Cool Science Websites

Volcanoes:

Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO)
http://www.avo.alaska.edu

Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO)
http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO)
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov

Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO)
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) - Volcano Hazards Program
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov

Anneberg Volcano page - fun webpage with nice graphics and interactive features
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/volcanoes/entry.html

Paper Volcano Model - make a 3-D model of a volcano by cutting and pasting
http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/printable-paper

Volcano World
http://volcano.oregonstate.edu

Tungsten Resources: A Kid's Guide to Volcanoes
http://www.larsonjewelers.com/tungsten-resources-a-kids-guide-to-volcanoes.aspx


Tsunamis:

Alaska Earthquake Center (AEC) Tsunami Projects - general information about tsunmais
http://earthquake.alaska.edu/tsunamis

Tsunami Inundation Maps for Alaska
http://earthquake.alaska.edu/tsunamis/atom

University of Washington's Tsunami Page
http://www.geophys.washington.edu/tsunami/intro.html

West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/


Seismology/Earthquakes:

Alaska Earthquake Center (AEC)
http://earthquake.alaska.edu

Recent Earthquakes in Alaska

Earthquake Information from the USGS
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov

USGS Earthquake Information - general information on earthquakes, plate tectonics, magnitude etc.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn

USGS Earthquake map and list that can be customized in terms of region, time interval and range of earthquake magnitudes shown
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map

The Next Big Earthquake in Alaska May Come Sooner Than You Think
http://earthquake.alaska.edu/sites/default/files/Are%20You%20Prepared.pdf

Reviewing Earthquake Safety and Preparedness - very good site with useful links
http://safestars.org/reviewing-earthquake-safety

A Guide to Keeping Your Family Safe During an Earthquake - Good information regarding what you can do to prepare for a large earthquake in your area
http://safesoundfamily.com/p/keeping-your-family-safe-during-an-earthquake

Virtual Earthquake - graphically locate an earthquake and determine its magnitude
http://www.sciencecourseware.com/eec/Earthquake/

Seismogram Displays - a cool website showing records of seismic stations from around the world
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring/helicorders.php


Great Alaskan 1964 Earthquake:

Information from the AEIC
http://www.aeic.alaska.edu/quakes/Alaska_1964_earthquake.html


Aurora Borealis:

Gephysical Institute-UAF's page - general aurora information
http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/travelers-guide

Geophysical Institute-UAF's Aurora Forecast
http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast


Weather:

National Weather Service, Alaska Region - satellite images, forecasts, weather advisories and warnings, etc.
http://www.arh.noaa.gov

National Weather Service - weather conditions in Alaska
http://www.weather.gov/arh/

The Alaska Climate Research Center
http://climate.gi.alaska.edu

Sun and Moon Rise and Set Times - In this particular case it is set for Fairbanks, Alaska. For Anchorage simply change the last two digits of the URL from 81 to 18.
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=81


Geographic Information:

USGS - Geographic Names Information System - populations of cities, heights of mountains, what USGS map the feature is on etc.
http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic

Distances between two places
http://www.indo.com/distance


Astronomy and Space:

NASA webpage - good site with lots of nice images and things to do
http://www.nasa.gov

Heavens Above - site specific (you can add your latitude and longitude) information with respect to a whole sky star chart and the times, brightness and locations in the sky of satellite passes, space junk, iridium flares etc.
http://www.heavens-above.com

The Constellations and their Stars - lots of good information about the constellation and the stars that comprise them
http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/constellations.html

The Astronomy Picture of the Day - usually this site features a beautiful astronomy-relat ed picture with an explanation as to what the image is; links are provided for more detailed information regarding the image and terms which may not be known
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html


Miscellaneous:

The Air in the Earth's Atmosphere - This is a very good site with information about the atmosphere as well as links for addition of the topics discussed.
http://comfort24-7.com/info/article/the-air-in-the-earths-atmosphere

USGS Online General Information Publications - this is a very good source of information on a variety of earth science topics from acid rain to volcanoes and many things in between.
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/

Just of Kids from the University of Illinois Extension - This is a great site with information on a wide range of topics such as weather, worms, food (and where it comes from), earthquakes, glaciers and volcanoes and more.
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/kids

Information and links about simple machines and how they are used in everyday life.
http://store.intellaliftparts.com/an-overview-of-simple-machines.html

School of Champions - Succeed in Physical Science - good information on various topics in astronomy, chemistry and physics.
http://www.school-for-champions.com/science.htm

JetPunk - Features a variety of fun educational science quizzes. Note that these quizzes are appropriate for high school and college students.
http://www.jetpunk.com/science-quizzes.php

Alaska Sealife Center - information about the center and the animals there as well as links to sites having lesson plans etc. for teachers.
http://www.alaskasealife.org/

K-12 Resources and Oceanography - good site with lots of fun stuff
http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=7800


 

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