EarthKAM Resource Links

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Basic EarthKAM Investigation Links


Submitted by Eve Katuna 3/3/99

RESOURCES FOR EARTH SCIENCE AND  GEOGRAPHY INSTRUCTION

A super site with a great set of links organized around the sequence of topics typically taught in an introductory earth science or physical geography class. Links are also available for environmental science, earth science/geography education, and more. The sites selected are based on image quality, ease with which lesson plans can be developed, organization, authenticity, scope, and format.

http://www.cmich.edu/~3nrwbhg/homepage.htm


Added 3/2/99

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Earthshots is an ebook of before-and-after Landsat images (1972-present), showing recent environmental events and introducing remote sensing. Earthshots comes from the U.S. Geological Survey's EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls S.D., the world's largest archive of earth science data and the official National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive.

http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/earthshots/slow/tableofcontents


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Geography From Space

An interactive program of Earth Images prepared by the Center for Earth & Planetary Studies at the National Air & Space Museum.

http://www.nasm.edu/ceps/GAW/GFSintro.html


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EarthKAM  Launch Pad

Your doorway to all EarthKAM/KidSat Images as well as EarthKAM Operational Sites.

http://www.earthkam.ucsd.edu/


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WINDOWS TO THE UNIVERSE

A NASA supported site with teaching units on Earth System Science as well as the rest of the universe. CD ROM versions are available.

http://www.windows.umich.edu/


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EARTHRISE - EARTH IMAGE LIBRARY

Provides Earth image searches based on topography, political boundaries, or physical features

http://earthrise.sdsc.edu/


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EARTH FROM SPACE - JOHNSON SPACE CENTER

The NASA Space Shuttle Earth Observations Photography database of over 250,000 images is a national treasure.

http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/


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TERRA-SERVER

You gotta see this one to believe it. Over 3.5 terabytes of Earth images from aerial surveys and Russian spy satellites in an interactive searchable database. Put in Goose Creek and you'll get a picture showing every hamburger stand. You will be literally able to find your own house. Only the CIA has it any better.

http://www.terraserver.microsoft.com


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C.I.A. World Factbook

The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency for the use of US Government officials. A great source for basic information on any country on Earth.

http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/


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Microsoft ENCARTA Online Encyclopedia

Though far less complete than the CD ROM version, the ENCARTA Online Concise version can be a useful source and it's free. Also there is a 30 day FREE trial for the deluxe version.

http://encarta.msn.com/EncartaHome.asp


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World Atlas - Maps of the World

A complete set of free maps of every nation. Very large format - good for printing.

http://cliffie.nosc.mil/~NATLAS/


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