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13.1 Earth- The Water Planet

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of 13.1: Earth- The Water Planet. Use the navigation below to find the materials.

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Visions of Earth, by AGI
A four-DVD set on interactions in Earth systems.

Water Page, by EPA
This is the EPA's water information page. It has lots of links to information on various types of water.

Water Resource Page, by USGS
A USGS page, this time devoted to everything water.

Water properties, by USGS
Review the chemical and physical properties of water. Before you begin, take their True/False quiz and try it again after you finishing reading the page.

Freshwater Website: Properties of Water (Water's magical properties), by Environment Canada
Find out about several different properties of water including boiling and freezing temperature, thermal properties, surface tension, universal solvent.

Why is the ocean salty?, by USGS
A brief explanation about Earth's salty oceans.

Stokes's Law, by Concordia College
This brief article explains the mathematical formula used to calculate how quickly particles will settle in a liquid.

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Animations

Visions of Earth, by AGI
82 High-definition animations showing a variety of Earth and space system processes.

Inquiry in Action, by American Chemical Society
Animations of water molecules, both by themselves and interacting with other molecules. You will need Quicktime to play these, but they are a good way of illustrating the polar nature of water and how that characteristic makes water such an efficient solvent.

Water and Ice, by MathMol - NYU/ACF Scientific Visualization Laboratory
This site compares the atomic structures of water and ice using text, color images, and movies.

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