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Access Excellence @ The National Health Museum - As active participants in the ongoing effort to change the course of science education in our schools, we have seen numerous projects, studies, and articles about new curriculum and assessment, new teaching and learning research, and new standards and reforms. This teaching and learning forum provides a place for us to reflect on these ideas and the effects they have on our students' understanding of science.

American Meteorological Society - The American Meteorological Society promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications. Founded in 1919, AMS has a membership of more than 11 000 professionals, professors, students, and weather enthusiasts.

Aquascope: Learn More About the Sea - You will find study tips and suggestions for different experiments, as well as facts about different Marine specie and phenomenon. Aquascope is aimed mainly at pupils with normal reading ability from primary and secondary schools. Aquascope deals mainly with Swedish coastal areas, but we naturally take a look at neighboring aquatic areas. For at least the coming three years we will be working with, and expanding Aquascope.

Athena Project - Athena engages students in observing phenomena using remote-sensed data to construct knowledge about the world. Data sets and instructional pieces are related to oceans, the atmosphere, Earth resources, and space/astronomy. Real-time data is used where possible. The material is intended for direct use by students with appropriate assistance from teachers. The goal of Athena is to enhance the K-12 science curriculum, and facilitate use of the powerful computational tools in classrooms networked to the Web.

The Adventures of Amelia the Pigeon (teaches remote sensing to K-4) - A girl, a bird, a city, and a mysterious gift. This is the story of a city and its history, told from the point of view of a wayward pigeon traversing the history of land imaging.

The Bridge: Gateway to educational material - The Bridge is a growing collection of the best marine education resources available on-line. It provides educators with a convenient source of accurate and useful information on global, national, and regional marine science topics, and gives researchers a contact point for educational outreach.

Center for Learning Technologies in Urban Schools - The Center for Learning Technologies in Urban Schools (LeTUS) began in 1997 as a National Science Foundation-funded partnership among the Chicago Public Schools, the Detroit Public Schools, Northwestern University and the University of Michigan to better urban science education through innovative, hands-on, project-based curricula. LeTUS develops curricular units with urban students in mind and observes these classrooms to learn what works in the classroom.

Climate Timeline Information Tool - Using the Earth's daily cycle to explore weather events and exponents of one year to examine climate systems dynamics, the Climate TimeLine examines key forces behind variations in weather and climate, their human implications, and how climatic, environmental and human systems interact with each other.

Challenger Center for Space Science Education - Challenger Center uses students' natural enthusiasm for space to create innovative learning experiences for imaginative young minds. Online or on-site, we're transforming the way teachers teach and students learn. We're creating a new generation of explorers.

Changing California Coastline: Pasadena Community College Course - This web site contains data, images and information about specific localities along the Southern California Coast which are currently being studied by Oceanography students at Pasadena City College.

Consequences: The On-line magazine on the nature and implications of environmental change - The US Global Change Research Information Office (GCRIO) provides access to data and information on climate change research, adaptation/mitigation strategies and technologies, and global change-related educational resources on behalf of the various US Federal Agencies that are involved in the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP).

Coral Reef Fishes - Of all the creatures dwelling on coral reefs, none are more active or obvious than the fishes. Perhaps more than any other single component of the reef communities, fishes provide the best opportunity to observe essential features of reef ecology

Discovery of Rhode Island
Coastal Environments (Virtual Field Trips)
- Conducted as a teacher institute, this project offered an integrated experience in marine science and technology for teachers. The product of the program are virtual field trips to four of Rhode Island's coastal ecosystems. The project seeks to fill a need for current, topical science education materials on Rhode Island's coastal environment.

Digital Library for Earth System Education DLESE - The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) is a grassroots community effort involving educators, students, and scientists working together to improve the quality, quantity, and efficiency of teaching and learning about the Earth system at all levels.

Earth System Science - The goal of this site is to serve as a repository for Earth System Science education and research resources - a starting point for your reference as you explore this expanding interdisciplinary field, or a place to look for the latest ESS developments.

El Niño Teacher page Grades 5-8

El Niño: Monitoring El Niño Using Satellite Altimeters -
describe in general the altimeter measurement and discuss how it can be used to monitor El Niņo

Estuary Net Project -
This website provides comprehensive information about characteristics of estuaries, estuarine ecology, water quality monitoring, and quality assurance, quality control, and standard operating procedures of a water quality monitoring program.

Exploring the Environment: El Niño

Field Map: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of Nature - a site that wants to share its enthusiasm for nature, and inspire people to study and appreciate it.

French Altimetry for Kids -
Les expl'EAU'rateurs en herbe (in French).

Gateway to Educational Materials GEM - A U.S. Department of Education initiative, the Gateway to Educational Materials SM (GEM) expands educators' capability to access Internet-based lesson plans, instructional units and other educational materials. GEM's goal is to improve the organization and accessibility of the substantial, but uncataloged, collections of materials that are already available on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.

