Earth/Physical Science

Fronts: The Boundries between Air Masses
From the University of Illinois

Precipitation along Fronts
From the University of Illinoism the University of Illinois

Tectonic Boundaries

Mr. Flory's Science Pages

Earthquake Simulation Activitiy


Digital Library for Earth System Education

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...an easy-to-search site with "electronic materials for both teachers and learners, such as lesson plans, maps, images, data sets, visualizations, assessment activities, curriculum, online courses, and much more" in the area of the study of the Earth "

Societal Benefits of Space Technology
"This Web site provides a down-to-Earth look at what the space program has done for you, your neighbors, America and the world. " From NASA

Global Climate Change: Research Explorer
From the Exploratorium in San Francisco, this site explores scientific data "relating to the atmosphere, the oceans, the areas covered by ice and snow, and the living organisms in all these domains. You’ll also get a sense of how scientists study natural phenomena—how researchers gather evidence, test theories, and come to conclusions."

Fronts Information

Precipitation along Fronts Activity

On the Trail of the Missing Ozone
"Produced by EPA's Region 9 Office in San Francisco, California, this book provides an introduction into why we need the ozone layer, the causes of ozone depletion, and some of the actions the world is taking to correct the problem. We hope you enjoy joining our intrepid reporter Farley on the trail of the missing ozone! "
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Hubble Deep Field Academy
Use this interactive website to "simulate the process astronomers have gone through to count, classify, and identify objects in the image as well as estimate their distances from Earth."

The Greenhouse Effect
Part of Dr. Art's Guide to Planet Earth--an animation

Global Climate Change

EPA Global Warming Kids Site
From the Environmental Protection Agency

Global Climate Change: Research Explorer
From the Exploratorium in San Francisco, this site explores scientific data "relating to the atmosphere, the oceans, the areas covered by ice and snow, and the living organisms in all these domains. You’ll also get a sense of how scientists study natural phenomena—how researchers gather evidence, test theories, and come to conclusions."

Trends: Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Graphs and maps depict CO2 emissions around the world.

Heliometeorology
"Heliometeorology is the study of the relationship between long-term solar activity and long-term weather forecasting."

 

Organizations related to Global Climate Change

Bush Administration Launches Historic Federal Climate Change Initiatives
Press release from the U.S. Climate Change Science Program

Overview of U.S. Research on Climate and Global Change
Begun as a presidential initiative in 1989, the government agency supports research on climate changes. Check out the Overview of U.S. Research on Climate and Global Change.

GlobalChange.gov
Website sponsored by U.S. Global Change Research Program, a presidential initiative, featuring news stories on global climate issues.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Climate Change
" What can we expect from the climate of the United States, and the whole world, in the coming decade—or even in the next millennium?

National Centers for Environmental Prediction
Scientist analyze meteorlogical data from all over the world.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) -- Global Warming Site
Subdivided down by Climate, Emissions, Impacts, Actions, and News.

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Global Warming Basics and Global Warming in depth are both great areas for focus.

Union of Concerned Scientists

American Petroleum Institute

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-6)

U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development

World Energy Council

International Energy Agency

Hot, hungry and gasping for air – climate change puts fish at risk, warns WWF (World Wildlife Foundation)
Article noting the impact of Global warming on fish life.

 

 

Updated 3/5/2013