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This tutorial will help students learn and understand the concepts of geologic time and the age of the Earth. They will investigate the geologic time scale and learn about the use of index fossils and radiometric dating to determine the age of rock formations and fossils. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), General public
Resource type: Ref. material, Book - text
Subject: Geologic time, Geology, Paleontology
 
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This portal provides an extensive set of links to information on solar and lunar eclipses, planetary transits, solar system data, moon phases, and related resources. Information on recent and upcoming eclipses and other celestial events is also included. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Educational portal, Government portal
Subject: Space science
 
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This simulator allows the user to manipulate seasons on Earth or the other planets. The target planet, viewpoint, date and time, field of view, and other options may be chosen. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), General public
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This database of NASA images includes a large selection of pictures of spacecraft, astronomical objects, and NASA facilities and personnel. The database is searchable by keyword, or by browsing a selection of subject categories. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph, Search engine
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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This photo gallery features an extensive selection of imagery of many types of objects in space. The gallery is divided by type of object: solar system (planets, asteroids, comets, etc.), astronomical objects (nebulae, galaxies. etc.), and other images (sun, spacecraft). Detailed captions are provided for some images. Indices are provided for imagery from three major sources: Galileo, the Hubble Space ... 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: Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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The magnetic field of the Earth is contained in a region called the magnetosphere. The magnetosphere prevents most of the particles from the sun, carried in solar wind, from hitting the Earth. This site, produced by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), uses text, scientific illustrations,and remote imagery to explain the occurrence and nature of planetary magnetic fields and ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Physics, Space science
 
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This collection of basic definitions and answers to questions about hurricanes and tropical cyclones includes how they form, how they are named, how intensities are measured, and how storms are forecast. Historical information, information on myths surrounding these storms, links to sites displaying real-time storm information, and safety tips are also included. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Case study, Tutorial, Map, Ref. material, Non-profit portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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This site presents a summary of current volcanic eruptions and images and videos of volcanoes on Earth. Discussions of the characteristics of volcanism on other worlds in our solar system are also presented and are accompanied by maps and imagery. Links to volcano observatories, parks, and monuments around the world are also included. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), General public
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph, Ref. material, Educational portal, Non-profit portal, Ask an expert
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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