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Hurricane Floyd's record rainfall in fall of l999 caused massive flooding in North Carolina; sediment and waste washed into rivers of the Atlantic causing major ecological changes. This NASA website provides Landsat 7 &...
This Washington Sea Grant print publication, now posted on the web, is a good introduction to the history and science of bioinvasions. Provides definitions of native and non-native organisms, identifies introduced...
USGS provides detailed fact sheets, research reports and case studies of coastal erosion caused by El Nino events in California. Other natural hazards are also covered, including earthquakes, tsunami, and landslides,...
Natural history information on some of the organisms found on soft-bottoms mainly in the coasts of Washington. Good pictures and highlights on common invertebrates and plants species, with scientific names provided....
This site describes Ice Age glaciers and immense floods of glacial meltwater that swept across the Pacific Northwest (18,000-12,000 years ago and earlier), affecting the landscape from Montana to Washington and Oregon,...
Unit from Smithsonian multidisciplinary ocean curriculum. Focuses on sources of oil pollution and effects on ocean, marine life and humans. Students predict impacts of an oil spill and plan actions needed to protect and...
Unit from Smithsonian multidisciplinary ocean curriculum. Lesson plan focuses on how dynamic coastlines, oceanographic conditions and human activities affect marine animals such as cetaceans, pinnipeds and sea turtles....
Teachers, students, and the general public are invited to pose questions to Ocean World's Dr. Bob, an oceanography professor. This website includes a form by which you can ask Dr. Bob a question related to oceanography.
This website features a unit from Smithsonian multidisciplinary ocean curriculum. The lesson plan focuses on ocean bottom features including continental shelf, deep ocean plain, and mid-ocean ridges. Students study the...
This website includes a unit from Smithsonian multidisciplinary ocean curriculum. Lesson plan focuses on foods, materials and medicines that comes form marine life, how these resources are harvested and processed and...
Excellent site by Bigelow Laboratory presents seasonal data from the Gulf of Maine, introduces principles and technologies of oceanographic research. Measurements of ocean temperature, salinity, chlorophyll, plus...
This teaching activity illustrates how levees on the Mississippi River exacerbated flood damage in St. Louis during the Great Flood of l993. Students build a model of a river system and observe the results of flooding...
This site by a Norwegian researcher features descriptions of marine geological formations: pockmarks, mud volcanoes, deep-water coral reefs, and gas hydrates. Using ROV technology, he has taken photos of these deep...
On-line expeditions explores the ocean depths by introducing deep-sea research with interactive features, photos, audio and video clips and middle/high school classroom participation. The topics covered include deep sea...
On this 2003 expedition, scientists from several institutions explored a hydrothermal field on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, studying limestone formations and new life forms, creating maps of this unique location. Overviews...
A repository for Louisiana regional marine science resources. Hands-on Aquatic Education Projects available: attend field trips/camps in a marsh ecosystem; set-up a classroom nursery aquarium for protected fish species;...
The Earth Exploration Toolbook (EET) provides step-by-step instructions for using Earth science datasets and software tools in educational settings.
Learning Guide on Marine Debris contains three online units with objectives, background, and hands-on interactive activities. Covers definitions, characteristics and sources of marine debris; its effects on wildlife,...
These four lesson plans focus on understanding toxic and harmful algal blooms. Designed for use in conjunction with Bigelow Laboratory's "Toxic and Harmful Algal Bloom" web site. Each module includes background,...
North Carolina facility conducts coastal research and regional monitoring projects. Take a virtual tour of the facility or access recent measurements of local wave, wind, tide and current conditions. Learn about ACE...
Guides student progress on science fair projects, providing links to online resources for each step in the process: choosing a topic, understanding the scientific method, posing a good question, finding resources or...
Excellent site documents an oceanographic expedition studying hydrothermal vent communities on the Pacific seafloor. Scientists from several disciplines take part, describing their research, the technology needed to...
Summary of events, expeditions and technology important in ocean exploration by Western cultures. Includes: observations of marine life by Aristotle and contemporaries of the Classical Era; greater detail of 19th...
This lesson plan introduces the science behind the causes, occurrence, and impacts of hypoxic or "dead" zones in coastal waters. Provides background, glossary, graphics for classroom activity, data files, and links to...
