from various collection methods for student interpretation.

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UCAR
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Bridge-NOAA Collection
American Oyster
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Information on the anatomy and life history of the American or Atlantic ...

Information on the anatomy and life history of the American or Atlantic oyster, Crassostrea virginica, also known in the Chesapeake Bay region as the native oyster. Access information on the oyster's background, habitat, life cycle, threats, and restoration efforts. Site links to external information including survey and stock assessment, oyster disease research, and oyster anatomy. Also access oyster publications, status and trends, and a wealth of data sets.

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Environmental Science
Life Science
Biology
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Astronomy
Chemistry
Oceanography
Physics
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
American Sail Training Association
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Non-profit organization for sailing youth education, leadership development and maritime heritage offers ...

Non-profit organization for sailing youth education, leadership development and maritime heritage offers several resources. Included are sail training, conference, grant and scholarship opportunities in addition to sailing journals and membership information.

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Environmental Science
Maritime Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Chemistry
Physics
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Analyzing Star Trails
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In this activity, students examine a photograph of the night sky and ...

In this activity, students examine a photograph of the night sky and answer questions about their observations. The picture, taken by a high school student in upstate New York, offers insight into the Earth's rotation, apparent star motion, the location of Polaris (the North Star), circumpolar constellations, and pointer stars.

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Astronomy
Chemistry
Physics
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UCAR Staff
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New York State Earth Science Instructional Collection
Author:
Steve Kluge
And Tomorrow's Forecast Is...
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In this lesson plan students create original short stories that feature distinctive ...

In this lesson plan students create original short stories that feature distinctive weather phenomena such as rainbows, snowstorms, tornadoes, thunder, and lightning. Teachers ask students to list interesting weather events, read aloud a few examples of stories that incorporate weather phenomena, and discuss the role that weather played in the stories. Once the students have selected a weather phenomenon as a starter, the story map that is provided helps them construct a setting, develop characters and a plot, and decide upon a resolution. Other materials include teaching options and links to other lesson plans and related resources.

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Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Physics
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
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Digital Water Education Library (DWEL)
Antarctic Extreme Jeopardy
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This activity, which centers on Antarctica, challenges students to research and create ...

This activity, which centers on Antarctica, challenges students to research and create the answers and questions for a game of classroom Jeopardy. The printable six-page handout includes a series of inquiry-based questions to get students thinking about Antarctica and guidelines for conducting additional research, illustrated activity directions and a worksheet that helps students craft their Jeopardy-style answers and questions.

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Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Physics
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American Museum of Natural History
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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American Museum of Natural History
DLESE Community Collection
Anti-Gravity Mirror
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In this demonstration, amaze learners by performing simple tricks using mirrors. These ...

In this demonstration, amaze learners by performing simple tricks using mirrors. These tricks take advantage of how a mirror can reflect your right side so it appears to be your left side. To make the effect more dramatic, cover the mirror with a cloth, climb onto the table, straddle the mirror, and then drop the cloth as you appear to "take off." This resource contains information about how this trick was applied during the making of the movie "Star Wars."

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Physics
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Exploratorium
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Science Snacks
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California Department of Education
National Science Foundation
NEC Foundation of America
The Exploratorium
Appalachian Laboratory
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Located in Frostburg, Maryland, AL conducts research in aquatic ecology, landscape and ...

Located in Frostburg, Maryland, AL conducts research in aquatic ecology, landscape and watershed ecology, conservation biology and restoration ecology, behavioral and evolutionary ecology, and study both freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems of Maryland and other locations in the United States and the world. Site contains information regarding the facilities, faculty, on going research, education opportunities, and seminars. Also features information on the other UMCES laboratories.

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Environmental Science
Ecology
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Astronomy
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Physics
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UCAR
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University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Aqua: AIRS, AMSU, HSB, AMSR-E, CERES, MODIS
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Aqua, Latin for water, is a NASA Earth Science satellite mission named ...

Aqua, Latin for water, is a NASA Earth Science satellite mission named for the large amount of information that the mission is collecting about the Earth's water cycle, including evaporation from the oceans, water vapor in the atmosphere, clouds, precipitation, soil moisture, sea ice, land ice, and snow cover on the land and ice. Additional variables also measured by Aqua include radiative energy fluxes, aerosols, vegetation cover on the land, phytoplankton and dissolved organic matter in the oceans, and air, land, and water temperatures. This brochure provides a comprehensive overview of the Aqua spacecraft, instruments, science, and data products.

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Atmospheric Science
Hydrology
Oceanography
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NASA
Aquaculture Network Information Center (AquaNIC)
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Links to national and international level electronic resources for aquaculture information including: ...

Links to national and international level electronic resources for aquaculture information including: scientific institutions, agencies, industries, news, newsletters, job listings, discussion groups, courses, species, publications, and commercial products. Goals include: providing self-paced aquaculture instruction to the aquaculture industry, and obtaining user input in directing AquaNIC services. A version in Spanish is being prepared.

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The Aquarium at Moody Gardens
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Aquarium Pyramid features exhibits highlighting the Caribbean (coral reef), South Atlantic (penguins), ...

Aquarium Pyramid features exhibits highlighting the Caribbean (coral reef), South Atlantic (penguins), North Pacific (harbor seals), and South Pacific (Great Barrier Reef). Other Moody Garden attractions are: Rainforest Pyramid with Asian, African and American examples; Discovery Pyramid housing traveling interactive science exhibits. Education programs include school tours and hands-on experiences for grades k-12, outreach, kids' camps. Teachers receive visit curriculum guides, can attend credit workshops and open house. Admission and program fees apply.

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UCAR
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University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Aquarius: the World's Only Underwater Laboratory - Lessons (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)
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This is the education section of a larger site about the Aquarius ...

This is the education section of a larger site about the Aquarius underwater habitat in the Florida Keys. It includes classroom activities exploring concepts of buoyancy, pressure and light; a series of classroom activities exploring the biology of corals; and an on-line book about coral reef biology.

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Life Science
Ecology
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Chemistry
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UCAR
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Digital Water Education Library (DWEL)