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This commercial website offers weather data from throughout the country. This section focuses on Midwest Temperature. Users can click on weather contour maps and find local weather forecasts. Data also includes wind-chill, humidity, dew point, visibility, snow, jet stream and visible satellite maps. Health maps, UV forecast, flu activity and air quality are also available. From this site users can ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Visualization - scientific, In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical geography
 
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The Changing with the Tide lesson plan is written around a role-play activity in which students learn about and act out the behavior of plants and animals in a salt marsh habitat as the tides change. An unusual feature of salt marshes is the dramatic daily change in stresses and interactions that the organisms face. On this Starting Point page, teachers can find learning goals, teaching notes and ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Guide for instructor
Subject: Biology, Physical geography, Physical oceanography
 
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The Coral Bleaching: Making our Oceans Whiter lesson was developed by National Geographic. This lesson plan deals with coral reefs and the recent increase in coral bleaching. The students will be learning about the ecology of reefs, the habitats they create, the algal symbiosis that ends with bleaching, and the role of human impact. The plan also outlines a role-playing debate for the students, and ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Case study, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Ecology, Physical geography, Biological oceanography
 
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Assessments: Read (1)
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In this lab, students measure a topographic and geologic cross-section across a floodplain by simple surveying and augering techniques. Placing the lab context for use, this site provides learning goals and skills, equipment lists, teaching notes and materials, assessment recommendations, and links to further references and resources. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Field activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology
 
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This game is actually an on-campus field lab that has students using directions and a GPS receiver to make their way from one stop to the next. At each stop, they identify a building stone (or tree for an environmental studies or plant biology class). If possible, have the students work in small groups, taking turns using the GPS receiver and with each group having its own direction sheet. At the ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Field activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor, Index / Bibliography
Subject: Biology, Physical geography, Geology
 
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Skills: Read (1)
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The Burd Run Interdisciplinary Watershed Research Laboratory at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (SU) is a cooperative effort among 13 faculty from the Departments of Geography-Earth Science, Biology, and Teacher Education. The goal of the laboratory is to provide intensive undergraduate field training through collection and analysis of related hydrologic, geologic, biologic, and geographic ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Curriculum
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Ecology, Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology
 
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This website, containing seafloor topography estimations and measurements, is a part of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography Satellite Geodesy project. The site contains a variety of information regarding seafloor topography. Users can access journal articles, NOAA images and clickable topography maps. The site also contains submission information for those interested in contributing data to the ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Visualization - scientific, Journal article
Subject: Physical geography, Geophysics, Physical oceanography
 
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This USGS web page contains images from the Mount Saint Helens eruptions. The site contains information about the 1980 eruption, activity before, during, and after and previous eruptions. The site also contains maps, current hazards reports, background information and more. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Government portal, Clearinghouse
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES): Read
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