Earth Sciences Resources

Earth Sciences Resources
  • Google Earth

    • http://www.google.com/earth/index.html

    • A free program combining satellite imagery, maps and the Google Search engine to put whole world right into your computer. You can point and zoom to any place on our planet that you want to explore. Satellite images and local facts zoom into view. Can you find your school? Your favourite mountain? The Pyramids? If you get adventurous, you can also take a trip to Mars with Google Mars.

 

  • Earth Day Canada

    • http://www.earthday.ca/

    • A national site to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd, and also how you can make every day Earth Day! Also check out the ‘events’ section to see what is happening for Earth Day in your community.

 

  • United Nations Fresh Water Initiative

    • http://www.unwater.org/

    • Having safe and clean drinking water is one of the biggest challenges that the globe faces today. Explore maps and statistics on world water resources, learn what’s going on around the world to conserve water, and see how science and politics work together to protect the world’s most important resource.

 

  • Waterlution

    • http://www.waterlution.org/

    • A water learning organization that inspires pattern-making and pattern-breaking change towards a healthy and sustainable relationship with water. This Canadian organization leads workshops and hub events for youths and adults on local water issues, including many events taking place across Alberta. Check out the website to see what events are coming up in your area!

 

 

  • Real Climate – Climate science from climate scientists

    • http://www.realclimate.org/

    • Get the facts straight from working climate scientists on developing news stories about the earth’s changing climate.

 

  • NASA Earth Science Enterprise – For Kids Only

    • http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/

    • Learn amazing facts about your world, from land and water, to people, and even natural hazards. Discover how NASA studies the earth, and play games along the way. This site includes downloadable Teachers Guides on both Earth Science and Space Science.

 

 

 

 

  • National Hurricane Centre

    • http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

    • Track real hurricanes as they grow and move. Check out satellite and radar images used by real meteorologists to track storms, and explore interesting facts about many of the world’s most extreme storms. You can even see if your name is going to be used for a hurricane in the next few years!

 

  • Hurricane Hunters Association

    • http://www.hurricanehunters.com/index.html

    • Did you know that some airplanes can fly right into the eye of a hurricane? Specially designed airplanes, flown by specially trained pilots, do just this, to gather important information about storms that can save lives. Check out their website to learn more!