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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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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

Search and browse through data on global energy resources.

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...

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.

National Geographic
Resource Type: Image Collections

Analemma photographs are made by taking a picture of the sun from the same place at the same time of day once or twice a week, generating 30 to 50 frames. This picture, made in Veszprem, Hungary, combines 36 photos of the sun taken at 10 am local time between January and December.

Wimp.com
Resource Type: Image Collections

Watching the clouds on a sunny day has forever been linked to a great way to pass the time. While lying there and staring off into the clouds, it is easy to imagine that you see an animal or a face. This is a psychological phenomenon called pareidolia where vague or random stimuli cause a person...

NASA Visible Earth
Resource Type: Image Collections

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

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

Planetary Science Institute
Resource Type: Image Collections

A comprehensive image collection of rock breakdown features observed on boulders. This atlas is intended as a tool for planetary geoscientists and their students to assist in identifying surface features found on rocks on planetary surfaces.

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:...

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...

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Resource Type: Image Collections

Photostream and albums from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Mike Olbinski
Resource Type: Image Collections

This website has amazing pictures of storms and nature captured by Mike Olbinski.

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

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

Shawn Clover
Resource Type: Image Collections

A cool gallery of photos that essentially blend pictures just after the earthquake in San Francisco with photos of the same locations today.

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....

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

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

Over 12,000 previously unreleased pictures from the NASA Apollo Missions, including pictures of the moon, the earth, the moon's surface, and the astronauts that were on the missions. Flickr photostreams and albums.

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...

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

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

NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and research has produced a collection of images photographed on-site, created from video frame grabs taken from Deep Discoverer (D2) remotely operated vehicle (ROV) video. Known as the Benthic Deepwater Animal Identification Guide, the resources serve as a...

John Walker
Resource Type: Image Collections

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...

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...

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

Resource Type: Image Collections

This small infographic shows the thickness of see ice up against famous city skylines. Notice how much bigger the ice sheets are than the cities!

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of trace 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...

Arizona State University (ASU)
Resource Type: Image Collections

Directory of Seismic Images taken by Ed Garnero

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

Photostream and albums from the US Bureau of Land Management

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.

International Space Station Program, JSC Earth Science & Remote Sensing Unit
Resource Type: Image Collections

Looking for high quality interstellar photos? Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth is the perfect resource for those images. Browse through collections or request new imagery.

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Coprolite Fossil
Videos or Animations
The Jim Henson Company, PBS LearningMedia

In this Dinosaur Train clip, Mr. Conductor explains what fossils are and how they are created, and Dr. Scott the Paleontologist discusses how paleontologists find, care for, and conduct research with the fossils they uncover.

Noble Kolskaya undersea driller
Videos or Animations
PBS LearningMedia

In this lesson, students will have an opportunity to take a virtual tour around a ground-based operation and an offshore drilling site whereby they can become familiar with how oil is extracted and processed.

Little Colorado River
Videos or Animations
Twin Cities Public Television, PBS LearningMedia

This DragonflyTV segment demonstrates how sedimentation forms, how rivers shape the surface of the earth, how rivers are formed, and how they differ from other bodies of water.

1964 Alaskan earthquake alluvium deposits
Videos or Animations
California Academy of Sciences, PBS LearningMedia

What are earthquakes? Get a new perspective on these powerful phenomena with this collection of videos and infographics co-presented by the California Academy of Sciences and KQED. You'll learn why earthquakes happen, how they've shaped the Bay Area, and what you can do to prepare for the next...

Weather Stations at the Quelccaya Ice Cap
Videos or Animations
UNC-TV, PBS LearningMedia

Have you experienced a thundersnow storm?  Most snow storms form when warm air moves into an area in the winter and rising warm air condenses to form snow.  If the warm air rises very quickly, the condensing moisture collides with existing particles in the cloud causing electrically charged...

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