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This resource introduces students to the Dry Valleys of Antarctica, the largest ...

This resource introduces students to the Dry Valleys of Antarctica, the largest area on the continent that is not covered by ice. Materials include a map and some brief facts about Antarctica and the valleys, such as size, location and physical properties (temperature, precipitation and others), and an online journal in which participants in the Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) project discuss what it is like to live and work there. The journal entries include descriptions of some of the organisms that inhabit the extreme environments of the valleys, physical features of the valleys, and the strange mummified bodies of animals such as penguins and seals that have been preserved in the cold, dry climate. There is also a glossary of acronyms used in the project and a set of links to other websites with additional information about the Dry Valleys.

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AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment
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The AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science Atlas of Population ...

The AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science Atlas of Population and Environment is an important analysis of the relationships between human population and the environment. Through text, maps, and diagrams, the Atlas illustrates how population affects the world's ecosystems and natural resources both in the short and long term. Using sophisticated mapping and graphic techniques, the Atlas provides quantitative analyses of the important links between such factors as human population density, rates of growth, migration, resource consumption, and technologies, and the state of the global environment. These links are explored across the content areas of natural resources, land use, the atmosphere, waste and chemicals, ecosystems, and biodiversity. The Atlas draws on research and data from a number of academic institutions and international organizations, including the United Nations, its specialist organizations and agencies; the World Resources Institute; the Center for International Earth Sciences Information Network; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; U.S. Geological Survey; and the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre. The Atlas was produced to provide a concise, science-based compendium of information on the population and environment topics so important to the realization of a sustainable future.

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ASU Mars Education Program
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This website is home to the Arizona State University (ASU) Mars Education ...

This website is home to the Arizona State University (ASU) Mars Education Program. This program includes information about the MSIP (Mars Student Imaging Project), student visits to the Mars Space Flight Facility, educator workshops held at ASU and other national sites, and Mars hands-on activity guides. Red Planet Connection is a quarterly publication, which stimulates children's interest in science through the topic of Mars and Mars missions. The educator guides provide Mars-related information and activities for classroom use, including teacher resources, lessons, and information about Mars Surveyor, Mars Pathfinder, and Mars Global Surveyor. The website also covers ASU's involvement with the Mars program, including the Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES).

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Above the Clouds: Telescopes on Mauna Kea
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This video segment adapted from First Light explains why the highest peak ...

This video segment adapted from First Light explains why the highest peak in the Pacific, Mauna Kea, is an ideal site for astronomical observations. Featured are new telescope technologies that allow astronomers to explore the universe in more depth. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

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Acid Rain Lesson Plan
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This lesson plan was provided by the National Park Service Air Resources ...

This lesson plan was provided by the National Park Service Air Resources Division and prepared as a part of The Uplands Field Research Laboratory, Volunteer in Parks, and Interpretation of Science Project. The site includes lesson goals, background information (including the Definition of Acid Rain, Sources of Acid Rain, and Pollution Control Measures), and five coordinating lessons. There are also figures provided to go along with the activities to further illustrate the lesson.

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Acid Rain Lesson Plan
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This National Park Service (NPS) web-site contains lessons about acid rain. These ...

This National Park Service (NPS) web-site contains lessons about acid rain. These lessons are designed to teach students about what acid rain is, what it does, why we should be concerned about it and how it is measured. The activities contain procedures, materials, time needed and follow-up questions for students to answer. The topics covered include gases contributing to acid rain, acids and bases, the pH scale, monitoring acid rain in the US and weather maps. There are maps, data, figures and worksheets to complement the lessons. Each lesson can be viewed individually or the entire plan can be downloaded as a whole.

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Acid Rain: Students Site
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This website introduces students to the concepts and issues surrounding acid rain. ...

This website introduces students to the concepts and issues surrounding acid rain. They will learn what acid rain is, how it forms, and what its effects are on humans, on the environment (lakes, rivers), and on infrastructure (buildings, monuments). There is also discussion of what is being done to reduce the presence of acid rain, and some suggestions for the students themselves to help reduce acid rain. A set of games, puzzles, and activities provides students with an opportunity to put their new knowledge of acid rain to use, and an animated slide show is provided to visually illustrate its causes and effects. A Spanish translation is available.

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Actionbioscience.org: Lessondirectory
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This site provides two original peer-edited lessons for the high school to ...

This site provides two original peer-edited lessons for the high school to undergraduate level, written by a science educator specifically to accompany a peer-reviewed article posted on the site. A middle school lesson is sometimes also provided. The major topics are: biodiversity, environment, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, and new frontiers. Users may sign up for an updates service. Actionbioscience.org is a non-commercial, ad-free, educational website whose goal is to promote bioscience literacy.

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Advances in Paleontology: New Ways to Study Ancient Life
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This collection is intended to provide scientific resources and information to help ...

This collection is intended to provide scientific resources and information to help students explore paleontology and learn about research in the field of paleontology. It features a module that explores a variety of current topics in paleontology, including morphology, histology (the study of biological tissues), taphonomy (the study of preservation), and ichnology (the study of tracks and traces). It also addresses ethics issues in paleontology and includes links to some news articles on current research and discoveries.

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Wolff, Ewan
The Aftermath
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Multiple activity, comprehensive lesson plan includes background information, grading rubric, information on ...

