Links and Apps for Earth Science and Space Science

WESTA (Wisconsin Earth Science Teachers Association) links

Updated July 31, 2017

All links and apps not mentioned added by Dennis Rohr, Seymour High School, Seymour, WI and his students.

 

Latest science News and scientific research (search engines)

Students can select a science article, write a personal reaction to this article, and share this latest research with the rest of their class - other students are expected to ask questions of the article to continue group discussion of the latest science discoveries:  Articles can be found at .http://www.sciencedaily.com/ OR https://www.sciencenews.org/

 

EARTH SCIENCE AND GEOLOGY LINKS

 

Earth Science sites with multiple links

Earth science for kids - geography for kids shows links and resources for elementary students that includes: earth energy, earth structure, atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, climates and BGC cycles http://www.geography4kids.com/index.html

 

Early Elementary (K-2)- Pebblego.com is a subscription we purchase at the elementary that covers various science topics including Earth, Physical, Life, Social Studies, Animals, Dinosaurs, and Biographies. We pay to include science and it's an excellent source of information. The students love it!

(shared by Katie Hanson, 1st grade Seymour Rock Ledge Primary School, Seymour, WI)

 

History of planet Earth

Article about how old the planet is by the rocks on our planet.

http://www.extremescience.com/earth.htm

 

Earth and the Environmental Resources from HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)  includes animations, interactives, clips of lecture lessons, short films, scientists at work, EarthViewer, etc.  This links and activities highlight the deep connection between life, the environment and the ever changing Earth. http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/earth-and-environment


 

Water Cycle-

Interactive Water Cycle diagram from USGS Water Science School that has 3 different versions for elementary through middle school: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced students. (Shared by Tammy Huenink, Sheboygan Falls Middle School) https://water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle-kids-adv.html

 

This is a game I post on my website for kids to play when learning about water use / water cycle.

https://www3.epa.gov/safewater/kids/flash/flash_qagame.html

(Shared by Laurie Upp, Seymour Rock Ledge Elementary)

 

Groundwater-

Groundwater Foundation - What is Groundwater? Great background information on wells, drinking water, resources for teachers, aquifers, threats to drinking water, etc  http://www.groundwater.org/get-informed/basics/groundwater.html

 

Wisconsin Well Water Quality Viewer: Private Well Data for Wisconsin From UW-Stevens Point Center for Watershed Science and Education: https://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/watershed/Pages/WellWaterViewer.aspx

 

Wisconsin Historic Well Construction Reports (1930 to 1989) from the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey http://geodata.wgnhs.uwex.edu/well-viewer/

 

Wisconsin DNR website that covers all aspects of Groundwater and drinking water resources in Wisconsin - Wells, threats to drinking water. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Groundwater/

 

EPA Drinking Water Contaminants: Standards and Regulations - lists the primary and secondary standards, sources of potential contamination, etc for substances that could be found in drinking water across US https://www.epa.gov/dwstandardsregulations

 

EPA secondary standards for drinking water - https://www.epa.gov/dwstandardsregulations/secondary-drinking-water-standards-guidance-nuisance-chemicals

 

WI DNR Drinking Water & Groundwater Quality Health Standards/Advisory Levels and Table II - Drinking Water & Groundwater Quality Public Welfare/Secondary Standards and their associated health risk levels http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/drinkingwater/documents/haltable.pdf

 

Arsenic found in Wisconsin Drinking water - article from State newspapers highlighting student research http://wisconsinwatch.org/2016/01/despite-state-efforts-arsenic-continues-to-poison-many-private-wells-in-wisconsin/

 

Failure at the Faucet - Wisconsin drinking water issues as reported by Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism http://wisconsinwatch.org/series/faucetfail/

 

USGS (United States Geological Survey) Groundwater data for Wisconsin current conditions, historical observations, daily data, statistics,and field measurements across Wisconsin https://waterdata.usgs.gov/wi/nwis/gw

 

Central Wisconsin Groundwater Center at UW-Stevens Point Center for Watershed Science and Education helping citizens and governments manage the groundwater in Wisconsin wisely, through education, public information, applied research, and technical assistance https://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/watershed/Pages/GWHome.aspx

 

Threats to Groundwater - resource information of Wisconsin’s Buried Treasure obvious and hidden sources of contamination http://dnr.wi.gov/wnrmag/html/supps/2006/apr06/threats.htm

 

