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This interactive data set allows students to get a feel for why Antarctica is known as the windiest, coldest, and driest continent. It allows users to select and view weather reports (January 1 - September 30, 2000) for 22 Antarctic locations. A brief overview gives directions for how to view the Automatic Weather Station (AWS) reports. For each AWS, students can see monthly averages or select a specific ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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This interactive slide show explains deep sea vents. One frame shows the location of known vents and where other vents are expected to be found. Other frames have information about the methods and materials used to discover the vents. The final frame is a three-dimensional visualization that represents temperature data collected by scientists while surveying the Juan de Fuca ridge in the northern ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Tutorial, Illustration - scientific, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Physical oceanography
 
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This web-based activity discusses the many NASA satellite missions that are studying the Sun. The Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (RHESSI) is not the only strange acronym for a solar mission. There are many other missions. This lesson will give students a wider perspective on the different ways the sun is being studied. Students will work in small groups to research the other ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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This activity requires students to read an article about earthquakes and nuclear explosions and answer questions about it. They discover that both earthquakes and nuclear explosions generate seismic waves that can be detected thousands of kilometers away and from the 1960s to the 1990s about one underground nuclear explosion was carried out each week. Students learn that this was how nations tested ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Policy issues
 
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Randy Davis is a marine biologist who made a major contribution to the study of Weddell seals in Antarctica. Weddell seals spend about 90 percent of their time submerged, making them a tricky animal to study. Davis developed a special camera to study the seals. This in-depth profile takes a look at Weddell seals in Antarctica and of how scientists monitor them. In the question and answer profile Randy ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science
 
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This site provides plans and instructions for the construction of a handheld seismometer, which is designed to illustrate concepts of seismometry (sensing and recording the vibration or shaking of the ground generated by propagating seismic waves) and to be used for educational demonstrations and activities in seismology. It is designed to be as visual and inexpensive as possible to best meet these ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Guide for instructor
Subject: Geophysics, Technology
 
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In this activity students will apply the concept of triangulation in a variety of problem solving situations involving the Aurora Borealis. They learn that before the advent of photography in the 1880's, auroral observers tried to determine the height of aurora by the method of triangulation and, from the geometry of the triangle, they estimated that aurora occurred between 650 to 1,000 km above the ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Mathematics, Space science
 
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In this activity, students will construct a device to measure slope (clinometer), use it to measure a series of slopes in their area, and relate the concept to physical structures around them. Clinometers will be constructed using the material and instructions provided with the activity. Working in groups, the students will measure three slopes they select themselves and calculate the result in both ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field activity
Subject: Physical geography, Mathematics
 
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In this earthquake safety classroom activity, students work in teams to build seismic safe structures. Students will try building their own structure to see if they can discover some of the features that minimize the effects on a building when the Earth shakes. Each team will build and test three structures following the instructions. After all teams finish, the class discusses features of seismic ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards, Technology
 
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This website of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Park Service (NPS) is a source of geologic information about Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. It offers a virtual field trip through the area to learn more about cinder cone volcanics and the history of this region. General volcanic information includes an image gallery of the monument, a brief history of the eruptions ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Field trip - virtual, Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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