Earth Sciences

Links:

*The Earth Observing System Project (educator's visual materials) - A series of extensively annotated space-based images of the earth and sea, from NASA. Covers global climate change, ozone depletion, deforestation, and land use.

*A Paleo Perspective on Global Warming - This site was developed to help educate, inform and highlight the importance of paleoclimate research; as well as to change. Provided by NOAA.

*Global Warming is a Problem: The varying impacts of global warming on a global and local scales.

  • Rising Waters: Coastal Flooding
  • Health in a Warmer World
  • Food and Water
  • Global Warming's Impact on Nature

*A Climate Change Atlas for 80 Forest Tree Species of the Eastern United States - "A tremendous amount of information including distribution maps and tables for different climate change scenarios,   life-history and disturbance attributes, ecological attributes, forest type maps and sorted lists of species importance values by state/county for different climate change scenarios and more." A project of the USDA Forest Service,   Northeastern Research Station.

*NOVA Online: Warnings from the Ice - " Explore how Antarctica's ice has preserved the past from Chernobyl to the Little Ice Age going back hundreds of thousands of years, and then see how the world's coastlines would recede if  some or all of this ice were to melt." 

Lesson Plans: 

   *NOAA Greenhouse Gas educational materials

        Teachers Guide

        Student Workbook

        Answer key

                                (from the NOAA website)

    Middle School:

           Acid Rain 

           A Home Energy Audit  

           The Formation of Fossil Fuels 

           Insulation: Keeping Heat In or Out  

           Window Treatments for Energy Savings                  

          The Appliance Explosion

                                   (from: The Alliance to Save Energy)

   High School:

          Calculating the Energy of Sunlight 

          Energy: The Issue of Renewable Energy

          Energy Efficient Homes

          Generate Your Own Hydropower 

          To Conserve or Not To Conserve: 

                                    (from: The Alliance to Save Energy)

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