I choose this link because it describes the plate tectonics, which is one of the theories of how we came to have the geography we have now across the globe. This link describes what they are, and information related to it.
This link describes how the atmosphere affects the weather. I choose this because I would like to learn more about what causes different types of weather and different climates to occur.
This link describes how sedimentary rocks are one part of the rock cycle. I choose this link because it relates to what I remember.
This website describes igneous rocks and how they are formed. I remember learning about igneous rocks from elementary school and I choose this link because it basically a review of what I remembered.
This link describes how fossil fuels such as oil have driven the economy to where it is today, yet how we are going to need to find a way in our economy to adapt to something more friendly for the environment. I choose this link because it does a good job of explaining it.
This link describes fossil fuels in depth. I choose this because fossil fuels are a part of our objectives, and it is important to really understand them, because they play such a large roll in our lives.
This link has some more information about Missouri's landmarks, it is more detailed on the lakes and rivers of Missouri. I choose this link because weather is influenced by the major water landmarks in the region and that is directly tied to earth science.
This link describes a lot of information about Missouri, but I choose it because it has a detailed section on the geography and climate of Missouri and how the weather is influenced by its location.
I choose this page because it provides information about hurricanes. It is from the same author/distributor as the tornado website, and they seem to be a reputable source. I also thought it would be interesting to learn more about hurricanes because even though I am not in an area that gets hurricanes, they still affect my country.
This page explains what actions to take when you receive a tornado watch or warning alert and what to do before, during, and after a tornado. I choose this page because tornadoes relate to weather phenomenons, and here in Missouri we are susceptible to them.
This article describes how wind turbines take wind and use the turbines to make electricity out of it. I thought this was interesting, and it relates to the renewable sources of energy we have here in the world.
California has made a huge stride for renewable energy sources, and they produce so much energy from their solar panels; they sometimes have to pay other states to take it. This was really interesting to me, and I thought it would provide an interesting perspective on how the renewable energy sources work compared to the fossil fuel sources.
Humans are changing the world rapidly, and this causes a lot of problems for several other species of animals. Humans have introduced animals to environments that they are not native to, which causes many to be in endangerment of extinction. I choose this link because it gives reasons of how we are changing the world we live in for the animals we share it with.
An Australian researcher wonders "where on Earth are we going?" I choose this link because it covers current scientists studying how we are impacting the earth, and what problems that we as humans are causing by our massive technological growth in the past 1/2 a century. The link covers a reporters findings from several sources.
The scientific method is a process that helps answer questions based on observations, carefully planned experiments and deductive reasoning. The scientific method has approximately 5 steps that a scientist will use to find answers to their questions. I choose this link because it explains the scientific method, and it is in a nice/easy to follow format.