If you want to learn more about earth science, try some of the links listed below. These web sites are just some of the sites that focus on earth science or earth science education.
General Earth Science
- Nasa's Observatorium: Planet Earth
- Includes information on plate tectonics, the hydrologic cycle, floods, hurricanes, and many other topics relating to how the earth is changing and how human beings influence and are influenced by these changes.
- Earth Science World: Gateway to the Earth Sciences
- Includes information about Earth Science Week, online earth science activities, and recommended books aout nature, geology, and earth science.
Earth Science Education
- NASA Science Learning
- Another NASA site, which includes information about the agency's science education programs and resources for elementary through university levels.
- Hands On Earth Science
- Fifteen lesson plans put together by the Ohio Geological Survey, including Understanding Geologic Time, Is it a Rock or a Mineral?, and Everyone Loves Fossils.
- USGS Outreach and Education
- Highlights geologic information helpful for the public, educators, students, scientists, businesses, and government agencies.
- Ask USGS
- How do I get answers to my natural science questions? Call 1-888-ASK-USGS or visit their web site.
- EarthNet is a virtual resource center for earth-science educators hosted by Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic). This up-to-date site includes a wide range of materials, including activities for teachers and informative virtual field trips.
- K-12 Earth Science Education
- A product of SEPM's Education Committee, this website is dedicated to K-12 educators, geoscientists involved in K-12 education, and students interested in careers in sedimentary geology.
- USGS Water Science for Schools
- Offers information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.
- USGS Water Cycle Web Site
- Useful diagram on the water cycle.
- Nasa's Observatorium: Hydrologic Cycle
- An exploration of how water moves around the world.
- Fossils in Nebraska
- Hosted by the School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
- Learning From the Fossil Record
- Provides links to classroom activities and the National Science Standards Matrix and addresses such questions as "Why are fossils important to science and society?"
- Fossils, Rocks, and Time
- A USGS publication that discusses, as the title suggests, fossils, rocks, and time.
- Burgess Shale Fossils
- Contains lots of information on this important Cambrian fossil locality.
- Oceans of Kansas Paleontology
- Provides information about the animals that lived in and around the ancient ocean that once covered Kansas and much of midwestern North America.
- Fossil Web Sites
- List of paleontological web sites put together by the Kentucky Geological Survey.
- Charles Darwin
- Information on Darwin (including full text of Origin of Species), evolution, extinctions, and much more.
- Darwin Online
- From the Online University
- Earth Science Links
- Selected Earth Science Web Sites compiled by the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education at North Carolina State University.
- Presents 10 cool science, art, and education sites each month. Includes archive search page to locate previously reviewed sites.