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View Resource KidSpace: Math and Science

The Internet Public Library (IPL) is a public service organization provided by the University of Michigan School of Information. Goals of the IPL include: finding, evaluating, selecting, organizing, describing, and creating information resources; and direct assistance to individuals. The KidSpace: Math and Science page contains a large collection of outside sites reviewed by IPL with categories...

http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/
View Resource NASA Earth Observatory: Global Garden Gets Greener

NASA's Earth Observatory is a "freely-accessible publication on the Internet where the public can obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet." The Earth Observatory feature presented in this Web site introduces documented changes in plant productivity over the last two decades -- the warmest decades on record. The study, based on satellite imagery and ground...

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/GlobalGarden
View Resource GLOBE Program

A partnership among school systems, the U.S. Federal interagency program, the U.S. State Departments, colleges, universities, and over 100 other countries; this Web site provides an extensive look at GLOBE -- a worldwide hands-on educational experience for elementary to high school students. Educators can view guides and learn about student activities dealing with atmosphere, hydrology, soil, and...

https://www.globe.gov/
View Resource Astrobiology: The Search for Life

This is the latest website from the Exploratorium's _Origins_ series -- a Web-based project that "explores the origins of matter, the universe, earth, and even life itself." In "Astrobiology: The Search for Life," visitors can read up on Earth's extreme environments that support life and serve as models for extraterrestrial environments. The site also introduces some of the scientists working in...

http://www.exploratorium.edu/origins/arecibo/index.html
View Resource Earth Science World

The American Geological Institute's Earth Science World website serves as a gateway to the geosciences. Visitors can find climate data for stations throughout the world. Users can search great images of volcanoes, lakes, minerals, dunes, and much more. The site provides a helpful interactive geological time scale. Educators and students can discover activities and themes for future Earth Science...

http://www.earthscienceworld.org/
View Resource Earth Science Week

The American Geological Institute organizes Earth Science Week (ESW) each year in October "to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth." The website offers highlights, evaluations, and news clippings of past ESW events. During the months leading up to ESW, users can search for Earth Science events taking place in...

http://www.earthsciweek.org/
View Resource Utah Geological Survey: Teaching Geology Resources

From Arches National Park to the towering cliffs at Castle Rock Campground, Utah has some remarkable geology on display. The Utah Geological Survey decided to draw on these fantastic "outdoor laboratories" and create a set of resources designed for science educators. While some of the resources are geared towards users in Utah, many of the sections contain helpful overviews that will help all...

https://geology.utah.gov/teachers/
View Resource Earth Revealed

What goes on during an earthquake? Who came up with the theory of plate tectonics? What can the fossil record tell us about the evolution of life on Earth? These are all fine questions, and students and educators with a thirst for geological knowledge will find the answers to these (and many more) questions in the "Earth Revealed" television series. Offered as part of the Annenberg Media website,...

http://www.learner.org/resources/series78.html
View Resource Teaching Geoscience Online

More and more schools are offering online courses in the sciences, and the geophysical sciences are no exception. Carleton College is deservedly well known for their "Cutting Edge" website of geoscience teaching resources, and here they present some helpful materials for those wishing to teach geoscience online. The resources were developed as part of their 2010 workshop titled "Teaching...

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https://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/online/index.html
View Resource Earth Exploration Toolbook

Created by the folks at the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College, the Earth Exploration Toolbook (EET) was created "to support access to and effective use of scientific datasets and analysis tools by the educational community." The chapters of the Toolbook provide educators step-by-step instructions for using Earth system science datasets and scientific analysis tools....

https://serc.carleton.edu/eet/index.html
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