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Enjoy these videos of Earth in action.
Exploring Earth and Maps Class »
Various locations and dates
Learn basic navigation and search techniques for Google Earth.
Download a free copy of Google Earth and explore the world. Google Earth is composed of satellite images of the entire Earth. Zoom in, zoom out, or fly over any point on the planet. Google Earth lets you explore the sea floor and view embedded videos too.
Explore the part of the Earth that you live on with this Virtual Gallery about the natural history of Florida.
Use this database to print out over 3,000 maps. There is also a great section of historical maps.
Get comprehensive and authoritative information on science topics. There are also more than 500 animations and videos.
Go to the spinning globe that is labeled "Interactive Earth" to find maps and articles covering the whole world.
Read new magazines for free! Zinio lets you access over 250 online magazines from your browser. Zinio has titles like Earth, National Geographic, Outside, Rocks and Gem, Science, and other magazines to help you explore the Earth.
Library Online Resources
Find your answers about topics like the northern lights, bioluminescent bays, or even stalagmites. Choose from academic journals, magazines, books, news, or multimedia sources.
Learn interesting facts about topics that make our world so amazing, with these non-fiction titles about the Earth.
Browse this collection on weather for our young readers featuring stormy fiction and non-fiction.
Get prepared with this fun and educational website for kids and teens.
Have fun learning about our amazing planet from the National Geographic Kids website.
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National Geographic World Atlas
Peterson Feeder Birds of North America
Peterson Field Guides have been around for a long time and are well regarded by the birding community. Make quick and accurate identification of over 160 backyard bird species with this free application.
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Sygic GPS Navigation
The Weather Channel
Access forecasts for your area and receive severe weather alerts through this convenient and reliable application. It's free and available for multiple devices!
Check out this great series of books on Florida wildlife. These books are in a large format and have lots of color pictures for easy wildlife identification.
Find out that geology is more than collecting rocks with this wide range of geology topics. Read about new discoveries and theories about the history of the Earth.
Use these books to get a solid understanding of a complicated subject, the weather. There are fascinating stories about weather extremes, how weather affects history, and the weather of Florida.
Explore the underwater universe that covers 70% of the Earth. Very little of the ocean has been explored, and discoveries are still being made.
Get a closer look at some of the destructive forces of nature. We also have a locally made DVD, Eyewitness to History: Hurricane Season 2004, about the Central Florida hurricane season of that year.
Take a look at some of these incredible underwater worlds. This is where you can find the BBC's stunning The Blue Planet series.
Witness the spectacular story of the history of the Earth. Take a fascinating journey through time and discover just how incredible our planet is.
Browse through this large Earth Science website. There are visualizations that demonstrate some of Earth's processes like thunderstorms and how cold and warm fronts affect the weather. Go to the large Investigations section to find explanations to common questions about the Earth.
Get informed about important topics in geology. This website makes geology really interesting.
Watch nature videos or just explore the website of this famous magazine about the natural world.
Check out the National Atmospheric and Oceanographic Administrations expeditions into the unknown parts of the ocean. NOAA is like the NASA of the seas. They even have a YouTube Channel.
Take a look at PBS's acclaimed science series. Watch videos, many of them full length on nature and other topics.
Dive into the website of one of the most important oceanographic organizations in the world. See the Images and Multimedia page and take a tour of Nereus, their new underwater exploration robot.Take a look at the Woods Hole's magazine Oceanus which details the institute's explorations and discoveries. Oceanus also has a large archive to read.
Follow current expeditions, see strange videos, or just leave a comment at this blog. Deep-Sea News is written by scientists but it has a much more conversational and humorous approach to oceanography.
See all of the things that the National Geographic Society is exploring and investigating. It is almost as good as a free subscription to National Geographic!
Get local information from the Orlando Sentinel's Hurricane & Severe Weather blog. This is a great source of news and information when severe or unusual weather affects Central Florida.
Read the Weather Channel's blog to get information on weather news, hurricanes, tornadoes, and meteorology.