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This brief description of the rock cycle is for younger students. They will learn about the processes by which the three types of rocks can be changed into one another. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geology
 
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This set of activities can be performed in the classroom or outdoors. Students will learn about atmospheric moisture, cloud formation, and precipitation by building and using their own instruments, making clouds in a bottle, and creating artificial "rain". Each activity includes materials lists, instructions for teachers and students, concepts, and learnable skills. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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This site offers access to information on worldwide earthquake activity, earthquake science, and earthquake hazard reduction. Materials presented here include maps and information on recent activity in the United States or worldwide, news and highlights, and a link where users can report ground motion from an earthquake. For teachers, there is a set of quick links to photos, a slideshow, and USGS ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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Students can learn about the conditions necessary for hurricanes to form and sustain themselves. The discussion is accompanied by remote imagery and an animation showing how wind shear can retard the development of a hurricane. Links to more detailed information are embedded in the text. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Tutorial, Imagery - remotely sensed, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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Students can study the development of hurricanes as they evolve through a life cycle from a cluster of thunderstorms to a tropical depression to a tropical storm and then to a full-fledged hurricane. The characteristic atmospheric pressures at each stage of development are presented, and images of each stage are included. Links to more detailed information are embedded in the text. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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Visitors to this site can access general information about earthquakes, such as frequently asked questions, seismic hazards, and building code information. Real-time information on specific events in western Canada is available in the form of maps and lists, and is updated hourly. For teachers, there is a set of links to background materials, computer and classroom activities, and seismic data. A ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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This biography of Admiral Harry Hess details his career in the United States Navy, during which he collected data on the seafloor, and as a geologist, in which he incorporated his observations on seafloor features into a hypothesis that the seafloor was spreading. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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Students can learn about the plants, animals, climatic conditions, and geographic locations that constitute the various biomes and ecosystems of the world. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Ecology
 
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Using this kit, students may construct paper models of the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. Parts sheets for printing, instructions, and a list of other required materials are included. Links to other related sites are also provided. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Space science
 
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Students may color and assemble this eight-cube paper puzzle of the solar system. Parts for printing, instructions, and reference materials on the planets are provided. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Ref. material
Subject: Space science
 
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