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This site discusses the cosmic microwave background, radiation left over from the Big Bang. Particular emphasis is upon tiny fluctuations in the temperature of the radiation, which are believed to reflect fluctuations in the density of matter in the early universe. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This is an infrared (IR) GOES satellite image of the United States, taken in December 2004. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed
Subject: Space science
 
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Visitors to this non-profit site can access introductory information about wind turbines and the generation of electricity by wind power. For kids, there is an interactive tour of a wind turbine. For older learners, there is a tutorial that covers all aspects of wind energy. The site is available in several languages, including French and Spanish. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science
 
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This site presents graphic plots of solar wind and magnetic field data from the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) spacecraft. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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Biosphere reserves are sites recognized under UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme which innovate and demonstrate approaches to conservation and sustainable development. They are internationally recognized, nominated by national governments and remain under sovereign jurisdiction of the states where they are located. Biosphere reserves serve in some ways as 'living laboratories' for testing out ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Geology
 
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The Convection And Moisture EXperiment (CAMEX) is a series of field research investigations sponsored by the Earth Science Enterprise of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). CAMEX-3 collected data for research in tropical cyclone development, tracking, intensification, and landfalling impacts using NASA-funded aircraft and surface remote sensing instrumentation. At this site, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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This online pamphlet discusses the concept of geologic time. Topics include the relative and radiometric time scales, the use of index fossils in making age determinations, and current thinking on the age of the Earth. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geologic time, Physics
 
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This site provides information about the TOMS instrument, its mission, space craft, and data products. Visitors can access same-day or archived data on aerosols, ozone, reflectivity, ultraviolet radiation, or volcanic gases. Teachers can choose from a selection of links to activities and lesson plans. Other materials include news articles, movies, and links to related sites. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Educational portal, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Space science
 
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This chapter from an online astronomy course briefly describes the formation of the solar system from an accretionary disk. Links to additional resources, a homework assignment, and a quiz are included. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Space science
 
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This basic explanation of the greenhouse effect is accompanied by a diagram. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry
 
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