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This section of the Windows to the Universe web site provides information and images about Uranus including detailed information about giant planet formation, composition, interior, surface, methane, atmosphere, weather, magnetosphere, moons, rings, space missions, and myths. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective of this ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal, General public
Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material
Subject: Chemistry, Physics, Space science
 
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This site describes the structure and dynamics of plasma particles in the immediate vicinity of the Earth. The boundary between the Earth's magnetosphere and the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF), called the magnetopause, is described. It includes polar cusps, neutral points, and magnetic reconnection as proposed by James Dungey in 1961. Also mentioned is the bow shock due to the high speed of the ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Physics, Space science
 
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This is an on-line article from the PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) Savage Earth Series. The article discusses plate tectonics with a focus on mantle convection, plate boundaries, hot spots, and the structure of the Earth. The article is illustrated and contains links to Shockwave animations. Each sidebar provides a summary of the respective topic and some supporting illustrations. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal
Resource type: Tutorial, Illustration - scientific, Map, Video
Subject: Geology
 
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These two classroom exercises introduce students to stratigraphy and the law of superposition as well as seriation, dating techniques used by archaeologists to establish a relative chronology. They can be adapted to students at different levels using local materials. In the first exercise, dated materials such as newspapers may be used to illustrate the concepts; students may then manipulate materials ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Human geography, Geologic time
 
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This United States Geological Survey (USGS) on-line publication highlights the controversy surrounding the age of Cinder Cone volcano in Lassen Volcanic National Park. This report follows the beginning of the controversy in the 1870s through recent discoveries about when the volcano was formed. Early geologic studies are covered, as well as the recent findings through paleomagnetism, field and laboratory ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph, Report
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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After participating in this activity, students will be able to explain the process of conduction using a molecular model and explain that different materials conduct at different rates. They will also be able to identify air as a poor heat conductor (an insulator). The instructor guide contains detailed background material, learning goals, alignment to national standards, grade level/time, details ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Physics
 
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This resource provides information about acid rain, a widespread term used to describe all forms of acid precipitation. The sources, nature, and chemistry of acid rain are discussed, along with its impact on buildings, soils, freshwater lakes, trees, and wildlife. Other topics include measuring, modeling, and monitoring acid rain; and vehicle and industrial emission controls. The problem of airborne ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This resource describes the depletion of ozone in the upper atmosphere, which filters out incoming radiation in the cell-damaging ultraviolet (UV) part of the spectrum. Other topics include a detailed description of the chemical interaction between chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and ozone and a list of other ozone depleting chemicals. Information is also available on the ozone layer, ozone holes above ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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The University of California at Berkeley Seismological Laboratory home page provides access to the many programs, products and activities of the Laboratory. Earthquake monitoring activities include maps of recent events, weekly seismicity maps and current seismograms. Users may attempt to make their own seismogram, report an earthquake or watch movies of earthquake events. Descriptions of the seismic ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This instructor guide provides background material for a two-part activity in which students observe convective currents in water and learn that air can behave as as a fluid. Students will understand that temperature changes can cause density changes in water, learn that the same phenomenon happens in air, and understand that temperature-driven density changes will produce currents in a fluid medium. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Atmospheric science, Physics
 
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