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World of Phenomena
Resource Type: Classroom Activities, Videos or Animations

Facts and information about different types of natural phenomena found in the world and universe. Includes weather, geology, space, and other types of phenomena. This site is designed to be an easy-to-use website for students and anyone interested in the subject matter. This site breaks...

EarthScope and the National Science Foundation (NSF)
Resource Type: Data Sets

EarthScope is a program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) that deploys thousands of seismic, GPS, and other geophysical instruments to study the structure and evolution of the North American continent and the processes that cause earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. It involves...

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay (UWGB)
Resource Type: Data Sets

What is the Earth made of? These charts show the abundance of elements on Earth (in the Earth's crust), the Sun and other stars, the moon, and other planets.

Greenhills Renewable Energy Dashboard (GRED)
Resource Type: Data Sets

Middle and high school educators can access data, documentation, and related resources describing the development of the Greenhills Renewable Energy Dashboard (GRED) at Greenhills School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The GRED initiative involved the installation of a rooftop wind turbine, a solar...

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Data Sets

These pages provide access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Online access to this data is organized around...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Data Sets

Science On a Sphere® (SOS) is a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe. Researchers at NOAA developed Science On a Sphere® as an educational tool to help illustrate...

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Data Sets

Search and browse through data on global energy resources.

UNAVCO
Resource Type: Data Sets

Looking for interesting GPS data to use in your course? We've worked with educators and scientists to identify GPS stations that illustrate various Earth science processes. The data are the same qualty that scientists use i n their research and is an Excel readable format called CVS. By clicking...

Michigan State University (MSU)
Resource Type: Data Sets

Data Nuggets are an innovative approach to bring authentic, cutting edge research and data into the classroom, revealing to students how the process of science really works and increasing the connections between scientists and the public. Data Nuggets give students practice interpreting...

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Resource Type: Data Sets

The Paleobiology Database is a public database of paleontological data that anyone can use, maintained by an international non-governmental group of paleontologists. You can browse the database online using the Navigator or download data to your own computer using the Download Form. Fossil...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Data Sets

NCEI is the world's largest provider of weather and climate data. Land-based, marine, model, radar, weather balloon, satellite, and paleoclimatic are just a few of the types of datasets available. Detailed descriptions of the products available.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Data Sets

If your students are fascinated by solar eclipses, you can access a history of them by decade and more at NASA's Eclipse website. Middle and high school educators and others can learn about eclipses that occurred or will occur during a 10-year span. The tables describe an eclipse's calendar date...

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Resource Type: Data Sets

The Ocean Remote Sensing Group conducts research associated with civilian and military applications of remote sensing technology in the marine environment. Search this site to learn more about the world's sea surface temperature, SAR winds, DC lightning mapping array, and Bathymetry from space...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA)
Resource Type: Data Sets

The Images offered here were produced in the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly the National Geophysical Data Center), with the exception of the sea floor topography from satellite altimetry images, produced by Dr. Walter Smith of NOAA. Some images were produced in...

Seismic Monitor
Resource Type: Data Sets

This site has a list of all the latest earthquakes and their date, time, magnitude, depth, location and other information.

Esri
Resource Type: Data Sets

Pedon Vault gives users nationwide a way to share data by populating a national database of sites that can be used by educators, scientists, farmers, landowners, schools, soil judging teams, the general public and many more according to Jason Nemecek, Wisconsin State Soil Scientist.  According...

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Data Sets

The world is a watery place. But just how much water exists on, in, and above our planet? This set of data and tables show the amounts of water on Earth.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Data Sets

View NOAA water levels at a station near you.

United States Department of Labor (USDL)
Resource Type: Data Sets

MSHA is pleased to bring you this feature as part of the Mine Data Retrieval System. What we are doing is providing you with another way to search for mines. The search may be as simple as a search for all mines in a particular state by commodity or by state, county and then by commodity, or by...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Resource Type: Data Sets

MY NASA DATA website is dedicated to making NASA Earth Science data easily accessible to the K-12 and citizen scientist communities. MY NASA DATA is a project to enable K-12 teachers and students, as well as citizen scientists, to explore the large volumes of data that NASA collects about the...

