 About Rainbows  Beverly T. Lynds
A tutorial on the physical nature of the rainbow, with graphics and text references. The traditional rainbow is sunlight spread out into its spectrum of colors and diverted to the eye of the observer by water droplets. The "bow" part of the word describes
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 Acid Rain Simulation (MSTE)  Louie Beuschlein; University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign (UIUC)
A twoday unitthat uses decisionmaking ideas from statistics in the science classroom. No previous experience with statistical analysis is necessary. Students make use of sampling to back up a claim, and design (with teacher assistance) a statistical
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 Andy Norton's Web Page  Dept. of Mathematics Education, Univ. of Georgia
Illustrated essays and explorations of algebra and geometry using various technology, including TI85 calculators, CBL's and computer software such as Geometer's Sketchpad (with sketches to download), Algebra Expressor, and Excel, by a grad student in
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 "Average" Temperature (Math Chat)  Frank Morgan, MAA Online
Answering the challenge: The National Weather Service approximates the daily average temperature by the average of the daily high and low temperatures. Why is this such a good approximation? Mathematically, the approximation is good because Earth's warming
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 Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region  Hong Kong SAR Government Information Centre
The statistics collection department of the Hong Kong Government. Key geographic, climate, population, and socioeconomic data, press releases, other publications, and an overview of the department. Frequently requested timeseries are available online
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 Central Bureau of Statistics  The State of Israel
The Israeli agency in charge of collecting official statistics. Site includes a description of the bureau, its legal basis, and graphs and tables of key economic figures. Tables and timeseries of socioeconomic, climate, and environmental data are also
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 Central Service for Statistics and Economic Studies (STATEC)  Luxembourg
The agency for official statistics for the country of Luxembourg. Description of the agency and tables, graphs, and brief articles about key social and economic data available in English and German. More information may be found in the French version
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 Climate Dynamics, Chaos and Quantum Mechanics  Dr. A. Mary Selvam
A theory of everything for chaos, quantum mechanics, and gravity, applicable to macroscale weather patterns and subatomic dynamics as well as turbulent fluid flows. Contents focus on nonlinear dynamics and chaos (fractal geometry), iteration, a cell
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 El Niño Unveiled  Marcia Barton, Susan Freeman; Louisiana State University
What is El Niño? This threeday interdisciplinary Webquest for middle grades students combines natural history, math, and writing to introduce activities and research centered around El NiñoSouthern Oscillation (ENSO)  its history, cause,
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 Florida EXPLORES!
Brings the NOAA Direct Readout Satellite Ground Station Program into Florida's K12 Classrooms. Precipitation summary, Atlantic hurricane season, satellite imagery, weather observations and model products, Data Center, teacher resource guide, GOES8 status
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 Fractal Clouds  Robert F. Cahalan
Information on the fantastic variety of cloud forms and structures, and their implications for climate. Albedo (abstract of a short technical paper for downloading); authors of papers on fractal clouds; cloud types and associated geometry, processes,
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 GirlTECH  Cynthia Lanius; Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC)
GirlTECH was a teacher training and student council program that encouraged young women to pursue careers in mathematics and science, offering intensive technology training to explore innovative teaching strategies for gender equity in the classroom through
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 IDEA: Internet Differential Equations Activities  Thomas LoFaro; College of Sciences, Washington State Univ. (WSU)
Interdisciplinary computerbased activities for differential equations: a database of computer activities illustrating both mathematical concepts and the application of these concepts in a wide variety of disciplines. DynaSys, Java differential equations
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 Indian Ocean Monsoon  Earth Space Research Group (ESRG)
A scenario developed by the Dept of Geography at UCSB and the EarthSpace Research Group, part of the Institute for Computational Earth System Science. Includes sections useful for firstyear Calculus students. The monsoon, one of the most dramatic climates
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 Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática (INEGI)  Mexico
The government agency that provides statistical and geographic information for the country of Mexico. Introduction to Mexico; tables, articles, and maps of geographic, population, and economic information; structure and modernization of the department.
