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Explore the World of Natural Science - USGS Introduces the New Learning Web
Released: 10/12/2001

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Carolyn Bell 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4463



Click on the new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Learning Web at http://www.usgs.gov/education/ to try your hand at exploring the world of natural science. The site has a new look with an enhanced search capability and special areas designed specifically for students in grades K-12, teachers, and "explorers" (everyone else).

Students will find handy research tools, such as glossaries covering volcanoes, mapping, biology, and water; they can do searches for assistance with school project ideas and find help with homework.

Teachers and homeschoolers will find lesson plans with innovative activities regarding environmental concerns, fossils, caves, and much more.

"Explorers" can look into areas of special interest to them, such as understanding natural hazards, investigating careers in science, and tracing history through maps.

The special search wizard will provide web surfers with a simple interface to help narrow search results. A playtime wizard will provide engaging activities and three-dimensional pictures. The image wizard will bring to life a myriad of pictures to be searched. All visitors can become map wizards by creating their own maps.


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