University of South Florida scientists have teamed with teachers to design lesson plans based on current ocean research. Topics include: coral reefs, sea level rise and shoreline erosion, harmful algal blooms, El Nino,...
These four teaching units show how NASA satellites measure ocean productivity. Topics cover: marine food web from producers to consumers and decomposers; phytoplankton diversity, classification and adaptations; studying...
Studying Engineering: A Road Map to A Rewarding Career is written for students, both those who are already engineering majors and those who are considering engineering as their field of study. The purpose of this...
Student design projects are very useful for practically bringing student knowledge areas to bear, for giving students open ended, creative experiences, in developing team skills and for enhancing communication...
This site has made the following book available to read online for free. You may also purchase a PDF copy of the book. Abstract: Encouraging young people to make a difference in the world through an engineering career...
This program explains, "What Is Nanotechnology", and why is it being called "The Machine Shop Technology of the 21st Century"? This presentation is a description of what the popular press calls nanotechnology and...
Increased primary and secondary student enrollment, recent expansion of secondary technology education programs, teacher attrition, and the decreasing number of universities offering technology education degrees have...
As an artist working in the field of virtual reality, I explore dynamically emergent environments with immersive, interactive display systems, which enable me to produce performative realities in which the boundaries...
Over the course of the twentieth century, art evolved in the direction of according more and more importance to interactivity, performance, installation and the participation of the public. The emergence of an...
The LITEE team has developed case studies designed to enhance student learning through direct participation in the decision-making process and development of higher-level cognitive skills. Case studies increase student...
The ATETV project delivers web-based videos to connect students to careers in advanced technology. This episode of ATETV deals with engineering and design, oil and gas refinement for a major petroleum company, and video...
Video games have been the subject of scholarly inquiry for some time now, and disciplines such as psychology, speech communications, and information science continue to look into their use for a variety of purposes. The...
This site has made the following book available to read online for free. You may also purchase a PDF copy of the book. To enhance the nation's economic productivity and improve the quality of life worldwide, engineering...
This website provides an abstract of the following book- access may be gained via a free login. This book presents the notion that sustainable quality systems theory is a function of five integrated prerequisite...
Hazardous Materials is a lesson plan which teaches students how to recognize and safely handle hazardous materials in the workplace. After completing this module, students should be able to interpret MSDS sheets and...
The U.S. government website that outlines the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act offers a good explanation of the Act, including details on how far the Act can go in protecting designated scenic, wild, and recreational rivers. ...
For those with an interest in urban affairs, city planning, and related policy matters, this venture from The New Republic and the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program will be a most welcome discovery....
The Chesapeake Bay watershed extends over six states, and all told, some 27 million residents live in the area covered by the watershed. The University of Virginia has a keen interest in the watershed area, and this...
This site from Bigelow Labs helps you find and use web-based earth science data and information. Content is arranged by topic: land topography; bathymetry; coastal tides; ocean buoy data; ocean temperature; weather and...
This website includes a set of six interdisciplinary lesson plans from the Smithsonian, complementing their online "Ocean Planet" exhibit. Topics include: ocean bottom features and seafloor mapping; marine habitats and...
The NHS is the National Health Service for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. On this site they note that, "Since its launch in 1948...[it] has grown to become the world's largest publicly funded health...
This 90 credit hour program leading to the AAS-T degree in Materials Science Technology focuses on composite materials, engineering design, and manufacturing of structures. Courses cover materials science, polymer...
This collection of video guides, authored by Brad G. Osgood of Stanford University, states the goals for the course are to gain a facility with using the Fourier transform, both specific techniques and general...
These workshops explore the world of nanotechnology and are offered several times per year by the Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization (CNEU). Participants learn about the growing applications of...
The NMT Capstone Semester is a 6 course hands-on experience exposing the student to state-of-the art equipment and cleanroom facilities at Penn State. The 18 credits of coursework (defined by the following six course...
CSCMP University offers a selection of online self-study courses for the supply chain professional. The selection of courses, offered in conjunction with Accenture's Supply Chain Academy, provides access to content...
This website's interactive content highlights three imperiled south Florida ecosystems: the Everglades, Florida Bay, and Florida Keys. Provides introduction, definition, and image of each habitat type within the...
