of these resources are ideal starting points for a science project.
NASA has a wealth
of data and images, some specifically designed for use in K-12 education. Edinformatics
PODAAC --NASA --
Physical Oceanography DAAC -- Includes Ocean Surface Topgraphy from Space -- Jason
Data -- Educational Classroom Activities
Imaging Radar -- Find out what imaging radar is, Check out the Educational
Material available from Space Shuttle Missions, Use SAR (synthetic aperture radar)
to study the polar regions of the earth.
NASA Observatorium --NASA's Observatorium is a public
access site for Earth and space data. We have pictures of the Earth, planets,
stars, and other cool stuff, as well as the stories behind those images.
NSSDC Photo Gallery
- Spaceborne Imaging --The Catalog of Spaceborne Imaging currently has hundreds
of images of earth, planets, comets, asteroids. Fact sheets are available for
and Climate Databases:
California weather databases --
This weather database stores current and past weather data for approximately 400
weather stations throughout California. Daily values are available for all stations,
and in addition, stations in the PestCast weather networks supply hourly or sub-hourly
Climate Data Library -- The IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library from Columbia University
contains over 300 datasets from a variety of earth science disciplines and climate-related
Data Center -- This is the World's Largest Arcive of Climate Data.
Global Hydrology and Climate Center
-- Interactive Global Geostationary Weather Satellite Images, from satellites
around the world -- Visible, Infrared, Water Vapor data is available.
-- Mineral Information Institute (MII). Photos of minerals available by rock type
(Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic) -- Free Download and use by Students and
Survey Data Center -- This is a leading source of land information for exploring
our changing planet.
Conservation Archives & Portal -- Search over 3,000 reviewed forest conservation
Maps (of World) -- This database from the University
of Texas, Austin contains general interest maps as well as many excellent historical
Global Landforms Database 3-D maps of US Landforms,
many free images are available. Original site containing free data is still available
at Color Landform Atlas of
the US from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.
Collection --The NOAA Undersea Research Program, which operates the nation's
only manned underwater observatory. To date, over 16,000 images have been digitized
and reside in the online NOAA Photo Library.
Space Telescope Gallery -- View an expansive collection
of Hubble Images including planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies.
Center at Stanford -- This is your best resource if you wish to look at the
current Sun. Excellent resources for students and teachers.
The Visible Human Project:The
aim of the project is to provide a digital image data set of a complete human
male and female cadaver in MRI, CT and anatomical modes. Getting
the Data -- Examples of how data is being used
Human Genome Project
An international collaboration in support of the Human Genome Project-- Genome
Databases --The Fish
Information Service, or FINS, is a free information service about topics of interest
to the aquarium hobbyist.
Animal information databases
A large selection of 3-D molecular structures found in K-12
biology and chemistry textbooks. Files are in pdb and vrml formats.Edinformatics
-- The single international repository for the processing
and distribution of 3-D macromolecular structure. Over 10,000 protein structures
(Food and Nutrition) Databases
and Nutrition Databases at US Department of Agriculture -- consumer and food
worker educational materials, Scientific literature on dietary supplements, vitamins,
minerals, and botanicals.
Agricultural Library - NAL Catalog Includes books, serials, audiovisuals,
and other resources. Article Citation Database Includes journal articles, book
chapters, short reports, and reprints.