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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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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 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.
Grade level: Informal
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 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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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
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Geochemistry, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Structural geology
 
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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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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.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Report, Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Forestry, Human geography, Physical geography, Geology, Geophysics, Paleontology
 
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