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View Resource The Return of El Nino

Recent observations have suggested the return of the phenomenon El Nino, which potentially can cause severe abnormalities in weather patterns around the world, as it did in 1997-1998. An article from ABCNEWS.com describes El Nino, the 3,000 mile long and growing streak of warm water in the Pacific Ocean that satellites have detected, and also mentions the advisory that the National Oceanic and...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ps/2002/0125
View Resource Filtering Water

The first site related to water filtration is from the US Environmental Agency entitled EPA Environmental Education: Water Filtration (1 ). The two-page document explains the need for water filtration and the steps water treatment plants take to purify water. To further understand the process, a demonstration project is provided that illustrates these purification steps, which include coagulation,...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ps/2003/0418
View Resource Chlorine

This Topic in Depth explores the basics and uses of chlorine. Provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, the first site is called Chlorine Bleach (1). The page briefly describes what chlorine bleach is, what's in it, and related health and safety concerns. The next site is maintained by WebElements.com and is called Chlorine (2). Visitors learn the element's symbol, atomic weight, its uses,...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ps/2002/1127
View Resource Gyroscopes

This Topic in Depth explores gyroscopes and the gyroscopic effect. The first site from the Canada Science and Technology Museum is called What is a Gyroscope (1). Visitors will find an explanation of what the term gyroscope refers to, what's special about gyroscopes, how the gyroscopic effect is applied, and other simple but informative descriptions. Next, the site entitled Gyroscope (2) is...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ps/2002/1213
View Resource History of Energy

This latest Topic in Depth delves in the Web's offerings on the history of energy. The first site is maintained by the US Department of Energy, which is called Milestones in the History of Energy and Its Uses (1). From fire to the discovery of nuclear energy, the site gives short descriptions on significant events in the history of energy for each century, events by particular fuel type, events by...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ps/2003/0110
View Resource Frozen Soil

This Topic in Depth explores the world of frozen soil, including permafrost and tundra. The first site is provided by the Missouri Botanical Gardens Web site, entitled Tundra (1). This kids focused site does a good job of clearly explaining what tundra is, where it's located, and what types of plants and animals are found within tundra areas, as well as offering a photo gallery. The second site,...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ps/2003/0124
View Resource Space Debris

This Topic in Depth begins with a Web site maintained by Dr. Richard B. Gomez of George Mason University called Space Debris (1). The site is offered as a slide presentation, which explains what space debris is, where it comes from, if it's dangerous, what is known about it, and what can be done about it. The very interesting site is perfect for non-experts because of its simple descriptions and...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ps/2003/0307
View Resource The Science of Spring

This Topic in Depth explores the Web's offering related to the science of the spring season. The first site -- Seasons, Equinoxes, Solstices, and Climate (1) -- is offered by Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Eric G. Blackman of the University of Rochester. Visitors can learn how the earth's axis and orbit causes the seasons and what the equinox and solstice are, as well as about...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ps/2003/0321
View Resource Mirrors

The first site with information on mirrors is provided by BigChalk.com entitled Reflection (1). The site contains some informative descriptions, illustrations, and animations that teach the basics of reflection and the theory behind mirrors. There is a light reflection tutorial, an interactive mirror reflection pattern animation, a page on the basics of reflection, and other good information. The...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ps/2003/0404
View Resource Soap and Bubbles

The first Web site, from The Soap and Detergent Association, is called Soaps and Detergents (1). Visitors learn about the chemistry of soap and detergent, their history, how they're manufactured, and more. The easily read text and fun illustrations make this site a great place to start for this topic. The next site, called Bubble Engineering (2), is provided by Bubble Town. The page describes the...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ps/2002/1101
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