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Annotated earth science technology resources

  1. 1. ES-1Earth Science Standard 1: Astronomy and planetary exploration reveal the solarsystem’s structure, scale and change over time.WEBSITE: www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htmANNOTATION: This astronomy site explores planets, moons, asteroids, comets, minorplanets, and many other exciting objects. Io, the explosive moon that orbits the planetJupiter, is featured or the user can explore the gigantic canyons and deserts on Mars.WEBPAGE:
  2. 2. ES-2Earth Science Standard 1: Astronomy and planetary exploration reveal the solarsystem’s structure, scale and change over time.WEBSITE: www.solarviews.com/eng/solarsys.htmANNOTATION: This site gives a comprehensive view of the solar and planetarysystems. Puzzles, worksheets and research tools are presented.WEBPAGE:
  3. 3. ES-3Earth Science Standard 1: Astronomy and planetary exploration reveal the solarsystem’s structure, scale and change over time.WEBSITE: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/index.cfmANNOTATION: NASA maintains this site that explores the solar system with real timedata from space. International science and technology topics are discussed and the visualimagery is stunning.WEBPAGE:
  4. 4. ES-4Earth Science Standard 2: Earth-based and space-based astronomy reveal thestructure, scale, and changes in stars, galaxies and the universe over time.WEBSITE: http://www.earth.nasa.gov/ANNOTATION: This site offers answers to questions like: what is the Earth ScienceEnterprise? Why is ESE important? It also tells you Earth breaking news, lets you look atEarth from space. It also features a kids only section.WEBPAGE:
  5. 5. ES-5Earth Science Standard 2: Earth-based and space-based astronomy reveal thestructure, scale, and changes in stars, galaxies and the universe over time.WEBSITE: http://www.nasm.si.edu/etp/ANNOTATION: The National Air and Space Museum operates this site. It providesweb tools to investigate the history of space exploration as well as use virtual replicas ofthe tools used to explore space, such as orbiter telescopes and land rovers.WEBPAGE:
  6. 6. ES-6Earth Science Standard 2: Earth-based and space-based astronomy reveal thestructure, scale, and changes in stars, galaxies and the universe over time.WEBSITE: http://www.space.com/planets/ANNOTATION: This comprehensive website provides current events in space andtechnology, real time views of space, video feed of discoveries in space and just aboutanything about space travel any student or teacher would ever want to know.WEBPAGE:
  7. 7. ES-7Earth Science Standard 2: Earth-based and space-based astronomy reveal thestructure, scale, and changes in stars, galaxies and the universe over time.WEBSITE: http://www.earthsky.com/ANNOTATION: This site is for all ages, students and teachers. It has shows that includetext and audio, articles on astronomy and Earth science, a "Teachers Lounge" that haslistings of resources for teachers, contests for kids, and more.WEBPAGE:
  8. 8. ES-8Earth Sciences Standard 3: Plate tectonics, operating over geologic time has changedthe patterns of land, sea and mountains on earth’s surface.WEBSITE: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/geology/tectonics.htmlANNOTATION: This site is maintained by U.C. Berkeley. It demonstrates the historyof plate tectonics as well as their mechanics. Animations of plate tectonics and shortvideos on plate tectonics through out history are also on the site.WEBPAGE:
  9. 9. ES-9Earth Sciences Standard 3: Plate tectonics, operating over geologic time has changedthe patterns of land, sea and mountains on earth’s surface.WEBSITE: http://webspinners.com/dlblanc/tectonic/floating.phpANNOTATION: This site provides lessons and readings on plate tectonics appropriatefor struggling readers. Topics include the basics of plate tectonics, sedimentation andcontinental growth, and the mechanism of plate tectonics.WEBPAGE:
  10. 10. ES-10Earth Sciences Standard 3: Plate tectonics, operating over geologic time has changedthe patterns of land, sea and mountains on earth’s surface.WEBSITE: http:// volcano.oregonstate.edu/ANNOTATION: Volcano World is an outstanding resource for any earth scienceclassroom interested in learning about volcanoes. This website contains real-time volcanoinformation including an interactive clickable map of active volcanoes world-wide andremote sensing satellite images. Topics covered at Volcano World include how volcanoeswork, submarine volcanoes, planetary volcanoes, career information on becoming avolcanologist, volcanic parks and monuments and volcano exploration on the moon,Mars and Venus. It contains an area where students can post experiments includingbuilding a variety of different types of volcanoes. Teachers can also download acollection of interactive HyperStudio lessons on volcanoes from this web site.WEBPAGE:
  11. 11. ES-11Earth Sciences Standard 4: Energy enters the Earth system primarily as solar radiationand eventually escapes as heat.WEBSITE: http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/projects/index.htmlANNOTATION: This web site lists science and energy activities for students, K-12.Each of them has a short description a link to the actual activity. These activities can bedone independently by students.WEBPAGE:
