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Standard 3

Students will understand the atmospheric processes that support life and cause weather and climate.
  • All About Glaciers
    From NSIDC. Learn about the "life" of a glacier, read general info, or check out links to image databases.
  • Atmospheric Sciences Data Center
    Atmospheric information from NASA.
  • Carbon Dioxide and the Carbon Cycle
    See how carbon dioxide levels affect climate change and how its flow has changed over the past 300 years due to human activity.
  • Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
    Find information about global warming as well as the latest on issues and research.
  • Climate Data Online
    On this site you can find over 100 years of climate data.
  • Climate Science
    Information about climate science for both educators and students. Be sure to view the videos that explain climate science.
  • Earth and Space Science OER Textbook for Utah SEEd Standards
    The Utah Science Open Educational Resources (OER) textbook project was started to bring Utah teachers together to create a resource that aligns to Utah core science standards. The Utah Science OER textbooks are not intended to be curriculum as they do not include labs, assessments, or a teacher guide with answers. They are intended as a reference material for students with content to support teachers classroom instruction and help make sense of science concepts found in standards. This OER textbook is also available in other languages at
  • Earth's Radiation Budget Facts
    The Earth's climate system constantly tries to maintain a balance between the energy that reaches the Earth from the Sun and the energy that is emitted to space. Scientists refer to this process as Earth's "radiation budget".
  • El Nino
    The purpose of this lesson is to understand that El Nino is caused by changes in atmospheric and ocean content.
  • EPA: Ecosystems
    This Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) web site provides information on Ecosystems, Climate Change, Water, Toxics and more.
  • EPA: Ozone Depletion
    Learn the basics. Become an expert in skin protection; learn about products that are harmful to the ozone layer, and what to use instead.
  • Fossils and Geologic Time
    This lesson is designed to help students understand the development of the geologic time scale. It also introduces students to the major time periods in earth's history, as well as to the role fossils play in helping us understand this history.
  • Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World
    Provides images and information about glaciers and climate.
  • The Carbon Cycle
    Trace carbon as it moves through earth systems. From Physical Geography's biosphere chapter.
  • The Sun
    Statistics of the most prominent feature in our solar system.
  • US Global Change Research Program
    Details on topics such as: atmospheric composition, cycles, ecosystems, and human contributions and responses to climate change.
  • Wundermap
    This is an interactive weather map that shows weather conditions any where you choose. It also shows flood and fault zones.

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Richard  Scott and see the Science - Secondary website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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