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At Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve visitors can explore cinder cones, lava tubes, lava flows, and other volcanic features. The reserve is part of the Snake River Plain volcanic terrain of Southern Idaho, and the region?s most recent volcanic activity was only 2,000 years ago. Lava deposits in some locations are over 10,000 feet deep, testament to the immense role volcanic activity ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Ecology, Geology, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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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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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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Lawrence Hall of Science is a resource center for preschool through high school science and mathematics education, and a public science center with hands-on experiences for learners of all ages. Home of the William Knox Holt Planetarium, there is extensive educational programming centered on astronomy, including Planetarium Activities for Student Success kits for purchase that illustrate basic principles ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Hydrology, Mathematics, Natural hazards, Physics, Space science
 
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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.
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 guides give teachers the background to make sense of regional and local geology in terms of a basic sequence of historical events and processes. The guides help teachers to meet national and state science standards by providing concrete examples of geologic processes that are closer to home than many classic textbook examples. The guides explain why geological features occur when and where they ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field trip - virtual, Guide for instructor, Illustration - artistic, Map
Subject: Environmental science, Geologic time, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Natural hazards, Soil 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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