The Earth, Sea and Sky
This map displays in real-time the current wind conditions across the contiguous 48 states. Using surface wind data from the National Digital Forecast Database, it displays current wind speeds and directions using a multitude of moving, flowing lines. Kidwind shows how wind turbines works.
Earth & Sky "broadcasts" on both radio stations and over the Web.
Each report is about 2 minutes.
The site also sponsors contests and directions for students to produce their own radio shows.
Posters and other goodies are available for classrooms.
"Forces of Nature" by National Geographic links volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes for their commonalities and differences.
A simple sandbox with windows on the sides can be used to illustrate Earth's geology.
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Other Areas To Check Out...
• An Evaluation Checklist for Educational Web Sites
• Art and Nature
• Assessment of Hands-On Elementary Science Projects
• Climate Change & Global Warming
• Maps and Globes
• Marine Worlds
• Math Models in Nature
• Wetlands and Rainforests and Prairies