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The Sciences and Exploration Directorate is the largest Earth and space science research organization in the world. Its scientists advance understanding of the Earth and its life-sustaining environment, the Sun, the solar system, and the wider universe beyond. The Directorate is part of Goddard...
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Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. There are now nearly 700 maps. Maps 1-366 are also available as PDF posters. Use the menu above to find a map of interest.
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The following animation shows both the helicentric model and geocentric model with three objects: the Sun (yellow), Earth (blue) and Mars (red). Both models produce the same effect as viewed from the Earth.
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Use this effective interactive to show how the sunlight varies throughout the year for various locations. You can vary observer's latitude, season, perspective, sunbeam spread, and sunlight angle.
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By TERC
Flash animation for the Coriolis Effect, the apparent deflection of a wind or current due to earth rotation. One animation shows a plane flying from Anchorage, Alaska toward Miami, Florida. In the second animation, a plane takes off from Tierra del Fuego toward Rio de Janeiro. In both cases, the...
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Has Earth changed over deep time? How did Earth shape life and life shape Earth? What does Earth's climate in the distant past tell us about the future? Andrew H. Knoll of Harvard University, Naomi Oreskes of the University of California, San Diego, and Daniel P. Schrag of Harvard University guide...
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This filmstrip and accompanying text were discovered in the archives of the Iowa Geological Survey in early 2008. A suitable filmstrip projector was not available. The filmstrip itself, believed to date from circa-1971, was deteriorated (see below). The filmstrip was scanned and color restoration...
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PowerPoint Presentations concerning: Solar Eclipses, Making Sun-Earth Connections, Solar Eclipses through Space and Time
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Photostream and albums from the United States Department of Agriculture
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Photostream and albums of NASA's Earth Observatory
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The Image of the Day, taken by NASA's Earth Observatory
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Geology Photographs by Marli Miller
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By UNAVCO
Fieldwork has long been considered an essential part of the geosciences. UNAVCO supports the inclusion of geodetic field methods and data analysis into undergraduate and graduate courses with field components. Resources available allow field education programs to update technical knowledge on...
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The global ocean circulation system transports heat worldwide and affects climate in many areas. For example, Europe would have much colder winters if it were not for the Gulf Stream. Winds blow surface waters and cause ocean currents. But the waters below the depths of the wind's influence flow...
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This is a 3-4 day unit on the vertical structure of the ocean that gives students the opportunity to work with actual data, learn about the global circulation, and learn about some of the smaller scale features that stir and mix the ocean. The unit consists of four lessons and concluded with a short...
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Students use their hands to demonstrate different elements for folding in rocks.
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Investigate how sediment is transported by water. The activity can be used in any science or geography lesson. It can also be used for literacy in story-telling.
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National Geographic offers reference material to encourage your students to learn more about the Earth with encyclopedic entries. This entry is about Earth's mantle. The mantle, between the brittle crust and super-dense core, makes up a whopping 84% of Earth's total volume.
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National Geographic offers reference material to encourage your students to learn more about the Earth with encyclopedic entries. This entry is about Earth's core. The core is the hottest, densest part of the Earth.
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Hurricanes, typhoons, tornadoes, waterspouts... What do all of these things have in common? This course module will begin to explore the basics of these systems including the Coriolis effect and how it changes depending on hwat type of storm you are exploring, classification of cyclones, and the...
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