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LEARN was created to increase middle school science teacher knowledge of and interest in the atmospheric sciences. The original project began in 1991 with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Much of the instructional and science content foundation for the LEARN workshops came from the teaching modules developed by LEARN teachers in collaboration with more than 60 National Center for ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Module / Unit, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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This collection of imagery from the The Global Land One-km Base Elevation (GLOBE) Project features color and shaded relief images of Africa and Arabia, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, and North and South America. The images are low-resolution GIF files; higher resolution imagery is available. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed
Subject: Physical geography, Physical oceanography
 
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This is the home page for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The goal of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is to describe and predict changes in the Earth's environment, and conserve and wisely manage the Nation's coastal and marine resources. This page provides access to the many component organizations, educational resources, and opportunities at the National ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Computer activity, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Video, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material, Report, Government portal, Modeled dataset
Subject: Agricultural science, Atmospheric science, Biology, Chemistry, Climatology, Environmental science, Natural hazards, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography, Physics, Policy issues, Space science, Technology
 
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This lab activity is part of the Starting Point collection. In this short, serial basic-meteorology lab, students identify different cloud types and estimate cloud cover over a period of several days. This website details learning goals, context for the lab, and teaching notes. A list of teaching materials and links to further resources are also provided. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Field activity, Lab activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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This Starting Point webpage describes a ConcepTest question that asks students to review a map of tectonic plates and predict which pair of locations is moving closer together as a result of plate tectonics. The website includes the question and references and topics covered by the question. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor
Subject: Geology
 
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This collection of GOES satellite imagery features still pictures and movies of weather phenomena and landforms. The collection is divided into east and west sectors. A selection of "scrapbooks" archives images from previous GOES missions. Links to news and information are also included. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Government portal
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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With this tool, users can build their own animations from infrared satellite imagery superimposed on a world map. Animations are constructed by selecting year, month, date, and time for the archived images. Users can also adjust the animation length, interval between images, and speed of the animation. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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This interactive map shows the major fault systems of the Quaternary for the State of California. It is subdivided into 1x2 degree sheets, each of which is linked to a more detailed map. Users can select a sheet and see an enlargement of the area. Individual fault systems are numbered and keyed to a legend which provides a link to a written synopsis of information for the fault, including fault type ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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This interactive map of the United states provides access to maps of Quaternary faults and folds by state or region (for example, the Gulf Coast). Clicking on the colored areas of the map links the user to state/regional maps and further, to 1x2 degree sheets for each area. On the sheets, users can find faults numbered and indexed to a legend. Links from the legend provide access to written information, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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This tutorial provides general information on soil liquefaction, a hazard associated with earthquakes, for interested lay persons, and more detailed information for engineers. Topics include what soil liquefaction is, and when, where, and why it occurs. There are also suggestions for minimizing the risk of soil liquefaction, links to sites on soil liquefaction research, and links to sites on related ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Tutorial, Illustration - scientific, Photograph
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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