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FOSSWEB
Interactive science modules for K-2 and 3-6 focusing on topics such as weather, nutrition, animals, solar energy, and measurements. Interactive courses for middle school include the human brain, earth history, planetary science, and a lot more. Teacher registration... (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Lawrence Hall of Science at Berkeley
Franklin Institute Science Museum
For over 176 years, The Franklin Institute has been as much a part of the Philadelphia landscape as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. This is the on-line version of the museum. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: The Franklin Institute Science Museum
Global Climate Change
Explore scientific data relating to the atmosphere, the oceans, the areas covered by ice and snow, and the living organisms. Get a sense of how scientists study natural phenomena, how researchers gather evidence, test theories, and come to conclusions. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Exploratorium
The Globe Program
A primary and secondary school-based science and education program that involves students in authentic scientific activities. Students take scientifically valid measurements in the fields of atmosphere, hydrology, soils, and land cover, depending on what they... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: National Center for Atmospheric Research
GoNorth!
A free online learning journey for teachers and students filled with curriculum materials, images, movies, photo albums, and many more exciting and innovative resources. Investigate the history, people, culture, geography, climate, ecology, politics, legends... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: University of Minnesota and NOMADS Adventure and Education
Visible Earth
Earth images, mostly satellite. Most are satellite images, and some, such as the Environmental Impact images, are very effective in demonstrating human impact upon the environment. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NASA
The Why Files
A webzine that focuses on the science behind the news.  You can read stories about current events and biology, earth & space, environment, health, physical science, social science, and technology.  There is a wide variety of information on the site due to... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: University of Wisconsin
Windows to the Universe
A user-friendly, colorful, and exciting learning system on the Earth and Space sciences funded by NASA, this site includes news articles at different reading levels, images, movies, animation, and data sets that explore the Earth and Space sciences and the... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NASA