Geology: University of California Museum of Paleontology
Geology Primer Organized by Time
- Exploring this series of exhibits will take you on a journey through the history of the Earth, with stops at particular points in time to examine the fossil record and stratigraphy.

Geological Survey Learning Web - the Learning Web, a portion of the USGS website is dedicated to K-12 education and life-long learning. Explore things on, in, around and about the Earth such as land, water, plants and animals, and maps.

Global Warming Lessons - Study global warming and climate change to learn math and science. Provide your students with an authentic global climate model they can use to help them understand their environment. Get educational software that can be used for days and weeks of exciting learning.

Global Change Course, University Of Michigan - The courses are aimed at first and second year students who want to understand the historical and modern aspects of Global Change. 

GLOBE Program - GLOBE is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based education and science program.

Gulf of Maine Aquarium

IMSE Instructional Materials in Science Education

Learning Through Collaborative Visualization - CoVis is a community of thousands of students, hundreds of teachers, and dozens of researchers all working together to find new ways to think about and practice science in the classroom.

Marine Biology on the Net - online classroom book.

Merlot Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching - MERLOT is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Links to online learning materials are collected here along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments.

Meteorology Resources - lots of links to online teaching material.

Meteorology UK Met Office - These web pages are designed to help teachers and pupils by extending their knowledge of weather and climate - in the UK and around the world.

Mysteries of the Deep:
Don Reed, San Jose State University Geology 105

NASA - Here's your opportunity to learn more about NASA as an agency. Explore the many facets of NASA, from our administration and leadership, to our mission and vision for the future, to business, research and career opportunities.

National Geophysical Data Center Links to Educational Sites

Ocean Biology From Space:
Monitoring the Oceans from Space With SeaWIFS

Oceans: Lots of Basic Oceanography
from the Glacier Team at Rice University
- How many oceans are there? We discuss the Atlantic Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean, and the Indian Ocean, and the Arctic Ocean as though they were separate bodies of water. They are not. There is one global ocean.

Ocean Link Website for Ocean Textbooks - the online home of Invitation to Oceanography, Third Edition by Paul R. Pinet. Developed exclusively for Invitation to Oceanography, this site offers a variety of resources designed to enhance your study of oceanography and gives you an opportunity to explore topics from the text in more detail.

Ocean Research Group - Oceanic Research Group, Inc. is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to ocean conservation. Our principal mission is the production of educational films and products.

OceanRx - We created a short film which presents a medical analogy to illustrate the importance of historical perspective. Similar to the woman in the film, life in the oceans is in a state of crisis. We need new approaches of treatment to avoid irreparable losses.

Oceans4Schools: A Great Web Magazine for Students and Teachers - Oceans4schools is a web magazine about oceanography. It is produced at Southampton Oceanography Centre and is aimed mainly at secondary school students.

OceanWorld - Bringing the ocean to the classroom.

Skymath Project for Middle Schools at the University Center for Atmospheric Research - This Web Page is designed for middle school mathematics teachers. It contains all of the information needed for teachers to use the 16 classroom activities of SkyMath, including the module itself. We believe that it is an effective and innovative way to present elements of the middle school mathematics curriculum.

Smithsonian Museum Ocean Planet for Kids - The Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies provides leadership in education at the Smithsonian and produces a variety of programs, services, and resources for the education and museum communities. The Center studies education at the Institution and builds consensus on standards for strengthening its educational programs, publications, and websites.

TERC Earth and Space Science - Founded in 1965, TERC is a not-for-profit education research and development organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to improve mathematics, science and technology teaching and learning.

University of South Florida Educational Outreach in Oceanography

How Volcanos Work (For college students and earth-science teachers) - This website is an educational resource that describes the science behind volcanoes and volcanic processes. The site is sponsored by NASA under the auspices of Project ALERT (Augmented Learning Environment and Renewable Teaching). It is intended for the education of university students of geology and volcanology and teachers of earth science.

Visualizing Earth - Geographic visualizations use a combination of data and computer-based visualization tools to enable us to see, explore and investigate Earth in ways never before possible.

Volvo Ocean Adventure - The Volvo Adventure is an environmental award that rewards environmental action taken by young people. It gives young people the chance to gain international recognition for their local environmental projects and helps supports environmental education in schools and the local community.

WorldWatcher Project: NASA Data Visualization Program for Schools - dedicated to the improvement of Earth and environmental science education through the use of data visualization and analysis tools to support inquiry-based pedagogy. Through an integrated program of research and development, the GEODE Initiative is advancing our understanding of learning in the Earth and environmental sciences, design of curriculum and educational software, and teacher professional development. Equally important, the GEODE Initiative is creating useful and useable products for students and teachers at levels ranging from middle school through college.

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