Potential dangers of groundwater, how to protect it, interesting facts and date involving the groundwater throughout Wisconsin.https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/water/index.htm

 

Outagamie and Winnebago county Minimum casing requirements for private drinking wells (to reduce risk of naturally occurring arsenic deposits found in and near St. Peter’s Sandstone formation :

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/groundwater/arsenic/casingRequirements.html

 

Love Canal disaster: Toxic waste in the neighborhood; retro report, from the New York Times video clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjobz14i8kM

 

Groundwater flash animation for Middle School Students that was created through Seattle Public Schools - TV by Michelle Mansfield, Geoff Harrison, Karen Lewis, and Michael Bell (Shared by Tammy Huenink, Sheboygan Falls Middle School) http://www.leapingmedia.com/groundwater.html

 

Geology of Earth-

The United States Geologic Survey provides science, products and real-time data and near-real time data on current conditions and earth observations found at  https://www.usgs.gov/

 

Geology and Earth Science Information - Excellent overall resource for all areas of Geology http://geology.com/

 

Geologic Time Scale from University of California Museum of Paleontology http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/help/timeform.php

 

Geology of Wisconsin-

Wisconsin Geological and Natural History and Survey and Digital Collection that includes: Bulletins, Maps, Lake Superior notebooks, F.T. Thwaites papers, Exposed rock, Glacial Landforms, Mines, Parks and Natural Areas, People and Transportation. https://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/econatres/wgnhs/

 

Glacial Geology field notes of Wisconsin’s Ice Age National Scientific Reserve from National Park service  https://www.nature.nps.gov/geology/parks/icag/

 

Map of Wisconsin and explanation of all the glacial advancements and recessions. Effects of the Wisconsin Glacier on different areas of the state.

http://www.geology.wisc.edu/~davem/abstracts/06-1.pdf

 

Minerals in WI

Mines, pits and quarries in WI - current and potential mines - from DNR website http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/mines/

 

Back 40 mining project website - Aquilla resources http://www.aquilaresources.com/projects/back-forty-project/

 

History of mining in Wisconsin http://www.miningartifacts.org/Wisconsin-Mines.html

 

Iron mining in Wisconsin https://wgnhs.uwex.edu/wisconsin-geology/iron-mining/

 

Diamonds in Wisconsin http://geo.msu.edu/extra/geogmich/kimberlites.html

 

Craters of the Diamonds state park in Arkansas where you can dig your own diamonds http://www.craterofdiamondsstatepark.com/

 

History of Lead mining in Wisconsin http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/tp-026/?action=more_essay

 

Glacial Geology-

Information about how Niagara Falls and the lakes around it was formed by the Wisconsin Glacier. https://www.niagarafallsinfo.com/niagara-falls-history/niagara-falls-geology/niagara-geological-areas/the-wisconsin-glacier-niagara/

 

Rivers and Wind erosion-

Erosion resources, video clip, and educator materials from National Geographic https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/erosion/

 

Erosion information about various types of erosion from Encyclopedia Britannica https://www.britannica.com/science/erosion-geology

 

Erosion for Kids for elementary students at http://www.geography4kids.com/files/land_erosion.html

 

http://www.alevelgeography.com/the-long-profile-changing-processes-types-of-erosion-transportation-and-deposition/

 

The different types of erosion and the process it takes to erode natural material. Examples of the different landforms that were formed from the effect of erosion. http://peter-mulroy.squarespace.com/wind-erosion/

 

National Flood Insurance program - information on risks of floods, maps, and database on floods in the past https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program

 

Weather and Climate-

 

Tornado History Project - database for past Tornadoes across US http://www.tornadohistoryproject.com/

 

Storm prediction center from NOAA and NWS - current and past Data base, maps, etc for future, current, and past storms across US http://www.spc.noaa.gov/

 

Tornado database from NWS for each region, county, etc http://www.midsouthtornadoes.msstate.edu/

 

NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, OK - Severe Weather research, Tornadoes, Flooding, Lightning, Hail, Wind Damage, and Winter Weather research.  There is also an educator’s link with resources for all levels from weather coloring books and activities for early elementary to research links for middle and high school. http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/

 

NOAA Current real-time weather data that includes wind flow patterns at various atmospheric pressure levels above the surface of the Earth.  Click on Earth link in bottom left corner to manipulate layers of data on the map to include precipitation, relative humidity, temperature, sea level pressure, wind chill/heat index, total cloud water, etc. (Shared by Greg Bisbee, Arrowhead HS) https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-74.91,41.17,903

