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101 Crazy Theories About Dinosaur Extinction
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This document presents a number of theories, both plausible and implausible or even humorous, for the extinction of the dinosaurs. Links to a glossary are embedded in the text. A reading list and links to related sites are also provided.

Subject:
Life Science
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
10th's and Decimals
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In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad replaces a piece of track to get the Madre Bonita Express to the Mother's Day harvest. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET
12 Steps to a Sustainable High School
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This activity includes an assessment, analysis, and action tool that can be used by classrooms to promote understanding of how the complex current issues of energy, pollution, supply and consumption are not just global but also local issues.

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Activity/Lab
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
1492: Using Data to Explain a Journey
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Back in the days of Christopher Columbus, voyages made across bodies of water were dependent upon winds and currents to drive the sailing ships. Thus good navigation routes were often determined by prevailing weather conditions such as the Trade Winds, and then discovered by explorers. In this lesson, students will explore the wind climatology for the Atlantic Ocean basin (as determined by satellite data from the past ten years), and then compare it to the route documented by Columbus in 1492.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
History, Law, Politics
Mathematics
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
My NASA DatA+
NASA Wavelength
Author:
Malinda Burk
14-Day Boxcar averaged Terra-CERES (Outgoing Longwave Radiation)
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This animation displays one year of Outgoing Long-wave Radiation (OLR) Terra-CERES data (March 1, 2000 to May 25, 2001) with a 14-day boxcar average. Endpoints have the average re-weighted for the smaller amount of data. The data are 2.5 degree resolution.

Provider:
NASA
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Bruce Barkstrom
Bruce Wielicki
Takmeng Wong
Tom Bridgman
14-Day Boxcar averaged Terra-CERES (Reflected Solar Radiation)
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This animation displays one year of Reflected Solar Radiation (RSR) Terra-CERES data (March 1, 2000 to May 25, 2001) with a 14-day boxcar average. Endpoints have the average re-weighted for the smaller amount of data. The data are 2.5 degree resolution.

Provider:
NASA
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Bruce Barkstrom
Bruce Wielicki
Takmeng Wong
Tom Bridgman
1900 Air Pollution
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This article and included graphs,from the web site accompanying the FRONTLINE NOVA special What's Up with the Weather?, reveals how atmospheric carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxides from coal- and oil-burning power plants, cars, and other fossil-fuel-burning sources have climbed along with the world population, with as yet unknown effects on the climate system.

Subject:
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
NSDL Science Refreshers
1964 Alaska Earthquake
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This video adapted from the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, explores what happened during the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 through original footage, first-person accounts, and animations illustrating plate tectonics. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
1992 Daily Ozone from Nimbus-7
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In this animation of total ozone, the luminance values of the colors bounding areas of missing data are used in interpolating over these regions. The missing data are mapped to the grayscale portion of the color map.

Provider:
NASA
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Pamela ONeil
Ray Twiddy
Richard McPeters
1993 Daily Ozone from Meteor-3
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In this animation of total ozone, the luminance values of the colors bounding areas of missing data are used in interpolating over these regions. The missing data are mapped to the grayscale portion of the color map.

Provider:
NASA
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Pamela ONeil
Ray Twiddy
Richard McPeters
1993 Daily Ozone from Nimbus-7
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In this animation of total ozone, the luminance values of the colors bounding areas of missing data are used in interpolating over these regions. The missing data are mapped to the grayscale portion of the color map.

Provider:
NASA
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Pamela ONeil
Ray Twiddy
Richard McPeters
1993 New Car Data
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This dataset, created by Robin H. Locke of St. Lawrence University, describes 93 new cars for the 1993 model year with 26 variables, including price, mpg ratings, and engine size. It also illustrates a broad range of statistical techniques such as box-whisker plot, confidence intervals, difference in means, one-way ANOVA, contingency table, scatterplot, regression, and correlation. If further research is required the author has included a list of references.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Data Set
Lesson Plan
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Author:
Lock, Robin H.
The 1997-98 El Nino
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El Nino, a periodic warming of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, is among Earths most powerful phenomena. Satellite, ship, and buoy observations show the 1997-98 event as the strongest on record. Visualizing how sea-surface height, sea-surface temperature, and sea-surface winds differ from normal conditions reveals the events magnitude.

Provider:
NASA
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Antonio Busalacchi
Eric Hackert
Greg Shirah
William Wynn
1H-pyrazole C₃H₄N₂
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3D interactive model of 1H-pyrazole C₃H₄N₂ for demonstrating molecular geometry, vibrations, symmetry and orbitals.

Subject:
Life Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
Chemical Education Digital Library
Provider Set:
Chemical Education Digital Library (ChemEd DL)
Author:
Board of Reagents, University of Wisconsin
1H-pyridine-2-thione C₅H₅NS
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3D interactive model of 1H-pyridine-2-thione C₅H₅NS for demonstrating molecular geometry, vibrations, symmetry and orbitals.

Subject:
Life Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
Chemical Education Digital Library
Provider Set:
Chemical Education Digital Library (ChemEd DL)
Author:
Board of Reagents, University of Wisconsin
1H-pyrrole C₄H₅N
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3D interactive model of 1H-pyrrole C₄H₅N for demonstrating molecular geometry, vibrations, symmetry and orbitals.

Subject:
Life Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
Chemical Education Digital Library
Provider Set:
Chemical Education Digital Library (ChemEd DL)
Author:
Board of Reagents, University of Wisconsin
1.NBT Ford and Logan Add 45+36
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important aspects of the task and its potential use.

Subject:
Numbers and Operations
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics