Links


To earn extra credit, post good, subject-related links to this page. Please post your link under the correct subject (Astronomy or Environmental Earth Science). Follow the format shown in my examples. Properly cite each link and include a brief explanation of the website it takes you to. Only post links that meet the criteria of the Web-Site Evaluation assignment. (Download the document below.)



Link Format
Author of website. "Title of website." www.websiteaddress.com, date updated, date you accessed (or read) it, date posted and name of person who posted it.
Skip to the next line and type a 75-100 word description of the website. Discuss why you recommend the website. Outline its strengths and weaknesses. Mention any special or "stand-out" features.


Astronomy

Osso, Richard. "Brockton High School Planetarium." www.brocktonpublicschools.com/schools/high/planetarium/, updated ?, accessed 10/26/2006 by Mr. Dawson.
This is the home page of Brockton High's planetarium, one of the only high school planetariums in all of Massachusetts. The former planetarium director was Mr. Osso, and now Ms. Rudnicki is in charge of it. This site has tutorials on many astronomical topics, such as constellations, eclipses, gravity, phases of moon, propulsion, and seasons. There are also word games, quizzes, and webquests. The BHS planetarium website also has lots of links to other cool astronomy sites, and the links are divided into different levels, for elementary students, secondary students, and teachers.

Strobel, Nick. "Astronomy Notes." www.astronomynotes.com, updated 4/21/2006, accessed 9/14/2006, posted 9/23/2006 by Mr. Dawson.
"Astronomy Notes" is the online resource that most closely resembles an actual Astronomy textbook. The author, Nick Strobel, is a professor in the Physical Science Department at Bakersfield College, in Bakersfield, CA. He created the website to provide information to students in his astronomy classes, so students are definitely the intended audience. Although it's not the easiest site to navigate, it is searchable and reasonably well organized by theme or chapter. Graphics help illustrate more difficult concepts, but do not overwhelm or distract the reader.

Astronomy Textbook - http://www.schoolsobservatory.org.uk/astro/textb/
Astronomy Textbooks highlighted by NASA - http://agile.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/outreach/webstars.html#textbooks


U. of Tennessee Dept. of Physics and Astronomy. "Astronomy 161: The Solar System." http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/index.html
U. of Tennessee Dept. of Physics and Astronomy. "Astronomy 162: Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology." http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr162/lect/index.html
Online tutorials/textbooks about Astronomy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliocentric_model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocentric_model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Kepler Wikipedia's entery on Johannes Kepler

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/HotTopics/index.php?/categories/9-Sky-Watching (a really cool link for sky watcher, talk about intersting astronomy events thet are taking place)

http://spaceweather.com ( Sunspots; Sunspot 917 and it's flare, wich seems to be growing)

William A. Arnett, http://www.nineplanets.org/, Last updated Aug 25 2006, Accessed Nov 7 2006
I chose this link because it has to do with most of the things we have dicsussed in class, and it has very useful information, some of what we could have used on our class wikis. It also talks about what we are now discussing in class about planet Pluto and how it has been demoted from being a planet. Crystal Brown

Christina Phillips, http://christinaphillips.blogspot.com/2006/08/bye-bye-pluto-bye-bye.html, Last updated Aug 27 2006, Accessed Nov 7 06
I chose this article because we have been planning a debate in class on whether or not we believe Pluto should be a planet. Well this link is totally based on opinion just like ours.Crystal Brown

Nemiroff, Robert and Jerry Bonnell. "Astronomy Picture of the Day." http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/, Last updated Nov 9 06, Accessed Nov 9 06. Posted Nov 9 06 by Kasey Sheehan.
This website has a different picture of something astronomical every day. I chose this because I thought that the picture that was on there for today was really nice looking, and figured that subsequent pictures will be as well. A good strength of this website is that it has a descriptive explanation of what the picture actually is. Also, it tells you what the picture is going to be the next day as well.

"The Astronomy Net." http://www.astronomy.net/, Last updated 2006?, Accessed Nov 9 06, Posted Nov 9 06 by Kasey Sheehan.
This link is to a website that has many different resources for Astronomy. It has pictures, articles, news, and discussion forums, as well as many other things that may be helpful in the future for this class. I chose this site because I thought that it would be good to have another resource for information if we ever need it later. This website seems to be laid out well, and is very aesthetically pleasing. I think it should be a great help to us in the future.

