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This article presents information about the radiation hazards facing astronauts who travel to Mars. It covers the types of radiation including the most dangerous, galactic cosmic rays (GCRs), the damage it does to the body, and methods of shielding against it. One can also listen to this story via streaming audio or a downloadable file. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Webcast - audio
Subject: Space science
 
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Users can subscribe to this free service, which will automatically send a new podcast each day. Topics include nanotechnology, astrophysics and space, observing Earth, and the human world. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Webcast - audio
Subject: Environmental science, Soil science, Technology
 
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Living on Earth with Steve Curwood is the weekly environmental news and information program distributed by National Public Radio. Every week approximately 300 National Public Radio stations broadcast Living on Earth's news, features, interviews and commentary on a broad range of ecological issues. Users can play or download mp3 files of this radio broadcast. They can choose the current week's show, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Radio broadcast, Webcast - audio
Subject: Environmental science
 
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Podcasts of the Science Update radio show are available by subscription, or they can be streamed or downloaded directly from the website. These daily sixty-second radio features, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), cover the latest discoveries in science, technology and medicine. Subscription podcasts are delivered each Friday directly to subscribers' computers. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Radio broadcast, Webcast - audio
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Geology, Space science, Technology
 
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Coral reef ecologist Jeremy Jackson lays out the shocking state of the ocean today: overfished, overheated, polluted, with indicators that things will get much worse. A leader in the study of the ecology and evolution of marine organisms, Jeremy Jackson is known for his deep understanding of geological time. This 18:19 minute film, filmed as part of Mission Blue Voyage in April, 2010, is one of four ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Informal, General public
Resource type: Video, Webcast - audio
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography
 
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This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) article discusses the connection between dust storms in Africa, and red tides along the Florida coast. Red tides are blooms of toxic algae that kill fish, birds, and mammals, as well as cause health problems in humans. Storm activity in the Sahara Desert region kicks up topsoil that winds transport into the Gulf of Mexico. These clouds fertilize ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Photograph, Visualization - scientific, Report, Webcast - audio
Subject: Biology, Environmental science
 
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This is the record of an environmental reporter's expedition to Antarctica. During his time in Antarctica, the author wrote reports and captured photos, video and audio of the animals, the environment and the people who live there. Topics include wildlife and how it has been affected by climate change, equipment needed for working in Antarctica, and life at Palmer Station. A series of journal entries ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Photograph, Video, Report, Webcast - audio
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Cryology, Environmental science
 
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This website, designed for K-12 teachers and students, offers materials and activities based on the "Extreme 2008: A Deep Sea Adventure" mission to explore deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Students can step into the shoes of deep-sea scientists as they follow the expedition and listen to recordings of student communications with the researchers via e-mail and telephone calls placed directly to Alvin, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material, Webcast - audio
Subject: Geology, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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These podcasts (RSS feeds) are published by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Topics include lunar and planetary science, NASA missions, solar science, physics and astrophysics, space technology, and many others. Older podcasts dating back to 1996 are archived, and Spanish translations are availble for some. The podcasts can be streamed from the website or downloaded. Written ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Webcast - visual, Sound, Webcast - audio
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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This set of multimedia resources, produced for the NOVA television broadcast 'Mass Extinction', explains mass extinctions in general, and in particular the extinction event that occurred at the end of the Permian period, in which more than 90 percent of all marine species died out. An interactive feature presents some of the theories about what caused this event, and lets users vote for the one they ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Video, Index / Bibliography, Webcast - audio
Subject: Geologic time, Geology, Paleontology
 
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