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The information on this site indicates that the life cycle of a glacier is more eventful than it appears. The site allows students to follow the journey of a single snowflake as it takes a ride through a glacier, a process that can take as much as 30,000 years to complete. It can be viewed as an interactive slide show or a single page of text and illustrations. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Cryology
 
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Wilson Alwyn Bentley (1865-1931), famous for his photomicrographs of snow crystals, prepared sets of glass lantern slides of dew, frost and ice crystals. He obtained thousands of photomicrographs of individual ice crystals over the course of his lifetime. Images in this collection are scanned from glass lantern slides. Most snow crystals found in nature will fit into one of these seven main categories: ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Cryology
 
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This site describes snow crystals and snowflakes. Although a common meteorological phenomenon, snow crystal growth is a fascinating and poorly understood process, in which remarkably complex and beautifully symmetric structures appear, quite literally, out of thin air. The many facets of snow crystals are described here, along with the attempts to understand their formation. Site highlights include ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Field activity, Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Video, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Cryology, Physics
 
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This lesson plan is part of the Center for Educational Resources (CERES), a series of web-based astronomy lessons created by a team of master teachers, university faculty, and NASA researchers. Students download NASA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) images of the Martian polar ice caps from different times to measure and compare the changing Martian and Earth poles. This lesson contains expected outcomes ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Imagery - remotely sensed, Video
Subject: Atmospheric science, Cryology, Space science, Technology
 
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This six-day unit has students investigate the challenges of living and working in Antarctica and how researchers prepare for them, and then evaluate the insulating properties of a variety of fabrics, collecting their findings in a portfolio. The comprehensive curriculum materials at this site include an online activity in which students review the preparation materials given to researchers before ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Cryology, Environmental science, Natural hazards
 
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The Gulf of Maine Aquarium hosts this two-part activity. The focus is on seasonal changes in the mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Part 1 uses an atlas and satellite imagery to examine the geography of the region and the changing boundaries of the ice sheet. Part 2 tracks annual changes in sea ice. There is an animation page showing changes in ice cover around Antarctica during 1991, and links ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lab activity, Illustration - artistic, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map
Subject: Biology, Climatology, Cryology, Ecology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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The majority of Ocean World is devoted to a series of ten reference sections: coral reefs, currents, El Nino, Fisheries, Ice Ages, icebergs, JASON-1 (a satellite), the role of the ocean in weather, satellites and ocean exploration, and waves. Each section culminates with an interactive quiz, links to sources of related real-time data, and a list of additional related links. Also available is a set ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Curriculum, Guide for instructor, Syllabus, Tutorial, Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material, Educational portal, Non-profit portal, Ask an expert, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Cryology, Ecology, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Hydrology, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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The purpose of NASA's Earth Observatory is to provide a freely accessible publication on the Internet where the public can obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet. The focus is on Earth's climate and environmental change. The site is divided into six main sections: Data and Images, Features, News, Reference, Missions, and Experiments. The Data and Images, Features, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal, General public
Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Visualization - scientific, Glossary, Ref. material, Journal article, Government portal, Ask an expert, Search engine, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Cryology, Ecology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology, Physical oceanography, Space science, Technology
 
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This web based story tells of Tutangiaq (nicknamed 2T), a Canada Goose, who flies across the remote state of Alaska looking for his family. As he flies, he tells children about this fascinating 49th state of the US. Children learn how Alaska was purchased from the Russians, and other amazing facts about the state. They compare Alaska to other states that they may be living in or visiting. 2T takes ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Tutorial, Illustration - artistic, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Cryology, Environmental science, Human geography, Physical geography, Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography, Policy issues, Space science, Technology
 
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This National Snow and Ice Data Center's site contains information for wide range of audiences from glaciologists to grade school students. Data and Science offers links to glacier research, projects, and glaciological organizations online. Another section offers glacier facts, questions and answers, a glossary, a photo gallery, bibliography and links to glacier information on the web. Recent global ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Tutorial, Photograph, Glossary, Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Cryology
 
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