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This introduction to the world's biomes provides brief descriptions and climographs (charts showing average temperatures for each month of the year). It begins with an overview of the biome concept, followed by a summary of climograph structure and use. The remaining pages detail six identified biomes, including: arctic tundra, deciduous forest, desert, taiga, tropical rainforest, and tropical savannah. ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Tutorial
Subject: Biology, Climatology, Ecology, Physical geography
 
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This atlas presents an inventory of intact forest landscapes (i.e. the remaining large, unbroken areas of pristine nature within the forest zone of Russia). This endeavor was carried out by a group of Russian non-governmental conservation and scientific organizations between 1999 and 2002 as part of the Global Forest Watch initiative. The purpose of the atlas is to provide an accurate picture of the ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Forestry
 
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This lesson presents an introduction to solar observations by eye or telescope and during eclipse. It also explores the distance to the Sun, its layers, the corona and the solar wind. Safety rules for observing the Sun are stressed as students are informed about the visible layers of the Sun - photosphere, chromosphere, corona. Students learn about the high temperature of the corona, the evidence ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Space science
 
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This site from Tulane University consists of a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson on tectosilicate, oxide and carbonate minerals. The site features a table and description of the minerals in each group, including the nine types of SiO2, the different feldspars, and the calcite group. Optical and physical properties are explained, as well as the environment in which each mineral crystallizes. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This planetarium show teaches about meteors, meteorites, asteroids, and comets. It includes results from NASA missions and about the dangers they can pose to life on Earth. It is created for full-dome theaters but can also be shown in flat version for TVs and computer monitors. Shows the effects of the Chixulub and Tungusta events, plus the Pallasite impact that resulted in the Brenham meteorite fall. ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Video
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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This DVD includes space science images, movies and activities aligned with national standards. Includes the following sections: Astronomy, Solar System, Sky Tonight, and Space Weather models, which run separately or as a linked system, plus Space Events. It is safe for unattended use and suitable for museums or school libraries. Images can be updated without need of an open web browser. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Visualization - scientific, Remotely sensed dataset, Software
Subject: Space science
 
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This USGS fact sheet provides information about mercury toxicity and its occurrence in the environment. Maps, diagrams, and photographs complement the text which discusses the sources and types of mercury in the environment, exposure pathways, and health effects on humans and wildlife. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Natural hazards
 
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This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) article discusses the connection between dust storms in Africa, and red tides along the Florida coast. Red tides are blooms of toxic algae that kill fish, birds, and mammals, as well as cause health problems in humans. Storm activity in the Sahara Desert region kicks up topsoil that winds transport into the Gulf of Mexico. These clouds fertilize ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Photograph, Visualization - scientific, Report, Webcast - audio
Subject: Biology, Environmental science
 
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This online letter, written by a glacial geologist living and working in Antartica, describes how organisms living there have adapted to thrive in such an extreme environment. In her letters home, Stephanie Shipp shares her work and discoveries, specifically an overview of the physical, chemical, and behavioral adaptations of Antarctica's organisms, notes about the types of organisms that are notably ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Report
Subject: Ecology, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography
 
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These lecture notes from a class on natural disasters discuss the characteristics of magma, how magmas form in the Earth, and types of volcanic eruptions. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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