Earth Science Web Links

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Unit 1: Introduction to Earth Science

Chapter 2: Matter, Forces, and Energy

Chapter 3: Maps and Mapping

Unit 2: The Restless Earth

Chapter 4: Geology—The Earth Speaks

Chapter 5: The Changing Earth

Chapter 6: Earthquakes

  • Quake-Catcher Network—Link to the Quake-Catcher Network website
  • Real-Time Earthquakes—Displays earthquake data in near real time around the world. Click on the desired kind of data under “Feeds” or “Network Link Feeds”. A KML file will automatically download to your computer.
  • Making Waves—Diagrams and instructions for demonstrating different types of seismic waves
  • Earthquake Magnitude—Description of how USGS determines earthquake magnitude
  • Parkfield Experiment—Information on earthquake research from the best-recorded earthquake in history
  • Liquefaction Video—Video of widespread liquefaction during the Niigata earthquake in Japan in 1964

Chapter 7: Mountains and Hills

  • USGS Map Store—Link to the USGS online store, a good resource for purchasing maps
  • Tectonic Plates—Google Earth file created by USGS that shows the arrangement of all tectonic plates and classifies the plate boundaries

Chapter 8: Volcanoes and Volcanism

Unit 3: Earth’s Rocky Materials

Chapter 10: Rocks

  • The Flood and Chalk Deposits—Technical paper on the Answers in Genesis website that discusses the possibility of the Flood producing thick chalk deposits around the world

Chapter 11: Fossils

  • Champlain Beluga—Story of the discovery of a fossilized whale skeleton in the sediments of the Champlain Sea
  • Coal Deposits Map—Clickable version of the coal deposits map in Figure 11-28 on page 256 with accompanying legends and graphs
  • Another Model for Oil’s Origin—Technical paper on an alternate theory for the origin of oil by a professional petroleum geologist

Chapter 12: Weathering, Erosion, and Soils

Unit 4: The Water World

Chapter 13: Oceans and Seas

Chapter 14: Ocean Motions

Chapter 15: Ocean Exploration

Chapter 16: Surface Waters

Chapter 17: Groundwater

Unit 5: The Atmosphere

Chapter 18: Earth’s Atmosphere

  • Urey-Miller Experiment and Analysis—The first link is a virtual Urey-Miller experiment with featured videos on this experiment. The second link is an Answers in Genesis article that analyzes the experiment and its results.
  • Monitoring the Ozone Hole—Link to NASA’s ozone hole monitoring portal, including videos of how it has changed over time

Chapter 19: Weather

  • Bar-Headed Goose—Audubon article on the amazing bar-headed goose and other animals that live or migrate at high altitudes
  • Cloud Classification Guide—Online cloud atlas with interactive, linked tables of data and descriptions
  • World Wind Resources—Map needed for the map exercise in this chapter; also available as Visual 19-14 in the Image Gallery on the Teacher’s Toolkit CD in the back of the Teacher’s Edition

Chapter 20: Storms and Weather Prediction

  • Storm Chaser—Link to a webpage on Warren Faidley, a professional storm chaser
  • Naming Hurricanes—The World Meteorological Organization’s recurring lists of names for hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones
  • Hurricane Hunters—Link to the Hurricane Hunters webpage
  • Daily Synoptic Weather Map—Link to the most current daily synoptic weather map on the NOAA website; previous maps are also archived here.

Chapter 21: Climate and Climate Change

  • Arctic Sea Ice News—Latest information on what is happening with arctic sea ice, including daily-updated images

Unit 6: The Heavens

Chapter 22: The Sun, Moon, and Earth System

  • The Sun’s Atmosphere—Graph that illustrates temperature of and the height above the sun’s surface for various parts of the sun’s atmosphere
  • Moon Dust and a Young Moon—Technical article on the Answers in Genesis website about moon dust and the age of the solar system
  • Lunar Libration—Video of lunar libration, motion which allows slightly more than half the moon’s surface to be visible from Earth
  • Sun and Moon Data—Link to the US Naval Observatory website that provides data on sunrise, sunset, phases of the moon, eclipses, and other celestial data

Chapter 23: Our Solar System

  • New Horizons—Link to the NASA mission page for New Horizons, including press releases and multimedia resources
  • Mission to Mercury—Link to the NASA mission page for MESSENGER, including press releases and multimedia resources
  • Asteroid Names—Link to the International Astronomical Union’s asteroid database

Chapter 24: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe

  • Sky Survey—Interactive, panoramic mosaic of the Milky Way
  • Starry Night—Link to an online sky map of your area of the sky for a specific date
  • Names of the Milky Way—A fairly complete list of cultural names for the Milky Way
  • Anisotropic Synchrony Convention—Technical article in the Answers Research Journal that resolves the starlight and time problem within a Creationist perspective

Chapter 25: Space Exploration

  • Hubble—Link to the Hubble telescope’s website, featuring a dazzling gallery of images
  • Curiosity—Link to the NASA mission page for the Mars Science Laboratory
  • Night Earth Orbit—Time-lapse video taken from the International Space Station of Earth’s surface at night

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