  12. 12. ES-12Earth Sciences Standard 4: Energy enters the Earth system primarily as solar radiationand eventually escapes as heat.WEBSITE: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/04/050428173224.htmANNOTATION: Science Daily is a website that reports science news related to energy,space, climate and environmental issues. It is an excellent site for student research andcurrent science events.WEBPAGE:
  13. 13. ES-13Standard 5: Heating of Earth’s surface and atmosphere by the sun dries convectionwithin the atmosphere and oceans, producing winds and ocean currents.WEBSITE: http://oceancurrents.rsmas.miami.edu/ANNOTATION: A web-based ocean current reference site presented by the Universityof Miami. Each current has important links, summary text detailing velocity andhydrographic observations, and plots such as, average current speed and locations,drifting buoy positions, sea surface temperature maps, and HYCOM simulations.WEBPAGE:
  14. 14. ES-14Standard 5: Heating of Earth’s surface and atmosphere by the sun dries convectionwithin the atmosphere and oceans, producing winds and ocean currents.WEBSITE: http://ocgweb.marine.usf.edu/who.htmlANNOTATION: This site is maintained by the Ocean Circulation Group and engagesin physical oceanographic studies of the ocean circulation and the interactions betweenthe oceans and atmosphere. It focuses on the West Florida Continental Shelf (WFS), thebroad, coastal ocean region between the shoreline and the deep Gulf of Mexico, wherethe circulation provides the connectivity, which is of fundamental importance to allaspects of ecology. The site includes a coordinated program of coastal ocean observationsand numerical circulation models.WEBPAGE:
  15. 15. ES-15Standard 5: Heating of Earth’s surface and atmosphere by the sun dries convectionwithin the atmosphere and oceans, producing winds and ocean currents.WEBSITE: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/navigation/tidesandcurrents/ANNOTATION: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric administration collects,analyzes, and distributes observations and predictions of currents and tides. This websiteis user friendly and easily used in a lesson on oceanography. The education site giveslesson plan ideas and the articles are geared to have a reading range that accommodatesstruggling readers.WEBPAGE:
  16. 16. ES-16Earth Sciences Standard 6:Climate is the long term average of a region’s weather and depends on many factors.WEBSITE: http://www.wunderground.com/ANNOTATION: The Weather Underground is an excellent resource for teacherswishing to incorporate atmospheric studies into their curriculum. This web site contains avariety of weather maps, including satellite image maps, surface maps and contour maps.The Hurricane Tracker within Weathernet contains quicktime movies and satellite imagesof many hurricanes that have formed in the last few years. This web site also providesreal time atmospheric data.WEBPAGE:
  17. 17. ES-17Earth Sciences Standard 6:Climate is the long term average of a region’s weather and depends on many factors.WEBSITE: http://www.weatheronline.com/ANNOTATION: This weather online site may be used to research concepts in weatheror as supplementary material for a weather unit. The main areas of this site are TropicalWeather, Local Weather, Expert Weather, Weather Tools, Weather Q & A, andWeatherboy Online. The Local Weather pulls weather information from any area in theUnited States including 4 day forecasts, satellite images, precipitation and radar images.Dr. Dewpoint, answers questions and incorporates math (algebra) concepts such ascalculating wind chill or making temperature conversions. Weatherboy Online is ananimated character that explains concepts of weather and the hows and whys of weather.WEBPAGE:
  18. 18. ES-18Earth Sciences Standard 6:Climate is the long term average of a region’s weather and depends on many factors.WEBSITE: http://www.hurricanehunters.com/ANNOTATION: The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, known as the HurricaneHunters of the Air Force Reserve, is the only Department of Defense organization flyinginto tropical storms and hurricanes on a routine basis. This website explores careersrelated to severe weather.WEBPAGE:
  19. 19. ES-19Earth Sciences Standard 6:Climate is the long term average of a region’s weather and depends on many factors.WEBSITE: http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/crclm/prjct/strm93/home.rxmlANNOTATION: This project investigates key weather processes and phenomenaassociated with a potent winter storm. It could be used for an inquiry activity. The siteprovides a case study curriculum.WEBPAGE:
  20. 20. ES-20Earth Sciences Standard 6:Climate is the long term average of a region’s weather and depends on many factors.WEBSITE: http://kids.mtpe.hq.nasa.gov/ANNOTATION: On this kid friendly site, students can find out all about hurricanes,tropical rainfall, air pressure, earth science, and El Nino graphing.WEBPAGE:
  21. 21. ES-21Earth Sciences Standard 6:Climate is the long term average of a region’s weather and depends on many factors.WEBSITE: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/multimedia/vrml/hurricane/ANNOTATION: On this CNN site, can see the flows of wind that make up the engine ofthe hurricane, and travel into the eye. You can also learn about out flow, the eye, and thefeeder.WEBPAGE:
  22. 22. ES-22Earth Sciences Standard 7: Each element on Earth moves among reservoirs, which exist in the solid earth, inoceans, in the atmosphere, and within and among organisms as part of biogeochemicalcycles.WEBSITE: http://www.nagt.org/nagt/teaching_resources/index.htmlANNOTATION: The Journal of Geoscience Education serves as the only internationalforum for the publication of research concerning the pedagogy, assessment, andphilosophy of teaching and learning about the geosciences. This resource providesteachers with curriculum and activities in the geosciences.WEBPAGE:
