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Resources on the web

Antarctica: Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole
A multimedia website that uses such resources as webcasts, interactive maps, and video clips to document the journey of a team of explorers throughout Antarctica. (Learn more)
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Provided by: The Exploratorium
Arctic Theme Page
Links to widely distributed data and information from research institutions throughout the world focused on the Arctic. Available information on the website includes relevant data, graphics, and forecasts, including historical perspectives and in-depth analyses. (Learn more)
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Provided by: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
ASPIRE: Astrophysics Science Project Integrating Research and Education
Interactive science labs and lessons for teachers and students. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: University of Utah
BBC: Science and Nature
This large interactive site has a tremendous amount of information in subjects that range from the human body to space travel. (Learn more)
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Provided by: BBC
Exploring the Environment
Promotes science-literate and reflective students who are knowledgeable of the earth's processes and their responsibilities for stewardship using these instructional resources. Find activities and learning modules for coral reefs, global climate change, the... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: NASA
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
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
The National Science Foundation
Super scientific articles, audio clips, videos, and interactive features about a panopoly of innovations: the Internet, robots, artificial heart valves, frozen frogs, extrasolar planets, memory, data mining, and more. Get the latest news and classroom resources... (Learn more)
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Provided by: National Science Foundation
Newswise: SciNews
A comprehensive, online database of science news from a variety of science and health publications and institutions. Spanning a wide range of topics such as genetics, disease, environmental studies, technology, energy, and space exploration, this site is a... (Learn more)
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Provided by: NewsWise
Newton BBS
Ask a scientist a question or browse the answers to previously answered questions in categories such as astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, mathematics, and zoology. (Learn more)
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Provided by: Argonne National Laboratory
NOAA Photo Library
An image collection that encompasses polar region to polar region and much of the World's oceans and captures NOAA's work as they chase tornadoes, fly into hurricanes, battle stormy seas, tag turtles and whales, take scientific readings at the South Pole,... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NOAA
North American Drought: A Paleo Perspective
This website contains information about drought and focuses on North America. How drought is defined, why it causes concern, the history of 20th Century drought, and how paleoclimatology is related to drought are explored in this site. Discover how nature... (Learn more)
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Provided by: NOAA Paleoclimatology Program
Ocean Oasis
Sponsored by the San Diego Natural History Museum and PRONATURA, this website features comprehensive information about Mexico's Sea of Cortez and the Baja California Desert in english and spanish. The stunning content of this website focuses on how oasis's... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: San Diego Natural History Museum