a Volcanologist to make the
volcanoes on your world authentic!
Images of Earth from NASA: perfect
for views of your planet, images
for thinking about contour maps.
Give credit to NASA. These are
Science Australia: a huge
site packed with a tremendous
amount of information on earth
science, fossils, geological
structures, downloadable free
software, information for
teachers and a free
Self-education Earth Science
Course. The information
is easy to understand,
readable, and accompanied by
many pictures and
diagrams. Don't skip
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Solar System by Calvin J. Hamilton with images and extensive
information about the planets and their moons. There are lesson plans
and activities for educational use. Check the earth section of this site
again for information on impact craters and volcanoes.
The Lunar and
Planetary Institute has lesson plans and other materials for
educators, and beautiful images of the planets and the moons. Many
pictures are in 3D. A CD Rom is available: $30 US includes
shipping. There are lots of good sample images and explanations at this
Their Properties: a fine site by Dr. David A. Kring at the
University of Arizona describes the origin, composition, structure, and
craters of meteorites.
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Plate Tectonics and the Structure of the
Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics. Excellent
- Inside the
Earth. Good diagram, historical information.
of Ancient Earth shows maps of
earth as it would have looked
many millions of years ago. Our
modern day continents have been colored
different colors so that you can see how
they have moved and come together.
Be sure that you see this!
ThinkQuest site about tectonic plates,
volcanoes, and sea floor spreading. Enjoy
this site and use it with your classes.
- Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker:
a beautiful site about plate tectonics with interactive shockwave animations
and very accessible information. Your students will love this!.
An excellent site
about the structure and evolution of the earth, plate tectonics and
glaciation. The site has maps, diagrams, and clear and simple
information as well as a Teacher's Guide,activities, and a link to
Volcano World. Don't miss this one! You will love it!
Excellent pages on the
evolution of the earth, plate tectonics, geological ages.
Lunar and Planetary Institute has a beautiful
on-line mural about the Evolution of our Solar System. Look at these
pictures to help you to visualize the process. Teachers, let your
students look at this!
Making and Reading
Excellent practical hands-on activity that shows different types of map projections. Do this is in your classroom!
USGS Astrogeology Research Program: Check these useful pages out, especially the Astro Kids section. The students can make models of worlds and do some interactive things on screen. The pictures are awesome!
What is a Topographic Map?
Program will draw maps for you, using different kinds of projections.
Volcanoes and Vulcanism
How to Build a Model Illustrating Sea-Floor Spreading and Subduction
Good information and helpful diagrams about what happens at the boundaries of
tectonic plates. The directions for building the model are at the end, and (
I thought) somewhat baffling.
Dive and Discover.
This is a good one, with broadcasts of deep sea dives and access to many
teacher resource materials including a free CD. Register for the teacher
newsletter and add your class to the explorers if you teach about the ocean.
Learn and enjoy!
Zone: This is the deepest
part of the ocean, and it covers about
60% of the global surface. Good information
about water conditions and life forms.
The Abyssal Zone.
Excellent information with good diagrams, information and links.
Try this, you'll love it!
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