Multiple activity, comprehensive lesson plan includes background information, grading rubric, information on associated learning standards and assessment, as well as links to additional external resources. Activity explores the concepts of a hurricane's impact on the environment, society, and economics of a given community. Students map the potential storm surge and flooding on a topographic map and locate and report on past hurricanes in a specific geographical region.

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Age of Exploration
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The Mariners' Museum's curriculum guide with teaching activities that address maritime discoveries ...

The Mariners' Museum's curriculum guide with teaching activities that address maritime discoveries from ancient times to Captain Cook's 1768 voyage to the South Pacific. One of four online expeditions. Age of Exploration curriculum includes lesson plans, vocabulary, links to related sites, reference material, video, biographies of famous explorers, and more. Lessons include latitude and longitude, creating a compass, an astrolabe, and a globe, identifying the parts of a ship, plus 7 more.

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Agriculture in the Classroom
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Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) is a program supported by the United ...

Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) is a program supported by the United States Department of Agriculture to promote increased agricultural literacy. The AITC website provides resources for teachers including suggestions for science fair projects, virtual tours, agricultural literacy quizzes, effective teaching strategies. There is also a directory of reviewed resources, including lesson plans, webquests, DVDs, maps, posters, and other items. The student's page features an interactive presentation with career information, ideas for science fair projects, opinion features on agricultural issues, games, webquests, and an interactive map with links to downloadable fact sheets about agriculture in each state.

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Air Is Matter
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This collection of still images presents different ways to visualize air, from ...

This collection of still images presents different ways to visualize air, from billowing sails to windblown hair to tornadoes. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

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Air Pollution: What Is the Solution?
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This educational project uses online real time data to guide student discovery ...

This educational project uses online real time data to guide student discovery of the science behind the causes and effects of ground level ozone. Through this project, students will discover what ground level ozone is, what factors contribute to its formation and how breathing ozone affects health. Students will use data and animated maps from the internet to monitor the presence of ground level ozone. Students are challenged to think critically and creatively. Teacher sections include a primer on ground level ozone and tips for utilizing class time. By the end of the project, they will be able to read the Environmental Protection Agency Air Quality Index chart, record weather data, create graphs to help visualize or recognize trends, predict when ground level ozone may occur, and use knowledge gained to create awareness about its associated health effects.

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Alabama Maps
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The Cartographic Research Laboratory, at the University of Alabama has been creating ...

The Cartographic Research Laboratory, at the University of Alabama has been creating computer-generated maps since the early 1990s and makes these maps freely available on the Internet. The contemporary maps collection includes: Alabama base and thematic maps, regional United States demographic and historical maps, various world, continental and country maps, and some special purpose and regional redistricting maps. The historical map archive contains: Alabama state and county maps; Alabama geological, river, and state highway maps; Southeastern U. S. regional and state maps; Western Hemisphere and The Americas maps; U. S. and North America maps; and special topical maps. A tutorial gives a general overview of the difference between raster and vector images, both of which are employed extensively on Alabama Maps.

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Alaska: A Bird's Eye View
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In this web-based, interactive story, Tutangiaq (Too-tang-geye-ack - nicknamed 2T), a Canada ...

In this web-based, interactive story, Tutangiaq (Too-tang-geye-ack - nicknamed 2T), a Canada Goose, flies across Alaska looking for his family. As he flies, he tells children about the fascinating 49th state. Children learn how Alaska was purchased from the Russians, and other facts about the state. They can also compare the size of Alaska to other states. 2T takes a flight across the volcanic chain in Alaska and helps the students to interactively explore how scientists monitor volcanoes from satellite images in near-real time. At the coast, the bird also meets his Walrus friend who shows him how the sea ice edge has receded and gives an example of an adverse effect on marine life. Finally, 2T arrives in Fairbanks where children use satellite imagery to help 2T find and unite with his family.

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Alaska SeaLife Center
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Located in Seward, Alaska, the Alaska SeaLife Center is a non-profit marine ...

Located in Seward, Alaska, the Alaska SeaLife Center is a non-profit marine science facility dedicated to understanding and maintaining the integrity of the marine ecosystem of Alaska through research, rehabilitation and public education. The Center's research and rehabilitation facilities and naturalistic exhibits immerse visitors in the dynamic marine ecosystems of Alaska. Includes links to additional resources for students and teachers.

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Alfred Wegener Institute
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Located in Bremerhaven, Germany, the Alfred Wegener Institute conducts research in the ...

Located in Bremerhaven, Germany, the Alfred Wegener Institute conducts research in the Arctic, the Antarctic and at temperate latitudes. It coordinates Polar research in Germany and provides both the necessary equipment and the essential logistic back up for polar expeditions. Site provides information current research, ships, field stations, and much more. Resource section provides a wealth of data, information, images, software, and links to additional resources.

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Alien Earths
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This site explores the formation of stars and planets and the quest ...

This site explores the formation of stars and planets and the quest for a habitable planet. Create a virtual a community of microorganisms. Try to build the perfect solar system. See how planets react with one another, and how some planets help keep our solar system stable. Look at images: see if you can recognize life.

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All About Lobsters
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The Maine, or American, lobster is a crustacean with two strong claws: ...

The Maine, or American, lobster is a crustacean with two strong claws: a big-toothed crusher claw for pulverizing shells and a finer-edged ripper claw resembling a steak knife, for tearing soft flesh. Website includes biological remarks, fisheries, economics, history of exploitation, and comparison with other lobsters. Also features educational activities and links to external sites.

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