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Measuring Solar Radiation: The Solar Infrared Radiation Station (SIRS) part of Web Resource Collection

This middle/junior high school computer activity asks students to look at solar infrared radiation (SIRS) data shortwave plots from a site in Oklahoma and to note differences in days and seasons. ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Understanding about scientific inquiry
Subject: Technology, Physics, Atmospheric science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Computer Activity

Noon Shadows on the Equinox part of Web Resource Collection

This middle/junior high school activity has students measure the angle of the shadow cast by the midday sun on the equinox and compare it to their latitude. Data from classes that have done the ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Understanding about scientific inquiry
Subject: Physics, Geographical Sciences:Physical geography
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Field activity

How to Convert Temperatures part of Web Resource Collection

This elementary school classroom activity has students measure water temperature, use formulas to convert between Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin, and use a conversion tool to check their answers ...
NSES: K-4:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Understanding about scientific inquiry
Subject: Atmospheric science, Mathematics, Physics
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom Activity

An Exercise in Air Pressure part of Web Resource Collection

This elementary school/middle laboratory activity requires students to watch a demonstration of air pressure changes and then answer several questions. It is part of the Atmospheric Visualization ...
NSES: K-4:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Understanding about scientific inquiry
Subject: Atmospheric science, Physics
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Lab activity

Virtual Courseware for Earth and Environmental Sciences part of Web Resource Collection

This site is a collection of interactive, inquiry-based learning exercises for variety of science topics. Activities are grouped by category and include earthquakes and seismicity, global warming, ...
NSES: 9-12:Standard D: Earth and Space Science:Energy in the earth system
Subject: Physics, Geological Sciences:Geophysics, Geology, Geologic time, Structural geology, Hydrology, Chemistry, Biology, Natural hazards, Environmental science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Computer , Assessment

Flight to Mars: How Long? Along what Path? part of Web Resource Collection

This site demonstrates how, with the use of orbital mechanics, a space mission to Mars can be planned. Using no more than algebra, Kepler's laws and the formula for the energy of an object in a ...
NSES: 9-12:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Systems, order, and organization
Subject: Space science, Physics
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Problem set

National Earthquake Information Center part of Web Resource Collection

This is a very extensive site about earthquakes. The USGS NEIC site provides access to near real time earthquake data from around the world, as well as data for recent earthquakes (last 3 weeks). The ...
NSES: 9-12:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Evidence, models, and explanation
Subject: Natural hazards, Geological Sciences:Geophysics, Physics
Resource Type: Data:In situ dataset

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

Hands-On Meteorology part of Web Resource Collection

Hands-On Meteorology is a collection of interactive concept models and active learning materials for meteorology instruction. The concept models illustrate conceptually difficult processes in ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard B: Physical Science:Motion and forces
Subject: Atmospheric science, Physics
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom Activity

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