These ten lessons on various navigation topics from the Institute of Navigation include an introduction to navigation, latitude and longitude, map reading, dead reckoning and celestial navigation, trigonometry...
This in-depth website describes the Gulf Stream, its place in the North Atlantic Gyre, influence on weather and climate, and role of eddies and rings in distributing heat and salinity. A history, from the 16th to 20th...
The Maritimes magazine, a publication of University of Rhode Island Marine Program, ceased publication after winter 2000. But these online issues, 1994-2000, contain valuable references and provide a historical record...
This online resource center, maintained by U.S.G.S., provides information, data and links about exotic plants, invertebrates, vertebrates, diseases and parasites. Central repository contains accurate and spatially...
Located in Halifax, this museum introduces Nova Scotia's natural history, including geology, paleontology, terrestrial and marine habitats, plants, insects, birds, mammals, environmental issues, and more. Special...
Daniel Burman had a successful career in real estate but was never happy. That all changed when he returned to school to study solar photovoltaics. He's now working in the alternative energy field with a local business...
These overviews of selected topics are like mini-courses. Ichthyology includes fish form and anatomy, taxonomy, swimming, senses, reproduction, with good illustrations. Coral reef fish ecology covers fish identification...
Download this free eBook version of Charles Darwin's famous expedition around the globe from 1831-1836, under the command of Captain Robert FitzRoy. It was on this journey that Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands where...
Award-winning ideas from SEA Semester's educators. This collection of over 25 lesson plans covers topics in marine biology, coastal ecology, chemical and physical oceanography, seafloor geology and nautical science....
This agency portal provides background information on habitats from streams and rivers, lakes, wetlands and estuaries to rocky coasts, sandy beaches, coral reefs and ocean environments, their importance, monitoring and...
This interactive game features two skill levels (novice and intermediate) that teach about water quality, watersheds, and management of this important resource. The intermediate level game is broken into four sections:...
WW2010 (the weather world 2010 project) is a WWW framework for integrating current and archived weather data with multimedia instructional resources using new and innovative technologies. Site includes open ended...
The mission of the Delaware Museum of Natural History is to excite and inform people about the natural world through exploration and discovery, in order to develop a caring society that respects and values our planet....
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum features more than 30 exhibits of mollusks from around the world. Exhibits are devoted to shells in art and history, shell habitat, rare specimens, fossil shells, common Southwest...
Peer-reviewed activities for grades 6-12 as well as non-traditional educational venues are available via this website. Each activity has been correlated to National Science and Social Studies Educational Standards....
On the Pacific Northwest an oceanic tectonic plate (Juan de Fuca) is being pulled and driven (subducted) beneath the North American continental plate. Earthquakes generated along that fault may produce local tsunamis....
The Coastal Ocean Observing Center at UNH collaborates with GoMOOS and WHOI, and collects data via satellite, buoys, and boats throughout the Gulf of Maine. The COOA site features introductory information on ocean...
LOCUS is a collaborative site featuring the use of Giovanni, a Web-based data exploration and analysis tool. LOCUS is intended to support the research use of Ocean Color Giovanni, which has data from SeaWiFS and...
An all inclusive introduction to the ocean sciences. The site includes information on habitats, oceanic fauna, oceanographer's tools, and case studies that forecast the future of the ocean. Components of physical and...
Teacher's Corner includes extensive professionally-reviewed curriculum materials all focused on the Great Lakes and their fisheries. The site is very user friendly and the materials database is easily searched....
This is a collection of Great Lakes resources approved by COSEE-GL. Activities employ several different media, including the internet, literature supplements, and case study packets. Topics include exotic, or...
The Geology Museum at the Colorado School of Mines started as a mineral cabinet, but today the museum has approximately 50,000 minerals, fossils, gemstones, and artifacts. Exhibits include Minerals from Colorado,...
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History features eleven exhibit halls, focusing on regional natural history, including birds, insects, mammals, marine life, paleontology, Native Americans and the Chumash Indians....
The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History has been bringing the wonders of the natural world to Santa Cruz residents and visitors for 100 years. Visitors can experience the geology of the region through exhibits...
