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Published in 2016
Citizen Science: people of all ages and backgrounds joining together to gather and analyze data. This short video, brought to you by the National Science Foundation, describes what Citizen Science is and lists ways to get involved. Find your inner scientist! Log on to Citizenscience.gov or...
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This Globe contrail guide is in Spanish. View images and descriptions of contrails and their formation.
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The CLEAN Network is a professionally diverse community committed to improving climate and energy literacy locally, regionally, nationally, and globally, to enable responsible decisions and actions.
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The National Science Foundation provides answers to The Big Questions about astronomy, detailing our place in the cosmos and where it all came from. Interactive view through the telescope also available.
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National Science Foundation provides this program recognizes outstanding mathematics and science teachers from across the United States and four U.S. jurisdictions for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. In even numbered years this award is for grades K-6. In odd numbered...
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The idea of a superhero armed with fantastic powers and tremendous technology has mesmerized the world for nearly a century. The ability to fly without wings, climb buildings like a gecko or see through walls is popularly interpreted as magical or of no scientific foundation. As we make advances in...
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In this media-rich lesson, students explore the role that ice plays on Earth, the factors causing it to melt, and the local and global consequences of melting ice. This resource is part of the Polar Sciences collection.
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WISE is a powerful online platform for designing, developing, and implementing science inquiry activities. Since 1997, WISE has served a growing community of more than 15,000 science teachers, researchers, and curriculum designers, as well as over 100,000 K-12 students around the world. WISE...
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Published in 2016
"From 3-D bioprinting that could one day generate heart tissue to origami-inspired structures built for medicine and space exploration, a new set of educational videos continues an exploration begun three years ago inside the creative process that leads to innovation. Six new stories in the...
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The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is a federally funded research and development center devoted to service, research and education in the atmospheric and related sciences. NCAR's mission is to understand the behavior of the atmosphere and related Earth and geospace systems; to...
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Middle level teachers can familiarize themselves with NGSS-style assessment tasks. The website currently offers performance expectations clusters in areas of Chemical Reactions and Energy and Energy and Matter, with tasks for life science currently being developed. Teachers who register for a free...
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What is science? How does science work? What are scientists like? Misconceptions regarding the answers to these questions abound. Too often science comes across to students as unapproachable and devoid of human involvement. These mistaken ideas can interfere in understanding science concepts, cause...
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EarthScope is a program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) that deploys thousands of seismic, GPS, and other geophysical instruments to study the structure and evolution of the North American continent and the processes that cause earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. It involves collaboration...
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Macrostrat is a platform for the aggregation and distribution of geological data relevant to the spatial and temporal distribution of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks as well as data extracted from them. It is linked to the GeoDeepDive digital library and machine reading system, and it...
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Published in 2016
Science and Engineering Indicators is the premier source of information on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise. Learn more about important topics, including education; workforce; national and international R&D trends; academic R&D; industry, technology, and the global...
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"Wildfires can burn thousands of acres, devastate communities, and sometimes even claim lives. Janice Coen at the National Center for Atmospheric Research is studying how weather and fire interact in order to develop a wildfire prediction system to forecast fire behavior. """"When Nature Strikes""""...
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"John Vidale and his team at the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network are monitoring ground motion across Washington State and oregon to prepare residents for one fo the most powerful natural hazards on the planet -- a magnitude 9 """"megathrust"""" earthquake. """"When Nature Strikes"""" is produced...
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"Volcanoes are one of the most powerful natural hazards on Earth, but supervolcanoes are so large that they have the ability to alter the world's climate. Michael Manga from the university of California, Berkeley, is investigating a supervolcano that erupted hundreds of thousands of years ago, and...
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"Hurricanes are one of nature's most powerful natural hazards. Jenni Evans of Pennsylvania State University and Jeff Donnelly from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are studying how hurricanes form and what factors influence where and when they make landfall in an effort to save lives....
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