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- Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics
Here, you can examine infrared images and animations of the oceans surrounding our planet as well as the planets in outer space.
- Earth Rise
See how the big blue planet we call home looks from outer space. EarthRise is a easy-to-use database of photos of Earth taken from space, many by astronauts through the windows of their space shuttles.
- Educator Space Simulation Project
This online source for space simulations has details for beginners on how to create simulations as well as data for pros who want to expand their knowledge.
- Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rock Info
Click on any of the three drawings on this site to obtain information, images and diagrams that explain these unique types of rocks.
- National Air and Space Museum
The official site of the Smithsonian museum, this site offers aerospace resources, educational programs and a list of current exhibits and projects.
- Orocopia Mountains Tour
Investigate fascinating rock relationships via this online tour of the Northwest mountain region. A detailed geological tour provides plenty of data for the rock-curious student.
- Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Scripps is one of the big oceanographic institutes in the United States. Their Web site houses information on the organization, special marine programs, and a large library concerning our seven oceans and what lives in them.
- Smithsonian Gem and Mineral Collection
This Mineral Sciences site provides a link to photo galleries of Earth Sciences interest, including rocks, volcanoes, meteorites, and the Smithsonians famous gem and mineral collections.
- US Geological Survey
The official home page for the USGS, this Web site tons of useful, basic information concerning geology.
- Virtual Earthquake
This interactive project teaches students how an earthquake epicenter is located and how the Richter magnitude of an earthquake is determined.
- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
The largest independent marine science facility in the U.S., Woods Holes official Web site has information on every aspect of their research projects and endeavors.
- About Temperature
Created by a group of middle school teachers, this Web site explains in simple terms many of the basic concepts involved in measuring the atmosphere. Students can learn about how thermometers work, temperature scales, kinetic theory, thermal radiation and much more.
Billed as the "world's weather authority," this extensive site provides all the latest information on weather in your area and around the globe. Visitors can view the latest satellite images and Doppler radar, as well as obtain data on hurricanes, temperatures, and other weather facts.
- Hurricane: Storm Science
This Web site, sponsored by the Miami Museum of Science, gives visitors answers to the many questions surrounding hurricanes by actually taking you inside one. You'll also find stories from hurricane survivors and a guide to building your own weather instruments.