Science - Earth Science
Students will understand the atmospheric processes that support life and cause weather and climate.
Relate how energy from the Sun drives atmospheric processes and how atmospheric currents transport matter and transfer energy.
Activities and Teaching Suggestions for Plate Tech
Brief explanation and diagram of the theory of how the earth's crust changes over time.
Atmospheric Sciences Data Center
Atmospheric information from NASA.
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.
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".
Geology: Plate Tectonics
Learn about the history and mechanisms of plate tectonics. Contains several large but good animations.
Statistics of the most prominent feature in our solar system.
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