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Title: The Dynamic Earth
Url: http://www.mnh.si.edu/earth/
Publisher: National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Description: The reason we know that glaciers covered certain areas of the globe while continental plates buckled elsewhere is because of rocks. Thanks to these gatekeepers of the past, we are better able to understand the earth's history and the present. The National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, offers this really interactive and engaging site to teach about science of the earth. The three main sections of the site include: Rocks at Earth's Surface, Rocks Below Earth's Surface, and Mining. The detailed interactive modules in each section take the visitor from learning about the different minerals that make up gneiss, granite, and feldspar, to touring three mines in the United States. As the site states, "Earth's history is written on pages of stone. Since our planet's birth 4.6 billion years ago, rocks have been continually forming and, over time, changing from one kind to another. Every rock preserves part of this ancient and ongoing story." And, this great Web site takes you through this story of the earth's history exceptionally well. Those interested in earth science, students, and teachers will surely find this site useful. And, although the best viewing is by using Flash, there is a text-only option as well.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Environmental sciences -- Environmental education. Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Geology -- Communication in geology -- Computer network resources
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Plate tectonics
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Geology -- Mineralogy -- Study and teaching. Research
Technology -- Mining engineering. Metallurgy -- Mining engineering. Metallurgy -- Study and teaching
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Geology -- Minerals
Geology -- Plate tectonics
Geology -- Rocks
Geology -- Volcanoes
Resource Type: Charts and Diagrams
Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
StillImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: flash
html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2007-09-26 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-05-17 14:55:19 (W3C-DTF)
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