Brief Description of the Site:
This is the U.S. Geological Survey site," a federal source for science about the earth, its natural and living resources, natural hazards, and the environment." There are links to sites about storms and hurricanes, natural disasters, historical information, and a section for students and teachers. Real time maps are also available.
How to use the site:
The education component of USGS offers project ideas, lesson plans, hands on models for construction, and research tools related to earth, water, plants, and maps. Don't be fooled by the simple home page of three categories (Students, Teachers, Explorers). One click on each reveals vast resources that reach to k-12 in a wide range of subjects. Sample projects are available with reference links for each that teachers can use for year long research projects.