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 An Introduction to Atmospheric and Oceanographic Datasets  National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
A text or Instructional Aid (IA) that describes, in very general terms, the datasets most commonly used to study the atmosphereocean system, including observations from conventional meteorological sources such as stations and ships, from satellites,
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 Let's Have a Field Day! (ITDC Webquest)  Noelle Kreider, Rialto Unified School District
A lesson plan in which sixth grade students are asked to plan a field day for their class. Some of the integrated skills include using an almanac to assist in decision making, using and interpreting weather sources, and reading and drawing maps, and basic
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 Maps & Graphs  Lesson Ideas: Math; Teachnet.Com
Line Graphs of Weather Forecasts (students learn to interpret data; make and read a line graph, understand plotting points on an XY axis, and round numbers); Take a Road Trip (students integrate map reading, math, library research skills and writing).
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 Math ePrint Archive  Dept. of Mathematics, Florida State University
Papers/abstracts to view and download (the files are in gzipped postscript
format) by members of the Mathematics Department at Florida State University. Papers are listed in reverse chronological order.
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 Maths Posters in the London Underground  Andrew D. Burbanks, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences
During World Mathematical Year 2000 (WMY2000), a sequence of posters will be displayed month by month in the trains of the London Underground. The aim of this outreach is to bring maths to life, illustrating the wide applications of modern mathematics
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 MinMax Temperatures (MSTE)  John Meseke; University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign (UIUC)
Students use the predicted minimum and maximum temperatures for various cities throughout the U.S. to calculate averages.
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 NASA Spacelink  National Aeronautics and Space Administration
An aeronautics and space resource for educators. Math curriculum support instructional materials range from exploring meteorite mysteries and the mathematics of microgravity to the mathematics of space and rocketry; and also list related NASA Internet
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 Network Montana Project (NMP)  Churchill, Thomas
K12 Earth System Science Curricular Materials that integrate mathematics, science, and technology. Atmosphere: Weather and Climate; Geosphere: Structure and Dynamics of the Solid Earth; Hydrosphere: Water Cycle and Sea Surface Temperature and Phytoplankton;
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 NOAAServer  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Search for environmental information on multiple NOAA computers; retrieve data from NOAA's electronic archives; view graphics; and download or order data.
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 Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC)  Department of Soil, Crop and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University
The NRCC serves a 12state region that includes Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia, working to acquire and disseminate accurate, uptodate
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 Oceanographic Data  National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
From An Introduction to Atmospheric and Oceanographic Datasets, a text or Instructional Aid (IA) that describes, in very general terms, the datasets most commonly used to study the atmosphereocean system, including observations from conventional meteorological
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 Original Lesson Plans  Mathematics  Thirteen/WNET New York
Original Webbased activities developed by Thirteen Ed Online Master Teachers. Each lesson consists of an overview with learning objectives, procedures for teachers, and "organizers" for students  handouts, bibliographies, and other materials. Math
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 Our Town (The Weather Unit: Math Application)  Collaborative Lesson Archive
A lesson that uses and/or introduces new tools in geography, math, and science to make observations and draw conclusions on the local temperature variations in your area. Colorado State Standard addressd: Students use algebraic methods to explore, model,
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 Paso Partners: Integrating Mathematics, Science, and Language  Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL)
A twovolume curriculum and resources guide for K3 educators, designed to help teachers increase achievement of Hispanic children whose first language is not English. Preceding each complete unit in English is a Spanish version of background information
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 Pens and Crystals (Math Chat)  Frank Morgan, MAA Online
Answering the challenge: How should you fence in two adjacent rectangular pens of given areas A, B with the least amount of fencing (including the fencing separating them)? Ms. Mattuck's 8th graders at the Richmond School use the Geometer's Sketchpad
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 Phase State Diagrams  Harold Brochmann
Phase diagrams reveal much information about physical phenomena. Brochmann illustrates with a variety of graphs created by computer programs. Phase state diagrams of unstable orbits reveal 'strange attractors', useful in a variety of fields including
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 A Primer on Vorticity for Application in Supercells and Tornadoes  Charles A. Doswell III, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies
"Vorticity is a 3dimensional vector.... associated with the spatial variation of the wind field." This tutorial for those interested in supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes contains four mathematical diversions exploring models of fluid dynamics and
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 Project SkyMath: Making Mathematical Connections  University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Using the science and language of patterns to explore the weather. A middle school mathematics module using realtime weather data and current environmental issues to promote the learning of significant mathematics, consistent with the NCTM Standards.
