Earth Science Web Sites
- Palomar College Library subject
site list Check out subjects in Earth Science, Geology, Oceanography,
Geography, Astronomy, Weather... and many more!
- Earth Science Picture of the
Day Each day a different image of photograph
is featured with accompanying information.
- National Geographic Online
Information from NG's magazines, TV and film
and an online store. Good teacher resources.
- Earth Science on the Web
Great springboard to many geology-related websites.
Mifflin Student Resource Center Geology Link From a textbook
publisher...it is an open forum for those in the field of geology and those
studying it. It was developed to be a research tool for college
Also includes virtual field trips.
- American Association for the Advancement
of Science (AAAS) Great research tool for any science topic.
- Goddard Institute for Space Studies
General resource for Earth and Space news and research.
- Extreme Science "Find
the biggest, baddest, and the best in the world of extremes and learn about
the science behind what makes each the most exteme example of its kind."
"Informative, entertaining and interesting."
- EurekaAlert! Marine
Science Portal A news site from the American Association for the
Advancement of Science. Highlights current investigations in marine
- California Resources
Agency Everything about California and its natural resources...
Science Science Master's geology and earth home page.
Special topics, plus links to other sites and educational resources.
Volcano World Hosted by the University
of North Dakota, the site has a list of current volcanic activity with links
to other volcano-related sites. Highly recommended as "the information
provided is reinforced by wonderful pictures and visual aids." Also a good
resource for teachers!
Alaska Volcano Observatory
Provides information related to volcanic activity in Alaska. A
collaboration of the USGS, Univ. of Alaska, and the Alaska Division of
Geological and Geophysical Surveys.
Michigan Tech University Volcanoes
Page Lots of volcano information. Sections include
Volcanic Hazards Mitigation, Central American Volcanoes and Volcanic Humor
Can We Predict Volcanic Eruptions? From the Annenberg/CPB
- Volcanoes.com Volcano news
and information and features on volcanoes around the world.
SuperVolcano Information related to Discovery Channel's feature
film on Yellowstone with other supplementary educational materials.
U.S. Geological Survey Provides a
vast selection of quality information about geology, including recent
geological news that is continually updated.
Weather & Climate Webs
- The Weather
Channel Weather forecasts and links to weather- and fire-
Weather Service Weather information, storm warnings,
- NOAA home page Links to weather,
ocean, climate, environmental and related stories and research.
Stormtrack Storm chaser resource...latest news in storms.
Hurricanes Subsite of University of Illinois...An online meteorology
Hurricanes for kids A FEMA site with great information about
weather and hurricanes
descriptions and information on cloud formation.
- The Weather Dude All things
weather... Ask a question, take a quiz and more.
- Tsunami From
the University of Washington Department of Earth and Space Sciences. General
information about tsunamis, their causes and history, as well as what to do
in case of a tsunami.
- National Centers for Coastal Ocean
Science A part of NOAA focusing on Coastal Ocean Science,
including ecosystems, fisheries, pollution, and climate change.
- Coral Reef Conservation Program
Sponsored by NOAA, the program supports effective management and sound
science to preserve, sustain and restore valuable coral reef ecosystems.
- NOAA El Nino
Page Subsite of NOAA that discusses El Nino and La Nina.
Forecasts, graphics and great animations.
- NOAA Center for Tsunami
Research Tsunami forecasting, research, and monitoring.
Smithsonian Science &
Technology A unique website..."it takes geology outside the box of
science and places it into a new perspective by providing everyday
information..." Links include "blasts from the past" "volcanoes of the
world" and "a gem of a story".
- Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Great mineral site, and lots of other earth science topics.
Museum of Minerals & Molecules
rotate a variety of minerals and molecules. There are two museum "wings" at
this site: minerals and organic molecules. This site is worth the effort of
getting the free plug-in to view the animations. The animations are not
visible with recent versions of Netscape. Use Explorer. The site is a
winner of the 2003 Scientific American Web Awards.
Website from San Francisco's museum of science.
- Boston Museum of Science Includes
many features relating to science, including activities and educator
resources. "Looking at the Sea," which investigates sonar, was a
- Geology.com Includes geology and
Earth science news and special topics. Links to other sites, reference
maps, satellite images and regional information.
California Geological Survey
Includes a variety of information including an interactive "California
Geotour," Hazardous Minerals page and "Kids GeoZone." Great teacher
- Association of American Geographers (AAG)
General information related to geography, including career information.
- Earth Science
World Image Bank A service provided by the American Geological
Institute (AGI). This ImageBank is designed to provide quality geoscience
images to the public, educators, and the geoscience community.
- Michigan Tech Geological & Mining
Engineering & Sciences Department
(pronounced "up size") is a program created to teach young people (and
not-so-young people) more about the planet we live on and how it works.
- Aurora Page A
source for information, links and images about the "Northern Lights"
- NASA Earth Observatory
A one-stop source for the latest news on Earth science
research. Feature stories, images, animations, and NASA news announcements,
summaries of headline news, listings of new published research, and more are
here and are updated each week.
and Tsunamis Part of the Science Education Partnership with Oregon State
University. Information is aimed at teachers.
- Nevada Seismological Laboratory
Everything related to earthquakes and plate tectonics. Great detailed
A link from the geology department at UC Berkeley. Includes history of
plate tectonics, as well as descriptions of tectonic processes. "The
coolest feature...is that is shows animated pictures of how our world looks
like at certain years."
- National Park Service
General information on national parks as well
as a "Park Geology Tour." Links to minerals management programs and "GeoScientists-in-the-Parks
Jobs" as well.
Channel Guide to programming, plus videos, games and interactive
- World of Amber
Everything about amber.
- Surfline Surf reports from
around the world.
- Brainpop.com Interesting
format with lots of activities on a variety of topics.
Planetary Geology &
- NASA home page
Everything from NASA...for kids, students, and educators. Includes "Science
at NASA" link.
- NASA Destination
Earth Source for a variety of topics related to earth and space.
Includes current news, history of space exploration, "kids-only" link, games
and animations and more.
- ESE Kids Only at NASA
Science for kids... short articles on general topics; also contains
- NASA Space Place
Great place to find answers to some interesting questions. Designed
for kids, but fun for everyone.
- Windows to the Universe
Great teacher resource; kid-friendly with games and interactive media.
- Hubble Heritage Project
Source of images and information from the Hubble Space Telescope.
- Texas Space Grant Consortium
Include education outreach and teacher resources. Highlights the TOPEX