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Lightning Explorer provides a map of the U.S. showing recent lightning strikes. The Discover Lightning section includes a FAQ sheet, glossary, bibliography on real-time lightning detection networks, personal safety information, scientific papers, and a link to a photo gallery. The scientific papers cover lightning safety, the physics of lightning, the U.S. Lightning Detection Network and related applications, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Commercial portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards
 
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This portal provides introductory text for issues relating to Geographic Information Systems as well as pointers to further information. GIS Lounge includes links to tutorials, references, career opportunities, GIS user forums, GIS data sources and industry articles. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Commercial portal
Subject: Physical geography
 
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This educational website contains teacher materials for many subjects as well as books, professional resources, advice, and teaching tips for educators. Classroom materials include project ideas, activities such as web quests, unit ideas and lesson plans by grade level. Science topics covered include ecosystems, the solar system, the Sun, geography, seasons, weather, dinosaurs, life science and physical ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Commercial portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Ecology, Physical geography, Geology, Paleontology, Space science
 
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The National Geographic Society homepage is a gateway to sites about adventure and expedition, nature and conservation, history and culture, weather and natural forces, dinosaurs and the ancient world, science and space, maps and geography, and animals. There are also kids education sites, magazines, and news. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Commercial portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Environmental science, Human geography, Physical geography, Paleontology, Natural hazards, Space science
 
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The Environmental News Network (ENN) offers original news content, source affiliate news and filter articles from a variety of news streams, including major wire services, numerous partners, contributors, freelance journalists, and research associates from around the world. Site materials include news stories and press releases on environmental themes (current and archived), commentary and editorials, ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Commercial portal
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This is the Science and Nature portal for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Topics include Animals, Prehistoric Life, Human Body and Mind, Genes, Space, and Hot Topics in science and nature. Other links lead to featured stories, message boards, quizzes, picture galleries, games, wallpaper, screensavers, and web postcards. In addition, there is a list of science programs on radio and television ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Commercial portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Environmental science, Space science
 
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This resource discusses Differential Global Positioning Systems (DGPS), and why they were developed. It provides a brief history of GPS and the selective availability mode which was formerly used to degrade accuracy for non-military purposes. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material, Commercial portal
Subject: Physical geography, Geophysics, Technology
 
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WeatherTap.com is a subscription service for online weather data. For 74 dollars a year, users can access numerous including real-time radar, high-resolution satellite imagery, lightning data, complete aviation and severe weather coverage and more. WeatherTap can be used to plot custom locations with lat/long coordinates, monitor individual storm tracks and attributes, measure distance, plot range ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Commercial portal, In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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This is an extensive resource for students of high-level mathematics. Wolfram Research and Eric Weisstein have put together this site with the very advanced student in mind, and the focal point is the enormous resource library. Covering a wide range of math topics, such as number theory, discrete mathematics, and topology, the 10,000+ pages feature notes, diagrams, example problems, definitions of ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Commercial portal, Educational portal
Subject: Mathematics
 
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This animation explains the code-phase and carrier-phase portions of the signal that is used for timing in Global Positioning Systems, and their uses. It is accompanied by a written explanation. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Visualization - scientific, Ref. material, Commercial portal
Subject: Physical geography, Technology
 
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