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The Spring 2011 issue of The Earth Scientist is focused on modernizing seismology education. Thanks to IRIS, you can download this issue for free as a pdf. Print copies are available in our online store.

Interactives from the National Science Foundation

Check out these interactives from the National Science Foundation (NSF) covering a range of scientific topics!

A Matter of Scale

A Matter of Scale

This interactive provides a pictorial tour of our multiscale universe, from minute subatomic realms to the vast reaches of intergalactic space. Learn how science funded by the NSF is helping us learn more about our world on a vast range of scales.

The View Through the Telescope

The View Through the Telescope: Images from NSF Observatories

Check out these fantastic images captured by astronomical observatories supported by the NSF. You can see and learn more about the observatory that made each picture.

The Secret Lives of Wild Animals

The Secret Lives of Wild Animals

Take a behind-the-scenes peek into the secret lives of five different animals and the habitats in which they live. This interactive features zebras, seals, deer, dragonflies, ocelots and agoutis.

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Learn about Earth and space science, and have fun while doing it! The games section of our online store includes a climate change card game and the Traveling Nitrogen game!

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