earth science links

compass animation  Earth Science Australia's Selected External Links Listings by General Topic

Wind Power and Alternative Energy

Go to Dinosaurs and Marine Reptiles    

Go to Remote Sensing     

Go to Weather and Climate

Go to Crustal Movement and Changes

Go to Space Science

Go to Mineralogy / Caves

Go to Classic Fossil Sites 

Go to Glaciers

Go to Archeology

Go to Good General Interest links

Wind Power and alternative energy

Alternative Energy Geek by Mirsad Hasic

-Wind Power from Denmark
- excellent site on all aspects of windpower

Wind Power Wind Turbine - is where industry professionals come together to share ideas, experiences and their expertise about wind power as a clean renewable source of energy

Biodiesel  - Alice Todd's excellent source from WVO Designs on Waste Vegetable Oil as a Fuel 

How Electricity Works

Want to know what  wonderful things Australian Scientists have achieved?
 Bright Sparks
and find out what 3000 Austalian Scientists are doing.

Dinosaurs and Marine Reptiles

Marine Reptiles (NOT Dinosaurs)
- lots of information on ichthyosaurs, pliosaurs...
Dann's Dinosaur Reconstructions
/ -lots of reconstructions of Australian Dinosaurs
Dinosaur Dreaming
 - Australian Dinosaurs at Monash University
 Beri's Dinosaur World
Palaeontology links
Dinosaurs- Museum of Victoria 
History of Dinosaur Collecting

Remote Sensing

See a satellite's view of Earth
Earthshots satellite images of environmental change

Weather and Climate

"The Water Cycle For Kids" -
The Hydrologic Cycle courtesty of  the QUA Group -  suits upper primary students
El Nino Effect
Australian Severe Weather
Climate of Australia 
Tsunami Resources
Student's Weather Guide

Crustal Movement and Changes

What Causes Earthquakes by Sean Black - list of recent eearthquakes

Total Plastics Solutions Guide to Earthquake Data
Australia Through Time - describes the  geological, climate and flora changes throught geological time
Good links to more information on each sub-topic

Plate Tectonics from the acclaimed USGS site or
get the images from this site without the overseas link from us plate.html


World Volcanoes

VolcanoWorld try free volcano simulation software from Earth Science Australia

Mass Movements

Space Science


American Meteor Society
Nine Planets

Hitchhikers Guide to the Moon
 - everything you want to know about the moon
Build a solar System -make a scale model of a solar system
 - requires java
The World's Largest Model of a solar system
The Solar System Live - shows what planets are visible at your latitude and longitude in live time
 - requires java

Star Child - early primary school award winning site
Powers of Ten -based on the multi-award winning video
 of the same name uses powers of ten to zoom outwards from a scene on earth
to the edge of the universe
then zooms back in to the original scene
then continues downwards to the sub-atomic level
Terrestrial Impact Craters and Their Environmental Effects
                The environmental and biological consequences of cratering.
The Basics of Space Flight
                 A slick introduction into the basics of space flight.
Multiwavelength Astronomy
                 Overview of astronomy at all wavelengths.
Atmospheric Optics
                  Learn about and simulate rainbows, halos, glories, coronas and more.

Mineralogy / Caves

 Mineralogy Links Page - many good resources
very comprehensive
good teaching resource
huge but slow
-try free mineral identification software from Earth Science Australia
 much better

Description and Classification of Sedimentary Rocks 
All about caves

Classic Fossil Sites

A Guide to the Orders of Trilobites
All aspects of the biology and classification of trilobites, including morphology, ecology, localities, reproduction, development, behavior, biostratigraphy ... 

Life History and Ecology of Trilobites
Most trilobites lived in fairly shallow water and were benthic; they walked on the ... Cambrian and Ordovician trilobites generally lived in shallow water

Australian Trilobites
Amateur fossil collector-seller of trilobites from the Lower Cambrian deposits of South Australia.

Ediacara -Australia

Burgess Shales -Canada

Chengjiang Deposits - China

Fossil collecting in the Lower Jurassic
Jurassic Field Trips
Green River Formation Fossils 
Tyrannosauras rex
all you really want to know about this famous dinosaur/bird link


Glacial Geology


Interesting archeology site and blog

Good general interest links

Great information about rocks and minerals - suggested by Ms McKnight's class

Matt Rosenberg's Geography Page
Andrew Alden's Geology Page
Rockhounds USA
lots of links for fossils / photos/ software Geography World
-some great physical geography links Teaching Resources in Earth Science
some good hands on activities but don't bother with the links they are far too general
- some useful primary/junior secondary lessons and demonstrations
 The Image
images of rocks/minerals etc.

The Geology of the Kingdom of Zanskar

- the highest permanently populated place on earth
- only accessable by a considerable journey on foot
-the scarcity of cultivable land also implies that the population has to remain stable.
-- rather efficient birth control system in Zanskar was achieved
by the common practice of polyandrous marriage
(several brothers are married to the same wife)
and the widespread adoption of celibate religious life.

Online Extreme Environments Articles
- articles on life forms found in extreme environments, ot springs, under glaciers, undersea volcanos ...

Strange and wonderful things about bacteria

Geological Time Table
gopher:// Mineral Gallery
presented by Amethyst Galleries, Inc.,
is a database of mineral descriptions and images for rockhounds,
educators, and geology students everywhere.
This database includes physical characteristics and common associations,
and some of the indexes provide educational material.
Dinosaurs in Hawaii!
Berkeley Paleontology Museum

The Science Behind Jurassic Park
DNA to Dinosaurs!
World Weather Maps
Basics of Space Flight
 This training module introduces concepts associated with these basics
 to employees new to the space flight operations environment.
This module is the first in a sequence of training modules that
 pertain to space flight operations activities.
Humans in Space examines the question
 in more detail and provides an introduction to the basic problems
 and theories of space biomedical research.

NASA Images 

Johnson Space Center.
This collection includes press release and Earth observation images
 from the manned space program from Mercury to the present.
Planetary GIF Images
This catalog is maintained at the MIT Microwave NASA Planetary system subnode. It points to files stored at NASA Ames Research Center in Mt. View, California.
The Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility (SPIF)
is sponsored jointly by NASA'S Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program
 and Cornell University. SPIF has over a hundred thousand images returned
 from the United States planetary exploration program. The collection encompasses
 images from the earliest Ranger photographs of the Moon through the most recent data returned from the Voyager encounter with Neptune; the Magellan Venus mapping mission; and the Galileo flybys
 of Venus, Earth, and the asteroids Gaspra and Ida.
Data are constantly being included as they become available.
Great Circle Calculator
computes the distance between any two points on earth
Making Maps Easy to Read
summarizes a research project to discover some of the factors that
make maps easy to read and to use.
It was conducted at University College London,
at the Royal College of Art and at the University of Nottingham.
Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection
from the University of Texas at Austin ,
holds more than 230,000 maps covering every area of the world.
Project GeoSim
is a joint research project of the Departments of
Computer Science and Geography at Virginia Tech
to create education modules for introductory geography courses