Hurricanes: the greatest storms on earth
This website, provided by NASA's Earth Observatory, describes the science behind hurricanes. Sections include hurricane formation and decay, hurricane anatomy, information regarding storm surges, hurricane climatology, a description of the Saffir-Simpson scale and NASA study missions. Users will also find a list of references regarding hurricanes and hurricane science.
Video Gallery: Why Conserve Sharks?
This video gallery is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. Part of the Sharks and Rays: Myth and Reality seminar, Video Gallery: Why Conserve Sharks? features two brief videos, each with a printable PDF transcript:Resistance to Cancer discusses why sharks make an interesting model to look at when investigating resistance to cancer. Immune System looks at the Mote Marine Laboratory's projec
Learn which everyday objects contain nanotechnology.
This tutorial on crystallography is broken down into equipment set-up, x-ray diffraction basics, symmetry and space groups, structure factors and phase problems, phasing techniques, model building, and real space correlation plots. Diagrams and interactive topics accompany the text, along with an interactive applet on Bragg's Law.
This site, which accompanies an introductory structural geology class at the University of Leeds, UK, contains information on faults. Topics include normal faults, thrust faults, strike-slip faults, faults and stress, and soft-linked fault systems. The site features explanations of the three basic types of faults with informative diagrams and a photo gallery.
This site features a collection of visual resources that can be used to help illustrate the process of physical weathering. Visualizations demonstrate different styles of mechanical weathering and the resulting impact on the landscape. Resources include animations, interactive graphics and photographs showing the effects of physical weathering. These visualizations are suitable for use in an introductory level geology lecture, lab, or other activity.
Algebra.help - Simplifying expressions/equations with exponents
Follow this lesson to review basic exponent manipulation. Worksheets, further lessons, and lists of resources are also available. This resource is part of the Teaching Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/quantskills/
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site: Home of a Gilded Age Icon
Looks at this place in western New Hampshire where the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens established a summer home and studio (1885), conceived a host of projects, became the leader of an art colony, battled cancer, and was buried. It is a window on one aspect of the Gilded Age: the role of the artist.
Art Meets Nature: Natalie Jeremijenko
SPARK follows conceptual artist/engineer Natalie Jeremjienko as she works on her One Tree(s) project, planting 100 pairs of cloned trees throughout the Bay Area. This Educator Guide explores conceptual art as well as the investigative and ethical issues of life science and cloning.
Fairness: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II
The purpose of this lesson is to have students examine the concept of equality, one of the fundamental concepts embodied in our constitution and laws, and try to understand why Japanese Americans were treated so unfairly during WWII.
You've Come a Long Way, Baby
1900 House is PBS' twist on reality television (for example, the popular series Survivor), in which a group of people are put in unusual surroundings and their every move is videotaped. Here we are privy to the life of a family that has volunteered to simulate life in 1900 England for three months. Through their experiences the viewer gains an appreciation for just how much life has changed in the last 100 years. By watching these video clips and completing the activities, students will gain a p
Knowledge Is Power - Use It Wisely
In this lesson, students will work in teams to do further research on the ethics issues presented in the documentary The Nobel: Visions of Our Century.
The aim of this lesson is to enable students to take control of their learning in a positive way. It is the third lesson in the study skills series and is intended to support adult learners who are embarking on a course of study and need to acquire skills which will help them to be successful. The lessons are designed as a package with key skills reinforced in each subsequent lesson so that a study culture is developed over time. They can be delivered sequentially or used individually, as a whol
Modeling Research Skills
The fifth lesson in the Family, History and Memory module centers on developing students' research skills. Using the book The Diary of Anne Frank as a starting point, it guides students through the necessary steps for conducting good-quality research and developing a subsequent presentation. Students work as a group to develop their presentation. The lessons can be delivered as a module or as individual units.
This sit eoffers 40 publications written in the 19th century America related to religion -- prayer books, sermons, hymnals, histories, moral instruction, writings about faith and science, missionary evangelism, and more.
Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures
This site presents images published from 1914-19 by two New York newspapers. The images, produced by a new rotogravure printing process, show events of the war alongside news and advertisements of the day. Essays discuss the origin of the war, costs of the war, President Wilson's 14 points, the armistice, military technology, the sinking of the Lusitania, pictures as propaganda, and the rotogravure process. A World War I timeline is included.
An introduction to teacher research
Every day, teachers develop lesson plans, evaluate student work, and share outcomes with students, parents, and administrators. Teacher research is simply a more intentional and systematic version of what good teachers already do.
Marine Microbial Ecology
This image-rich website from the Australian Antarctic Division's Biology program describes its research in marine microbial ecology. It includes an introduction of microbial ecology and microbial processes, followed by information about the research project. Field sampling, microscopy, flow cytometry, pigment analysis, flourometry, HPLC, culturing, feeding experiments, and the research staff are each discussed using vivid imagery. Links are provided to related websites.
Single-Celled Organisms Unit
This Project Oceanography lesson plan (PDF) explores the symbiotic relationships of single-celled organisms. In this activity, students will compare and contrast three types of symbiotic relationships, describe the relationship between zooxanthellae (a dinoflagellate) and coral, and explain the effects of nitrogen-fixing bacteria on their symbiotic partners. It begins with an introduction to symbiotic relationships, the dinoflagellate/coral system, and cyanobacteria, and then features an interac
The Olympic Region Harmful Algal Blooms
This is the website of the Olympic Region Harmful Algal Bloom (ORHAB) partnership, which was organized to develop collaboration and cooperation among federal, state and local management agencies, coastal Indian tribes, marine resource-based businesses, public interest groups, and academic institutions. The ORHAB partnership investigates the origins of blooms of toxic algae, monitors where and when the blooms occur, assesses the environmental conditions conducive to blooms and toxification of int