"CNN.com - Science and Space" http://www.cnn.com/TECH/space/, Last updated Nov. 14, 2006. Posted Nov. 14, 2006 by Craig Mannett
This link leads to the science and space portion of cnn.com which tells of all the current discoveries in the world of science and technology. I think that this is a very important site because it is updated daily and will keep you informed about all the current research and findings made by scientist. Unlike most sites I came across, this site has a broad array of stories dealing with a many varied topics from all sciences but it still has a large portion reserved for current space and astronomical stories that are always up to date.

Dava Sobel's "The Planets
Times Online - http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2102-1747357,00.html
National Public Radio (NPR) (audio) - http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5060359
Guardian Online - http://books.guardian.co.uk/reviews/scienceandnature/0,,1561559,00.html

Interactive Astronomy
Solar System http://www.phschool.com/webcodes10/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.gotoWebCode&wcprefix=cfp&wcsuffix=5031
Star Life Cycle http://www.phschool.com/webcodes10/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.gotoWebCode&wcprefix=cfp&wcsuffix=5043
Multi-Stage Rockets http://www.phschool.com/webcodes10/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.gotoWebCode&wcprefix=cfp&wcsuffix=5021
Moon Phases &Eclipses http://www.phschool.com/webcodes10/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.gotoWebCode&wcprefix=cfp&wcsuffix=5013

Understanding Waves, by UCSD - http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/wav/index.html
Doppler Effect - http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/earth/Atmosphere/tornado/doppler_effect.html
Moon Rise and Set Times, for One Day, by the US Navy - http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.html
Moon Rise and Set Times, for One Year, by the US Navy - http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneYear.html

http://bigpicture.caltech.edu
www.rac.ca/ariss/oindex.htm



Environmental Earth Science
Ms. Merriken, BHS Earth Science - http://home.comcast.net/~earthscience/

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/7639/INDEX.HTM

John Muir ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE www.Geocites.com/CapeCanaveral/7639/index.htm These website has ben update Nov 2, 2006 by Madsen Bazile These website help you out for earth

EnergyTeachers.org - http://www.energyteachers.org/
MA Tech Collaborative - www.masstech.org

http://www.wesleyan.edu/ees/
http://www.geosoft.com/pinfo/industrhttp:www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/science/scos/2004/25earthy/es/index.asp

Teton Science Schools - www.tetonscience.org
Become a storm spotter - http://nws.noaa.gov/skywarn

Global Warming graphing
http://www.microsoft.com/education/ClimateChangeClues.mspx
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/anomalies/anomalies.html
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/lessons/global/b.html
http://www.ite.sc.edu/dickey/GlobalWarming.htm
http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/interactive/examples/co2.html

Interstate Renewable Energy Council - http://irecusa.org/
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) - www.nesea.org
http://archives/caltech.edu/exhibits/earthquake/index.html
www.snowcrystals.com
www.neahealthinfo.org/programs/environmental
www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/toolkit.html




General Science Education
http://www.opencourse.info/ Free course material (MIT)


Websites to Evaluate
(from http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/eval.html)
NASA - www.nasa.gov
Wikipedia - Earth Science - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_science
Wikipedia - Astronomy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronomy
Dihydrogen Monoxide - www.dhmo.org
The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus - http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/
The Platypus - http://www.pbs.org/kratts/world/aust/plat/
Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide - http://descy.50megs.com/descy/webcred/webcred/dhmo.html
Aluminum Foil Detector Beanies - http://zapatopi.net/afdb/
Buy an Ancestor Online - http://www.fulkerson.org/ancestors/buyanancestor.html
California's Velcro Crop Under Challenge - http://home.inreach.com/kumbach/velcro.html
Case Analysis of a Historic Killer Tornado Event in Kansas on 10 June 1938 - http://www.cimms.ou.edu/~doswell/Conference_papers/SELS96/WoO.html
Feline Reactions to Bearded Men - http://www.improb.com/airchives/classical/cat/cat.html
Golden Gate Tunnel - http://web.archive.org/web/20011009000114/www.goldengatetunnel.com/
Google Technology - http://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html
MoonBeam Enterprises - http://www.dreamweaverstudios.com/moonbeam/moon.htm
History of the Fisher Price Airplane - http://www.weathergraphics.com/tim/fisher/
The Ova Prima Foundation - http://www.ovaprima.org/
Taxonomy of Barney - http://www.improb.com/airchives/paperair/volume1/v1i1/barney.htm
Boilerplate: Mechanical Marvel of the 19th Century - http://www.bigredhair.com/boilerplate/