 

Data base archive for National Hurricane Center http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/

 

Tropical cyclones database and real time monitoring of Pacific cyclones from Earth Observation Research Center and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency http://sharaku.eorc.jaxa.jp/TYP_DB/index_e.shtml

 

Digital Typhoon images and information database and real time monitoring http://www.digital-typhoon.org/

 

El Nino and La Nina Years and Intensity from 1950 - present http://ggweather.com/enso/oni.htm

 

Ice in and Ice out data Madison, WI Lakes Ice Data Summary from 1852 - present http://www.aos.wisc.edu/~sco/lakes/msnicesum.html

 

Tracking ice cover Madison, WI Lakes https://lternet.edu/research/keyfindings/tracking-ice-cover

 

2016 Warmest year on record from NY Times article https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/18/science/earth/2016-hottest-year-on-record.html?_r=1

 

What is the difference between Weather and Climate from NASA and links for weather and climate https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/noaa-n/climate/climate_weather.html

 

Weather and Climate resources from NASA for grades K-8 at https://pmm.nasa.gov/education/weather-climate

 

Climate and Weather resources and links at bottom of page http://www.climateandweather.net/

 

Climate Education for grades K-12 from North Carolina State University at http://climate.ncsu.edu/edu/k12/.ClimateandWeather

 

Climate and Weather video clip from National Geographic (also has many other videos from National Geographic  http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/climate-weather-sci

 

Climate change indicators of Weather and Climate from EPA https://www.epa.gov/climate-indicators/weather-climate

 

Maps and Data showing current and history of Climate in US from National Atmospheric Space Administration https://www.climate.gov/maps-data

 

DIfference and similarities with climate and weather. Images of extreme weather. Video on where climate ends and weather begins. Global changes caused by fluctuations of climate conditions. Interactive map of the different climate zones in the world http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/pd/oceans_weather_climate/media/climate_zones.swf

 

Global Climate Change

Games and Trivia about climate change. https://climatekids.nasa.gov/menu/play/

 

Ice Core Data - National Centers for Environmental Information from NOAA:  The World Data Center (WDC) for Paleoclimatology maintains archives of ice core data from polar and low-latitude mountain glaciers and ice caps throughout the world. Proxy climate indicators include oxygen isotopes, methane concentrations, dust content, as well as many other parameters. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/paleoclimatology-data/datasets/ice-core

 

Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis - Database and images of ice cover over time (also Antarctic information) http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

 

Glacier Database -and GLIMS glacier viewer for entire Earth from the National Snow and Ice Data Center http://glims.colorado.edu/glacierdata/

 

GLIMS: Global Land Ice Measurements from Space: Monitoring the World’s Changing Glaciers http://www.glims.org/

 

World Glacier Monitoring service has been compiling and disseminating standardized data on glacier fluctuations at http://wgms.ch/

 

Climate change indicators of Weather and Climate from EPA https://www.epa.gov/climate-indicators/weather-climate
 

Natural Hazards

Game to rebuild and protect against Natural hazards.

http://www.stopdisastersgame.org/en/playgame.html

 

Volcanoes-

Volcano facts and types of volcanoes http://www.livescience.com/27295-volcanoes.html

 

Volcanoes of the World resource from Volcano discovery https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes.html

 

Map of active, extinct, and dormant volcanoes. Also danger zones of suspicious volcanic activity. Interesting facts about volcanoes as well as all the volcanoes found around the world. http://volcano.si.edu/

 

Earthquakes-

USGS Earthquakes hazards program site - real time Data, significant earthquakes, map of latest earthquakes, paleoseismology, information, Earthquake early warning system, Earthquakes for kids https://earthquake.usgs.gov/index.php

 

Earthquake map of current real-time earthquakes https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

 

Overview of Earthquakes - Facts and information on why/how they occur

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/earthquakes/

 

Seismic world map showing Earthquakes in last day to 5 years ago - zoomable map to every continent and ocean region in World from USGS data

http://ds.iris.edu/seismon/

 

World’s largest recorded Earthquake ever information from Geology.com

http://geology.com/records/largest-earthquake/

 

Interaction maps of real time earthquakes and quivers. The biggest earthquakes in history as well as the damage done by those earthquakes. Identifies the ring of fire and major hot spots. http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/science-environment/2011/03/earthquakes-the-10-biggest-in-history/

