Teaching with GIS in the Geosciences Created by Brian Welch, Dept. of Environmental Studies, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN What is GIS? GIS = Geographic Information Systems Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms Glossary Home | Text Version Designed to help learners at any level better understand genetic terms Guided by national science standards Explained by scientists at the NIH The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) created the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms to help everyone understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research. In addition to definitions, specialists in the field of genetics share their descriptions of terms, and many terms include images, animation and links to related terms. Which Nations Consume the Most Water? A vast amount of water is used to produce the food and products that nations consume. Large population is the greatest factor, but inefficient agriculture or dependence on water-intensive cuisine can exacerbate demand; meat consumption accounts for 30 percent of the U.S. water footprint. Certain countries, such as India and the U.S., also export significant quantities of water in the form of food and products, despite their own robust consumption. Populous nations that have little land or little water are huge net importers. Those insights come from engineers Arjen Y.
Pendulum Explore this virtual pendulum and make it swing. To see The ZOOM Pendulum, you'll need a plug-in called Shockwave. It's free and lets you enjoy animated games and activities on the Web, including this one. You only have to install it once. Take a swing in the real world armed with the facts on real-world pendula (that's plural for 'super-swinging thing!')
Teaching with Google Earth Created by Glenn A. Richard, Mineral Physics Institute, Stony Brook University A Complete Guide to Using Google Earth in the Geoscience Classroom Animals www.kidcyberteachers.com.au Need help planning classroom activities? Go here to the kidcyber resources for teachers website and find a collection of practical, low cost teaching materials in a variety of curriculum areas to help you 'put it all together'. Our units cost just a few dollars, making it possible for you to buy your own copy. A Terrifying, Fascinating Timelapse of 30 Years of Human Impact on Earth - Emily Badger A new interactive project from Google, NASA and the US Geological Survey. Since the 1970s, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey have been amassing satellite images of every inch of our planet as part of the Landsat program. Over time, the images reveal a record of change: of cities expanding, lakes and forests disappearing, new islands emerging from the sea off the coast of rising Middle East metropolises like Dubai. If you could thumb through these historic pictures as if in a flip book, they would show stunning change across the earth's surface, in both our natural environments and our man-made ones.
Virtual Knee Surgery Activity Home Teacher's Guide Glossary Credit & Thanks Take on the role of the Surgeon throughout a total knee replacement surgery. Environmental Science Institute According to the National Research Council, the United States trails behind more than a dozen other nations in the percentage of 24-year olds who earn degrees in natural sciences or engineering as opposed to other degrees. The nationwide trend of fewer students choosing careers in science makes it essential that we engage students through new and innovative efforts. ESI is leading the way in those efforts through programs such as our Hot Science – Cool Talks Outreach Series, educational mini-sites and environmental guides – all of which are designed to help the students and the community connect with environmental sciences in new and fruitful ways.
Teacher Resources - Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center The Wildflower Center provides instructors with materials to use both in the classroom and in the field. Most of the lessons in the Exploring the Native Plant World curriculum and youth activities apply to visits to the Wildflower Center, but many can be used in a more general setting. Please see below for more information and to download the curriculum. Click here for Youth Activities. Visiting the Wildflower Center with your Youth Group Animal Web Cams The National Zoo is home to 2,000 individual animals of nearly 400 different species. Our best known residents are our giant pandas, but great apes, big cats, Asian elephants, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, aquatic animals, small mammals, and many others can be found at the Zoo. You can take a virtual visit to the Zoo any day of the week by tuning into our live web cams, which feature many of the Zoo's animals. Watching Asian small-clawed otters: A family of otters, parents and offspring, live on Asia Trail. Small-clawed otters, the smallest of the world's 13 otter species, live in family groups and play often. Watching clouded leopards at the Zoo: Clouded leopards live at Asia Trail.
NASA Kids Club Skip to main content NASA Kids Club › Text Only Site Peculiar Pluto Read About It! WW2010 (the weather world 2010 project): Celebrating 15 Years! Editor's Note: We first started work on this web site back in 1995 when the web was still a new thing. In thinking of all the "futuristic" features of all sorts that we had been tasked to includ in it, we jokingly named it Weather World (perhaps after Disney World, or maybe Wally World in the Chevy Chase film). We started to add "2000" to that as was popular at the time for future looking products, but decided that it was too close, and bumped the number up to 2010.