College
http://studentaid.ed.gov Federal government student aid program
www.FinAid.org The SmartStudent (TM) Guide to Financial Aid
www.FastWeb.com Scholarship search service


Community Service Opportunities
http://www.brocktonpublicschools.com/lincs/index.html



Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) Debate


KEY TERMS
ANWR, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Inupiat Eskimos , economics, jobs, taxes,
Gritch'in Athabascan Indians, Porcupine Caribou Herd, petroleum, oil


WEB RESOURCES

GOVERNMENT SITES & DOCUMENTS

Official Arctic National Wildlife Refuge site @ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://arctic.fws.gov
http://arctic.fws.gov/issues1.htm

Bush's National Energy Policy - Reliable, Affordable, and Environmentally Sound Energy for America's Future
http://www.whitehouse.gov/energy/

National Energy Policy Report @ The Department of Energy (DOE)
http://www.doe.gov/engine/content.do?BT_CODE=AD_AP

General Accounting Office Report (GAO-02_64R) on oil and gas activities in national wildlife refuges
http://people.uncw.edu/imperialm/UNCW/PLS_209/GAO-02-64R.pdf

ANWR @ The United States Geological Survey (USGS)
http://energy.usgs.gov/anwr.html

USGS Fact Sheet 0028-01
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs-0028-01/
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs-0028-01/fs-0028-01.htm

U.S. Department of the Interior press release
http://www.doi.gov/news/030312.htm

Congressional Research Service Report IB95071 - The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
http://www.ncseonline.org/nle/crsreports/biodiversity/biodv-14.cfm?&CFID=9387523&CFTOKEN=82254478

Congressional Research Service Report IB10073 - The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: The Next Chapter
http://www2.bren.ucsb.edu/~fd/courses/esm200/crs-01.pdf

Congressional Research Service Report IB10111 - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): Controversies for the 108th Congress
http://www2.bren.ucsb.edu/~fd/courses/esm200/congresserv03.pdf

Congressional Research Service Report RL31115 - Legal Issues Related to Proposed Drilling for Oil and Gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)
http://www2.bren.ucsb.edu/~fd/courses/esm200/congresserv03-legal.pdf

Congressional Testimony by Secretary of Interior Gail Norton 3/12/03
http://www2.bren.ucsb.edu/~fd/courses/esm200/norton-testimony.txt

Canadian position on development in ANWR
http://www.canadianembassy.org/environment/index-en.asp#arctic

GENERAL

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: A Special Report by UConn
http://arcticcircle.uconn.edu/ANWR/

ANWR Presentations (for and against drilling) @ UConn
http://arcticcircle.uconn.edu/ANWR/anwrdebateindex.html

ANWR @ about.com
http://environment.about.com/od/election2004/i/ANWR_Oil.htm

ANWR history @ about.com
http://environment.about.com/cs/energy/a/ANWR.htm

ANWR @ wikipedia.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANWR

ANWR @ Almanac of Policy Issues (great bibliography)
http://www.policyalmanac.org/environment/archive/crs_anwr.shtml

"Would opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) Coastal Plain really make a difference?" Article by the World Resources Institute
http://climate.wri.org/pubs_content.cfm?PubID=3172

Cumulative Environmental Effects of Oil and Gas Activities on Alaska's North Slope. Online report by the National Research Council. 2003.
http://www.nap.edu/books/0309087376/html/

ANWR.org (a pro-drilling organization)
http://www.anwr.org/

A weblog about the Arctic and energy (by a pro-drilling organization)
http://www.anwr.com/

ANWR Policy Statement by The American Association of Petroleum Geologists
http://dpa.aapg.org/gac/papers/anwr.cfm

Time to Permit Drilling in the Arctic Refuge by the Heritage Foundation
http://www.heritage.org/Research/PoliticalPhilosophy/EM432.cfm

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Development News (by concerned oil company employees)
http://anwrnews.com/

