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What is the difference between weather and climate?

Learn about the difference between weather and climate then study a climate classification map and and analyze the climates near where you live.     View Details »

Key Concepts: weather, climate, ecology

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What is an Ecosystem?
An ecosystem, simply defined, is a community of all the living and non-living things in a specific geographic area. An ecosystem can be very small or extremely large. Learn about some of the systems used to identify the boundaries of an ecosystem,...   View Details »

Key Concepts: ecosystem, biodiversity, wildlife, plants, micro-organisms, microbes


What is an ice sheet?
Learn about ice sheets then try analyzing an ice core.    View Details »

Key Concepts: ice sheet, glacier, climate, geology


What is GPS?
Learn what GPS is then try making your own measurements with your body. If you have a GPS you can retake the measurements with it and compare them to your body measurements.    View Details »

Key Concepts: GPS, Everest, measurement


What is math?
Learn the definition of math then try a math game to sharpen your skills.    View Details »

Key Concepts: math


What is science?
Learn the definition of science and then test your knowledge about the difference between facts and opinions.    View Details »

Key Concepts: science


What is the difference between weather and climate?
Learn about the difference between weather and climate then study a climate classification map and and analyze the climates near where you live.   View Details »

Key Concepts: weather, climate, ecology


What is the world's tallest mountain?
Learn about different ways to measure the world's tallest mountains then do some research to find out whether you live at a higher or lower altitude than some famous places around the world.   View Details »

Key Concepts: mountain, ecology, math, measurement, Everest


What's Underfoot in Montana?
Soils are complex mixtures of minerals, water, air, organic matter, and countless organisms--the decaying remains of once-living things. There are different types of soil, each with its own set of characteristics. Dig down deep into any soil, and...   View Details »

Key Concepts: soil, dirt, microbe, microorganism,


Yellowstone ABCs
This three-part lesson ties together the concepts of pH, Yellowstone extremophiles, and the search for life beyond the Earth. In part one, students conduct a laboratory activity in which they test several substances to determine pH. In part 2,...   View Details »

Key Concepts: pH, Yellowstone, extremophiles, life beyond Earth, astrobiology