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The transfer of energy between Earth's surface and the atmosphere causes all weather. Energy can be transferred through three main processes: convection, conduction, and radiation. This video explains the differences between tropical convective cloud systems formed over land and those formed over oceans. The segment is one minute nine seconds in length. A background essay and discussion questions ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Video, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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Earth's orbit around the Sun, together with the tilt of its axis, results in periodic climate changes around the globe known as seasons. Different locations experience different types of climate changes. For example, some places have extreme seasonal changes in temperature, while others have little temperature change but may have rainy and dry seasons. This interactive feature explains why Earth experiences ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Space science
 
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This section of the Windows to the Universe website provides information and images about Earth's magnetic field (the magnetosphere), including detailed information about the aurora borealis, magnets, and solar wind. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective of this project is to develop an innovative and engaging website that ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Physics, Space science
 
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This section of the Windows to the Universe web site provides information and images about Mercury including detailed information about this planet, space science, planetary geology, Mercury's atmosphere, Mercury's formation, the magnetosphere, and myths. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective of this project is to develop ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal, General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material
Subject: Chemistry, Physics, Space science
 
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This section of the Windows to the Universe web site provides information and images about Venus including detailed information about this planet, space science, Venus atmosphere, planetary geology, space missions, myths, and the greenhouse effect. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective of this project is to develop an innovative ... Full description.
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Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material
Subject: Chemistry, Physics, Space science
 
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This section of the Windows to the Universe web site provides information and images about Mars including detailed information about this planet, space science, Martian atmosphere, Martian weather, planetary geology, space missions, myths, surface topography, moons, rings, and craters. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective ... Full description.
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Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Chemistry, Physics, Space science
 
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This section of the Windows to the Universe web site provides information and images about Jupiter including detailed information about giant planet formation, composition, interior, surface, planetary geology, space science, atmosphere, magnetosphere, plasmasphere, moons, rings, and myths. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective ... Full description.
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Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Chemistry, Physics, Space science
 
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This section of the Windows to the Universe web site provides information and images about Saturn including detailed information about giant planet formation, composition, interior, surface, planetary geology, space science, atmosphere, magnetosphere, rings, weather, aurora, space missions, and myths. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. ... Full description.
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Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Chemistry, Physics, Space science
 
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This section of the Windows to the Universe web site provides information and images about Uranus including detailed information about giant planet formation, composition, interior, surface, methane, atmosphere, weather, magnetosphere, moons, rings, space missions, and myths. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective of this ... Full description.
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Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material
Subject: Chemistry, Physics, Space science
 
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This section of the Windows to the Universe web site provides information and images about Neptune including detailed information about giant planet formation, composition, interior, surface, methane, clouds, atmosphere, magnetosphere, moons, rings, and space missions. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective of this project ... Full description.
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Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material
Subject: Chemistry, Physics, Space science
 
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