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MERLOT II


    

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Evans Science Websites

by Evan Pilnick
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Description:
Earth Science websites

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1.

Introduction to Astronomy: The Solar System


Added 11/01/2011
This was literally the first website i came across for this assignment. the website looks a bit boring on the outside; another text wall with links. the information is excellent with relevant diagrams and links. while an Earth Science classroom will not delve as deep as this site goes, the information presented can be extremely useful for an alternative assessment project, or self guided research. i think Astronomy is a hit or miss topic for most students, the high quality photographs, and deep information could capitvate those students on the edge.
2.

Virtual Earthquake


Added 11/01/2011
Virtual Volcanoes is an excellent video for covering the basics of volcanoes; how they form, why they erupt, prediction, etc. each 'chapter' has a link at the end to a short video clip relating to the topic with real life video or computer simulation. the website also serves as a portal to other interactive websites from the same parent site. there is a link to similar websites on the topics of Weather, the rock cycle and the Earth's Interior
3.

Virtual Museum of Fossils


Added 11/01/2011
This is one of the coolest websites! i plan on doing a poster project on Geologic History where each group choses a time period and presents the information. a website like this is interdisciplanary for Earth Science and Biology. the sit allows the user to select a time period and view a paleogrographic reconstruction of the land mass layout during the time. from there they can view the habitats and features of the time? were there glaciers, mountains, forests. user can also see where fossils of a selects group are found and view the specimen with a high definition picture. the only downside to this site is the incompleteness of the fossil record. it is only a collection from the museum of Valdosta State University
4.

Tsunami animation


Added 11/01/2011
Extremely simple animation of what causes a tsunami. a subduction zone is shown with arrows indicating direction of plate movement. the overriding plate is seen to snap up resulting in a large dispersion of the above water column. can serve as an introduction to Natural Disasters.
5.

CSUB- NASA 2008: Climate Time Machine


Added 11/01/2011
This is an interactive tool for showing the effects of Global Climate CHange. the user can choose to view sea level, sea ice coverage, CO2 emissions, and average global temperature over time.
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