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This website presents a collection of materials and information that can be used to improve accessibility to web-based information for individuals with disabilities. The site provides web design techniques and useful guidelines, as well as descriptions and reviews of various products and tools related to web accessibility. Features of the site also include educational materials, software applications, ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal, General public
Resource type: Case study, Curriculum, Tutorial, Policy / Procedure, Discussion / Forum
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Technology
 
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America has 95,000 miles of coastline. In this collection of images from NOAA, the user can view images of America's coasts and adjacent coastal regions. Images include early Nineteenth Century sketches and drawings and modern photographs of waves, rocky shores, sandy beaches, marshes, mangroves, seaside villages, and port cities. Full description.
Grade level: Informal, General public
Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Photograph
Subject: Environmental science, Geology, Physical oceanography
 
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This spiral graph visualization, which includes both marine and terrestrial components, represents 4.5 billion years of geologic time. Stratigraphy, paleontology, and geochronology study results provide evidence in support of this old earth. This graphical representation is from an article called Age of the Earth. Full description.
Grade level: Informal, General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geologic time
 
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This site contains slide shows and virtual field trips of Yellowstone National Park. There are several slide shows to chose from, including wolves of Yellowstone, bear research, fire ecology, the history of Yellowstone and the influence of art on Yellowstone Park. Each program features slides containing text and photographs. There is also an orientation slide show about the National Park system. More ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal, General public
Resource type: Field trip - virtual, Presentation / Demo, Photograph, Ask an expert
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Human geography, Natural hazards, Policy issues
 
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NEEF strives to use environmental learning to build a stronger economic, societal and ecological future. It advances American environmental literacy by leading the development of new policies, grant-making approaches, and direct programming. Signature projects include EnvironMentors, National Public Lands Day, BreenBiz.com, National Report Card Day and Partners in Resource Education. Major programs ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal, General public
Resource type: Ref. material, Non-profit portal
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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PRISM is a cross-disciplinary scientific model that creates a collaborative forum where scientists, students, decision makers and community members can share Puget Sound area earth science data, information and knowledge. It supports the integration of earth science and education science, suggesting that future earth science discovery will be based on the hypothesis and analysis skills acquired with ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Educational portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Hydrology, Chemical oceanography, Policy issues
 
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This site is an e-paper that describes a structured approach to inquiry-based learning using the World Wide Web as a primary information resource. Specifically, the paper addresses an 8-step process that begins with an essential question and ends with a product produced by students, typically completed in a cooperative setting. The paper also discusses the skills required by both student and teacher ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Report, Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Forestry, Human geography, Physical geography, Geology, Geophysics, Paleontology
 
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This site presents a collection of scientific learning resources for educators, parents, kids, after-school coordinators, informal learning center staff, and anyone else interested in teaching or learning about science. The site provides a searchable database of resource materials, including activities (computer based and otherwise), curriculum materials, articles, evidence and analytical tools and ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal, General public
Resource type: Ref. material, Clearinghouse
Subject: Biology, Human geography, Geology, Paleontology, Space science
 
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This site is the homepage of Alan L. Jones, of the State University of New York at Binghamton. Dr. Jones is interested in most earthquake-related topics, computer graphics, and computers in education. He has created various computer-based visualizations: Seismic/Eruption, Seismic Waves, AmaSeis, and Eqlocate. Seismic/Eruption is a program used to visualize seismicity and volcanic activity in space ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal, General public
Resource type: Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This site provides information and discussion for educators and resource developers interested in effective teaching methods and pedagogical approaches for using data in the classroom. Much of the information currently on the site reflects discussions at the recent NSDL (National Science Digital Library) sponsored workshop on using data in the classroom. This website contains discussions of pedagogic ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal
Resource type: Computer activity, Educational portal, Clearinghouse, Discussion / Forum
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Educational theory and practice, Hydrology, Physics
 
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