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Alien Eyes

Explore parallax which causes each of your eyes to produce slightly different images. Then imagine yourself an alien and try to predict which images each of your four eyes see.

American Robin

Observe robins and report their sightings online. Share and review the sightings with other students/classrooms to track hemispheric migratory patterns.

Bald Eagles

Track bald eagle migration. Report your sightings and observations to the bald eagle tracking map.

Continents Over Time

You have two minutes to correctly arrange five images showing the positions of the continents during different geologic periods. Can you do it?

Control a Haber-Bosch Ammonia Plant

Learn about the economics of operating a chemical factory as you try to optimize the process of a simulated Haber-Bosch process ammonia fertilizer plant. Try to maximize profitability by fine-tuning the reaction: adjusting temperature and pressure in the reaction chamber, switching the type of catalyst, and adjusting the rate that the product (ammonia) and impurities are removed.

Convergent Boundaries - Colliding Plates

What are convergent boundaries? Examine how collisions of oceanic and continental plates can create volcanoes, island arcs and earthquakes.

Divergent Boundaries - Spreading Plates

What happens as boundaries diverge? Watch a continental rift, volcanoes and lakes form as two continental plates move apart.

Dynamic Earth

Delve into the structure of the Earth to learn what causes earthquakes, volcanoes, and more.

Dynamic Earth Assessment: Test Your Skills

Test your knowledge of the earth’s layers and the shifts that create mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. Take this 30-question test, review your answers, and print out your assessment.

Five-Question Survey: What are your ideas about basic astronomy?

Find out your or your students' understanding of astronomy. Afterwards you can see how others answered the questions.

Fun House Mirrors

Explore the effect of concave and convex mirrors. Combine concave and convex mirrors to design a fun house mirror that will create the distorted pictures of Melissa and Sam.

Geologic Timeline

Test your knowledge of major events (formation of the solar system, first appearance of water, etc.) in geologic history. Afterwards put the events in the correct order on the timeline.

Gray Whales

Track gray whale migration. Use live data to observe migration patterns.

Hummingbirds

Observe hummingbirds and report their sightings online. Share and review the sightings with other students/classrooms to track hemispheric migratory patterns.

Identify Rock Types

Identify the three major kinds of rocks. Learn some of the key characteristics that help you tell them apart.

Made from Dots

Notice how magazines print photos using dots made up of percentages of only three colors and black. Try your hand at using percentages of cyan, magenta and yellow to match the magazine color displayed.

MiniMouseLab

Use a simulation to operate an elevator and see its motion. Examine the graphs that describe the motion you produce.

Monarch Butterflies

Observe monarch butterflies and report their sightings online. Share and review the sightings with other students/classrooms to track hemispheric migratory patterns.

Plate Interactions Challenge

Identify real-world cases of boundary interactions and predict the most likely future geologic outcomes. In the lightning round, unscramble four geologic terms

Plates & Boundaries Challenge

Place the names of fifteen tectonic plates on the map. Then identify the type of boundary (convergent, divergent or transform) between several of these plates.

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