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Exploring Earth: Investigations
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This site 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: earth's layers, rocks, volcanoes and plate tectonics, earthquakes and mountains, surface and ground water, wind and currents, atmosphere and weather, climate change, oceans, our moon and solar system, and earth's history.

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Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Geology
Hydrology
Oceanography
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Science and Technology Foundation
NSDL Staff
Technical Education Research Centers (TERC)
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Geosciences Gateways and Resources
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TERC
Date Added:
02/16/2011
LiMPETS: Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students
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LiMPETS is an environmental monitoring and education program for students, educators, and volunteer groups in the State of California. This hands-on field program encourages participants to collect data on rocky intertidal and sandy beach environments of the state's National Marine Sanctuaries. The LiMPETS website includes resources for teachers, such as a handbook, fact sheets, classroom activities, and information on statistical data analysis. The students' resource page features a trivia quiz, a crossword puzzle on rocky intertidal environments, fact sheets, and career information. There is also a set of links for participants to enter data they have collected in the field, and links to each of California's National Marine Sanctuaries.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Geosciences Gateways and Resources
Date Added:
11/02/2014
World Wind
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This site features World Wind 1.3, a NASA Learning Technologies application that lets the user zoom from any satellite altitude into any place on Earth. It features 3D Engine, Blue Marble, Landsat 7, SRTM, Animated Earth, MODIS, GLOBE, Country & State Borders, Place Names, Visual Tools and Landmark Set. The user can download World Wind, reference an online manual, post to an online forum, view screen shot examples from various satellites, and read press coverage about World Wind.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Simulation
Provider:
NASA
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Geosciences Gateways and Resources
Date Added:
02/16/2011