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Ever wanted to have your own volcano laboratory, but didn't want to clean up all that lava? Be a super-scientist and create your own volcano online. The Alaska Museum of Natural History is dedicated to the study and exhibition of Alaska?s natural history and to promoting and developing educational programs which benefit students and enrich the curricula of schools and universities. The Museum focuses ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Human geography, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Paleontology, Natural hazards
 
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The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, whose mission is to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert. The Center for Sonoran Desert Studies conducts the educational and scientific functions of the Museum and is a hub for research, education and conservation of the ... Full description.
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Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Space science
 
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Home of the Clark Telescope, the Lowell Observatory's mission is to pursue the study of astronomy, especially the study of our solar system and its evolution, to conduct pure research in astronomical phenomena, and to maintain quality public education and outreach programs to bring the results of astronomical research to the general public. The Steele Visitor Center, the staging area for all daytime ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physics, Space science
 
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Working through public education, research, and by serving as a repository for fossils and other natural history items, the Buena Vista Museum promotes the scientific and educational aspects of earth history, particularly paleontology, biology, geology and anthropology. The Museum offers visitors exhibits reflecting the extensive Museum collections, including a nearly complete articulated skeleton ... Full description.
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Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Forestry, Human geography, Physical geography, Geology, Geophysics, Paleontology
 
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Located in Exposition Park, the California Science Center is the largest science center on the West Coast. At the 32,000 square foot Big Lab, students can perform real science experiments in physics, ecology, Earth system science, and hydrology. The online Science Arcade includes the games Whack a Germ, Air and Space Quiz, and Habitat Match, The Do-It-Yourself page has a number of varying protocols ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Ecology, Hydrology, Natural hazards, Physics, Space science, Technology
 
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The Natural History Museum shows a number of traveling exhibits, with past exhibits archived on the website. Permanent exhibits include a special place for children five and under called the Nature Nest, designed to familiarize young children with the plants and animals around them, using live animals and rotating themes. At the Naturalist Center, visitors can view and touch almost anything in the ... Full description.
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Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology
 
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The SETI Institute is dedicated to scientific research, education and public outreach and seeks to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe. SETI offers a number of professional development opportunities, curriculum guides, classes, research opportunities and travel excursions with SETI educators. Information on many SETI publications is available, ... Full description.
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Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Geologic time, Physics, Space science
 
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The Chabot Space & Science Center is a teaching and learning center focused on astronomy and the space sciences and the interrelationships of all sciences. Its observatory, planetarium, exhibits, and natural park setting are a place where students, teachers, and the public can imagine, understand, and learn to shape their future through science. One focus of the Center is to help provide equal ... Full description.
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Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Educational theory and practice, Physics, Space science
 
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Although the term "museum" usually evokes a vision of long halls lined with exhibits, the University of California Museum of Paleontology is more like a library representing more than a billion years of life on Earth. It is an active center of research, housing one of the nation's largest fossil collections as well as state-of-the-art facilities for the study of these fossils. Research focuses on ... Full description.
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Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Paleontology, Biological oceanography
 
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The Explorit Science Center is a regional, hands-on exhibits facility providing both onsite and, with the Explorit Van, offsite science educational programming to small and large groups. The Center has a number of changing hands-on exhibits called "explorits" developed in-house for each annual season of public exhibitions. For groups, Discovery Lessons are available which support math and science ... Full description.
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Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Environmental science, Geologic time, Paleontology, History and philosophy of science, Natural hazards, Physics, Space science
 
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