Kansas Geological Survey (KGS)
Resource Type: Image Collections

Alexander Gardner photographs from historic Kansas and Missouri

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of career images related to geology and rocks from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Image Collections

Photostream and albums from NOAA's Photo Library

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Image Collections

The Imagine Mars Project is a national arts, sciences, and technology education initiative that leads students to work together with scientists, engineers, artist, and civic leaders to design and share a futuristic Mars community for 100 people.

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Resource Type: Image Collections

Photostream and albums from California's Bureau of Land Management.

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of igneous rock images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this link.

New York Science Teacher Image Gallery
Resource Type: Image Collections

The New York Science Teacher Image Gallery features images from all walks of science: your source of science images, photos, and technical drawings. Categories include earth science (astronomy, meteorology, and geology), biology and living environment, chemistry, physics, a user gallery, and...

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Resource Type: Image Collections

Photostream and albums from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

MicroObservatory Robotic Telescope Network Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Image Collections

MicroObservatory is a network of automated telescopes that can be controlled over the internet. Using many of the same technologies that NASA uses to capture astronomical images by controlling telescopes in space, YOU can control a sophisticated ground-based telescope from the convenience of...

NASA Visible Earth
Resource Type: Image Collections

This is a catalog of NASA images and animations of our home planet, Earth.

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Resource Type: Image Collections

Photostream and albums from Nevada's Bureau of Land Management

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of metamorphic rock images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this link...

Utah Geological Society (UGS)
Resource Type: Image Collections

Photo of the Day on Utah's Geological Survey Facebook page

Vermont Geological Survey (VGS)
Resource Type: Image Collections

Photo Gallery from Vermont's Geological Survey

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Image Collections

NASA has completely revised this popular lithograph set, which includes color images, background information, significant dates, and related web sites for all the planets in our solar system. The entire set, or individual lithographs from the series, can all be downloaded as PDF files on the...

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of animal fossil images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this:...

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Resource Type: Image Collections

Photostream and albums from New Mexico's Bureau of Land Management

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of rock erosion images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this link...

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG)
Resource Type: Image Collections

These photographs and graphics are copyrighted by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of dinosaur fossil images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also downlod the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this link....

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Resource Type: Image Collections

Photostream and albums of Oregon's Bureau of Land Management

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of rock weathering images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this link...

Arizona State University (ASU)
Resource Type: Image Collections

Directory of Seismic Images taken by Ed Garnero

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of paleontology career images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this...

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Resource Type: Image Collections

Photostream and albums from the US Bureau of Land Management

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of sedimentary rock images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this link...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Image Collections

The National Marine Sanctuaries Media Library is a comprehensive collection of public domain photographs and short video clips from all 14 marine protected areas managed by NOAA. The images provide an up-close look at unique wildlife and habitats and remind us of the need to protect these areas...

Shell Oil Company
Resource Type: Image Collections

Photostream and albums of Shell Oil Company

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of plant fossil images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this link...

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World map with ice caps
Maps and Visualizations
The Great Globe Gallery

The Great Globe Gallery provides maps of different types (mercator, gnomonic, stereographic, and more).

World map with ice caps
Maps and Visualizations
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

A map projection is used to portray all or part of the rounf Earth on a flat surface. This cannot be done without some distortion. The mapmaker must select the one best suited to the needs, reducing distortion of the most important features. Mamakers and mathematicians have devised almost...

Earth from Space showing Africa and Antarctica
Videos or Animations
CVshorey

This video series is a guide to field geology and environmental field studies.  It starts from the basics and gets more and more advanced as we go.  It should be considered a video companion to the Earth and Environmental Systems Podcast on iTunesU.

Butte, Montana mine shaft
Videos or Animations
Colorado School of Mines

The precursor to Dr. Shorey's YouTube videos was his Earth and Environmental Systems podcast.  There are 65 episodes of about 1 hour each.  They cover all the basic topics of earth science, with an emphasis on earth's history (20+ episodes).

Hubble telescope image of Galaxy NGC 3310
Videos or Animations
Josh Worth

A tediously accurate scale model of the solar system. Scroll across the screen to see the true scale of the universe.

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