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Title: Forces of Change
Url: http://forces.si.edu/index.html
Publisher: National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Description: This informative website from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History suggests that "to understand our world, we must understand change." A thoughtful sentiment, and one that explains the site's basic mission quite well. Essentially, the site looks to explore climate change, ecological change, and cultural change. Drawing on a wide range of research, the site looks at how different types of changes are affecting life on earth, and some of the processes covered here include El Nino, volcanic eruptions, and changes in the atmosphere. Visitors can click on sections such as "Arctic" and "Atmosphere" to watch interviews, enjoy interactive features, and read research reports on all of these matters. The site also includes a special "For Educators" area that features everything from printable Arctic bookmarks to tours of prairie ecosystems.
LC Classification: Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Ecology -- Influence of special factors in the environment
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Climatology and weather -- Geographic divisions -- Temperate zones. Temperate climate
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Climatology and weather -- Special topics, A-Z -- Global warming
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Science -- Ecology
Science -- Meteorology
Key Concept: Ecology -- Climate
Meteorology -- Climate change
Meteorology -- Temperature
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Reading Materials
Reference
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-06-05 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-05-17 14:55:22 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: Internet Scout
Source: Scout Archives  Scout Archives
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