ANWR @ American Geological Institute
http://www.agiweb.org/legis105/anwr.html

ANWR @ The Sierra Club ("America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization")
http://www.sierraclub.org/wildlands/arctic/

ANWR @ The National Resources Defense Council
http://www.nrdc.org/land/wilderness/anwr/anwrinx.asp

Northern Alaska Environmental Center
http://www.northern.org/artman/publish/arctic.shtml

ANWR @ The Wilderness Society
http://www.tws.org/OurIssues/Arctic/index.cfm

ANWR @ Defenders of Wildlife
http://www.defenders.org/wildlife/arctic/overview.html

Alaska Conservation Foundation
http://www.akcf.org

Alaska Coalition (conservation group)
http://www.alaskacoalition.org/

Save the Arctic Refuge from Big Oil
http://www.savearcticrefuge.org/

Protect the Arctic Refuge by the Audubon Society
http://www.protectthearctic.com/

ANWR @ Alaska Wilderness League
http://www.alaskawild.org/campaigns_arctic.html
http://www.alaskawild.org

ANWR @ Alaska Wilderness League
http://notanothervaldez.org/

ANWR Photo Exhibit @ The California Academy of Sciences
http://www.calacademy.org/exhibits/anwr/

Oil Field or Sanctuary?: Story @ National Geographic
http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/data/2001/08/01/html/ft_20010801.3.html

Some Shaky Figures on ANWR Drilling: Article @ Time Magazine
http://www.time.com/time/columnist/waller/article/0,9565,170983,00.html

ANWR article @ GeoTimes
http://www.geotimes.org/may01/anwr.html

Presidential Candidate's opinions and other ANWR stories @ GeoTimes
http://www.geotimes.org/current/feature_issues.html

What Price Drilling - Editorial by NY Times Staff Writer Nicholas Kristof 9/5/03
http://www2.bren.ucsb.edu/~fd/courses/esm200/What%20Price%20Drilling-nyt-090503.txt

Casting a cold eye on Arctic oil - Editorial by NY Times Staff Writer Nicholas Kristof 9/10/03
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F50B14FC3E5F0C738DDDA00894DB404482

Baked Alaska on the Menu - Editorial by NY Times Staff Writer Nicholas Kristof 9/13/03
http://www2.bren.ucsb.edu/~fd/courses/esm200/Baked%20Alaska%20on%20the%20Menu.txt

ALASKA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE AND NATIONAL SECURITY - Editorial by Gail Osherenko
http://www2.bren.ucsb.edu/~fd/courses/esm200/osherenko-ANWR%20op%20ed%205.doc

"Is Alaskan North Slope Oil Commercially Recoverable? The Petroleum Product Chain at Work" by Oran R. Young
http://www2.bren.ucsb.edu/~fd/courses/esm200/young-ANWR%20Oil.rtf

Extreme Oil: Alaska Technology and Environment
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/extremeoil/journey/alaska.html
This Web site, which accompanies the PBS series EXTREME OIL, provides an overview of the oil industry's impact on Alaska's environment.

Extreme Oil: Alaska Economics
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/extremeoil/journey/alaska2.html
This Web site, which accompanies the PBS series EXTREME OIL, provides an overview of the oil industry's economic history in Alaska.

Extreme Oil: Alaska Politics
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/extremeoil/journey/alaska3.html
This Web site, which accompanies the PBS series EXTREME OIL, provides an overview of the oil industry's political history in Alaska.

ANWR Tourism
http://www.anwrtour.com/

Political Contributions by the Oil & Gas Industries @ Open Secrets http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/indus.asp?Ind=E01

Maps of the coastal plain showing existing oil development areas on state land http://www.dog.dnr.state.ak.us/oil/products/maps/maps.htm

oil spill images @ about.com
http://environment.about.com/library/images/bloilspillindex.htm

The Coming Global Oil Crisis
http://www.oilcrisis.com/

ANWR Lesson Ideas
http://transition.alaska.edu/pt3/projects/ED478/ANWR/
http://www2.bren.ucsb.edu/~fd/courses/esm200/esm200.htm
http://students.washington.edu/jloetter/ANWRhandout1.doc
http://people.uncw.edu/imperialm/UNCW/PLS_209/PLS_209_anwr_debate.htm
http://archives.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/04/12/anwr.facts/

http://www.utmsi.utexas.edu/people/staff/dunton/k12/Slick%20MovesMS.htm
http://people.uncw.edu/imperialm/UNCW/PLS_209/PLS_209_anwr_debate.htm

http://students.washington.edu/jloetter/ANWRhandout1.doc
http://www2.bren.ucsb.edu/~fd/courses/esm200/esm200.htm
http://www2.bren.ucsb.edu/~fd/courses/esm200/intro.ppt
http://arctic.fws.gov/issues1.htm




