ZOOMsci: Mixing hot science with cool ideas. This website for kids has over 100 different activities that can be done with materials all readily available at home. Check out activities in chemistry, engineering, the five senses, forces and motion, life sciences, patterns, sound, structures, and water. Each activity can be printed out. http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/
Dinosaur Data Files -These dinosaur data files have been designed so that they can be printed and photocopied for educational use in the classroom, at home or in the Museum itself. Also there are some suggestions for activities you may like to try, and a spreadsheet file in Excel format containing much of the data in these data files for further classroom work.
Earthshots - satellite images of environmental change
Earth Revealed - (registration required, it is free) a video instructional series from Annenberg Media on geology for college and high school classrooms and adult learners - 26 half-hour video programs - Segments: Down to Earth, The Restless Planet, Earth's Interior, The Sea Floor, The Birth of a Theory, Plate Dynamics, Mountain Building, Earth's Structures, Earthquakes, Geologic Time, Evolution Through Time, Minerals: The Materials of Earth, Volcanism, Intrusive Igneous Rocks, Weathering and Soils, Mass Wasting, Sedimentary Rocks: The Key to Past Environments, Metamorphic Rocks, Running Water I: Rivers, Erosion and Deposition, Running Water II: Landscape Evolution, Groundwater, Wind, Dust and Deserts, Glaciers, Waves, Beaches and Coasts, and Living With Earth, Parts I & II
Big Trouble in Earthquake Country - Designed for grades 9 -12, this interactive lesson should take about 4 hours. Real-time data collection is emphasized, and teachers should be prepared to provide maps of the area. A hypothetical earthquake will occur and local consequences must be anticipated.
Pillow Lava - Look below the two pictures of pillow lava. Make sure you visit the related video clips and the related virtual sites.
Recent Central U.S. Earthquakes - Center for Earthquake Research and Information,.a Tennessee Board of Regents Center of Excellence at the University of Memphis devoted to understanding the causes and consequences of earthquakes and the structure and evolution of the continental lithosphere.
Seismic Waves - This real-time 3D application allows users to create seismic waves of any magnitude and pass them through a variety of terrains. The student can view the seismic activity in the terrain through both a textured and wire frame view.
Timelines - Travel back to different time periods in the history of the earth. Vivid, fleshed-out reproductions of the extinct creatures appear in scenes depicting their environments as they might have been millions of years ago.
Gem and Mineral collection from the Smithsonian. Almost four dozen of the most beautiful naturally occurring minerals or polished gemstones from the collection.
Gemstone Gallery offers good information about the mineral to accompany excellent pictures.
Gemstone Index - an alphabetical listing, you can also search by color or by birthstone
Mindat.org is the largest mineral database on the internet. Currently there are 11,185 different minerals, varieties and synonyms listed, and information on 159,326 mineral occurrences worldwide, from 29,868 different sites.
Ocean Waves - This is a real-time 3D wave simulator which demonstrates the connection between wind speed and ocean particle motion depth. The student can modify the properties of an ocean wave and see the effect from any perspective.
Saving tomorrow's world - An Intermediate School Kit on the United Nations: United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED)
Science Education Gateway posted by the Lawrence Hall of Science has a stated goal of providing science teachers in grades 4-12 with Earth and Space Science resources and classroom activities that use the Internet.
Sea & Sky: a site dedicated to the last two great frontiers
Search for Ice and Snow - Designed for grades 4 - 12, students will use Earth images to try to find places on Earth where there is ice and snow. Many links are provided to guide students to places where Space Shuttle images can be found. Teachers will need to provide a world map for students to mark on.
Seasons - find exactly when the seasons start for any year from 1902 to 2102 with this java applet
Water Science - US Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science for Schools web site! They offer information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.
WaterWatch - Current water resources conditions - Map of real-time stream flow compared to historical stream flow for the day of the year (United States)
Climate and Weather Unit - In this lesson, students become familiar with weather terminology and different representations of data as they explore various on-line weather sites. They will be given an opportunity to practice using and interpreting data, while determining the effects of the time of day, time of year, as well as on temperature.
How to Read a Climograph - Every place on Earth has weather. However, different places on Earth have different types of "typical" weather. A quick way to get an idea of the climate of a particular place is to look at a "climate-graph," or "climograph."
Climographs of Selected U.S. Cities - A climograph plots monthly average temperature and precipitation for some location. It provides a quick way of characterizing the climate of a particular place. To view a climograph for one of the U.S. cities listed, click on the city name or the corresponding dot on the map.
Climate Information - a source of raw data that your students might use to make their own climograph
Interactive Climate Map - Move your cursor over a rectangle to see a climograph. Click on the rectangle to view information about the climate at that location
Online Climate Data and Weather Observations from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). You will find access to raw data which your students could use to complete a project. Links to satellite and radar are also provided from the page.
U S Radar Loop of the last 2 hours covering the contiguous United States. This Doppler radar site indicates clouds, rain and snow with different colors, and refreshes 4 times per hour. Intellicast now offers a12 hour java loop. More importantly, this loop allows you to step forward, or backward, one image at a time.