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KEYWORDS: (Search terms that might be useful)
TOPIC 1: global warming, climate change, cause, prevention, factors, human impact, environment, risks, tipping point, peak oil, greenhouse effect, effects, costs, consequences

TOPIC 2: wind, energy, windmill, turbine, power, renewable, impact

TOPIC 3: heat transfer, insulation, technologies, heat loss, prevention, costs, methods, efficiency

TOPIC 4: natural disaster, preparedness, extreme weather, causes, effects, impact, formation,


SEARCH DESTINY
Look for books, reference materials and more.

SweetSearch: Student-oriented search engine

SCIRUS: A science-specific search engine

Google Bookshelf: Find (semi) complete texts online.


DATABASES Check HERE for passwords.

Issues: Understanding Controversies
Issues and Controversies
(Search the above databases for attitudes towards and effects of climate change)

Science Online

Britannica Image Quest
(search the above for images, charts, diagrams)

Science Online (AAAS)

Online Newspapers (NY Times, LA TImes, WSJ, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor)
Enchanted Learning



GENERAL WEBSITES:
NatGeo: Habitats
Physics4Kids
Geography4Kids
PBS Science
BBC Science
World Resources Institute
Science Daily


TOPIC SPECIFIC WEBSITES

NAT'L DISASTERS

Volcano World
Volcano: Animated Guide
National Hurricane Center
Hurricane Resource Page (NASA)
CDC: Natural Disasters
Science Daily: Natural Disasters
FEMA: Natural Disasters
NatGeo: Forces of Nature
Worldwide Disaster Map
Natural Disaster Brochures
How Disasters Help
ChannelOne: Natural Disasters
Are Disasters "Natural"?
Natural Disaster News
PBS: Nova (Great collection of videos on recent natural disasters)
WIND ENERGY
National Renewable Energy Lab
Wind Turbines Now
Wind Energy Information
Windmill Energy Equation
History of Wind Power
Online Guide: Meteorology
Windworks.org
RenewableEnergyFocus
U. Iowa Wind Energy Wiki
Offshore Wind Energy
Offshore Wind Energy Europe
CLIMATE CHANGE

UN: Global Environmental Outlook
BBC Nature: Habitats
Climate Research Center
Climate Change and Sea Level
Impact
Searise and Developing Countries
Climate Change and Biodiversity
Green Peace: Climate Change Habitat Impact
SeaRise: Interactive Map
Sea Level Rise (Australia)
Climate Change and Public Health (WHO)
Climate Change Prevention
Environmental Health Perspectives
Prevent Climate Change
Climate Change in Europe
Economics of Climate Change
PREPAREDNESS

Disaster Supply Kit
Disaster Management
FEMA for Kids
OXFAM Emergency Response
Technology for Disaster Relief
Better Tech for Disaster Relief
Disaster Preparedness Articles


HEAT TRANSFER

GCSE: Heat Loss
Heat Transfer Animation
Heat Transfer
Energy Efficiency
Insultation and Heat Transfer
Insulation Fact Sheet
Energy Efficiency Through Insulation
Collection of Articles
British Gas: Home Insulation
Application and Cost
Solar Paint Your Roof (Video)




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