Science Resources

Additional Science Resources (most from other sources)

 

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General Information on Mercury

Pollution Probe - Provides a primer on mercury in the environment

         http://www.pollutionprobe.org/Publications/Mercury.htm

US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency

         http://www.epa.gov/mercury/roadmap.htm

         Superfund for Kids http://www.epa.gov/superfund/kids/

USGS - Geological Survey

         Mercury in California- http://ca.water.usgs.gov/mercury/index.html

         Bioaccumulation of Mercury http://toxics.usgs.gov/definitions/bioaccumulation.html

         Fact Sheet - http://www.usgs.gov/themes/factsheet/146-00/

         Another Fact Sheet - http://water.usgs.gov/wid/FS_216-95/FS_216-95.html

Canadian   Mercury in the Environment - Lots of information here!

         http://www.ec.gc.ca/mercury/en/index.cfm

Properties of Mercury

http://www.minerals.net/mineral/elements/mercury/mercury.htm

New Almaden

Quicksliver Park - Santa Clara County Park

http://www.geocities.com/almadenqs/

Bioaccumulation

Toxic and Harmful Algae Blooms          http://www.bigelow.org/edhab/tracing_toxins.html

Winogradsky Columns

Educational Resources http://serc.carleton.edu/microbelife/topics/special_collections/winogradsky.html

Video on how to build the column
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/projects/astrobiology/fieldwork/lessons/demo.html
 
Video on what the bacteria are doing in the column

http://www.sumanasinc.com/webcontent/anisamples/microbiology/winogradsky.html

Curriculum on Mercury

Mercury in Schools         http://www.mercuryinschools.uwex.edu/curriculum/toc.htm

Canada Environment - Featured Theme

      http://www.on.ec.gc.ca/community/classroom/millennium/m3-lessons-e.html

San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory - Tern Contaminants Study

      http://www.sfbbo.org/activities/resources.php

Mercury Quest - TIES Project - role playing activity

         http://www.rst2.edu/ties/mercury/index.htm

Chemicals, the Environment and You - Lesson 5 Minamata Case Study

         http://science-education.nih.gov/supplements/nih2/Chemicals/activities/lesson5.htm

Mercury in Your Community

Pollution in Your Community - Scorecard from Environmental Defense

         http://www.scorecard.org/

The Mercury Policy Project

         http://www.mercurypolicy.org/

Mercury Hot Spots (North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation)

         http://www.cec.org/trio/stories/index.cfm?ed=9&ID=119&varlan=english

         http://www.cec.org/trio/special/mercury-hotspots_en.cfm

South Florida

         http://sofia.usgs.gov/sfrsf/rooms/mercury/

Fish in Yuba   and Placer Counties, CA

         http://wfrc.usgs.gov/research/contaminants/STSaiki3.htm

Got Mercury? A calculator to assess risk of many foods

         http://www.gotmercury.org/