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This web site provides information on the Barringer Meteorite Crater (also known as "Meteor Crater") located in the Arizona desert. Users can find information on the latest research surrounding the crater, a complete history of the crater, the environmental effects of the impact, and a look at Daniel Moreau Barringer, responsible for the theory behind the crater. Also included are an interactive quiz ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Commercial portal
Subject: Geology, Space science
 
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PlanetDiary records the events and phenomena that affect Earth and its residents. Every week this site presents 'Current Phenomena', which is news from around the globe on geology, astronomy, meteorology, biology, and environmental science issues. The site accompanies specific chapters in Pearson Education texts. These are: Science Explorer - Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science; Science ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Commercial portal
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Geology, Space science
 
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This on-line guide is a complete resource for information about animals, plants, and the natural world. Field guides give detailed photos and information on over 5,000 species, including amphibians, birds, fish, insects, mammals, reptiles, trees, wildflowers, spiders, seashore creatures, plants, and butterflies. The Bird of The Day section highlights a species with tips for viewing, as well as audio ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Commercial portal
Subject: Biology
 
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Lightning Explorer provides a map of the U.S. showing recent lightning strikes. The Discover Lightning section includes a FAQ sheet, glossary, bibliography on real-time lightning detection networks, personal safety information, scientific papers, and a link to a photo gallery. The scientific papers cover lightning safety, the physics of lightning, the U.S. Lightning Detection Network and related applications, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Commercial portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards
 
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This portal provides introductory text for issues relating to Geographic Information Systems as well as pointers to further information. GIS Lounge includes links to tutorials, references, career opportunities, GIS user forums, GIS data sources and industry articles. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Commercial portal
Subject: Physical geography
 
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This educational website contains teacher materials for many subjects as well as books, professional resources, advice, and teaching tips for educators. Classroom materials include project ideas, activities such as web quests, unit ideas and lesson plans by grade level. Science topics covered include ecosystems, the solar system, the Sun, geography, seasons, weather, dinosaurs, life science and physical ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Commercial portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Ecology, Physical geography, Geology, Paleontology, Space science
 
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The National Geographic Society homepage is a gateway to sites about adventure and expedition, nature and conservation, history and culture, weather and natural forces, dinosaurs and the ancient world, science and space, maps and geography, and animals. There are also kids education sites, magazines, and news. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Commercial portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Environmental science, Human geography, Physical geography, Paleontology, Natural hazards, Space science
 
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The Environmental News Network (ENN) offers original news content, source affiliate news and filter articles from a variety of news streams, including major wire services, numerous partners, contributors, freelance journalists, and research associates from around the world. Site materials include news stories and press releases on environmental themes (current and archived), commentary and editorials, ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Commercial portal
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This is the Science and Nature portal for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Topics include Animals, Prehistoric Life, Human Body and Mind, Genes, Space, and Hot Topics in science and nature. Other links lead to featured stories, message boards, quizzes, picture galleries, games, wallpaper, screensavers, and web postcards. In addition, there is a list of science programs on radio and television ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Commercial portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Environmental science, Space science
 
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The Geography Network is a global community of governmental and commercial data providers who are committed to making geographic content easily accessible. The site provides an extensive collection of maps, searchable by theme (shaded relief, streets, population, rivers, etc.) or geographic area (continents, countries, or U.S. states). It also offers access to a large collection of geographic data, ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Commercial portal, Discussion / Forum, Search engine
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography, Technology
 
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