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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 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.
Grade level: Informal
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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Although the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center focuses mainly on astronomy, there are also exhibits and educational programming on science and technology, human physiology, and physics. A new photographic exhibition looks at the scientific accomplishments and technological spin-offs that have resulted from NASA missions. Comet Impact is a 23-passenger simulator ride that simulates what might happen when ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Geologic time, Geology, Paleontology, Space science
 
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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.
Grade level: Music
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.
Grade level: How forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth's surface
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Educational theory and practice, Physics, 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.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Environmental science, Physics, Space science
 
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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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