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This site provides visual resources that illustrate the process of chemical weathering. Animations demonstrate how temperature and precipitation affect the evolution of parent material from highly resistant primary minerals to both secondary minerals and minerals in solution, as well as showing rates of weathering of various common minerals. A collection of photographs gives examples of chemical weathering ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Clearinghouse
Subject: Physical geography, Geochemistry, Geology
 
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This site provides a variety of visual resources about waterfalls. Flash animations show how waterfalls, plunge pools and gorges are created by the erosion of underlying rock by flowing water. A QuickTime movie gives examples of large-scale waterfalls from around the world, and an interactive diagram illustrates how falling water is used to generate hydroelectric power. These resources are suitable ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Video, Abstract / Summary, Clearinghouse
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology
 
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This site features Flash animations and QuickTime movies that illustrate some of the processes associated with river erosion, transport and deposition. Topics include sediment transport processes, such as saltation, sliding, rolling, suspension, and dissolved load; depositional processes, such as the spatial distribution of gravel, sand and clay as a stream enters a lake; and sediment transfer processes, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Video, Abstract / Summary, Clearinghouse
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology
 
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This site contains a variety of plate tectonic animations, paleogeographic reconstructions, and paleoclimate animations. Each animation is viewable from the web page, and has accompanying text that explains the events portrayed. Examples include the formation of the ocean basins, the assembly and breakup of Pangaea, and the collision of India and Asia. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Climatology, Physical geography, Geologic time, Geology, Structural geology
 
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The Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change (CIPEC) is involved in a variety of demographic, geographic, and land use research efforts. The biocomplexity project concentrates on using several types of mathematical modeling to inventory and predict land use / land cover patterns. The goal of this research is to compare the strengths, weaknesses, and unique advantages ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography, Physical geography, Mathematics
 
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Looking at the Environment is a one-year high school environmental science course that employs geographic visualization and data analysis tools in an inquiry-based approach to science education. Investigations in Environmental Science places students in the role of environmental scientists. It engages them in investigations of realistic environmental problems, in which they must make recommendations ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Course, Curriculum, Lesson plan, Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Hydrology, Policy issues
 
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This is the home page for the April 2003 NAGT workshop on Teaching Biocomplexity in the Geosciences. The workshop program has links to each PowerPoint presentation given during the workshop, as well as links to notes that resulted from each of the working group sessions. Example teaching materials from the share fair and the poster session are also linked. A field trip to Yellowstone National Park ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for field trip, Presentation / Demo, Proceedings, Clearinghouse
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental science, Human geography, Physical geography, Geology
 
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Scientific Visualizations is part of the Learning Center and Prism project at the University of Washington. The Scientific Visualizations active page will highlight new tools and techniques used in the field of building visualizations. It will provide examples of environmental visualizations, links, news and events related to using visualizations in education and research. Users may also follow links ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Biology, Educational theory and practice, Physical geography, Geology, Physical oceanography, Technology
 
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This resource can assist college faculty in teaching effective use of maps and spatial representations. The site consists of a self-guided, interactive tutorial that leads Geoscience Faculty through issues and considerations about spatial thinking. The tutorial is designed to capture some of the results of cognitive studies of spatial thinking and cast them into terms that are relevant and accessible ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Tutorial, Illustration - scientific, Map, Visualization - scientific, Report
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Physical geography, Geology, Structural geology
 
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This site provides a searchable database of NASA's Earth science-related images, animations, and data visualizations. Categories include agriculture, atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, human dimensions, hydrosphere, land surface, oceans, and solid earth. Images may be browsed by subject, location, or satellite sensor. Each image is accompanied by a description, background information, and explanation ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Agricultural science, Atmospheric science, Cryology, Forestry, Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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