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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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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.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Paleontology, Biological oceanography
 
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The Humboldt State University Natural History Museum, through its collections, exhibits, and programs, seeks to inspire in visitors of all ages an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic natural world and provide a learning laboratory for Humboldt State University students. The Fossils Through Time exhibit illustrates 544 million years of the evolution of life on Earth, showcasing the Museum?s ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Geologic time, Paleontology
 
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The Yale Peabody Museum houses more than 11 million specimens and objects in anthropology, botany, zoology, paleontology, entomology, ornithology, and historical scientific instruments in its collections. It is also home to Rudolph F. Zallinger?s murals The Age of Reptiles and The Age of Mammals. Permanent exhibitions include the Hall of Minerals, Earth and Space, the Peabody Dioramas, and the Great ... Full description.
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Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Agricultural science, Biology, Ecology, Human geography, Geologic time, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, History and philosophy of science, Physics, Space science
 
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The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, located on the National Mall, was opened in 1910 exclusively to house the national collections and research facilities. Today, the Museum main building is 1.5 million square feet, houses over 1000 employees, and has collections facilities and research stations world wide. With a growing number of interactive websites, the Museum is evolving into ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Structural geology, Biological oceanography, Space science
 
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The Exploratorium is a world-renowned exhibit facility, and provides a plethora of resources for teachers, the public, and the Earth science education community. One of the first science museums to go online, The Exploratorium?s website contains over eighteen thousand web pages exploring hundreds of different topics. The website features an online digital library, Educator Newsletter, Hands-On Activities, ... Full description.
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Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Environmental science, Physics, Space science
 
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The Johnston Geology Museum is part of the Emporia State University Earth Science Department. The Museum is open to the public and displays the Universities collections. There is an online virtual tour of the collection which includes a Cretaceous mosasaur, a giant ground sloth, mastodon bones and tusk, brachiopods, Paleozoic corals, sedimentary structures, minerals and crystals. The Museum contains ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
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Subject: Geochemistry, Geologic time, Geology, Paleontology
 
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In 1996 the Education Committee of the Kentucky Geological Survey, in conjunction with the Kentucky Society of Professional Geologists, established the Earth Science Education Network (ESEN). The network provided a group of geologists who served as resource persons for teachers, but has now been expanded to provide resources from around the globe. While primarily focusing on the geology of Kentucky, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
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Subject: Geochemistry, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Structural geology
 
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Imagine opening a treasure chest full of exciting hands-on items that will enhance and enrich your student?s study of earth and space science, life science, and physical science. Each teacher resource trunk comes with a teacher?s guide filled with engaging and educational science activities. Choose from several topics including forces, dynamic Earth, Earth in space. Each Trunk contains activities, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field activity, Lab activity, Video, Ref. material, Book - text, Educational portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Geology, Physics, Space science
 
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The Birch Aquarium is the public exploration center for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University California at San Diego. The Aquarium offers a full spectrum of sea life exhibits, gallery exhibits, annual expeditions to the Amazon, and interpretive dives where divers discuss the health and beauty of San Diego's ocean ecosystem. Exhibits include Earthquake! Life on a Restless Planet, Wonders ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal, General public
Resource type: Computer activity, Video, Ref. material, Educational portal, Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Geophysics, Natural hazards, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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