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Internet Sites:

• National Geophysical Data Center
A project of the US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, and National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service. Contains resources for glaciology, marine geology and geophysics, paleoclimatology, solar-terrestrial physics, solid earth geophysics, and the study of snow and ice and their relation to Earth systems. Also includes images, reports, publications and general information on a variety of areas such as bathymetry, ocean drilling/seafloor sediment/rock sample data, the geomagnetic field, solar and upper atmospheric data, global climate, heatflow, and more.

• The U.S. Geological Survey’s Learning Web
A portion of the USGS web dedicated to K-12 education, exploration, and life-long learning.

• Geological Time Machine
Introduction to Geology.

• The Geologist’s Lifetime Field List
This is a list of essential or desirable locations for geologists or travelers to visit. It contains many of the interesting geological wonders of the world, with links for most of them. Other interesting natural phenomena are also presented.

• VolcanoWorld
VolcanoWorld is funded by NASA specifically to provide information about volcanoes to school kids and to visitors at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Mt. St. Helens National Monument. Reports and pictures of the latest eruptions, photos of many other volcanoes, a developing virtual field trip to Kilauea volcano, an Ask the Volcanologist section, lesson plans, and even a volcano mall.

• U.S. Geological Survey – Earthquakes for Kids and Grownups
Includes fun & educational activities and information for kids, grownups, and teachers.

• U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Information

• Recent Earthquake Information
Lists dates, times, and location of recent earthquakes.

• The Center for Earth and Planetary Studies
One of the scientific research departments at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. The Center plays an active role in research related to planetary and terrestrial geology using remote sensing data from Earth-orbiting satellites and manned and unmanned space missions. The Center possesses a computer image processing lab which allows for in-house processing and manipulation of remotely-sensed data.

• Become a Rock Detective
The Rock Detective Program is a collection of hand-on activities using donated rock, fossil and mineral samples, to quickly introduce dozens of basic earth science concepts.

• All About Glaciers
Includes general information on glaciers, news, research, and a story on the life of a glacier.

Discussion Groups:

Geology and Earth Science Education Discussion Forum.
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• K-12 Earth Science Listservs
This web site provides information about Earth science/Geoscience education listservs in the United States.