Hands-On Earth Science

This is a course taught at Voyagers in the fall of 2004, for middle and high school age kids.

This course covers geology, meteorology, and astronomy. Individual classes consist of lecture and discussion time and lab time.


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Earth Science on the web

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Astonomy picture of the day is an excellent NASA run site. The text description has many links to follow.
Sky & Telescope has astronomy related current news and observing tips.
Scientific American covers all sciences. Be sure to check out the "Ask the experts" section.
Big Bear Solar Observatory for current images of the brightest star in our sky.
Windows to the Universe
Amethyst Galleries has very good descriptions and pictures of many minerals.
Fluorescent Mineral Society
Nature magazine all sciences news index.
Bob's Rock Shop is recommended for rockhounds.
USGS National Earthquake Information Center for what moves you.
Franklin & Sterling Hill Minerals Some minerals fluoresce under ultraviolet light!
Frank Potter's Science Gems
Chandra X-Ray Observatory
CONCAM Night Sky Live for when you just can't travel around the world for an astronomical event.
Annual Franklin & Sterling dump digs
Earth Science picture of the day
SpaceWeather.com
Mindat.org - The Mineral Database
SOHO - SOlar Heliospheric Observatory
Worcester Mineral Club is one of many local clubs in Massachsetts.
Boston Mineral Club is another one of many local clubs in Massachsetts.
Cassini spacecraft mission to Saturn
Mars Rover Mission
Weather.com for local weather conditions and predictions.
NuclearPlanet.com presents an interesting theory about the earth.
WebElements periodic table
Nation Data Buoy Center gives access to ocean surface conditions around the US and Europe.
Geostationary Satellite Server
WebMineral.com a good mineral reference site.
High School Earth Science: Rocks and Rock Collections has a bunch of help for getting started on learning geology
diamonds-rocks-and-minerals-all-about-mineralogy While the site in general is commercial in nature, this page has dozens of links to information about rocks, minerals, and geology from all around the web.
A Guide to Oil Shale, Coal, and Other Sedimentary Rocks While the site in general is commercial in nature, this page has some good descriptions of various sedimentary mineralizations with links for further information from all around the web.
A Paleontologist's Guide to Dental Analysis Fossilized teeth (human and animal) can teach us a lot about what it was like to live long ago.
Earth Science Guide to the Rock Cycle A simple description of how rocks evolve over time, with many links to elsewhere on the web.
Guide to Diamonds, Rocks, and Minerals A concise description of rocks and minerals (including diamonds), with links to many other sites on the web.
European Space Agency: Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko long term study and a lander.
International Space Station: Spot The Station see the largest structure we have ever put up in orbit.
Home Hobbies: Rock Collecting A beginner's guide to rock collecting, with many links to other sites on the web.

Contacts

the Voyagers homepage
email Gary, the instructor

Last updated 5/1/2017