This website provides datasets (starting in 1988) about tidal wetlands in Virginia, human impacts, management practices and results of management on the resources. Select data by year, activity, watershed, or wetland...
This Topic in Depth explores some of the diseases and other threats, such as gypsy moths, emerald ash borers, and Asian longhorned beetles that certain trees must contend with to remain healthy and vital.
The Family Asteraceae (a.k.a. Compositae, Composite, Sunflower, Aster) is an impressively large and diverse family of flowering plants (circa 20,000 species). This Topic in Depth offers an assemblage of sites that...
Students investigate parts of ocean waves and their measurements. An on-line wave simulator allows then to study the effects of wave height, length and period on a boat's movements. Using records of tsunami waves,...
Module covering Earth's three fluid spheres: oceans, atmosphere and cryosphere (glaciers). An event seen in each sphere illustrates processes and concepts: El Nino events for oceans; thunderstorm formation for...
Through its extensive interactive website, educational programming, shows, exhibits, planetarium, online science, research and collections, the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum aims to inspire the next generation...
This lesson uses WebImage, a Web-based customized version of ImageJ, to investigate the relationship between the circumference and diameter of a circle. Images of circular objects are provided, and, by measuring...
In this lesson, learners investigate endothermy and ectothermy. Four sets of images measuring infrared radiation are provided and, using a Web-based, customized version of ImageJ, students compare body temperatures of a...
This in-depth site defines sound and describes its measurement, behavior in water, and importance to marine life and humans. Extensive audio gallery includes examples of sound production by invertebrates, fishes, marine...
Magazine of the American Geological Institute offers news shorts on earth science topics, including: paleontology and physical anthropology; volcanology, seismology and hazard prediction; marine geology; plate tectonics...
The US Antarctic Research Center maintains the Nation's most comprehensive collection of Antarctic maps, charts, atlases, satellite images, photographs, slides, video produced by the United States and other member...
This site describes the geology, water circulation, and significance of estuaries, profiles estuaries on different continents. For Narragansett Bay, background on: history of use by different cultures; modern management...
Teachers of all grades can use these projects to enhance their science curriculum through use of the Internet. Many projects utilize real time data, others draw from primary/historical information sources. In...
This online method manual from EPA describes how to conduct estuary monitoring programs, with step-by-step guides for chemical, physical and biological sampling and data interpretation. Also describes how to plan and...
The Bishop Museum in Honolulu houses a diverse array of exhibits focusing on the natural and cultural history of the Hawaiian islands. The Science Adventure Center of the Bishop Museum is a 16,500 square foot facility...
The Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium features a wide variety of Earth science exhibits, a Wildlife Center, and an Immersion Theater. Fourteen High Definition screens throughout the Museum play videos on various...
In this lesson, learners examine images of the Sun, the Moon, Pluto, and all eight planets in the Solar System. Students determine the diameter of each object from a scale bar provided with each image and then rank the...
In this lesson, students use a Web-based customized version of ImageJ to examine images of atmospheric ozone levels over the South Pole to determine the months of lowest ozone levels and changes in ozone levels since...
The John F. Kennedy Space Center is NASA?s headquarters is a working government facility with over 10,000 men and women actively expanding our knowledge of science, and is the only place on Earth where you can tour l...
Many cities around the world offer subways as a primary mode of public transportation. These subway systems are not only major accomplishments in civil engineering, but have a rich history. This Topic in Depth explores...
The Simplified Image Management and Processing Learning Environment for Science (SIMPLE Science) aims to create resources for middle and high school that emphasize image processing and analysis techniques while at the...
This is the site of a not for profit educational initiative. The site strives to promote competency in literacy and mathematics using lessons that focus on an aquaculture themes. These lessons include Understanding...
The Gillespie Museum, located on the campus of Stetson University, houses an extensive rock and mineral collection, and provides visitors and students a place in which curiosity, interest and creativity can be explored....
In this lesson, learners measure the lengths of various insect body parts from scanning electron micrographs using WebImage, a Web-based customized version of ImageJ. The lesson introduces students to setting scale in...
In this lesson, learners use a Web-based version of ImageJ to examine images of Hurricane Katrina as it moved through the Gulf of Mexico in August 2005. Students explore infrared radiation, water vapor, and visible...
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