Category: Earth & Space Science

  • Astronomy Online
    • Your first stop for astronomy-related topics, news, forums, resources, and more. Also available in Farsi.
  • Cosmology - Introduction
    • This section will introduce Einstein's Theory of Relativity and its effect on space-time. We will also take a look at the variety of galaxies in the Universe as well as their distribution in clusters.
  • Cosmology and Astronomy
    • Videos attempting to grasp a little bit about our Universe (many of the topics associated with "Big History"). Topics include: scale of the universe; stars, black holes and galaxies; Earth geological and climatic history; and, life on Earth and in the Universe.
  • Cycles of the Earth and Atmosphere Module Overview
    • An on-line teaching module geared toward teachers. The content focus is climate change and issues related to both stratospheric and tropospheric ozone.
  • Earth Science
    • This covers the study of Earth - its minerals and energy resources, processes inside and on its surface, its past, water, weather and climate, and more.
  • Earth Science For High School
    • Earth Science For High School covers the study of Earth - its minerals and energy resources, processes inside and on its surface, its past, water, weather and climate, the environment and human actions, and astronomy.
  • Ecology
    • Intended for use in an introductory course on Ecology. It is therefore, important for students and instructors who deal with the course to use as a reference material.
  • Ecology I: The Earth System
    • We will cover fundamentals of ecology, considering Earth as an integrated dynamic system. Topics include coevolution of the biosphere, geosphere, atmosphere and oceans; photosynthesis and respiration; the hydrologic, carbon and nitrogen cycles. We will examine the flow of energy and materials through ecosystems; regulation of the distribution and abundance of organisms; structure and function of ecosystems, including evolution and natural selection; metabolic diversity; productivity; trophic dynamics; models of population growth, competition, mutualism and predation. This course is designated as Communication-Intensive; instruction and practice in oral and written communication provided. Biology is a recommended prerequisite.
  • EIA Energy Kids
    • Energy Kids (www.eia.gov/kids) is a student-friendly website hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration (EIA). The site includes a variety of information and activities about energy organized in several main categories: What is Energy?, Sources of Energy, Using & Saving Energy, History of Energy, Games and Activities, for Teachers, Related Links, Energy Calculators, and a Glossary. This teacher guide provides activities for using Energy Kids as a resource to teach students about energy in a fun and interactive way. Using Energy Kids provides students with the opportunity to learn about energy while improving research and reading skills.
  • General Geologic History
    • The oldest rocks exposed in the Mojave National Preserve are between 1.7 and 2.5 billion years old (early Proterozoic age). They consist of metamorphic rocks derived from pre-existing sedimentary, volcanic, and igneous intrusive rocks.
  • Global Climatic Change
    • A report regarding climate change.
  • Introduction to Climate
    • A report regarding climate.
  • Introduction to the Atmosphere
    • A report including an introduction to the atmosphere.
  • Learn: Atmospheric Science Explorers
    • LEARN: Atmospheric Science Explorers (LEARN) began in 1991 with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help fill the critical need of science teacher professional development. NSF funded two versions of LEARN. The fundamental goal of both LEARN programs was to increase middle school science teacher knowledge of and interest in the atmospheric sciences.
  • Plate Tectonics: Difference Between Crust And Lithosphere
    • Introduction to plate tectonics. (Cosmology and astronomy; Earth geological and climatic history; Plate tectonics)
  • Plate Tectonics: Evidence Of Plate Movement
    • Cosmology and astronomy; Earth geological and climatic history; Plate tectonics.
  • Solar System Basics
    • This page discusses the 4 terrestrial planets (solid bodies), the 4 gas planets, and our sun, as well as the asteroids, comets, and kuiper belt objects.
  • Structure Of The Earth
    • Structure of the Earth - crust, mantle, core. (Cosmology and astronomy; Earth geological and climatic history; Plate tectonics)
  • The Green House Effect
    • A report regarding the green house effect.