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This page contains unmoderated information posted by teacher partners participating in the Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative (ARSI).  The views expressed on this page are not necessarily those of ARSI or its staff, nor does ARSI necessarily endorse or recommend any information contained on this page.  Further, ARSI has no control over, and can not attest to the quality or suitability of, the content of web sites linked to from this page.

Rocks and Minerals found in Kentucky
This site provided extensive information on various rocks and minerals found in the state of Kentucky.

Fossils found in Kentucky
This site assists you with learning about fossils found in Kentucky in addition to other pertinent information needed to assist students with conceptualizing information about fossils.

Bridging the Watershed
Bridging the Watershed is a partnership between Washington DC area schools and the National Park Service that uses the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay watersheds as "learning laboratories." You can download the database for several different projects. This site is also reviewed in the June 14, 2002 NSDL Life Sciences Report.

UN Atlast of the Oceans
Not only a data base, but a knowledge bank as well, the UN Atlas of the Oceans provides extensive information on the world's oceans and seas, gathered by various national and international agencies, including the United Nations; NOAA; and HDNO, the Russian Head Department of Navigation and Oceanography. Featuring maps, images, statistics, and other factual information gathered on the oceans, the site offers a sea of compelling topics, among them uses of the oceans and waterways, recreation and tourism, transportation and telecommunications, human coastal settlements, and the exploration and exploitation of natural resources. Also contained within the site are a number of stand-alone but interrelated modules about the oceans: how they were formed, how they are changing, and their dynamics. Sure to please curious minds are the site's depth profiles and its presentations on earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis.

The Data and Story Library (DASL)
This site, hosted by Carnegie Mellon University, is designed to help teachers locate and identify data files for use in teaching. It contains real-world stories and associated data files that are ready for importation into spreadsheets or databases. While the site's focus is on statistics, the data files are just as applicable to other areas of mathematics and many areas of science.

The New Millennium Observatory (NeMO)
Studies interactions between submarine volcanic activity and seafloor hotsprings, offers a unit called "The Case of the Missing Rumbleometer." High school and middle school students learn about locating an earthquake, identifying evidence of a lava eruption, detecting ahydrothermal vent, estimating the age of lava based on animal species in the area, and more. Updates on research expeditions, including teacher logbooks (From July 14-August 2, 2001) are also provided.

GLOBE: Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the
A nonpartisan effort of the U.S. Government to gather environmental data globally. or 1-800-858-9947.

Kentucky Climate Data
This site provided by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture's Agricultural Weather Center is an excellent source of local historical climate data (e.g., high/low temperature and other) for many Kentucky cities. The site is easy to use and the data can be filtered for specific time periods and downloaded for use in a spreadsheet.

NASA Earth Observatory
View the Earth from the unique perspective of outer space. Examine and download annimations (or global datasets) showing changes in the Earth's atmosphere, oceans, land, plant life, heat, and energy over user-definable time periods.

SAT Math
This site expressly prepares students for the mathematics portion of the SAT.

Is it true that you're safe from tornadoes in the mountains or near lakes? Can a tornado cause a building to explode? Find the answers to these questions and much more.
From The Weather Channel, this site allows students to check on coastal flooding, extreme precipitation, frost and freeze advisories, lightning maps, severe weather alerts, and much more.

National Hurricane Center Tropical Prediction Center
The site offers a broad range of information about storms, current conditions, forecasting, and historical data.

4000 Years of Women in Science
What effect do women have on science?

NASA Web Site
Keep up-to-date with NASA.

Discovery Channel Online
Discover the world around you.

Berkeley's Museum of Paleontology
Includes information on dinosaurs, as well as online exhibits.

Amazing Space
Covers everything from space topics to the Hubble telescope.

General Chemistry Online
Hyperlinked notes and guides for each semester articles, tutorials, and a collection of over 600 chemical terms.

The Human Heart
Illustrates the heart's intricate operation as well as ways to nurture a healthy heart.

Science Learning Network
Colorful, award-winning site of all their resources, including online exhibits.

Detailed graphics and explanations, formal breakdowns of terms and applications.

Finite Math
Resource site for finite math and applied calculus.

Dice Simulation
Tired of keeping up with all those dice? Need three-sided dice? No problem, you can select the dice you need and the number of rolls.

Earthquake Data Center
The Northern California Earthquake Data Center is a long-term archive and distribution center for seismological and geotactic data for Northern and Central California.

Hubble Images
Hubble is back on line. See the latest images, which are updated regularly.

CIA - World Factbook
The Factbook is a comprehensive resource of facts and statistics on more than 250 countries and other entities.

Titanic Data
This site is called "The Titanic Casualty Figures." The tremendously popular movie Titanic has rejuvenated interest in the Titanic and its passengers. Students are particularly captivated by the story and the people involved.

This site contains data about the Titanic's passengers. It examines the casualty figures and provides sources of investigations performed at the time of the disaster. A high school statistics lesson that makes use of the Titanic data can be found in the November 1999 issue of Mathematics Teacher which is published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Baseball Data
Need data to analyze, visit anyone of the four baseball sites listed below.,, or

CBS Sportsline
The CBS Sportsline is a site for all sport data and scores. A great way to use real world statistics.

WV Geological & Economic Survey Web Site
This is the online address for data related to West Virginia's Coal, Oil and Gas production. You will find data such as a summary of coal production by county and year.

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