Useful Science Resources
Here are some teaching resources and websites you may find useful. If you would like to be added to this list, please email me. I ask for a reciprocal link in return.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Numbers: Nevada #: 1-800-992-5757.
Astronomy Now Online
Many free space-related articles and current research. Also contains a fair amount of images.
A NASA supported site that contains data and images, experiments, and a large volume of articles to support all areas of the Earth Science curriculum. Article resources are classified into five categories; Atmosphere, Oceans, Land, Heat and Energy, and Life on Earth.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) Homepage for Science
More than 30 Federal agencies formed a working group in 1997 to make hundreds of federally supported teaching and learning resources easier to find. This is the link to the Astronomy resource site.
Geology and Earth Science Resources
One-stop Geology and Earth Science resource; topics include Earthquakes, Plate tectonics, Maps and Satellite images, Minerals and Rocks, Paleontology, dictionary of geology terms. Plus Earth Science journals and university departments.
K-12 Astronomy Education
Contains numerous links to web-based activities, designed for classroom use from various universities and government agencies. A real great starting point to target your specific content and resource needs.
Mineral Information Institute
They provide information and materials to teachers and students that result in an understanding of minerals and energy resources. Much of the information is free to download (called ‚..teacher packets‚.Ě) and contains relevant and interesting applications of minerals and energy related to the students‚.. everyday lives.
NASA Oceanography homepage
Contains links to Overview, Oceans & the Earth System, Physical Ocean, and Living Ocean.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Educators ‚.. Everything space related, huge collection of teacher materials, resources, video, and images
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
A great resource for ocean and coastal, weather and climate related topics. Contains ‚..In the Spotlight‚.Ě, ‚..Hot Topics‚.Ě and ‚..Organizations‚.Ě links to educational background information and classroom resources.
Nevada Department of Education
Nevada Statewide Education Database website.
Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) homepage
Contains links to water resources for teachers and kids. Contains detailed information about the Colorado River, Lake Mead, and ground water resources.
Space Weather ‚.. News and information about the Sun-Earth Environment
Detailed information relating to solar phenomena such as solar wind, sunspots, and other geomagnetic storms. Data and image links included on the homepage.
The Geological Society of America (GSA)
Full-issue archive for Geology Magazine, a really super magazine for current research in the field of geology. Also available are Bulletin, Geosphere, and GSA Today.
The Online Guides: Meteorology
A collection of web-based instructional modules containing relevant classroom activities, diagrams, computer simulations, audio, and video to introduce the fundamental concepts in the atmospheric sciences.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agencies homepage for education resources.
Contains links to ‚..materials for educators‚.Ě and ‚..easy to read material to inform yourself about environmental issues‚.Ě. The page also contains links to publications, training, and databases and software.
United States Department of the Interior: Bureau of Reclamation (lower Colorado region)
Great information on the Colorado River, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Power development.
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Focus on Energy and Mineral Resources; Hazards associated with Volcanoes, Landslides, Earthquakes, and Geomagnetism; Landscape, Astrogeology, Geologic Mapping, Earth Surface Dynamics, and Coastal and Marine Geology.