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This "interview" with a fossil Protoceratops provides students with an introduction to fossils and paleontology. The information includes what the Protoceratops was like when it was alive, how it became a fossil and how it got to the museum, and what its name means. In addition, there is information about how fossils are treated and displayed at the museum. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Paleontology
 
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This journal account describes the work of the limnology team on the lakes in the dry valleys of Antarctica in the form of a short story. It describes the long-term monitoring of lake water and organisms in order to create a picture of the ecology of the lakes. The account points out that galcial meltwater is essentially the only source of water and nutrients to the lakes and describes some of the ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material, Report
Subject: Cryology, Ecology, Hydrology
 
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This journal account explains how the Dry Valleys of Antartica, which appear to be lifeless, actually do harbor some life, such as moss and lichens, algae, nematodes, and at least one species of insect. A brief description, with photos, of mummies found in the valleys tells how animals such as seals and penguins wander into the interior, die, and are preserved by the cold, dry climate. There are also ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Video, Ref. material
Subject: Climatology, Cryology, Physical geography, Hydrology
 
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In this classroom activity, students consider what features an ideal creature would have to thrive in the extreme habitat of Antarctica, which has ice floes, katabatic winds, and subzero temperatures. They use recycled materials to construct a polar creature that is ideally suited to life in Antarctica. They then document their creation with a field guide entry. The printable four-page handout includes ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science
 
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This site features seven PBS programs from around the world that explore the delicate relationship between humans and the natural environment, and the necessity of achieving a balance between the two. Programs contain both text and video, as well as links to other information sources. In addition to the seven programs, the site also features a photo gallery, definitions and information about global ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Photograph, Video, Ref. material, Sound, Email lists
Subject: Agricultural science, Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography, Hydrology, Natural hazards, Policy issues
 
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This Encyclopedia Britannica website highlights the history and changes in thought surrounding dinosaurs since they were discovered. Beginning in the 1820s, this site explores the continued findings which have led to present-day theories regarding what dinosaurs were like, as well as what happened to them. Topics covered include dinosaur anatomy, physiology, characteristics of behavior, and the environments ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Paleontology
 
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Life on Mars? is a Windows to the Universe Exploratour and provides information and images about a discussion of what life is, its characteristics, a summary of the search for life on Mars, a description of life that survives in harsh environments, and a look at Mars in the past. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective of ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal, General public
Resource type: Tutorial, Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph
Subject: Biology, Space science
 
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This data tip from Bridge, the Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center archive, concerns populations of migratory and resident Canada geese (Branta canadensis). Resident geese remain in the same location year-round, ranging from southern Canada to the middle United States. The data activity uses bird count figures to examine Canada goose populations since 1950 in the four North American migration ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Ref. material, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Ecology
 
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Observing Wetland Habitats contains tips on finding wetlands to explore and wetland scavenger hunt observation sheets that can be used as a starting point for discovery. While on their scavenger hunt, students can look for adaptations in plants and animals that help them live in a partially wet habitat. After the students have finished their scavenger hunt, they can share what they've seen and heard. ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Field activity
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science
 
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Students will have the chance to see some strange and unusual dinosaurs they have never heard of when they can play with the cladogram. A cladogram is like a family tree. It's a way of organizing dinosaurs based on the unique characteristics they share, like a three-toed foot or a hole in the hip socket. In order to see the information the student will roll over a dinosaur's name to see its picture, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Ref. material
Subject: Paleontology
 
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