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This site dicusses specific challenges faced in teaching laboratory science to students with disabilities, and the corresponding accommodations for dealing with those challenges. Included is a list of potential barriers for both gaining knowledge (learning) and demonstrating knowledge (testing). The list focuses heavily on the use of assistive technology for disabled students. Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Policy / Procedure
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This report describes the characteristics used to define wetland (or hydric) soil types found in the United States. It is in text format and has one image showing the difference between hydric sandy soils and finer textured soils. The report identifies and describes the particular soil types and lists them by region. The information used for the report was provided by the USDA, NRCS, and Wetland Science ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report, Policy / Procedure
Subject: Hydrology, Soil science
 
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The Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior joined the Western Governors' Association, National Association of State Foresters, National Association of Counties, and the Intertribal Timber Council to endorse this 10-Year Comprehensive Strategy to deal with the wildland fire and hazardous fuels situation, as well as the needs for habitat restoration and rehabilitation in the Nation. Its goals were ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report, Policy / Procedure
Subject: Forestry, Natural hazards
 
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This U.S. Geological Survey fact sheet introduces topographic maps and explains how scale is used in a map to convey distance, how direction is determined using a compass, and how to use both a map and compass together by taking a compass bearing from a map. Contacts are provided to obtain current and historical magnetic declination information for any place in the United States. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal, General public
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field activity, Policy / Procedure
Subject: Physical geography
 
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MrEclipse.com provides a guide to solar and lunar eclipses, eclipse photo galleries, and a travel section on future eclipse expeditions. There are links to NASA webpages on upcoming eclipses, and reports on past eclipses. A chapter of the book Totality: Eclipses from the Sun is available online: Index to Eclipse Photography, which explains in detail the steps involved in photographing eclipses. Photographs ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Photograph, Report, Policy / Procedure
Subject: Space science
 
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This branch of the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) leads the development and transfer of water and climate information and technology which support natural resources conservation. The NWCC website contains various types of data such as precipitation maps, climate data, water supply forecasts, drought reports, stream flow data, soil types and temperature, and snow pack data. Some of the ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Report, Policy / Procedure, In-situ dataset
Subject: Agricultural science, Climatology, Environmental science, Forestry, Hydrology, Soil science
 
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The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) homepage provides AAPT news; information on membership; announcements of meetings as well as highlights and abstracts of past meetings; online publications such as the American Journal of Physics, the Physics Teacher, and the Announcer magazine; links to other publications such as Physics Today; information on AAPT high school and college programs; ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article, Periodical, Proceedings, Policy / Procedure
Subject: Physics
 
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Haze-SPAN (Haze Sun Photometer Atmospheric Network) is a project for amateurs to measure haze. The site provides basic information on the science behind haze, a manual for building a sun photometer, information on how to calibrate your instrument and make observations, and a data collection section. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Ref. material, Policy / Procedure, In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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This is the official website for the Office of Groundwater and Safe Drinking Water (OGWDW) at the Environmental Protection Aagency (EPA). The OGWDW works to ensure safe drinking water and to protect the quality of our nation's drinking water supply. This mission is accomplished using five guiding principles: prevention, risk-based priority setting for new and existing regulations, public and private ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Tutorial, Policy / Procedure, Ask an expert, Clearinghouse, In-situ dataset
Subject: Environmental science, Geochemistry, Hydrology, Policy issues
 
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The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, is a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. They provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. This web site provides access to reports on energy related ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Field trip - virtual, Visualization - scientific, Report, Policy / Procedure, Email lists, Search engine, In-situ dataset
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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