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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.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Assessment / Evaluation, Tutorial, Music, Sound, Webcast - audio, Commercial portal
 
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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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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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Located on the campus of The Webb Schools, the Raymond M. Alf Museum is the only paleontology museum in the nation located on a high school campus. The Museum?s mission is to serve Southern California as an educational resource, to act as a center of paleontological research for the international scientific community, and to provide a unique curricular ingredient for The Webb Schools. Home to the ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Geochemistry, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Structural geology, Physics
 
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The San Bernardino County Museum is a regional museum with exhibits and collections in cultural and natural history. Special exhibits, the Exploration Station live animal discovery center, extensive research collections, and public programs for adults, families, students, and children are all part of the museum experience. The Museum is surrounded by citrus groves, and orange blossoms perfume the ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Agricultural science, Biology, Ecology, Human geography, Geologic time, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology
 
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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.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Non-profit portal
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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The San Diego Natural History Museum traces its roots to a group of amateur naturalists, who formed the San Diego Society of Natural History in 1874. Today the Museum strives to help visitors interpret the natural world through research, education and exhibits. Active research in scientific field work and systematics has been ongoing since the Societies inception, and current fields of interest include ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Environmental science, Geologic time, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Natural hazards, Biological oceanography, Physics
 
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The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain region?s leading resource for informal science education, and has a variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities to help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. Exhibits include Gems and Minerals, Hall of Life, Space Odyssey, Prehistoric Journey, and various wildlife exhibits. There are ... Full description.
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Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Physical geography, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Structural geology, Natural hazards, Physics, Space science
 
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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.
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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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