Misc.
http://moodle.learningnetworks.com
www.thelearningcurve.org
http://www.strategy2design/com/sig.html
http://cfweb3.smartedu.net/smartmcas/
http://novemberlearning.com
http;
ebiggs.edublogs.org
www.summerscience.org
http://massone.mass.edu/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electracy
"Toward a Theory of New Literacies Emerging from the Internet and Other Information and Communication Technologies" Donald J. Leu et al http://www.readingonline.org/newliteracies/leu/
The Pedagogy of Civic Participation http://media.nmc.org/sl/audio/rheingold-oct-21-2006.mp3
Harnessing the Power of Video Games for Learning http://fas.org/gamesummit/Resources/Summit%20on%20Educational%20Games.pdf
NetSmartz: Internet Safety and Education Resources for Kids and Teens www.NetSmartzKids.org
http://www.techlearning.com/
http://www.allthingsweb2.com/
http://web2.0fusion.com/
www.PollGenius.com
Photo sharing w/ audio clips and slideshows - www.bubbleshare.com
Photo sharing - www.flickr.com
Awesome data-driven, spreadsheet based computer activities - http://teacherlink.org/content/math/activities/excel.html
Blog of Jamie Tubbs, 7th grade math teacher from Middletown, OH - www.misterteacher.blogspot.
Digital photography in the classroom - http://futureofmath.misterteacher.com/digitalcameras.html
Using technology to communicate in education - http://pbaker.wordpress.com/
Social media in education - http://www.blendededu.com/
Using Flickr in education - http://www.techlearning.com/shared/printableArticle.jhtml?articleID=172302903
Using YackPack in education - http://www.yackpack.com/education.html
Mark Frydenberg's really cool tech classes at Bentley Colelge - http://cis.bentley.edu/mfrydenberg/index.asp
Museum of Science - Current Science and Technology podcasts - http://www.mos.org/cst/
Podcast Consultant - http://www.podcastconsultant.net/
Creative Commons licensing (what our space uses) - http://creativecommons.org/
Wiki for teachers - http://thesandbox.pbwiki.com
NASA Explorer Schools - http://explorerschools.nasa.gov/portal/site/nes/menuitem.d601ef1f9fdc2c2d7010ea1051008a0c/
Harvard Graduate School of Education Noyce Scholarships - www.gse.harvard.edu/academics/masters/tep/join/noyce.html
Class Matters, interactive graphs, great on StarBoard - http://www.nytimes.com/pages/national/class/index.html
Class Matters handout -
www.iste.org
www.iste.org/toolkit
www.curriki.org
CurriculumWiki - http://dgee.educationarchitects.com/wiki
http://dgee.educationarchitects.com
www.youthradio.org
http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/wiretap/
www.learner.org
www.pbs.org/teachersource
www.NextVista.org




Professional Development
www.pbs.org/teacherline
ISTE Capstone Certificate Program (International Society for Technology in Education)
MA Env. Edu. Soc. (MEES) www.massmees.org
STEM Ed. - http://www.umassk12.net/earth/

Courses
www.dentyconnection.org
www.utm.edu/newcollege
www.pcea.massteacher.org
www.uopx.com
www.uopx.com/3CTE
www.uopx.com/3online
www.mos.org/courses
www.bridgew.edu/SoGS/offcampus.cfm
U of NE - www.canter.net
Catherine Leahy Brine - www.catherineleahybrine.com ($25 discount for BEA bldg. reps)
Curry College (Continuing & Grad. Studies) - www.curry.edu
Teacher Education Institute - www.teachereducation.com
www.jonljenmarc.com
www.prismedconsult.com
www.quincycollege.edu



www.how-to-study.com
www.collegeboard.com
www.myfuture.com
www.teenhelp.com
www.ocln.org
www.studentshelpingstudents.com
www.infoplease.com/homework