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Ground Water and Surface Water, A Single Resource part of Web Resource Collection

This USGS report presents an overview of the interactions between ground water and surface water in a variety of terrains. It serves as a general educational document with the intention of helping ...
NSES: 9-12:Standard F: Personal and Social Perspectives:Natural resources
Subject: Hydrology, Geological Sciences:Geochemistry, Geographical Sciences:Physical geography, Chemistry, Environmental science
Resource Type: Text:Reference, Visual:Scientific illustration, Text:Report

The Dinosaurs Were Not Alone (title provided or enhanced by cataloger) part of Web Resource Collection

This information about other types of living things that coexisted with the dinosaurs describes the major types of plants and animals that lived during the Mesozoic Era, what they did and how they ...
NSES: K-4:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Evidence, models, and explanation
Subject: Geological Sciences:Paleontology
Resource Type: Text:Reference

The Carbon Cycle part of Web Resource Collection

This Earth Observatory site contains detailed information on the carbon cycle of the Earth. It provides an explanation of the role of carbon in the geologic carbon cycle followed by a discussion of ...
NSES: 9-12:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Evidence, models, and explanation
Subject: Chemistry, Climatology, Atmospheric science, Geological Sciences:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Text:Reference

Introduction to Spectroscopy part of Web Resource Collection

Even though it is said to be a complex art, spectroscopy can be very useful in helping scientists understand how an object like a black hole, neutron star, or active galaxy is producing light, how ...
NSES: 9-12:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Evidence, models, and explanation
Subject: Space science, Physics
Resource Type: Text:Reference

Ultra-High-Pressure Experimentalist Who Studies the Deep Earth part of Web Resource Collection

This article profiles the work of Elise Knittle, whose research specialty is mineral physics. The essay gives an overview of the core, mantle, and crust of the Earth, including what we know about ...
NSES: 9-12:Standard B: Physical Science:Chemical reactions
Subject: Geological Sciences:Geophysics, Physics, Chemistry, Geological Sciences:Geology
Resource Type: Text:Reference

A Primer On Water Quality part of Web Resource Collection

This USGS Fact sheet provides an overview of water quality considerations. Each brief section contains definitions and descriptions. The topics include how to measure water quality, why there are ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard F: Personal and Social Perspectives:Risks and benefits
Subject: Environmental science
Resource Type: Text:Abstract or summary

Hurricanes part of Web Resource Collection

This Why Files article focuses on hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean region: what they are, how they form, how they are predicted, how scientists use Geostationary Operational ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Understanding about scientific inquiry
Subject: Natural hazards, Atmospheric science
Resource Type: Text:Report

Extra Planetary Perception part of Web Resource Collection

This Why Files article discusses newly discovered planets outside our solar system and focuses attention on the question: Are we alone in the universe? Topics covered are: how did scientists discover ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard D: Earth and Space Science:Earth in the solar system
Subject: Space science
Resource Type: Text:Glossary

Tsunamis part of Web Resource Collection

This Why Files article looks at tsunamis in the wake of the July 17, 1998 disaster in Papua New Guinea that killed over a thousand people. Topics covered are: the causes of tsunamis, tsunami movement ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard D: Earth and Space Science:Structure of the earth system
Subject: Natural hazards, Oceanographical Sciences:Physical oceanography
Resource Type: Text:Report

The Air That We Breathe part of Web Resource Collection

The Why Files examines the latest research and the debate on air pollution and health. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed regulations under the Clean Air Act for ground-level ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard F: Personal and Social Perspectives:Personal health
Subject: Policy issues, Environmental science
Resource Type: Text:Glossary

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