earth science links
Earth Science Australia's Selected External Links Listings by General Topic
Wind Power and alternative energy
Power from Denmark
- excellent site on all aspects of windpower
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?
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
- Australian Dinosaurs at Monash University
Beri's Dinosaur World
Dinosaurs- Museum of Victoria
History of Dinosaur Collecting
See a satellite's view of Earth http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/vplanet.html
Earthshots satellite images of environmental change http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/earthshots/slow/tableofcontents
"The Water Cycle For Kids" - http://www.waterfiltersfast.
The Hydrologic Cycle courtesty of the QUA Group - suits upper primary students
El Nino Effect
Australian Severe Weather
Climate of Australia
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
get the images from this site without the overseas link from us plate.html
http://www.volcanoworld.org/ try free volcano simulation software from Earth Science Australia
American Meteor Society
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 http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/solar_system/index.html
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 http://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/uncgi/Solar
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.
Overview of astronomy at all wavelengths.
Learn about and simulate rainbows, halos, glories, coronas and more.
Mineralogy / Caves
Mineralogy Links Page - many good resources
good teaching resource
huge but slow
-try free mineral identification software from Earth Science Australia
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
Amateur fossil collector-seller of trilobites from the Lower Cambrian deposits of South Australia.
Burgess Shales -Canada
Chengjiang Deposits - China
Fossil collecting in the Lower Jurassic
Jurassic Field Trips
Green River Formation Fossils
all you really want to know about this famous dinosaur/bird link
Interesting archeology site
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
lots of links for fossils / photos/ software Geography World
-some great physical geography links Teaching Resources in Earth Science http://earthview.sdsu.edu/trees/trees.html
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
images of rocks/minerals etc.
- 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
http://www.bacteriamuseum.org/cms/Evolution/extremophiles.html Geological Time Table
gopher://wiretap.spies.com/00/Library/Document/geologic.tbl 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
http://medlib.jsc.nasa.gov/intro/humans.html examines the question
in more detail and provides an introduction to the basic problems
and theories of space biomedical research.
Johnson Space Center.
This collection includes press release and Earth observation images
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.
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.
Computer Science and Geography at Virginia Tech http://gopher.vt.edu/