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Science in the Classroom

Science in the Classroom

History Animated - HistoryAnimated If a picture is worth a thousand words, a good animation is worth ten thousand. After reading book after book about the Pacific War and finding only complicated maps with dotted lines and dashed lines crisscrossing the pages, we decided to depict the key naval and land battles using animation technology."You are going to want to share The site brings to life those dashed and dotted line maps to depict key naval and land battles." Timelapse: Landsat Satellite Images of Climate Change TIME and Space | By Jeffrey Kluger Editors note:On Nov. 29, 2016, Google released a major update expanding the data from 2012 to 2016. Read about the update here. Spacecraft and telescopes are not built by people interested in what’s going on at home. That changed when NASA created the Landsat program, a series of satellites that would perpetually orbit our planet, looking not out but down. Over here is Dubai, growing from sparse desert metropolis to modern, sprawling megalopolis. It took the folks at Google to upgrade these choppy visual sequences from crude flip-book quality to true video footage. These Timelapse pictures tell the pretty and not-so-pretty story of a finite planet and how its residents are treating it — razing even as we build, destroying even as we preserve. Chapter 1: Satellite Story | By Jeffrey Kluger It’s a safe bet that few people who have grown up in the Google era have ever heard of Stewart Udall. But in 1966, Udall and his staff had an idea. 1 of 20 1 of 14

MAKE HOMEMADE SCIENCE TOYS AND PROJECTS LibriVox | free public domain audiobooks Bathymetry Data Viewer ●Contact Us Navigating the map Click and drag or use arrow keys to pan Mouse scroll forward or use + key to zoom in Mouse scroll backward or use - key to zoom out Identifying features You have several options to identify features within visible layers: Single-click on the map Or, choose another tool from the "Identify" menu: Click on to draw a rectangle Click on to draw a polygon Click on to enter coordinates for a bounding box A popup will appear with a list of the selected features. Mouse-over the list of files within an instrument folder to highlight features on the map (blue line). to zoom to that feature. Searching for data Filter Surveys: opens a dialog where you can specify a desired range of survey years, survey ID, and ship name (wildcards accepted: *).

Special Collection: Science Educational Resources Learning Registry | sharing what we know MODIS/VIIRS Burn Scar Data MODIS/VIIRS Burn Scar Data: MODIS and VIIRS burn scar data are provided at a spatial resolution of 500 meters and attributed with the approximate day of burning on a per pixel basis (VIIRS burn scar data are oversampled from the native 750 meter resolution). These products are similar to the official MODIS 500 meter burned area product (MCD45A1), but are based on a different algorithmic approach. The MODIS burn scar algorithm leverages as inputs daily composite datasets derived from daily Terra and Aqua MODIS observations. The VIIRS burn scar algorithm leverages as inputs daily composite datasets derived from daily Suomi NPP observations. Due to the data and analysis requirements associated with the MODIS and VIIRS science processing algorithms to yield reliable burn scar products, the burn scar data are not available in near real-time.

Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers: Spooktacular Smorgasboard Why do kids love science? It makes learning come alive! It's all about discovery that makes science so appealing. Young children are not ready for abstract thought but learn through action – by hands-on participation and asking questions and finding out answers. Science Activities for Kids by Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & TeachersKids Science Experiements by TinkerlabSteve Spangler ScienceHands and Feet by Susan WellsScience by The Educator’s Spin on It Science Projects by Rachel MillerKids Science & Discover by Ness & One Perfect DayScience by Red Ted ArtPreschool Science Ideas by Emma VanstonePreschool Science by In Lieu of PreschoolThe Science of Things by Growing a Jeweled RoseScientific Kids by Ali WrightScience by Kids by Mama SmilesHand-on Science by Creekside LearningScience: Kids Activities by Science: Kids Activities by Carrots are Orange

For content providers - LRE The Learning Resource Exchange (LRE) is an infrastructure that: Federates systems that provide learning resources, e.g., learning resource repositories, authoring tools;Offers seamless access to these resources by educational systems that enable their use, e.g., educational portals, virtual learning environments (VLEs), interactive whiteboards;Supports multiple strategies for collecting and exposing metadata. The documentation provided in this section of the portal is intended for current and prospective content providers. Please note that the old LRE website is no longer in use.

Fire Detection GIS Data MODIS Fire Detection GIS Data: MODIS fire detection data for the current year are compiled Terra and Aqua MODIS fire and thermal anomalies data generated from MODIS near real-time direct readout data acquired by the USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center, University of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Alaska-Fairbanks Geographic Information Network of Alaska, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Direct Readout Laboratory, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center MODIS Rapid Response System. These data are provided as the centroids of the 1km fire detections and are a composite dataset compiled from the listed sources. MODIS fire detection data for years 2000 to 2009 are Terra and Aqua MODIS fire and thermal anomalies data from the official NASA MCD14ML product, Collection 5, Version 1.

Home | Science On a Sphere Science On a Sphere® (SOS) is a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe. Researchers at NOAA developed Science On a Sphere® as an educational tool to help illustrate Earth System science to people of all ages. Animated images of atmospheric storms, climate change, and ocean temperature can be shown on the sphere, which is used to explain what are sometimes complex environmental processes, in a way that is simultaneously intuitive and captivating. Science On a Sphere® extends NOAA's educational program goals, which are designed to increase public understanding of the environment. Using NOAA's collective experience and knowledge of the Earth's land, oceans, and atmosphere, NOAA uses Science On a Sphere® as an instrument to enhance informal educational programs in science centers, universities, and museums across the country.

OER Textbook Initiative - OER Textbook Initiative - LibGuides at Darton State College College textbook sticker shock causes students to leave books on the shelves: 01/27/2014 "...Two-thirds of college students surveyed said that they hadn't bought a required textbook at least once because it was too expensive, according to a national report released Monday by the Student Public Interest Research Groups, a coalition of statewide student organizations." The article includes discussion on free etextbook alternatives. A discussion on open access publishing at academic libraries: 04/09/2014 "[libraries]...can publish content created by academics at their university without the expense that would have made such an endeavor unfeasible in the past.