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This site displays a brief animation of a supernova explosion and presents an explanation of the types and causes of supernovae. Links to a glossary are embedded in the text. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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At this site, users can access weather and weather-related maps. Subjects include outdoor activities, health and safety, weather details, gardening weather, and links to "Maps of the Week". Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Map
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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In this activity, students learn to recognize periodicity within a set of data by using the examples of pendulums and binary star systems. Included are prerequisites, enrichment activities, materials lists, datasets, instructions, and links to additional information.. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Mathematics, Physics, Space science
 
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In this lesson, students will learn Kepler's three laws of planetary motion and learn about the properties of ellipses. The lesson includes an activity in which they construct the orbit of a planet, and use Kepler's third law to calculate its period of revolution. Objectives, background information, a materials list, instructions, and a student worksheet are included. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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Visitors to this site can access a brief description of what a well is and how it works. Topics include the basic types of wells, well construction, and tips on preventing contamination of wells. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Hydrology
 
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This glossary provides an extensive alphabetical listing of groundwater-related terms. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Glossary
Subject: Hydrology
 
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This guide provides a brief introduction to the hydrologic cycle and related concepts. Users can choose from a set of links to pages which explain the distribution of water among the oceans, land, and atmosphere, and the mechanisms by which water is moved between its various sinks and sources. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Hydrology, Physical oceanography
 
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This text explains how glaciers scour and grind the Earth's surface, and about the sorts of deposits they leave behind. Emphasis is on glaciation in the mountains and valleys of Vermont. Links to related topics are included. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Cryology, Geology
 
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Visitors to this site can read about sunspots, solar wind, solar flares, and coronal mass ejecions. Topics include how they interact with the Earth's magnetic field, auroras, and possible damaging effects of geomagnetic storms on satellites and ground-based technology. A list of "Would You Believe" factoids is included. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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In this activity, students construct a model of the seafloor, prepare profiles, and learn how ocean depth is measured. A materials list, instructions, engagement and explanatory information, and a vocabulary list are included. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Physical oceanography
 
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