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Space.about.Com Info on planets & universe
Planetpals Quick Planet Facts
ScienceNet Planets weather & weights
SpaceRef.com Build alien worlds & get planet info.
Absolute Astronomy Pics of planets, constellations, Nebula & the moon
~Whether you're out on the school playground or playing in your own backyard, you are surrounded by weather every day. Some days are warm and sunny, while other days may be windy, cold, and rainy. Understanding weather and why different weather conditions happen is a science, and scientists study weather conditions to learn about climate. Even though you aren't a scientist, you can do many of the same things a scientist would do if you want to learn about the weather where you live. Play games, do experiments, and work on worksheets to learn about weather and climate.
General Sites (links to pretty much every amimal)
Ogopogo and sea monsters
Those are the best Internet sites for the main animals, and there are plenty more and many more in the library.
Dinosaur/ Extinct Life Resources
Websites and Interactive
- Has general information about dinosaurs. Dictionary, glossary, dinosaur records, discovery & classification.
- Do You Know Your Dinosaurs? - Quiz that gives you a paragraph description of a dinosaur and you click on the silhouette/name of the one that you think it describes
- If Dinosaurs Could Talk – Audio clips of some common dinosaurs talking about themselves is a casual style, but with facts.
- You can view a 360˚ movable panoramic of the museums rooms, including the dinosaur fossils.
- Students can use tools to reveal a fossil and follow the steps all the way to when it is set up in a museum. There is a box with text information on each step of the process.
4. 4. The Dino Directory
- Dinosaurs listed A-Z, a timeline, body shapes, browse dinosaurs that lived together by time period and location. Some very good drawings of dinosaurs with the top 5 having 3D models.
- Many videos on specific dinosaurs, including a series called Clash of the Dinosaurs. There is also information on prehistoric eras and dinosaur types. Several games including the Prehistoric Zoo where students can double click on an animal to get a picture and vital stats. The Dino Viewer also has excellent pictures and 360˚ views, size comparison and motion (a CGI of the 3D model walking).
6. 6. The Paleontology Portal
- Fossil gallery, Time & Space (time periods over the country, selectable, with information).
8. 8. Extinct Animals
- Includes causes of extinction as well as a list of animals that have gone extinct in the last 10 years. Not an extensive collection of information, but the list of extinct animals is useful.
- A simple top 10 with about two paragraphs worth of information and a picture.
- Informational website about possible things that killed the mammoths.
11. The Mammoth Site
- Note the virtual museum tour. Under Paleontology, there is information on various fossils, divided by mammoths, invertebrates, and vertebrates with facts and pictures. Since the site is located in South Dakota, there is a Midwest focus.
- Discovery Center has websites and infosheets.
- Dinosaur Walk
- Note the Meet the Skeletons section, which are factsheets. Videos, virtual exhibition, and some resources for teachers.
- 600 Million years ago
- Geological time periods (from Ediacaran to Quaternary) with information on temperature, climate, images, and links to related animals. Fossil Fun has an illustrated timeline, creature feature, fossil match and some fact sheets of animals and environments that are colorable (pdf). Virtual exhibition and educational resources.
- Selection of pictures of the extinct bird with some facts.
- Lists extinct birds, some with galleries, as well as extinct animals. Mostly lists with pictures and brief facts.
- Information on the tar pits and ice age animals. Timeline of the ice age with animals—information, and pictures of both an artist’s reconstruction and the original skeleton.
16. Illinois State Museum
- Ice Age Exhibit web exhibit
- General information on the era.
- The Midwestern United States 16, 000 Years Ago
- Information on plants, animals, and the era.
- Including: sabertooths, current dinosaur research, Dilophosaurus, the San Jose mammoth, Coelacanths, etc.
2. 2. Discovery Channel
3. 3. CBS Almanac: Dinosaurs (2 min 31 sec)
- “On December 18th, 1892 Sir Richard Owen, the British scientist who gave dinosaurs their name, died at the age of 88. "Sunday Morning" opens its almanac to look back at what we have learned about those terrible lizards since their discovery.”
Google type dinosaurs name