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United States Geological Survey (USGS)
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Search and browse through data on global energy resources.

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...

Utah Geological Survey (UGS)
Resource Type: Data Sets

The UGS GeoData Archive System, part of our Geologic Data Preservation Project, contains Utah geologic- and wetlands-related scanned documents, photographs (except aerial), and other digital materials (resources) from our files and those gathered from other agencies or organizations in one web-...

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.

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.

Esri
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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...

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

View NOAA water levels at a station near you.

UNAVCO, Inc.
Resource Type: Data Sets

These tools allow you to visually explore Earth and other worlds using geodetic and other geologic datasets such as GPS, InSAR, power management, and environmental data.

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...

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.

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...

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...

EarthScope and the National Science Foundation (NSF)
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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...

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...

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...

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...

The New York Times
Resource Type: Data Sets

2016 wasthe hottest year on record for the third consecutive year. In a database of more than 5,000 cities provided by AccuWeather, about 90 percent recorded annual mean temperatures higher than normal. Enter your city i nthe search box to see how much warmer (or cooler) it was.

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Resource Type: Data Sets

Data and images shown in Charctic use passive microwave data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F17 Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS). Data sets include the Sea Ice Index, Near-Real-Time DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Sea Ice Concentrations, and the NASA-...

University of Wisconsin - Madison (UWM)
Resource Type: Data Sets

Gridded data at 0.5 degree resolution showing population density, potential natural vegetation, cropland extent, grazing land extent, built-up land extent, crop extent (for 18 major crops) and land suitability for cultivation. Add your latitude and longitude for specific location maps.

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...

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.

University of Maryland
Resource Type: Data Sets

Results from time-series analysis of Landsat images in characterizing global forest extent and change from 2000 through 2015, globally, at 30m resolution. Trees are defined as vegetation taller than 5m in height and are expressed as a percentage per output grid cell as ‘2000 Percent Tree Cover...

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...

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of cloud 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.

Wimp.com
Resource Type: Image Collections

Even if you're a frequent flyer, it's doubtful that you've gotten to really enjoy a true bird's eye view of a city or famous landmark. Most commercial planes tend to fly too high to get a real appreciation for anything, especially if it's a cloudy day. Plus, thanks to flight routing and aisle...

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

Photostream and albums from NOAA's Photo Library

Kansas Geological Survey (KGS)
Resource Type: Image Collections

Alexander Gardner photographs from historic Kansas and Missouri

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Image Collections

This portal contains USGS video and photography of the seafloor off of coastal California and Massachusetts and aerial imagery of the coastline along segments of the Gulf of mexico and Mid-Atlantic coasts.

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...

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of hail storm 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.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Resource Type: Image Collections

Photostream and albums from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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 land use 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.

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of hurricane 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

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 soil 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....

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of ice storm 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.

Vermont Geological Survey (VGS)
Resource Type: Image Collections

Photo Gallery from Vermont's Geological Survey

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

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

John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.
Resource Type: Image Collections

A comprehensive collection of earthquake related slides and photographs. Each item includes information on that topic, as well as photographs.

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of soil type 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.

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of meteorology 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...

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.

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

Photostream and albums of Oregon's Bureau of Land Management

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Resource Type: Image Collections

NASA's PhotoJournal provides images, animations, apps, and more about our solar system! Click on a planet or browse through the collection.

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

Image database from NOAA natural hazards

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Dimetrodon skeleton
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PBS Eons

Join hosts Hank Green, Kallie Moore, and Blake de Pastino as they take you on a journey through the history of life on Earth. from the dawn of life in the Archaean Eon through the Mesozoic Era -- the so-called "Age of Dinosaurs" -- right up to the end of the most recent Ice Age.

Tornado in Dimmitt Texas 1995
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National Geographic

Tornadoes, nearly three-quarters of which occur within the US, are unpredictable and can cause massive damage. New tools and data are helping scientists learn more about when they might form and what paths they might take.

Artist conception of a Mars Exploration Rover
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National Geographic

Mars, the fourth planet from the sun, has been a source of intrigue throughout human history. Recent NASA exploratory expeditions revealed some of the planet's biggest mysteries. This video explains what makes Mars so different fro mEarth and what would happen if humans lived there.

North American crustal plates and earthquake epicenters
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National Geographic

Plate tectonics have shufled the earth's landmasses around -- and continue to do so. What is continental drift? Anyone who's ever experienced an earthquake or seen a volcano knows that th ephrase "solid ground" doens't always apply. Over Earth's long history, the great landmasses have...

Coral fish and diver
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National Geographic

Oceans serve as the planet's largest habitat and also help to regulate the global climate. But why is the ocean salty? And how is climate impacting the ocean? Find out more about the ocean, including the consequences of and potential solutions to these changes.

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