[[abstract]] A good learning website is supposed to cater to the needs and information searching styles of the users for the purpose of meet the needs and using habits of the users. This research employed in-depth interview to get an understanding of the information need and information seeking behavior of students and what an ideal learning website looks like from students’ point of view. The research also used content analysis method to analyze and compare the information provided by existing learning website. It is expected that these research result and suggestions can be of value to those who are going to set up new earth science learning website. The research found that students’ information needs and information seeking behavior were diverse when learning earth science. The factors affecting their information needs were personality, role and outside environments. There were seven approaches for students to seek information, including websites, books and magazines, teachers, network group, experiments and observations, friends and public media. For students, an ideal earth science learning website should provide sufficient contents and interface & interacting functions. Among the existing learning websites, few provide the function of feedback and support for students. Besides, few earth science learning websites are set up for senior high school students. This research put forth the following suggestions. For websites establishers, when setting up a new website, they should pay attention to the contents, employ more interactive functions and provide sufficient feedback and support service. For senior high school students, they should familiarize themselves with characteristics of every information seeking method so that they can accelerate their information seeking process. Besides, students can get further understanding of the earth science websites resources, knowing how to make good use of them. For teachers teaching science earth, they can provide students with suitable instructions concerning information seeking behavior if they can understand the information needs and information seeking behavior of students. In addition, from the research, teachers can get a clearer understanding of the present earth science network resources and combine these resources into their teaching activities. .
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