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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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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 e-journal article describes a qualitative that study that examines the perspectives of students in three Materials Science and Technology (MST) classes. MST classes are multidisciplinary and developed to replace much of the dreary, tedious atmosphere of many traditional science classrooms with a stimulating environment conducive to learning. Students learn problem-solving skills as scientists ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Mathematics, Physics, Technology
 
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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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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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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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This interactive site uses illustrations and photographs along with text to explain the movement of tectonic plates and the result of this movement on the surface of the Earth. There is a detailed discussion of the movement at each of the four types of plate boundaries: divergent, convergent, transform, and plate boundary zones. Both lateral and vertical movements are depicted by maps and diagrams ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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This site provides information on plate boundaries, which are found at the edge of the lithospheric plates and are of three types: convergent, divergent and conservative. Wide zones of deformation are usually characteristic of plate boundaries because of the interaction between two plates. The three boundaries are characterized by their distinct motions which are described in the text and depicted ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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This National Park Service (NPS) website discusses the geology of Redwood National Park in California. It covers the history of the park and the development of the sequoia or redwood trees through time. There are links to maps, visitor information, and additional resources. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Biology
 
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