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ESS Common Misconceptions
US States / Regions
Astronomy / Space
Geology - Plate Tectonics
Hydrology / Glaciers
Energy / Resources
Ecology Interactive Tools
EcoTapestry of the World
Interactive map that helps explain ecology through:
Bioclimates, Landforms, Surface Rock Type, Landforms
Created by @USGS @Esri
Do you have endangered species in your own neighborhood?
Interactive BiomeViewer lets you discover Earth’s ecosystems
-historic climate data, wildlife, & more
-patterns of humans & agriculture changed planet since 1700
Biodiversity throughout the world?
Beautiful/easy to read maps created/shared by Conservation scientist @nasa_space_ant
Terrestrial & marine animals based on data from @IUCN & @BirdLife_News
Light Pollution Map
Interactive Light Pollution map (@googleearth overlay)
-have LED lights decreased or increased pollution?
-developed vs undeveloped countries
Images of Change
Explore a stunning gallery of countless before/after images showing our Earth in a state of flux
Interested in the environmental impact of your area?
Interactive map answers your "?"
Includes multiple @Esri layers:
-Land use for crops
Population Around the World
How is population changing across the World?
Interactive graphs that discuss population growth & the many issues that come along with it
Global Man-made Impervious Surface
How much area is impervious man-made structures? (roads, lots, buildings etc)
@NASA Interactive map can bring good discussions into classroom:
Where does rain go?
How does this affect albedo? ecosystems?
World Population Growth History
Need a way to show students how population growth has occurred?
This interactive #map is not just informative, but fun to play with
Hansen Global Forest Change
Show your class distribution of Forest canopy (>5m) around the World from
images characterizing global forest extent & change
Phenology Viz Tool
AMAZING interactive map from @USANPN
—studies animal/plant affects by season/#climate
So much to do! Great video tutorials
Spring Leaf Index
Plants 2020 Spring bloomed earlier in the 20 days early in the Southeast & 20 day slate in Northern US
Good Q&A session with students on what would cause this
Need help having students study local streams and the life in them?
Check out these FREE Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Identification Cards
Easy to use, understand, if not just fun to learn more about the local watersheds
Use Sentinel live & historical data by using open source EOBrowser from @esa
Visualize data from numerous satellites & data sources instantly
Migrations of birds, mammals & amphibians across Americas required as Earth increases in temp
Will human activities prevent their ability to reach hospitable climates?