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AIRNOW
Real-time air pollution data with ozone maps, state by state information, and archives; brought to you by the EPA

ANSMET
Dedicated to the Antarctic search for meteorites, presenting journeys over the last 25 years and the materials that have been found

AQUARIUS
Online presence of this underwater ocean laboratory located in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

AURORAS: PAINTINGS IN THE SKY
Wonderful presentation of the aurora bourealis presented by the Exploratorium

AWS WEATHERBUG
Great program that offers the opportunity to observe and study weather right in your own neighborhood - right in your own classroom!

BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION: THE WEB OF LIFE
The city of Chicago's Department of Environment hosts this excellent discussion on good stewardship of the earth

BRIDGE
Ambitious effort to pool ocean science resources in one place, covering both hard Science and classroom teacher support

CAROLINA COASTAL SCIENCE
Photojournal, coastal research technology, educator's guide

CHESAPEAKE BAY BOLIDE
The most dramatic geological event that ever took place on the Atlantic margin of North America occurred about 35 million years ago - what impact did this have on the formation of the Bay?

CHESAPEAKE BAY LINK
An educational site with lessons centered on the Chesapeake Bay estuary, the people living on its drainage area, and the effect the various natural and human forces have on the Bay

CLIMATE MONITOR
Online archives of publication keeping track of monthly data on Earth's weather and climate

COAST
K-12 oceanography lessons and resources from the Consortium for Oceanographic Activities for Students and Teachers

EARTH HISTORY RESOURCES
Photographs of dioramas, fossils and models, and computer generated images and drawings designed for use in the development of either an on-line Internet or interactive multimedia project related to Earth History

EARTHQUAKES
USGS site on studying earthquakes, safety precautions, and the latest updates on earthquake activity

ENERGY QUEST
Online interactive sites including Devoured by the Dark, Percy's Puzzles, Energy Science Projects and Poor Richards Energy Almanac

ENVIROLINK
Ecology based site offering resources by topic or interest

GEOLOGICAL TIME MACHINE
Interactive chart of geologic time periods from the Precambrian to the Cenozoic; good links

GOOGLE EARTH
Interactive tools to custom-make views of the Earth for young scientists

GREENPEACE FUN & GAMES
Greenpeace's contribution to environmental consciousness on the Web for kids

HURRICANES
Miami Museum of Science site which presents inside a hurricane, survivors, weather instruments and killer storms

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH
Earth science facts and fun activities presented by students at John F. Pattie Elementary School in Dumfries, Virginia - fun for kids

MAKE A WEATHER STATION
Miami Museum of Science sight includes the study of Air Pressure, Conditions, Moisture, Temperature, Tools, Wind and Project Materials

METEOROLOGY
Online meteorology guide made for ThinkQuest to introduce fundamental concepts in the atmospheric sciences

MINERALOGY DATABASE
Basic definitions and different systems of classification explained with nearly 4,000 minerals with full descriptions and links

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES
K-12 education initiatives designed for teachers and students; lots of ideas

NATIONAL SNOW AND ICE DATA CENTER
Information about snow cover, avalanches, glaciers, ice sheets, freshwater ice, sea ice, ground ice, permafrost, atmospheric ice, paleoglaciology, and ice cores

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
NOAA site which provides current weather and climatic data, including archives

NEPTUNE'S WEB
Sponsored by the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command: facts, quizzes, searches, ask an oceanographer, teacher resources

OCEAN PLANET
Award winning Smithsonian traveling exhibit online for easy access

OCEAN SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY FROM SPACE
Free CD ROM from NASA which contains over an hour of digital video, audio, images

PROFESSOR POLAR BEAR
The U.S. Department of Energy hosts this site for elementary children, with the help of Professor Polar Bear and a variety of involved activities - the topic is global warming

PROJECT LEARNING TREE
Online presence of the popular teaching approach to the plant sciences

REMARKABLE OCEAN WORLD
Sean Chamberlin's online odyssey beneath the seas; he obviously loves his work and the enthusiasm is contagious!

ROCKHOUNDS
Geology with a canine twist - lots of good information at a kid's level plus nicely done teacher lessons and support materials

SAVAGE EARTH
PBS presentation of plate tectonics and the seismic phenomena it creates on the surface

SIERRA CLUB ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
News, Articles, Issues, Resources, Programs and Web Sites pertaining to all things Sierra

UNDERWATER CAVES OF EL JACINTO PAT
Archive of information and pictures from underwater expeditions beneath the Yucatan Peninsula

U.S.G.S. LEARNING WEB
Kid friendly format presenting data and activities from the U.S.G.S.

U.S.G.S. NATIONAL EARTHQUAKE INFORMATION CENTER
Database on current and general earthquake data, as well as station codes and coordinates

U.S. NAVAL OBSERVATORY MASTER CLOCK
The official time keeper of the U.S.A.; lots of interesting info here too

VOLCANO WORLD
Highly graphic and greatly detailed watch on volcanic activity around the world, as well as archives

WATER RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES
Top notch U.S.G.S. site presenting real time and historical data of all kinds

WEATHER CLASSROOM
Presented by the Weather Channel, excellent projects including the Weather Classroom, Look Up, Weather Focus and On the Safe Side

 

 
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