 

Search significant earthquakes from each calendar year and search Earthquake database for earthquakes in specific geographic area, size, or time - USGS https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/search/

 

Plate Tectonics-

Plate Tectonics animation from HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) along with other geology, paleobiology, Earth processes, human impacts, climate, and Earth History http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/plate-tectonics

 

Explains where tectonic plates are and what they are. http://www.livescience.com/37706-what-is-plate-tectonics.html

 

Plate Tectonic reference information from National Geographic http://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/earth/the-dynamic-earth/plate-tectonics/

 

Plate Tectonic interactives from Dynamic Earth for upper elementary / middle school students that also includes interactive links for Earth structure, plates and boundaries, Slip, Slide and collide, and a link for students to test their skills at https://www.learner.org/interactives/dynamicearth/drift.html

 

Plate tectonic, hot spot, and tectonic plates reference from Encyclopedia Brittanica

https://www.britannica.com/science/plate-tectonics

 

DIfferent types of boundaries found at the meeting place of tectonic plates. Interactive map of Pangea and the world millions of years ago. The principles of plate tectonics and last but not least some interesting facts about the sea floor spreading.http://geology.com/plate-tectonics/

 

Paleontology- https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/paleontology/

http://outboundadventurer.com/paleontology-digs-united-states/

 

Information about paleontology dig sites around the country and also about the significance of paleontology in our science field today. https://www.nps.gov/subjects/fossils/significance.htm

 

Fossils found in US National Parks and corresponding geologic formations and ages from the National Park Service https://www.nps.gov/subjects/fossils/fossil-parks.htm

 

Identifying Unknown fossils by descriptive terms (shape and appearance) from Kentucky Geological Survey http://www.uky.edu/KGS/fossils/fossilid2.htm

 

Fossil photo identification for Ordovician and Non-ordovician fossils from Dry Dredgers http://drydredgers.org/thumb_index.htm

 

Shark Teeth fossil guide from http://www.elasmo-research.org/education/evolution/guide_f.htm

 

Index fossils from USGS https://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/geotime/fossils.html


Ammonite fossil ID at http://www.fossilidentification.org/ammonites.html

 

Fossil Image Gallery (images of fossils by Geologic Time) and Museum and Rare fossil images http://www.fossilmuseum.net/FossilGalleries.htm

 

Marine and Freshwater Lake maps

All-in-one max detailed cartography and bathymetry for marine and freshwater lakes from Navionics. Also shows submergent vegetation areas if data is available for freshwater lakes (shared by Jason Brazzale, Prescott HS) https://webapp.navionics.com/#boating@5&key=cwiqGhuofP

 

Natural Resources-

Introduction to Natural Resources for upper Elementary and Middle School - contains many links http://www.eschooltoday.com/natural-resources/what-is-a-natural-resource.html

 

Why are natural resources so important? Links, activities for upper elementary or middle school http://www.eschooltoday.com/natural-resources/role-of-natural-resources.html

 

https://www.thebalance.com/how-natural-resources-boost-the-u-s-economy-3306228

 

Toxic Release Inventory from EPA - database of toxic chemicals released into air or water by industry or communities.  TRI is a resource for learning about toxic chemical releases and pollution prevention activities reported by industrial and federal facilities. TRI data support informed decision-making by communities, government agencies, companies, and others.https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program

 

Resource page for North America from National Geographic https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/north-america-resources/

 

Focus on Plant Lite - http://www.biocourseware.com/iphone/plantlite/   

 

What is a Natural Resource and how we can utilize them. Finding different ways to preserve our natural resources and what would our world be today if there weren't any natural resources left. (Biocourseware has multiple apps - http://www.biocourseware.com/

 

Biogeology-

What Biogeology is and the similarities of different ecological progressions that help aid in the knowledge of biogeology. https://www.britannica.com/science/ecological-succession

 

Human Impact on Earth https://www.factmonster.com/dk/encyclopedia/earth/human-impact

Describes how we impact Earth and how we can fix it.

