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View Resource Science Education Gateway (SEG-way)

For access to lesson plans and resources from some of the best science museums in the US, teachers can enter the Science Education Gateway. Dubbed "the public user interface of the Science Information Infrastructure," the Science Education Gateway is a collection of links to lesson plans and K-12 educational resources in the physical sciences. The site is provided by five web museums, including...

View Resource Earth Science World

The American Geological Institute's Earth Science World website serves as a gateway to the geosciences. Visitors can find climate data for stations throughout the world. Users can search great images of volcanoes, lakes, minerals, dunes, and much more. The site provides a helpful interactive geological time scale. Educators and students can discover activities and themes for future Earth Science...

View Resource A Comprehensive Glossary of Weather Terms for Storm Spotters

Michael Branick at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) developed this online weather dictionary for local severe storm spotters and groups. "Its purposes are 1) to achieve some level of standardization in the definitions of the terms that are used, and 2) provide a reference from which the meanings of any terms, especially the lesser-used ones, can be found." The website,...

View Resource United States Search and Rescue Task Force: Predicting Weather

This site from the United States Search and Rescue Task Force describes the basic tools and knowledge used to create weather forecasts. Using this site, students can find concise, clear explanations of weather, fronts and air masses, high and low pressure, precipitation, and water vapor and humidity as well. This is a perfect site for anyone looking for an introduction to the principles of...

View Resource Weather Forecasting

This website, supplied by Annenberg / CPB, discusses weather satellites, Doppler radar, and additional tools forecasters use to predict the weather. Students can find a wind chill calculator along with a brief discussion of the history of forecasting and weather lore. Once you have a firm grasp on the science of weather forecasting, be sure to check out the other sections of this site, which...

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