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Life on Earth
Life on Earth is a Windows to the Universe Exploratour and provides information and images about life, kingdoms, heterotrophs, autotrophs, animals, fungi, plantae, monera, and evolution. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective of this project is to develop an innovative and engaging web site that spans the Earth and Space sciences and includes a rich array of documents, including images, movies, animations, and data sets that explore the Earth and Space sciences and the historical and cultural ties between science, exploration and the human experience. Links at the top of each page allow users to navigate between beginner, intermediate, and advanced options for each topic level.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • Informal
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Tutorial
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Photograph
Subject:
  • Biology
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
The source of this material is Windows to the Universe at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Copyright 1995-1999, 2000 The Regents of the University of Michigan; Copyright 2000-02 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. All Rights Reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-508
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • C - Life science:
        • Characteristics of organisms
        • Organisms and environments
    • 5-8:
      • C - Life science:
        • Diversity and adaptations of organisms
        • Regulation and behavior
        • Structure and function in living systems
    • 9-12:
      • C - Life science:
        • Biological evolution
        • Interdependence of organisms
        • Matter, energy, and organization in living systems
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Windows to the Universe'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
http://www.windows.ucar.edu

Principal Investigator: Dr Roberta M. Johnson
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research