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We have annotated several hundred teaching resources cataloged in the National Science Digital Library with spatial concept terms listed below. We have also created a new TeachSpatial collection annotated in the same way. The concept terms were drawn from the U.S.National Science Education Standards (NSES 1996) for topic areas B - Physical Science, C - Life Science, D - Earth and Space Science, as well as from the 1994 U.S. Geography Teaching Standards for grades 9-12. Those standards can be browsed here.

spatial concept terms

NSDL teaching resources related to "surface"

This glossary provides short definitions of the oceanographic jargon used to describe ocean surface currents. It is designed to accompany the website "Ocean Surface Currents", a reference that provides information on surface currents in the world's oceans.

Ocean Surface Currents Glossary

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This paper uses Archimedes' Law of Floating Bodies to determine how far a ball sinks below the surface, and also examines an interesting wrinkle involving the chaotic behavior of Newton's method applied to a cubic polynomial.

Phoebe Floats!

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Collaborative migration behavior exerted by Proteus mirabilis cells on the surface of a low-agar medium. The organisms were differentiating into elongated hyperflagellates and gathering for migration.

Collaborative Surface Migration Behavior of Proteus mirabilis

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This Wikipedia page provides an overview of tension structures and describes the important architects and engineers who use this form of construction. The page includes the history of tension structures, a discussion of the double curvature minimal surfaces, and an introduction to their mathematical analysis. Numerous drawings and photographs illustrate the page.

Tensile Structure

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