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Useful Websites

The OceanWorld team has spent time scouring the web for websites which will best further your understanding of the topic. The sites are rated and linked below with the high points briefly summarized.

Site title

Climate Change Fact Sheets

Site Producer

United Nations Environment Programs

Reading Level
Science Info
Useful Graphics
Student Stuff
high school
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Synopsis

If you are looking for specific and details on oceans and their role in global change, this is your site. The United Nations has put together a very thorough site describing and explaining the ocean's influence on climate. A PDF version of the information is also available at: http://www.unep.ch/conventions/info/ccinfokit/infokit-2001.pdf

Site title

The Briny Deep

Site Producer

Don Reed, San Jose University

Reading Level
Science Info
Useful Graphics
Student Stuff
upper elementary

Synopsis

This site offers information on ocean salinity, density, temperature, velocity of sound in the sea, light penetration, and others. Some pages in the general menu take you to topics with interactive properties. Readability level is upper elementary and beyond. Exercises are downloadable in PDF format and there is a colorful review of the chemistry of the ocean.

Site title

Climate Flips of the Past and Future

Site Producer

University of Washington - William Calvin

Reading Level
Science Info
Useful Graphics
Student Stuff
high school
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Synopsis

William Calvin has written about and provided tons of resources for global warming. This site offers a ton of information talking about our climate changes in the past and of the future. Several links take a reader to other interesting, popular magazine sites, such as Science and New Scientist, that pertain to the topic of oceans and global change.

Site title

Geoblox (Oceanography block models)

Site Producer

John Koonz

Reading Level
Science Info
Useful Graphics
Student Stuff
all
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Synopsis

A great way to teach Earth Science! Excellent for tactile and visual learners. Build classroom display models. Designed by a science teacher. Beware of terribly slow loading website.

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