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General Probe Research Links

JPL: complete list of missions


NASA missions (alphabetically)


Here's where you can find out WHERE probes went and WHAT they were trying to find out (NASA)


Find missions by planet and learn about the science (NASA)


Missions to exoplanets (NASA)





Specific Probes



Messenger
http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/index.html#about


Dawn
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/dawn/spacecraft/instruments.html


Curiosity
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/mission/overview/


Venus Express
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Venus_Express/Venus_Express_factsheet2


Lunar Prospector
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/missions/prospector/
Lunar Prospector (NASA)


Juno
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/overview/index.html#.VDsPZBZ0Z68
http://missionjuno.swri.edu/

Cassini-Huygens
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/spacecraft/index.html#.VDdQvhZ0Z69
http://sci.esa.int/cassini-huygens/47347-fact-sheet/


Voyager 2
http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/science/neptune.html
http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/instruments.html


New Horizons
http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/


Deep Impact
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/deepimpact/mission/index.html#.WBDTLZMrLIE



Video Links for Specific Probes



MESSENGER video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVVerBya6l4


DAWN probe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aUPlANZbvw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp68E6tBetY



Curiosity videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUQ91fdYbP4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bQrkbf7A-w&list=PLke8o-yBwNzFFJDYBpj4a1i1mymSphFWA&index=135



Venus Express

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8OrO5lCExY



Lunar Prospector

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSMBCtQ0hvA


Juno Videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPexxDfaCLY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YhOvdVa784
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYp5p2oL51g




Cassini-Huygens

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwikN8T06FM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X0cCnOZej8


Voyager 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqpuW6mRHhw


New Horizons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkTj2gwDWRQ


Deep Impactskip to 5:00 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rxxtD4SFus





APES Population Project


Part One: Demographic Data


World Resources Institute
NatGeo Earthpulse
Institut national d'etudes demographique
Population Reference Bureau
United Nations Population
National Geographic "7 Billion" http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/7-billion
UN Population Information Network http://www.un.org/popin/
Population Council: http://www.popcouncil.org/

CIA World Factbook


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"Credible" refers to the reputation and trustworthiness of the person or organization who created the source.

The Credibility Spectrum

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  • .edu or .gov sites (although watch out for student work or outdated info)
  • educational websites or non-profit research organizations or foundations (examples: museums, libraries, non-profit research)
MEDIUM CREDIBLE
  • well-regarded news or magazine sources (watch out for opinion or bias)
LEAST CREDIBLE - follow information back to the original source!!
  • Wikipedia or other websites that collect a lot of information from elsewhere (like Huffington Post or Buzzfeed)
  • blogs or social media
  • random websites with no author information or sources
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Health Claims in the News

Health Claims in the News Part 1 (must be logged into school email to access)

Health Claims in the News Part 2


CLAIM 1: Freezing your whole body (body cryotherapy) is an effective way to help you lose weight


http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/03/09/cryotherapy-freezing-treatment-may-heal-injuries-slow-signs-aging/


http://www.uscryotherapy.com/


http://thoughtcatalog.com/melanie-berliet/2015/05/i-tried-the-weird-cryotherapy-thing-celebrities-are-freaking-out-about-and-it-worked/


http://www.glamour.com/lipstick/blogs/girls-in-the-beauty-department/2015/02/the-latest-crazy-sounding-spa



CLAIM 2: Chocolate has been proven to help with weight loss


http://www.forbes.com/sites/melaniehaiken/2014/04/02/lose-weight-by-eating-chocolate-scientists-identify-the-secret-ingredient/


http://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/chocolate-weight-loss


http://magazine.foxnews.com/food-wellness/eat-chocolate-lose-weight


http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/05/28/410313446/why-a-journalist-scammed-the-media-into-spreading-bad-chocolate-science



CLAIM 3: Drinking coffee is good for your health


http://time.com/3145435/is-coffee-bad-for-you/


http://drhyman.com/blog/2012/06/13/ten-reasons-to-quit-your-coffee/


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2987126/It-good-brain-waistline-bad-bones-kidneys-daily-coffee-really-doing-body.html


http://www.hungryforchange.tv/article/10-reasons-to-quit-coffee-plus-healthy-alternatives





CLAIM 4: Wearing skinny jeans is dangerous


http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-skinny-jeans-health-hazard-20150622-story.html


http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2015/jun/29/skinny-jeans-health-dangers-celebrities-kate-moss-russell-brand


http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/06/23/skinny-jeans-dangerous_n_7644814.html


http://www.healthnewsreview.org/2015/06/skinny-jeans-nerve-damage-case-studies-have-haunted-me-throughout-my-career/





CLAIM 5: You should do a water and juice cleanse to help detox your body and lose weight


http://themastercleanse.org/


http://time.com/3656242/cleanses-healthy/


http://health.usnews.com/best-diet/master-cleanse-lemonade-diet


http://laurenconrad.com/blog/2013/01/detox-diary-my-3-day-juice-cleanse-pros-cons-health-benefits/









Endangered Species (of California)

For animals and plants try:

US Fish and Wildlife endangered species site FIRST


http://www.catalogueoflife.org/


http://eol.org/


For animals try:

IUCN Red List site


For plants try:

Calflora


Or find a science database from the public library to use - go to this library's Research Resource page for tips on how to login.

Tips for Searching With Google - Advanced search engine methods

If you...

Google will...

only use important key words

find more specific/relevant results

put quotation marks around words

find EXACTLY what is inside the “ “

put a subtraction sign next to a word or phrase

NOT find results with that word or phrase

intitle: next to a word or phrase

only find articles with that word/phrase in the title of the article

add keywords like: study, report, research (or go to scholar.google.com)

more likely find academic research articles

site:.edu     OR     site:.gov

only find results from that domain

Search tools → all results → reading level

sort by reading level

search tools → Any time → custom range

only find articles from the time period you want

Questions you should ask to see if websites are credible?

  • Who is the author or organization who wrote this? Can I trust them? What is their reputation?

  • Where did the information come from and did the info come from credible sources?

  • Is this from a source at the top of the credibility spectrum (academic journal article, .edu or .gov, educational non-profit organization or well-known news source)?

  • Is the information from the date range I want?