Excellent pages on the evolution of the earth,
plate tectonics, geological ages.
and Reading Maps
VRML Topographic Map Generator (IBM)
Generates world maps from any point you
choose and outputs them in JPEG or GIG format.
Needs VRML Browser -- you can download one
from here. Sample maps include the Amazon
Basin, the Himalayas, the Rockies, the Marianas
Trench (under the ocean), and the Mediterranean.
Check the biosphere texture map to see how
vegetation is distributed on earth.
to Read a Topographic Map. You are being
asked to draw topographic maps of your planet
for Chapter Two: you might want to read
through this lesson if you have any questions
about topographic maps. Good, clear materials.
This lesson is one of four lessons about
maps at this site, lessons which you can
use with your own classes.
examples of relief maps from Chalk Butte
Digital Maps. They have CD Roms and
paper wall maps.
page points to map making programs and
tools, some for the IBM. Although these
tools are intended for game designers, this
page has possibilities for our type of world
of the World: lots of good information and
World: Erupting volcanoes, volcano images
and information, volcanoes on other worlds
-- and more! Also Ask a volcanologist
to make the volcanoes on your world authentic!
Learning Web a United States Geological
Service site, is dedicated to K-12 education,
exploration, and Life Long Learning. It
features volcanoes, resources for teachers
and educational materials.
St Helens National Monument: information
on a recently erupting volcano.
Virual Reality Tour of Mt St Helens:
See scenes of the route on the climb to
Images of Earth from NASA: perfect for
views of your planet, images for thinking
about contour maps. Give credit to NASA.
These are great!
The Sea Floor
and characteristics of the sea floor.
from a Corel CD-ROM : for viewing only, not
for downloading. More
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