 

ASTRONOMY LINKS

 

General Astronomy information

Astronomy Magazine website with the latest research and discoveries of space http://www.astronomy.com/

 

Sky and Telescope Magazine website with the latest research and discoveries of space http://www.skyandtelescope.com/

 

The latest information of research in Astronomy https://www.universetoday.com

 

Cosmos for Kids - space and universe information and links for elementary students covering the following topics: Universe, Galaxies, Stars, Systems, Solar System, Solar System details, Exploration http://www.cosmos4kids.com/

 

Interactives on various Astronomy topics

Astronomy Simulations and Animations to assist in Astronomy educators on many topics - developed by the Astronomy Department of University of Nebraska at Lincoln - Many different Laboratory activities are also here found that coincide with the simulations and animations - developed for use in Introductory Astronomy classes - very complete list of animations, simulations, and interactives:  http://astro.unl.edu/animationsLinks.html

 

Online Labs for Introductory Astronomy (NAAP Labs) using simulations and interactives from Astronomy Department at University of Nebraska Lincoln. Labs include student guides and are found at http://astro.unl.edu/naap/ include the following titles (each are a link): Solar System Models , Basic Coordinates and Seasons , The Rotating Sky , Motions of the Sun , Planetary Orbit Simulator , Lunar Phase Simulator , Blackbody Curves & UBV Filters , Hydrogen Energy Levels , Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram , Eclipsing Binary Stars , Atmospheric Retention , Extrasolar Planets , Variable Star Photometry , Cosmic Distance Ladder , Habitable Zones

 

Eclipse Interactive for solar and lunar eclipses at http://highered.mheducation.com/olcweb/cgi/pluginpop.cgi?it=swf::640::480::/sites/dl/free/007299181x/220730/eclipse_interactive.swf::Eclipse%20Interactive

 

How Venus would appear in Ptolemaic Model simulation at http://astro.unl.edu/classaction/animations/renaissance/ptolemaic.html

 

Ptolemaic View of Mars simulation at http://astro.unl.edu/classaction/animations/renaissance/marsorbit.html


 

History of Astronomy-

History and definition of Astronomy. http://www.space.com/16014-astronomy.html

 

How Venus would appear in Ptolemaic System simulation http://astro.unl.edu/classaction/animations/renaissance/ptolemaic.html

 

Ptolemaic view of Mars simulation http://astro.unl.edu/classaction/animations/renaissance/marsorbit.html

 

Universe and Stars-

An article about the predicted count of stars and galaxies in space. http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Herschel/How_many_stars_are_there_in_the_Universe/

 

50 Brightest stars in the sky http://astropixels.com/stars/brightstars.html

 

300 Brightest stars list in apparent magnitude http://www.atlasoftheuniverse.com/stars.html

 

List of the 300 most luminous stars (absolute magnitude) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_luminous_stars

 

List of the nearest bright stars in Apparent Magnitude from Earth https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nearest_bright_stars

 

HR (Hertzsprung-Russell) Diagram interactive simulator with student guide  http://astro.unl.edu/naap/hr/animations/hr.html

 

HR Diagram background information at http://www.atnf.csiro.au/outreach/education/senior/astrophysics/stellarevolution_hrintro.html

 

Jewels of the Night Activity (HR Diagram) and lab sheets https://www.noao.edu/education/jewels/home.html

 

Life cycle of stars

Takes you through the stages of a star's life  http://www.telescope.org/pparc/res8.html

 

Life Cycle of stars online activity designed for Students in grades 9-12 analyze characteristics that indicate human life cycles, and then apply these observational principles to various NASA pictures of stars to synthesize patterns of stellar life cycles. http://btc.montana.edu/ceres/html/LifeCycle/stars1.html#activity1

 

Life Cycle of Stars activity (along with many other science topics) at http://aspire.cosmic-ray.org/index.html


 

How stars form- Describes the general idea of what happens when a star forms.

http://lasp.colorado.edu/education/outerplanets/solsys_star.php#why

 

Stellar Evolution using NASA images from Chandra X-Ray telescope http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/flash/stellar_evolution.html

 

Stars information and links from NASA that address star formation, main sequence stars, and how stars end their life cycle depending on their mass (white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes at https://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-areas/how-do-stars-form-and-evolve

 

Galaxies- What is a galaxy, which galaxy do we live in, and some recent discoveries involving the never ending space. https://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-areas/what-are-galaxies

 

Using Cepheid Variable Stars to determine distances to distant galaxies and other labs - http://astrosociety.org/edu/publications/tnl/32/starscience3.html

 

ID Galaxy type lab activity images http://cosmos.phy.tufts.edu/~zirbel/laboratories/galaxyimages/index.html

 

Solar system and planets-

Retrograde motion simulator for Mars http://astro.unl.edu/classaction/animations/renaissance/retrograde.html

 

