Useful Links

Cloud Chart from National Weather Service and NOAA
Link to Cloud Chart

Science Safety Challenge Video from Flinn Scientific

Sun Motion Simulator

Simulates the motion of the sun in different seasons and at different latitudes.

NASA Website

The quintessential space site with the latest information about the solar sytem and beyond!

National Geographic - Science and Space

Check out the latest science and space articles from National Geographic.

STC/MS Earth In Space Resource Site

This site provides useful links to websites that support the Earth In Space Curriculum

Heavens Above

Data on Sattelite visibility.

Structure of the eye

Wicked  cool interactive diagram of the eye.

Rainbow Symphony, Inc.

Eclipse shades for solar viewing can be purchased here.

All kinds of cool stuff about eclipses - geometry, total, annular, hybrid, calendars


Cool FREE open source planetarium for your computer.

Voyager Space Probe

Information about the Voyager Space Probe including is mission, science and images.


Information about the Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble Heritage Gallery

Images from the Hubble Space Telescope

Links to explanations of astronomical architecture of Chichen Itza, Stonehenge, Nazca Lines, etc.

Moon Phase Calculator

Get a free moon phase calculator here.

Science Notebooks

Useful information about how to organize and what to put into your science notebook.


Common search engine.

Smash Lab: Earthquake Proof House Video

This is a really cool video about the design, build, test, evaluate process for building an earthquake proof house.

Deep Magma Chambers Under Mt St Helens

Geoscientists beginning to understand the plumbing under Mt St Helens that lead to the May 18, 1980 eruption.

Volcanoes in the solar system

Oregon State University's web page about volcanoes in the solar system

Plate tectonics interactive

Cool interactive plate tectonics from University of Colorado.

Hagia Sophia: Istanbul's Mystery

This is a great NOVA documentary about how the once largest enclosed building in the world has withstood earthquakes for over 1500 years. Cool Stuff!

Geology Labs Online - Virtual Earthquake

This website steps you through thte process for finding the epicenter of an earthquake, taking you from seismogram through intersecting circles, and then calculating the magnitude of the earthquake. When you are finished, you may print a certificate.

Mr. Lee's Layers of Earth Rap

Learn the layers of the earth with the rappin' Mr. Lee, yo!
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How to use the Earthquake Time-Distance Graph

This is a link to a PowerPoint that is a great explanation of how to use a time-distance graph to locate distance the epicenter of an earthquake, as well as determining travel times based on the difference between the arrival times of the P-and S-waves.

HADES--HADal Ecosystem Studies website

The website explores the deepest parts of the oceans. Learn about the discoveries and the vehicles/technology used to explore these ecosystems.

Constructing Earthquake Proof Buildings

Build a shake table and test various structures for the following design factors:
    Distribution of weight Variation in shape Variation in height Variation in foundation material

Video Tour of the International Space Station w/Commander Suni Williams

This is a really cool video that answers all of those burning questions you've had, like... do astronauts sleep in space?
...what does and astronaut's kitchen look like, and what do they eat? does an astronaut use the bathroom?
You'll find answers to these questions and more!

Drops of Atmosphere Song by Mr. Parr

Layers of the atmosphere sung to the tune "Drops of Jupiter." Sung by Mr. Parr

Atmosphere Rap by Mr. Lee

The song raps out the layers of the atmosphere. Gets to be quite an "earworm."

Windows to the Universe - Atmosphere

This website is a good tutorial about many things scientific. In particular, this has a pretty good "Atmosphere" section. Explore and enjoy.

Create a Hurricane

This learning tool allows students to create their own hurricane and comes to us from NOAA, a leader in science education. The name of the learning tool is Create a Cane. Here students can create a hurricane by making choices of all of the conditions necessary for one to form. Creative and well done. It is harder than you think to create a hurricane!