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Physlet Routines

Robert Mackay
This site consists of links to Java-based models of physical phenomena. Other features include links to a Daisy World simulation, a pollution simulation, and other physics sites, among others.
Subject: Environmental Science, Physics
Resource Type: Computer Applications, Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video

Physlet Routines: Earth Sciences

Robert MacKay
This site from Clark College presents Physlets written in Java. The focus of these applets is on the geosciences, with links to activities featuring the Doppler Effect, seafloor spreading and global ...
Subject: Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity

Global Change 1 Labs

This site from the University of Michigan lists the labs for a course on global change. Because of the complexity of global changes, it is often not enough to read about the workings of these ...
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climatology
Resource Type: Computer Applications, Activities:Lab Activity

TerraViva! World Resources

Michael Metzler
This global data visualization software puts state-of-the-science environmental and socioeconomic data sets on the user's desktop and offers a quick look at complex issues through the rapid ...
Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Human Population, Geography:Physical, Human/Cultural
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Computer Applications

Carbon Footprint

Carbon Footprint Ltd
This website has interactive tools to calculate your carbon footprint, which is a way to measure how much carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are produced by your activities. This site also ...
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Energy:Efficiency and Energy Conservation, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Computer Applications

BASINS: Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources

BASINS is a multipurpose environmental analysis system for use by regional, state, and local agencies in performing watershed and water quality based studies. This new software makes it possible to ...
Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water and society, policy, and management, Groundwater modeling, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Hydrology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Water Quality and Quantity:Non-Point Source Pollution, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology
Resource Type: Computer Applications, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Datasets with Tools


This is a downloadable computer simulation which showcases a series of villages that surround an active volcano. The volcano is modeled after Mount Vesuvius and, based on preliminary data, is getting ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism
Resource Type: Computer Applications, Activities

Nuclear Power Plant Simulator 1.30

Geoffrey Noles
This site allows users to download a program in which they simulate running a nuclear power plant. Users learn about energy generation and its limits by walking the fine line between not enough ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Nuclear Energy
Resource Type: Computer Applications

World Oil Consumption - 3D Charts in Google Earth

This site, part of the Google Earth blog, provides 3-D graphs of the world's oil consumption by country, both raw use and per capita. The data comes from the CIA World Factbook.
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Representational Tools to Support Understanding of Complex Biological Systems

Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver, Lei Liu
This resource includes a hypermedia on aquarium ecosystems organized around structures, behaviors, and functions as well as NetLogo simulations of macro and microlevel processes. The macrolevel model ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Biology:Ecology
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources, Computer Applications, Datasets and Tools:Tools

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