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Plate Tectonic Animations
This is a collection of thirteen brief plate tectonic animations that were originally produced for the US Geological Survey video Secrets in Stone. They have been converted to animated gifs for web display.
The Magma Foundry
The Magma Foundry is dedicated to improving Earth science education at all grade levels. It designs, creates and disseminates modular, stand-alone media that can be used to construct interactive, engaging and exciting Earth science educational experiences. Instructors can use these components to enhance or expand their courses. This site features a variety of learning resources in physical geology, earth resources, and geologic hazards that may be browsed by media type, web technology type, or pedagogical tool. Media types include animations, interactive maps and graphs, movies, simulations, photographs and more. Web technologies are JPG and GIF images, Quick Time movies, Adobe Acrobat documents, and others. Pedagogical tools consist of lecture activities that can be done in class. Each online activity includes a worksheet that students complete during class and a series of Web pages used to guide students through the activity. Short quizzes will also be available soon, and other new materials are being developed continuously.
San Antonio Water System Flash Animations
This site features a series of Flash-based animations on several aspects of the San Antonio Water System. Although regional in focus, the topics are broadly applicable. They include: the hydrologic cycle, aquifer structure and function; non-point-source pollution, fresh water distribution, waste water treatment, aquifer storage and recovery and household water conservation. There are also links to a few on-line stories, but those are not included in this review.
The Wilson Cycle
This site provides an in-depth and interactive look at the Wilson Cycle in a nine-stage sequence. The Wilson Cycle explains the opening and closing of ocean basins and how certain landforms result; plate tectonics and the rock cycle play a large part in understanding these events. Boundary types are covered, and a series of cross-sections are given to fully explain the cycle. An interactive self-test is also available to assess how well the user understands the rock-cycle and rock types.
This web page is an animation showing the changing locations of the continents over the last 740 million years. You can click on the animation to get a paleontological history of any era (Cenozoic, Mesozoic, Paleozoic or Precambrian). Additional information on the stratigraphy, ancient life, localities and tectonics for each era is provided.
SeaWiFS: NASA Carbon Cycle Initiative
SeaWifs 3 year data of the pulse of the planet, helps show the Carbon Build up in the air. For this presentation the Scientist wanted to show how the earth reacts to the chemicals in the air.
Paleo Slide Set: Polar Ice Cores
This slide show describes scientists' travels to the ends of the earth to study climate variability. Included in this set are color photos of the Greenland Ice Sheet and the Antarctic Ice Sheet, in addition to a comprehensive text for each slide. Examine ice cores, visit science camps, and understand the importance of these two enormous ice sheets. Maps and graphical representations of ice core data along with ice core methodology and long term glacial/interglacial climatic reconstructions are also included. This set can also be used as an educational tool for studying current issues in glaciology, global warming, the greenhouse effect, and global climate variability.
Tectonics 1.0, is an interactive tectonic puzzle develped by the Discover Our Earth project. Using Tectonics 1.0, students can apply the theory of continental drift and attempt to reconstruct the ancient super continent of Pangea.
Real-Time Water Data
This site provides access to streamflow data for USGS (United States Geological Survey) streamflow monitoring sites around the United States. The data can be searched using an interactive map or by state. Most stations report Station Number, Station Name, long-term median flow, present flow stage, present water temperature, and the date and time of the last entry. Most stations also have stream flow statistics for the period of record including the latest flow, minimum flow, maximum flow, mean flow, and exceedance probabilities. Many stations also have links to the station description, annual peak streamflow data, and other historical data.