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This site offers a 12-question interactive practice exam about the Earth's atmosphere. By clicking on the circle next to each answer, students will be given a response that includes whether or not they are correct and some information about the answer they chose. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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This site features GIF and Flash animations that illustrate wave cyclone formation and the formation and characteristics of warm, cold, stationary, and occluded fronts. The animations can be paused and rewound to stress important points. These resources are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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This site features Flash and QuickTime animations that illustrate diurnal changes in wind patterns along coasts due to unequal heating of the land and water, the Coriolis Effect on the Earth's surface and in the context of everyday weather patterns, and global circulation, temperature, and wind patterns. The animations can be paused and rewound to stress important points. These resources are suitable ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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The Oklahoma Mesonet is a network of 110 monitoring stations that measure environmental parameters including air, wind, moisture, soil, pressure, and radiation. Data are available from the Mesonet website as maps, interactive products, public safety indices, weather trends, statistics, meteograms, agricultural models, and summary products. Mesonet data can be displayed using software developed at ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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This NASA website documents the detection, tracking and measurement of volcanic eruption plumes from space. The site features an image archive of satellite data that has been used to create maps and measure sulfur dioxide, volcanic ash, and aerosol emissions by volcanoes since 1978. The site also provides an extensive list of links to other volcanology-related resources. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Visualization - scientific, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Geochemistry
 
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This site features GIFs, Java applets, MPEGs, and Flash animations that illustrate various forms of precipitation and moisture. They include an animation of air parcels and water vapor colliding with condensation nuclei which results in condensation and cloud formation, an interactive precipitation animation applet that allows the user to set wet and dry bulb temperatures to see if snow, ice, freezing ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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This site features a QuickTime animation with audio, a series of Java applets, and an MPEG that illustrate various aspects of atmospheric heating. They explain Earth's radiation balance, show the user how to draw temperature contours, and depict the basic idea of an urban heat island. These resources portray a variety of environments and are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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CoVis is a community of thousands of students, over a hundred teachers, and dozens of researchers all working to improve science education in middle and high schools. They do this by approaching the learning of science more like the doing of science: rather than depend on the teaching of facts, they seek to reproduce the question-centered, collaborative practices of scientists, using advanced communication ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Project, Software
Subject: Atmospheric science, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science
 
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This class page holds online modules for undergraduates in environmental science. Basic Skills and Principles starts with experimental analysis, statistics and graphing, and measurement. Energy and Biogeochemical Cycling continue with more advanced exercises. Each module features review material, notes, and short lessons, and some have PDF activity sheets for download. This resource is part of the ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science
 
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This site is for the Sante Fe Institute and provides information on specific activities and opportunities offered through this organization. The Santa Fe Institute is a private, non-profit, multidisciplinary research and education center, founded in 1984. Since its founding SFI has devoted itself to creating a new kind of scientific research community, pursuing emerging science. Operating as a small, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Abstract / Summary, Report, Non-profit portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Ecology
 
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