  23. 23. ES-23Earth Sciences Standard 7: Each element on Earth moves among reservoirs, which exist in the solid earth, inoceans, in the atmosphere, and within and among organisms as part of biogeochemicalcycles.WEBSITE: http://web.wt.net/~daba/Mineral/ANNOTATION: This site contains 5,000 pages of mineral information, including over4,000 pages devoted to individual minerals.WEBPAGE:
  24. 24. ES-24 Earth Sciences Standard 8: Life has changed Earth’s atmosphere, and changes inthe atmosphere affect conditions for life.WEBSITE: http://www.usatoday.com/weather/tornado/wreports.htmANNOTATION: This site includes USA Today’s daily reports on tornadoes and severeweather. This site includes statistics and a historical archive on tornadoes.WEBPAGE:
  25. 25. ES-25Earth Sciences Standard 8: Life has changed Earth’s atmosphere, and changes inthe atmosphere affect conditions for life.WEBSITE: http://www.cnn.com/WEATHER/index.htmlANNOTATION: The Cable News Network has provided a website on weather. Studentscan find weather forecasts across the US or across the world. Weather maps are alsoavailable for any area in the world. Real time information on current storms is listed.WEBPAGE:
  26. 26. ES-26Earth Sciences Standard 8: Life has changed Earth’s atmosphere, and changes inthe atmosphere affect conditions for life.WEBSITE: http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/edu/ANNOTATION: This site has information on the what, where, whys and hows ofstorms, weather lessons, and information about weather careers.WEBPAGE:
  27. 27. ES-27Earth Sciences Standard 9: The geology of California underlies the state’s wealth ofnatural resources as well as its natural hazards.WEBSITE: http://www.geologylink.com/ANNOTATION: A site by Houghton Mifflin that includes daily geological updates andvarious forums. This site includes a virtual classroom and virtual field trips as well as aglossary of geological terms.WEBPAGE:
  28. 28. ES-28Earth Sciences Standard 9: The geology of California underlies the state’s wealth ofnatural resources as well as its natural hazards.WEBSITE: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/ngdc.htmlANNOTATION: This site has information on and from the National Geophysical DataCenter. Data and inventories in many disciplines are fully searchable and selectedlistings, data, and images can be downloaded. This also offers FTP and Gopher archivesfor access to data.WEBPAGE:
  29. 29. ES-29Earth Sciences Standard 9: The geology of California underlies the state’s wealth ofnatural resources as well as its natural hazards.WEBSITE: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/ANNOTATION: At this site there is current and general information about earthquakemonitoring, preparation and research. It provides a plethora of information on this topicand is useful as both a research tool, lesson exploration or reading on the subject.WEBPAGE:
  30. 30. ES-30Earth Sciences Standard 10: Scientific progress is made by asking meaningfulquestions and conducting careful investigations. As a basis of understanding thisconcept and addressing the content in the other four strands, students should developtheir own questions and perform investigations.WEBSITE: http://globe.gov/scienceANNOTATION: The GLOBE (Global learning and Observations to Benefit theEnvironment) Program is a world-wide network of students, teachers and scientistsmaking environmental observations and reporting their data findings on the internet.Scientists use the students data to formulate atmospheric models, then provide feedbackto the students. Students measure air temperature, cloud observations, precipitation,surface water temperature and pH, soil moisture, biometrics, land cover assessment andspecies identification. Students also share findings and communicate with other studentsusing e-mail from the web site. GLOBE includes excellent descriptions of equipment andprocedures for data acquisition and a user-friendly searchable data archive. The uniqueaspect of the GLOBE Program is that students are interactive partners with scientists.WEBPAGE:
  31. 31. ES-31Earth Sciences Standard 10: Scientific progress is made by asking meaningfulquestions and conducting careful investigations. As a basis of understanding thisconcept and addressing the content in the other four strands, students should developtheir own questions and perform investigations.WEBSITE: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/ANNOTATION: At the University of Berkeley Museum of Paleontology, students canresearch on life, learn about people, and hear about upcoming events. There are onlineexhibits of animals, plants, and time periods.WEBPAGE:
  32. 32. ES-32Earth Sciences Standard 10: Scientific progress is made by asking meaningfulquestions and conducting careful investigations. As a basis of understanding thisconcept and addressing the content in the other four strands, students should developtheir own questions and perform investigations.WEBSITE: http://www.lib.noaa.gov/docs/windandsea.htmlANNOTATION: This is a locator site provided by the NOAA Central Library. It ismeant to make internet searching more efficient for everyone concerned with oceanic andatmospheric issues. For teachers and students it has a connector to over 100 NOAA pagesdevoted to education.WEBPAGE:

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