How Venus would appear in Ptolemaic Model simulation at http://astro.unl.edu/classaction/animations/renaissance/ptolemaic.html

 

Ptolemaic View of Mars simulation at http://astro.unl.edu/classaction/animations/renaissance/marsorbit.html

 

Eccentricity of planetary orbits simulator http://astro.unl.edu/classaction/animations/renaissance/ellipsedemo.html

 

How much would you weigh on a different planet? Calculator http://btc.montana.edu/ceres/html/Weight/weight1.htm

 

Planets (and links to dwarf planets) of our solar system. Reference information and also includes the difference between planets, dwarf planets and small solar system bodies (SSSBs). http://www.theplanetstoday.com/the_planets.html

 

3D Solar System - http://project-metis.com/SolarSystem/

 

Mars Map 3D - http://mars3dmap.com/

 

Moon Map - http://moon3dmap.com/

 

100,000 Stars http://stars.chromeexperiments.com/  

 

Planetarium -Description of all the planets found in our solar system.

https://neave.com/planetarium/

 

Sun, Earth and moon system-

-Video of Sun Earth and Moon, system. http://study.com/academy/lesson/interactions-in-the-sun-earth-moon-system.html

 

Lunar Phases activity at http://aspire.cosmic-ray.org/index.html

 

Sun and Earth System - solar storms, Auroras, Coronal Mass Ejections

News and information about the Sun-Earth Environment that includes Sun spot activity, solar storms, and Forecasts for Aurora Borealis http://www.spaceweather.com/

 

Daily forecast of Aurora Borealis for Northern Hemisphere (Alaska and North America)

http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast

 

Electromagnetic Spectrum

How Earth’s atmosphere protects Earth from certain wavelengths yet allows other wavelengths through.  https://www.windows2universe.org/?page=/earth/Atmosphere/layers_activity_print.html

 

Solar Energy in the Earth’s atmophere at https://www.windows2universe.org/?page=/earth/Atmosphere/earth_atmosph_radiation_budget.html

 

Analyzing spectrum lab overview http://www.chemistryland.com/CHM107Lab/Exp7/Spectroscope/Spectroscope.html

 

Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum from NASA video 23 minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPcAWNlVl-8

 

Eclipses (lunar and solar)

2017 solar eclipse across United States on August 21st http://www.eclipse2017.org/xavier_redirect.htm

 

Mr Eclipse information on solar and lunar eclipses http://www.mreclipse.com/MrEclipse.html

 

Eclipse Interactive for solar and lunar eclipses at http://highered.mheducation.com/olcweb/cgi/pluginpop.cgi?it=swf::640::480::/sites/dl/free/007299181x/220730/eclipse_interactive.swf::Eclipse%20Interactive

 

Solar and Lunar eclipse Calendar until 2029 and link to all of ther animations and interactives from NAAP Labs for Introductory Astronomy http://astro.unl.edu/classaction/animations/lunarcycles/eclipsetable.html

 

Exosolar Planetary systems

Exoplanet interactive simulator and student lab guide http://astro.unl.edu/naap/habitablezones/animations/stellarHabitableZone.html

 

Black hole

Makes you find black holes with a telescope shows how black holes are created. Takes you on a journey in a spaceship to find a black hole.

http://hubblesite.org/explore_astronomy/black_holes/modules.html

 

Satellite tracking information

Live real-time satellite tracking information and data on nearly every earth-based satellite from most countries around the world http://www.n2yo.com/


 

NASA missions-

Slide show of future NASA missions and their purpose. https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/keck-interferometer/

 

Interactive tour of the International Space Station (ISS) http://fios.verizon.com/beacon/iss/

 

Video visit to the ISS with astronaut host tour 2016 - 28 minutes long https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGP6Y0Pnhe4

 

Telescopes-

Kids website that goes through the history of telescopes. http://www.kidsastronomy.com/telescopesD.htm

 

Chandra X-Ray telescope home page that has recent discoveries, images, research http://chandra.harvard.edu/

 

Telescope Buying Guide - what to look for when buying a telescope http://www.telescope.com/Articles/Current-Articles/Telescopes/Telescope-Buyers-Guide/pc/9/c/192/sc/194/p/99897.uts?gclid=CM6x3aeekrICFacWMgodnE8A6Q

 

List of Telescope manufacturers and their websites and contact information http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-equipment/telescopes/

 

