Environmental Science © 03

Unit 1: Studying Earth

NASA Earth Observatory
Visit NASA's Earth Observatory, where you can monitor regional and global changes on our planet almost as they happen. Here you can explore with NASA scientists the causes and effects of climatic and environmental change through the use of real satellite data.

PBS Online: The Living Edens
Did you know there are penguins in Africa? Or that there are glaciers in South America? This Web site features some of the most beautiful and biologically diverse areas of the world, including Denali National Park in Alaska, Patagonia in Argentina, and Namib in Africa. Take a look at the organisms, habitats, and climatological features that make up these beautiful areas.

PlanetDiary
PlanetDiary is a Prentice Hall educational resource for earth science and the environment. Here you will find weekly summaries of geological, astronomical, meteorological, biological, and environmental news from around the globe. You will also find background information about these phenomena.


Unit Project 1: Observing and Measuring Environmental Change

USGS Real-Time Water Data
This U.S. Geological Survey site gives you access to information about water levels in thousands of streams and rivers across the country.

EPA's Surf Your Watershed
What communities share your watershed? How much of it is covered by forest and how much of it has a high erosion potential? How many gallons per day does your watershed serve? You can locate your community's watershed and find out physical information, local environmental problems, and EPA projects for your area with this resource.