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GPS Animations
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This site features Flash animations that illustrate how the Global Positioning System (GPS) works. The animations depict how GPS signals are derived, compare geostationary and polar orbits, and explain satellites, ground control, and user segments, which comprise the three main GPS components. These resources are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities.

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Technology
Life Science
Geoscience
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Reading
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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10/23/2006
Geology and Human Health
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This site from the "On the Cutting Edge" workshop series contains a variety of educational and supporting materials for both students and faculty teaching in the emerging field of geology and human health. You will find links to internet resources, books, teaching activities, and a group listserv, as well as posters, presentations and discussions from the spring 2004 workshop on Geology and Human Health.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
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Lesson Plan
Reading
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Internet Scout Project
Author:
Dave Mogk
Date Added:
10/23/2006
Glacier Physics
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This site features a collection of visual resources about glaciers. Diagrams, images and animations reveal how a glacier forms, advances and retreats. These resources can be integrated into lectures, labs or other activities.

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Geoscience
Physics
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Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Author:
Francek, Mark
Date Added:
10/23/2006
Groundwater Animations
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This site features Flash and QuickTime animations related to groundwater. They contrast the permeability of gravel, sand, silt, and clay, as well as the speed of groundwater movement in rivers, lakes, and aquifers. They also outline the hydrologic cycle, discussing infiltration, percolation, and the water table, exhibit groundwater overdraft and the resulting formation of a cone of depression, and show how groundwater entering fractured bedrock can become superheated and pushed to the surface, erupting as a geyser. The animations can be paused and rewound to stress important points. These resources are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities.

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Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
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Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Reading
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Date Added:
10/23/2006
Minerals Under the Microscope
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This website provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the basics of optical mineralogy. Topics include the polarized light microscope, mineral shape and cleavage, relief, color and pleochroism, interference colors, extinction angles, twinning, opacity, vibration directions and mineral identification. The site features short, clear descriptions accompanied by photographs and drawings. This website would be useful as a concise introduction to the use of a petrographic microscope in identifying minerals.

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Education
Geoscience
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Diagram/Illustration
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Simulation
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
University of Bristol
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Author:
Browning, Paul
Charlotte Gladstone
Gladstone, Charlotte
Date Added:
10/23/2006
Paleoclimate: Climate Change Through Time
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This site provides access to a spectrum of web-based visual resources and supporting material that can be used to teach students about paleoclimate through geologic time. Visualizations include simple animations, GIS-based animated maps and paleogeographic maps, as well as numerous illustrations and photos. Resources can be integrated into lectures, labs, classes, or other activities about paleoclimate and land cover and land use change over time.

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Geoscience
Physics
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Diagram/Illustration
Reading
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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10/23/2006
Plate Tectonic Movement Visualizations
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This collection provides a wide array of visual resources and supporting material about plate tectonic movements. Visualizations include simple animations, GIS-based animated maps, paleogeographic maps and globes, and numerous illustrations and photos. This collection is not exhaustive but does represent some of the best sources for teaching. Resources can be incorporated into lectures, labs, or other activities.

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Geoscience
Physics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Date Added:
10/23/2006
Rock Cycle Animations
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This site features Flash animations that illustrate various facets of the rock cycle. The visualizations depict rock-forming processes, such as erosion, transportation, deposition, cementation, crystallization, subduction, and eruption, that create sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks. They also show cooling environments that result in varied crystal sizes and demonstrate igneous rock classification. The animations can be paused and rewound to stress important points. These resources are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities.

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Education
History, Law, Politics
Life Science
Geoscience
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Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Reading
Simulation
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Author:
Francek, Mark
Date Added:
10/23/2006
Stanford University Fair Use and Copyright Center
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This clearinghouse site provides an abundance of resources about copyright laws and fair use, including links to legal documents and legislation, internet and web resources, tutorials, resources for librarians, FAQ's, and a monthly newsletter.

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Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Stanford University
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Date Added:
10/23/2006
Teaching Structural Geology in the 21st Century
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This site from the "On the Cutting Edge" workshop series offers a variety of resources for faculty members who teach undergraduate structural geology. There are collections of classroom activities, internet and computer resources, useful articles and maps, presentations from the summer 2004 workshop on teaching structural geology, working groups and a discussion forum, and lots of creative ideas for teaching structural geology. Students will also find the site useful for supplementing class lectures and researching topics of interest.

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Education
History, Law, Politics
Life Science
Geoscience
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Author:
Dave Mogk
Date Added:
10/23/2006
Turbidity Currents
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Nonlinear physics is a catch-all term for the study of the dynamics of driven, open, non-equilibrium systems. Our group is mainly concerned with the phenomenon of pattern formation. When a nonlinear, dissipative system ( that is, one with friction ) is driven hard enough, it will often undergo a symmetry-breaking instability which takes it to a regular pattern state. The pattern is a dynamical state sustained by the driving forces which can have a high degree of periodic order and symmetry, even while it is producing and exporting entropy. Patterns are simple examples of emergent, self-organized structures which exist under non-equilibrium conditions. Surprisingly ordered nonequilibrium patterns are found in many different places in nature, including convection cells in fluids, spirals in oscillatory chemical reactions, ripples on blown sand, and in many biological and geological processes. You can learn about our experiments on this site.

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Geoscience
Physics
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Diagram/Illustration
Reading
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
University of Toronto
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Date Added:
10/23/2006
Understanding Algebra
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The complete contents of this algebra textbook are available here online. This text is suitable for high-school Algebra I, preparing for the GED, a refresher for college students who need help preparing for college-level mathematics, or for anyone who wants to learn introductory algebra. I am especially pleased to help homeschoolers. Includes a graphing applet, a prime factorization machine, and a prime number list. Brennan uses inserts to answer common questions as the lesson goes on, helping the student master new ideas. A printable version is also available on the website. This resource is part of the Teaching Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/quantskills/

Subject:
Education
Algebra
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Internet Scout Project
Author:
James Brennan
Date Added:
10/23/2006
Weather and Climate
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This site features visual resources and supporting data that illustrate the relationship between weather and climate. Resources are divided by topic including climate resources, weather forecasting, warnings and data, and evidence for global warming. Visualizations and data sets include GIS-based animated maps, static maps, simple animations, and links to real-time stream gauge data. This site provides an array of visual resources that help demonstrate the difference between weather and climate and may be incorporated into lectures, labs, or other activities.

Subject:
Geoscience
Physics
Material Type:
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Date Added:
10/23/2006