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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 on-line project is part of the Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) program, which has developed internet activities for the elementary, middle, and high school level student. This project involves comparing the water quality of local rivers, streams, lakes or ponds with other fresh water sources around the world. The focus is to assess the quality of water based on physical ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Project
Subject: Biology, Environmental 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), Informal
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Cryology, Ecology, Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology, Technology
 
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The Deep Biosphere Laboratory at Goteborg University consists of about 10 people whose unifying interest is in microbial life in underground and sub-seafloor environments. Visitors to the site can access summaries of research projects, personnel information, and links to publications on the topic of underground and sub-seafloor microbes. Research topics include microbes in deep Swedish and Finnish ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material, Report
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Geochemistry, Geology
 
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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 and Space sciences and includes a rich array of documents, including images, movies, animations, and data sets that explore the Earth and Space sciences and the historical and cultural ties between ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal, General public
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lab activity, Photograph, Book - text, Educational portal, Ask an expert
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Structural geology, History and philosophy of science, Hydrology, Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography, Physics, Space science
 
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This resource for biology and science teachers includes a Lesson Plans section, which contains classroom activities, labs and worksheets. The Webquest section contains inquiry-based projects that utilize the internet. Internet lessons (also called miniquests) are smaller activities wherein students use one or two science related websites to answer a series of questions. The lesson plans are categorized ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lab activity
Subject: Biology, Ecology
 
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This website provides students with an introduction to the history of life and how it resulted in today's biodiversity. There are three tiers of difficulty available for different grade levels. During this tour students learn about geologic time, fossils, ancestral relationships, cladograms, variation, natural selection, and extinction. Students learn that life has been around for a very long time ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Biology, Geologic time, Paleontology
 
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Chem 4 Kids provides detailed and easy to understand information about many aspects of chemistry and biochemistry. The Matter Section discusses properties of different states of matter such as solids, liquids, gases and plasma, as well as mixes and solutions. The Elements Section presents the periodic table and the different elements with families, structures, and properties. This includes halogens, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental science
 
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Scientists in Action provides news about natural scientists and what they do, including: how scientists must react to rockfalls and earthquakes; spy plane modification by NASA to gather data to help forecast brush fires and spot toxic waste; frog malformation and population decrease; the 'Geologists in the Parks' program, which involves new earth scientists in helping National Park staff understand ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Geology, Paleontology, Natural hazards
 
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This guide is intended to provide a basis from which a comprehensive study of coastal wetlands can be developed by teachers for their classrooms. It includes lessons and hands-on activities for students on the location and distribution of wetlands, the role of the Mississippi River in the formation of coastal wetlands, their beneficial functions, and issues associated with loss of wetlands. A glossary, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science
 
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