Good Practices - Resource Materials
- Current River Levels
"An ever growing
database using satellite links to give real time discharge values for
thousands of U.S. rivers. Discharge values (cubic ft./sec) and stage (river
height) are given in a graphical format. There is also access to archives
indicating when the highest/lowest discharge and stage existed. Real time
data are considered provisional (subject to verification). This good site
for students to see the relationship between precipitation events and river
- Earthquake Information
from the USGS
- The Electronic Volcano
from Dartmouth College
- Illustrated Glossary of Geologic Terms
from Iowa State
- Geology and Geologic Time
UC Berkeley - "The first people who needed to understand the geological relationships of different rock units were miners. Mining had
been of commercial interest since at least the days of the Romans, but it wasn't until the 1500s and 1600s that these efforts
produced an interest in local rock relationships."
- Mineralogy Database
"Mineral data on individual species are closely HTML-linked to the following mineral table by
crystallography, chemical composition, physical and optical properties, Dana's New classification,
Strunz classification, and alphabetical listings of mineral species. I have also included links to other
sources of mineral data available on the WWW.
- the Nine Planets
"The nine planets - The Nine Planets is a collection of information about our Solar System intended for a general audience with
little technical background. No special expertise or knowledge is needed; all technical and astronomical terms
and proper names are defined in the glossary." One of the first and one of the best.
- This Dynamic Earth
from the USGS
- Resources for Earth Science and Geography Teachers
From Central Michigan University.The links below are organized around the sequence of topics typically taught in an introductory earth science or physical geography class. Links
are also available for environmental science,earth science/geography education, career opportunities, and more. The sites selected are based on
image quality, ease with which lesson plans can be developed, organization, authenticity, scope, and format.
"If you have an extra 168 hours to spare for surfing, this list will
guarantee you an A+ in the course and an offer to graduate school. " [from Princeton]
Tsunami! is a World-Wide Web site that has been developed to provide general information about tsunamis.
Tsunamis are large water waves, typically generated by seismic activity, that have historically caused significant damage
to coastal communities throughout the world.
Excellent resource to volcanoes world wide.
- Volcano World
Extensive resources, exercises, and images
- Volcanic Outreach Materials
NASA EOS IDS Volcanology
- Watershed Indicators
""is the EPA's first national picture of
watershed health. The Index looks at a variety of indicators that point to
whether rivers, lakes, streams, wetlands and coastal areas are "well" or
"ailing" and whether activities on the surrounding lands that affect our
waters are placing them at risk."
Paul Howell, University of Kentucky -- an eclectic collection of Geoscience Resources
- A Catalog of Mathematics and Science Resources
There are more than 40 Internet-based Eesources in the FileMaker Pro Database and many are appropriate for handouts.
January 15, 2001
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