Light Pollution activity http://astrosociety.org/edu/publications/tnl/44/lightpoll4.html#4

 

Planetary Motion (Kepler’s Laws)-

Kepler Law lab of planetary motion from NMSU http://astronomy.nmsu.edu/agso/keplerslaws.pdf

 

Kepler laws of Planetary motion http://peter-mulroy.squarespace.com/keplers-laws-of-planetary-motion/

 

chrome-extension://bpmcpldpdmajfigpchkicefoigmkfalc/views/app.html http://www.mikechaffin.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Kepler.pdf

 

Planetarium - constellations - simulations of the sky

Sky Map google App link for download onto your device https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=en

 

StarDome program from Astronomy Magazine allows users to look at the sky at any time and from any location on Earth, to see what stars and planets are visible during any time of the night. The scale, orientation, and many other parameters can be changed at will. http://www.astronomy.com/observing/stardome

 

In the Sky Planetarium is an online planetarium which can be changed to any location on the Earth to show stars, planets, objects in the sky that evening. https://in-the-sky.org/skymap.php?year=2016&month=8&day=28&country=240&reg1=3626&reg2=34594&town=17631

 

The Sky Live Online Planetarium can be changed to any location on the Earth to show stars, planets, constellations and objects in the sky https://theskylive.com/planetarium?obj=&aobj%5B%5D=sun&aobj%5B%5D=moon&aobj%5B%5D=mercury&aobj%5B%5D=venus&aobj%5B%5D=mars&aobj%5B%5D=jupiter&aobj%5B%5D=saturn&aobj%5B%5D=uranus&aobj%5B%5D=neptune&aobj%5B%5D=pluto&h=20&m=00&date=2016-08-28#ra|11.4909041198

 

Your Sky interactive Planetarium will give a view of any location on the Earth for any date to show stars, planets, constellations and objects. https://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/Yourhorizon?lat=44.5131&ns=North&lon=88.014&ew=West&fov=45.000&azimuth=45.000&date=1&utc=2016%2D08%2D28+19%3A50%3A49&jd=2457629%2E11862&azideg=0%B0+%28N%29&coords=on&moonp=on&deep=on&deepm=3%2E0&consto=on&constn=on&constb=

 

Sky and Telescope Observing and “this week at a glance” to show highlights of night sky for locations across US http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/

 

Constellations review - learn and review 17 of the Northern Hemisphere constellations https://www.quia.com/jg/319760.html

 

Constellations flash card review http://www.flashcardmachine.com/print/?limit_flagged=include&topic_id=1841166&mode=cut&cpp=3&size=4x6

 

Constellations review from images http://www.astronomyquiz.info/constellations-picture-quiz.html

 

Native American Starlore of the sky http://www.wwu.edu/depts/skywise/legends.html#Coyote,%20Wolves

 

Sky chart Planisphere activity - students create their own star chart they can make and use to study the sky on any evening http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/docs/education/NRC_Planisphere_E.pdf

 

APPS, Games, News, and more- (links added by Dr. Jenna Linskens, Seymour HS)

 

Discovery Education Chrome App - http://www.discoveryeducation.com/chrome/

OER Commons (Open Education Resources) https://www.oercommons.org/

Exploros – Digital Resources - http://exchange.exploros.com/marketplace.html

Spheros Lighting Lab - https://edu.sphero.com/  (not just computer science, but connecting STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math)

Desmos Graphing Calculator - https://www.desmos.com/calculator

Instagrok - http://www.instagrok.com/

Kami – mark up digital documents - https://web.kamihq.com/web/viewer.html

Ck-12 (California K-12) – curriculum - https://www.ck12.org/

Science Bits (content/lessons) – https://www.science-bits.com

Top Science News – http://earthnewspapers.com/Science-News-Feeds

PBS Kids – Science - http://pbskids.org/games/science/

Kids.gov - https://kids.usa.gov/teens/play-games/science/index.shtml

Resource website with even more ideas sorted by topic- http://interactivesites.weebly.com/science.html

Other science teachers websites that have many links and resources:

Earth Science in Middle School, New York City Public School District,  http://peter-mulroy.squarespace.com/

High School Astronomy, Seymour High School in Seymour, WI (Dennis Rohr) http://www.seymour.k12.wi.us/faculty/drohr/astronomy.cfm

High School Geology, Seymour High School in Seymour, WI (Dennis Rohr) http://www.seymour.k12.wi.us/faculty/drohr/geology.cfm