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Example resource pages

Contributed by Mary Savina, Carleton College (more info)

The home page for the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science. I found the case study collection and the resources under "case study teaching" most helpful.

Collected by workshop leaders
Introduction to Weather & Climate (more info)
This class page is another good example of a professor taking time to make the website informative and thorough.

Geomorphology at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point (more info) Class page. Well designed and easy to use. Good example of web design and a professor taking the time to post answers to student questions as well as lecture notes and lab information.

Physical Geology
Online version of introductory course, with clean design and clear points.

Glaciers and Glaciation
One example of how to post notes from a class in a readable, printable form.

Physical Geology Notes and Visual Aids
This class site makes a large amount of class info available on the web.

Build Your Own Solar System (more info)
Astronomy/planetary science page. Complex and fascinating.

Java Ocean Atlas (more info)
Ocean vertical profile data and viewer. Example of how to put relevant information and tools in one place.

Energy Balance (more info)
Interactive animation demonstrating water inflow and outflow as a metaphor for energy consumption. Good example of letting the student play with possible situations.

Hurricanes: online meteorology guide (more info)
Part of a large system of online guides with excellent animations and in-depth explanation.

Water structure and behavior
Clear navigation and easily accessed sections make this encyclopedic page user-friendly.

Global Climate Animations
These climate animations make it easier for students to understand what global temperature means and how it behaves.

Understanding Earthquakes
Aimed at the general public, with some emphasis on historical accounts. Includes a simple animation to demonstrate plate motion.

Crystallography 101 : An Introductory Course
Extensive online course, with excellent navigation, this site is intended for those with a chemistry background.

An Introduction to Plate Tectonics (more info)
A concise summary of a basic topic, hitting the major points and describing the major advances that led to the currently held theory.

Sedimentary Structures and Stratigraphic Features
Visual resources are probably the most valuable feature of geology web pages. The web provides an inexpensive and accessible channel for displaying photographs of structures and events.
Travels with Geology
Virtual field trip to Grand Teton National Park. Another good example of simplified but clear notation with excellent photographs.

Sites used in Distance Learning Geology Classes at Kansas State University Contributed by Tibi Marin
A site devoted to the study of the Dynamic Earth, from Plate tectonics to atmospheric and planetary sciences.
A site devoted to the Hubble Space Telescope and the research that goes on at NASA. Good site for astronomy.
This is a site of the Earth Observing System Terra satellite/MODIS. (more info)
"Terra," Latin for "land," is the name of NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) flagship satellite. The Terra mission was launched on December 18, 1999, and began collecting science data on February 24, 2000. The five sensors aboard Terra are designed to enable scientists to comprehensively examine our world's climate system – to observe and measure the changes on the Earth's landscapes, in its oceans, and within the lower atmosphere. One of the main objectives is to determine how life on Earth affects, and is affected by, changes within the climate system, with an emphasis on better understanding the global carbon cycle.
A website for images around the world. A clickable map, where you will find images taken by Landsat Satellites. Useful when looking for changes over time. (more info)
It is composed of a series of satellites, a science component, and a data system supporting a coordinated series of polar-orbiting and low inclination satellites for long-term global observations of the land surface, biosphere, solid Earth, atmosphere, and oceans. EOS will enable an improved understanding of the Earth as an integrated system. The EOS Project Science Office (EOSPSO) is committed to bringing program information and resources to program scientists and the general public alike.
NASA'S Imagery Collection (more info)
Visualization of Remote Sensing Data
Earth from Space GOES Satellite (more info)
Solar system exploration ( This site may be offline. )
Digital Tectonic Activity Map
A site dedicated to volcanoes and volcanoes around the world. Good source of information about volcanic activity and volcanic information.
Johnson Space Center, Digital Image collection, good source of information. (more info)
Plate tectonics animations. Good when teaching plate dynamics and projecting the moving of continents in the future.
The Hubble Project
Galaxy hunter – a good site for kids and adults. (more info)
Amazing Space – a great site for educators and the public in general.
Antarctic Mapping Project, excellent site for research in mapping the Ice sheet of Antarctica. (more info)
Geomorphology from Space, good resource page for geologists and geomorphologists.
The Zagros Mts. study (more info)
A site for the weather related phenomena
A site in Spanish to find research in different areas related to geology and other areas.
A site developed to the Earth and its processes as view from Satellites.
A sited devoted to materials related to volcanoes (Books and other supportive materials) by Dr. Decker.
The ultimate site for understanding granular flows, granular processes, fluid dynamic, supercomputer modeling, and grain-size analysis in Volcanology, Geophysics, and Physics.
New Millennium Observatory.
Costa Rica Arenal's volcano
The many Faces of Mt. St. Helens (more info)
Space Radar Images of Earth
USGS Earthquake Hazards page
Science@NASA – a site dedicated to information about NASA's research
Rocks and Minerals from A to Z - great site for teaching about minerals and rocks
sciLINKS program, a service of National Science Teachers Association.
SOHO Exploring the Sun
Sunspots and the Solar Cycle a site sponsored by Science@NASA
Astronomy, stars and galaxies lecture site (more info)
A site devoted to space exploration
A site dedicated to the study of the Earth's Magnetosphere (more info)
Atmospheric Chemistry Data Resources
Moon Weight Calculator - How much do you weigh on the Moon?
Teaching documents about stratigraphy and historical geology
A site dedicated to the study of dinosaurs. ( This site may be offline. )
Comet observation home page
Cassini Home Page (more info)
The Solar System Simulator
Global Seafloor Topography, good source of information for geologists. (more info)
A site dedicated to the study of minerals in details.
Hawaii center for Volcanology

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