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
The "Sun Song"
Song about the properties of the sun from the NASA website.
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.
Useful information about how to organize and what to put into your science notebook.
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
Mr. Lee's Layers of Earth Rap
Learn the layers of the earth with the rappin' Mr. Lee, yo!
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...
...how do astronauts sleep in space?
...what does and astronaut's kitchen look like, and what do they eat?
...how 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!
Online virtual earthquake location activity.