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GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide, hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science education program. Students can learn to take scientific measurements in the fields of atmospheric science, hydrology, soils, and land cover. They can report their data through the internet, create maps and graphs to analyze the data, and collaborate with scientists ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Photograph, Discussion / Forum, In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Soil science
 
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This resource describes what mineral sands are, and discusses the heavy, dark-colored minerals that they contain (rutile, ilmenite, zircon, monazite). A map shows locations of mineral sands deposits in Australia. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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The most profound deformational event involving the interaction of lithospheric plates is a collision between continents; for example, the collision of the Indian continent with the Eurasian continent, which began in the Eocene. This continuing collision has produced intracontinental thrust sheets responsible for the highest mountains in the world. Mount Everest, the Annapurna Range, and the rest ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Structural geology
 
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Much like El Nino, the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) varies in a rhythmic pattern from decade to decade. The NAO is the relationship between a high-pressure system over the Azores Islands and a low-pressure system over Iceland. This site uses text, photographs, and maps to explain what the NAO is and how it affects weather in Europe, the United States, and as far away as the Middle East. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical oceanography
 
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This article describes the use of satellite remote sensing to examine supercell thunderstorms with the intent of predicting when or if they are likely to produce tornadoes. During the afternoon and evening of May 3, 1999, a series of supercell thunderstorms produced large, destructive tornadoes concentrated in central Oklahoma. During this outbreak, the NASA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards, Technology
 
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The Galileo educator site offers educators and students interesting facts about NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and Europa, and many classroom activities. There are activities to interpret new images of new worlds, planets and satellites, navigating the solar system, planetary surfaces, a closer look of Europa, design a spacecraft to test for life on Europa, building a scale model of the Galileo ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Photograph, Glossary, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Cryology, Geology, Space science, Technology
 
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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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This collection of images was acquired by astronauts as they flew various missions on the space shuttle and the International Space station. The collection is searchable by geographic location (an interactive map), landforms, human-created features, weather phenomena, water habitats, and others. The images are available in three resolutions and include cataloging data and a caption. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Agricultural science, Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Human geography, Physical geography, Geology, Physical oceanography, Space science
 
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This collection of images was captured by the Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar, which was flown on two flights of the space shuttle Endeavour in 1994. Images are classified into categories for ease in searching: archaeological sites, cities, ecology and agriculture, geology, interferometry, oceans, rivers, snow and ice, and volcanoes. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Physical geography, Space science
 
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