Mountains, Glaciers, and Canyons
Like great rivers of ice, glaciers have sculpted mountains and carved out valleys. They continue to flow and shape the landscape in many places today. This site explores nearly all aspects of glaciers, the facts, the data, the science, and includes an image gallery.
Glacier Iceberg Time Lapse
Glaciers & icebergs fall apart and crash into one another. The heat penetrates their icy surfaces and creates mini creeks, rivers and tunnels. This video brings home why they are called rivers of ice.
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Yosemite HD II
A 200+ mile backpacking experience through Yosemite National Park captured by Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill. This project was filmed over the course of 10 months. They spent a combined 45 days in the park capturing the images in this video.
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Learn about the mountain range between North Carolina and Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains.
Tanya Milligan provides this collection of Zion National Park pictures. The site features Zion's flash floods, snow storms, lightening storms, bright sunny days, the dark bowls of Zion's magnificent slot canyons, backpack trails, hiking trails and climbing expeditions. Follow Tanya on a photo tour of magnificent Zion National Park!
This site look at the theories on how the Grand Canyon was formed and why it looks the way it does.
Provides a real time look at the Grand Canyon, an every changing view.
The U.S. Forest Service has resources on everything from recycling to wildflowers, coloring activities and videos. A great resource to engage younger students.
Tap into over 140 years of USGS research in the natural sciences in the form of lesson plans and activities, maps, podcasts, online lectures, videos and animations, and much more. Browse thousands of ideas for using these resources in elementary, secondary, university, and informal education settings.
Whistler Blackcomb, a ski resort in British Columbia, Canada, has web cams placed around Whistler Mountain. Each image is updated every 15 minutes.
A fun project is to track the seasons with pictures over the course of a school year.
Find pictures and information on 100's of gemstones & minerals.
Exploration of these ecologies is especially instructive to students who live in very different environments. The net allows them to travel in ways they cannot accomplish themselves.