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The Gulf of Maine Aquarium hosts this two-part activity. The focus is on seasonal changes in the mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Part 1 uses an atlas and satellite imagery to examine the geography of the region and the changing boundaries of the ice sheet. Part 2 tracks annual changes in sea ice. There is an animation page showing changes in ice cover around Antarctica during 1991, and links ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lab activity, Illustration - artistic, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map
Subject: Biology, Climatology, Cryology, Ecology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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This Web site features a daily image of an unusual aspect of the Earth's system. Each image includes a description, when and where it occurred, and other information. Search the archive by keyword or browse by topic going back to 2000. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal, General public
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Ref. material, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Natural hazards, Policy issues, Technology
 
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This educational resource describes the science behind volcanoes and volcanic processes. Topics include volcanic environments, volcano landforms, eruption dynamics, eruption products, eruption types, historical eruptions, and planetary volcanism. There are two animations, over 250 images, eight interactive tests, and a volcano crossword puzzle. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal, General public
Resource type: Course, Field trip - virtual, Tutorial, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Natural hazards, Space science
 
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NASA's Visible Earth is a searchable directory of images, visualizations, and animations of the Earth. The images are also listed under the following categories: agriculture, atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, human dimensions, hydrosphere, land surface, oceans, radiance or imagery, solid earth, locations, and satellites. Accompanying each image are credits, data about the image, the satellite it ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Atmospheric science, Physical geography, Geology
 
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This website provides real-time and forecast weather maps and data for the United States. The Satellite section contains satellite weather images from the GOES 8 and GOES 10 satellites, the Radar section contains radar weather images from NEXRAD radars, the Surface Data section contains plots of various weather conditions (temperatures, winds, pressure, precipitation), and the Upper Air section plots ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Visualization - scientific, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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TerraFly is an interactive tool that allows for visualization and manipulation of spatial data. Accessed via a standard Web browser or customized CD-ROM versions, and independent of a users' level of expertise, this system allows the integration of remotely sensed data with digital data while a user is seamlessly flying over and viewing the resulting imagery. Data currently available includes land, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Computer activity, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph
Subject: Physical geography
 
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Weather or Not? is part of an online series of modules entitled Exploring the Environment. Emphasizing an integrated approach to environmental Earth Science education through problem-based learning, this module asks students to monitor the current weather and make predictions for up to a week. Using satellite imagery and monitoring resources, students predict the weather for an up-coming event of ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Problem set, Imagery - remotely sensed
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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Volcanoes in the Solar System is a Windows to the Universe Exploratour and provides information and images about shield volcanoes, cinder cones, ash, lava, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Io, and the Moon. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective of this project is to develop an innovative and engaging web site that spans the Earth ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal, General public
Resource type: Tutorial, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph
Subject: Geology, Space science
 
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This lesson introduces students to planetary research. Using some of the most famous and interesting images of the Solar System, students learn to focus on details by studying uncaptioned images. They increase their knowledge of the planets and their features by comparing their observations to those of real researchers. Students organize their findings to infer a key difference between inner and outer ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph
Subject: Physical geography, Space science
 
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This collection provides a wide array of visual resources and supporting material about the December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Visualizations include simple animations, satellite photographs, Quicktime animations and tsunami models. The collection also contains visualizations related to other historical tsunamis and additional resources (beyond visualizations) about tsunamis. Resources can be ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Module / Unit, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Visualization - scientific, Clearinghouse
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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