There are many ways to explore this activity. Use the periodic table and click on elements that interest you, or use the menu at the top to learn more about atomic basics, isotopes, and how the periodic table is organized.
This is an entire periodic table, with videos about each element. These videos are chemistry adventures in the laboratory, as well as journeys into the world, to learn more about the unique qualities of each element.
Try this amazing tool for learning the concepts of motion, forces, electricity, magnetism, light, and so much more. You can bounce and slide your way through the developed levels or get creative and make your own level.
Universcale provides a look at objects from sub-atomic particles to red giants and all things in between using an interactive scale. This graphically beautiful tool is an outstanding way to measure and compare objects of different sizes.
This is an amazing site from the Royal Ontario Museum and Parks Canada. The Virtual Sea Odyssey has several short media clips of life in a Burgess Shale community. Visit the Fossil Gallery and then Learn More to see a media representation.
This interactive website is about continental drift and plate tectonics. As you work through the information, you'll be asked to put the diagrams in order, so pay attention to how the continents separated.
Explore key moments in Earth's history as continents drift and climate fluctuates over 4.6 billion years. The time line has a slider that you can use to move from one part of Earth's history to another.
Click on the globe to spin it. When you click on a location, you will see the latitude and longitude, as well as a visualization of global weather conditions. The weather is forecast by supercomputers and updated every three hours. The ocean surface current estimates are updated every five days.
Fly along with one of the many NASA satellites that are currently monitoring the Earth's lands, oceans and atmosphere. Choose a mission or satellite to learn more details. This requires a one-time download of an app.
This video explains why scientists often describe the Arctic as the “canary in the coal mine” when it comes to climate change. The Arctic is a unique and remote region that can be both an early indicator of the climate of the rest of the Earth and a driver for weather patterns across the globe.
How do we know what we know? This is a study of human origins and how we have come to have our current understanding of human development. This site is filled with images, activities and descriptions of scientific investigations.
With this series of visualizations from NASA, students can see how some of the key indicators of climate change, such as temperature and sea ice extent, have changed in the past few years. You can also see the possible effects of rising sea levels.
For humans, addressing climate change may mean using technology to find solutions. But for some plants and animals, adapting to these changes involves the most ancient solution of all: evolution. Learn how animals are adapting to climate change.
Clearing forests for agriculture and development can have severe consequences for our environment. "Learn the value of large-scale forest landscapes and their role in the carbon cycle. Discover how reforestation can impact climate change by decreasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere."
"Explore population growth from 1 C.E. to 2050. Watch population growth appear as dots representing one million people. Learn about important milestones in human history and view other key data including land use, fertility rates, CO2 emissions, life expectancy, and urbanization."