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This website allows the user to to create and view simulations that show the evolution of stars on a Hertzsprung-Russell... see more

This online course systematically divides Idaho geology into 15 individual teaching modules which correspond with a... see more

The Space Telescope Science Institute (United States) has created this set of all-sky photograph surveys from the ground... see more

This lesson allows students plot the percentage of high energy, x-ray solar flares over several years to discover that... see more

This lesson uses a simple discrepant event to demonstrate the underlying cause for early miscalculation of the size of... see more

First of several linked files, telling the early history of the compass (discovered in China) and how Robert Norman in... see more

This pair of web pages, authored and curated by David P. Stern, describes early calculations of the Earth-Moon distance... see more

In this activity, learners train to increase muscular strength and improve upper and lower body coordination by... see more

This experiment demonstrates that plants use carbon dioxide during photosynthesis. Four Teaching Tanks (commercially... see more

This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners make 3-dimensional models of the Earth and Moon. Using the... see more

This factcard is about the significance of the pattern of microwave radiation that MAP has detected. The card uses the... see more

This website offers step-by-step instructions for downloading the Seismic/Eruption program (called SeisVolE on this... see more

In this activity (on pages 36-39), learners make a model of a watershed out of paper, then run water down the mountain to... see more

This is an activity about light and color. The lesson includes a demonstration to show why the sky is blue and why... see more

In this activity, dry ice and other items are used to construct a demonstration model of a comet that illustrates the... see more

This is a demonstration about the density of the planets. Learners will compare the relative sizes and masses of scale... see more

In this computer-based exercise, high school and college students analyze realistically simulated X-ray spectra of a... see more

This site offers a variety of Java applets which explore the motion of planets, stars, and galaxies. Each applet comes... see more

This team-based, interactive educational experience aims to engage students in real-world problem solving. The volcano on... see more

This site, created by John Walker of Formilab -- Switzerland, allows users to view the earth and moon, and daylight and... see more

In this chapter, users explore relationships between air quality and population density using the image visualization... see more

In this activity, students play the roles of "time travel agents" creating an advertisement for a geologic time period... see more

Earth's orbit around the Sun, together with the tilt of its axis, results in periodic climate changes around the globe... see more

This text explores a few of the many concepts that frequently come up in the study of Earth systems and global climate... see more