EARTH SCIENCE Websites

Earth Sciences Resource Center

Maintained by Wadsworth Publishing, the site is an extension of their books on earth science BUT provides additional outstanding resources in geology, geography, meteorology, and environmental sciences.

URL: http://www.thomson.com/wadsworth/geo/index.html

Acid Rain

This extensive site maintained by the Institute for Global Communications (IGC) brings you in touch with Web sites from around the world focusing on the problems associated with acid rain. In addition to bringing your students in touch with scientists and activists, you will find educational resources and lesson plans.

URL:

http://www.econet.apc.org/acidrain/

Blue Skies

This site, maintained by the Weather Underground at the University of Michigan, is a unique graphical interface with truly interactive imagery.

URL: http://groundhog.sprl.umich.edu/blueskies.html

Cloud Boutique

This Web site provides explanations and access to detailed pictures of some basic cloud forms. The images are relatively large, and all of the pictures were taken in the local area of Plymouth, NH. Your students will find great pictures of cirrus, cumulus, stratocumulus, altocumulus, altostratus and many other forms.

URL: http://vortex.plymouth.edu/clouds.html

The Earth's Evolving Drylands

Drylands include arid, semi-arid, and dry sub-humid areas all over the world. The aim of this exhibit is to show the importance these environments have in the lives of people everywhere and the threats they face. The site also contains student activities.

URL: http://drylands.nasm.edu:1995/drylands.html/

Seismo-Surfing

This site contains links to the known Internet connections where original seismic data or seismic research information is available. This would be a great site for your students to discover the depth of research in the area of earthquakes and other seismic phenomena.

URL: http://www.geophys.washington.edu/seismosurfing.html

Earth and Moon Viewer

You can view either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities. In addition to the Earth, you can also view the Moon from the Earth, Sun, night side, above named formations on the lunar surface, or as a map showing day and night.

URL:

http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/vplanet.html

National Geographic

This popular Web site includes resources created by the National Geographic Society. Students will find a wealth of resources for doing research on earth and life science projects.

URL: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/main.html

Welcome to the Planets

This is a collection of many of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration program. In addition to the planets, you will find images of small bodies, Marina 10, Viking 1 & 2, Voyager 1 & 2, Magellan, Galileo, Hubble and the Space Shuttle.

URL: http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/

Volcano World

This is the site if your students are doing volcanic topics or research. You will find volcanic information, pictures, movies, games, and much more…

URL: http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/