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 SIMMS IM LEVEL I  Research Project Help  T. DeBuff
High School freshmanlevel integrated mathematics research projects, to be used with the Systemic Initiative for Montana Mathematics and Science Integrated Math (SIMMS IM), curriculum Level I. View project descriptions and find links to sites that will
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 Skymath National Weather Report Module
An overview of an instruction unit in which students produce a national weather report and a report on their understanding of various weather phenomena. The unit ties together number sense, symbols, and graphics; emphasizes sorting and counting and making
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 Snow Activities  The Teel Family
A site that includes snow science (how to study snow crystals) and snow art (cutting sixsided paper snowflakes and a "selfsticking" snowflake).
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 Snow Day Calculator  David Sukhin
Enter a ZIP code and number of school days already canceled there due to inclement weather, and the Snow Day Calculator predicts the probability of an early dismissal or no school the following day. Sukhin originally developed his predictive calculator
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 Southeast Regional Climate Center  Water Resources Division, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Home site for CIRRUS, the Climate Interactive Rapid Retrieval System, an educational medium that provides economically and environmentally important climatic information. The system gives students the opportunity to observe and analyze the weather on
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 Statistics Greenland (Kalaallit Nunanni Naatsorsueqqissaartarfik/Grønlands Statistik)  Dorit Olsen
Information about Statistics Greenland, map of Greenland, and key socioeconomic figures. The Statistical Yearbook,with data and tables of cultural, economic, social, political, geographical, and climate information about Greenland, is available in PDF
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 Temperature (SMILE)  Patricia A. Calloway, Spencer Math and Science Academy
A lesson designed to teach students to read temperature on a Celsius thermometer; and to read and interpret bar graphs. From the Practical and Applied Math section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative
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 Temperatures (MSTE)  John Meseke; University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign (UIUC)
Using current weather data to calculate range, mean, variance, and standard deviation of certain data sets, and then analyzing these calculations.
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 Videos for the Curious Mind  TMW Media Group
A catalog of educational videos, with teacher guides, to supplement classroom, home, or independent study. Tapes include Algebra Tutor, Geography, Understanding Science, the Tell Me Why Children's Video Encyclopedia series based on the books by Arkady
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 Virtual Skies  NASA Ames Education Division
Tutorials, interactive illustrations, career explorations, decisionmaking scenarios, and selftests in each of the following areas: weather, aviation research, airport design, air traffic management, navigation, communication, and aeronautics. A "Teacher's
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 Water Tidbits: Questions and Answers  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Topics covered include: Water use in the United States, USGS water data and measurements; Water use in your home; Chemistry and water. Links to other sites about water.
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 The Weather Calculator  National Weather Service, El Paso, TX
The El Paso National Weather Service Office's weather calculator provides temperature, moisture, pressure, and wind unit conversions for 16 different weatherrelated variables.
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 Weather Plots (MSTE)  John Meseke; University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign (UIUC)
Students use current weather data to observe and answer questions about the relation between temperature and humidity.
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 Weather Underground  University of Michigan
One Sky, Many Voices: resources for collaborative study of current weather events for K12 classrooms, afterschool groups, and athome learning. Gather data on weather information on the Web, current conditions around the world, historical weather patterns,
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 Weather Watchers  Noelle Kreider, Instructional Technology Development Consortium (ITDC)
An Instructional Technology Development Consortium project, this WebQuest for K2 students explores concepts of weather including: short term weather changes; the influence of weather on daily human life; the effects of severe weather on human life; learning
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 WebMath: Instant Solutions to Math Problems
Instant solutions to math problems: look over the various links on the home page until you find a topic that seems to describe the math problem you're working on. Select a link then another and you will be presented with a blank form into which you can
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 WINDandSEA  The Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Internet Locator  The NOAA Central Library
An atmospheric and oceanic sciences Internet Resource Locator with over 800 selected links to science and policy sites organized by topic and alphabetically within topic. Current interest topics (Year of the Ocean; El Nino)a teacher's corner with teachingrelated
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