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This series of activities is designed to show students how a large scale planetary process, the transport of heat over the surface of the Earth, operates and has operated over time. The activities include how energy is absorbed by the Earth from the Sun, how and why this energy is distributed over the earth's surface, what controls energy distribution, how we can track the energy distributing process ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Biology, Climatology, Environmental science, Paleontology
 
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This easily built classroom apparatus is ideal for gaining a better understanding of how earthquakes work and how they are recorded. The apparatus consists of a heavy object that is dragged steadily with an elastic cord. Although pulled with a constant velocity, the heavy object repeatedly slides and then stops. A small vibration sensor, attached to a computer display, graphically monitors this motion, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo
Subject: Geophysics
 
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This text discusses how temperature inversion contributes to the powerful winds in Antarctica and, with the help of a diagram, how katabatic winds are created inland and roar toward the coast. Students will learn why it is not uncommon for wind speeds to reach 200 mph in Antarctica. This letter is part of a series written by a glacial geologist working in Antarctica. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards
 
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This weeklong unit has students examine weather reports to learn for themselves how windy Antarctica can get, and what the contributing factors are. Throughout, they collect their findings in a portfolio. The comprehensive curriculum materials contain teacher tools, which include individually downloadable readings, detailed daily breakdowns of tasks, teacher strategies for using the activities, a ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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This archive contains videos that explore computer climate models predicting the disappearance of summer sea ice and major changes for wildlife in Alaska. The four videos combine to approximately 50 minutes in length. Each video is accompanied by a synopsis and transcript. Activities are included for middle and high school students. Related articles explore government policy in response to global ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Classroom activity, Video, Ref. material
Subject: Climatology, Cryology, Ecology, Policy issues
 
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These science activities are meant to spark student curiosity and engage students in various science process skills, as well as present them with science content. They involve concepts related to static electricity, air pressure, density, energy transfer, the Bernoulli Principle, adhesion and cohesion. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity
Subject: Physics
 
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The GLOBE Classroom Assessment site provides sample student assessment tools and frameworks to provide teachers and students with evidence about progress on NASA's Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program goals. GLOBE Assessment has three main components: (1) GLOBE Assessment Standards - Broad overview of assessment indexing to standards and frameworks that specify ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Hydrology, Soil science
 
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PALS is an on-line, standards-based, continually updated resource bank of science performance assessment tasks indexed via the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and various other standards frameworks. The tasks, collected from numerous sources, include student directions and response forms, administration procedures, scoring rubrics, examples of student work, and technical quality data calculated ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Chemistry, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Physics
 
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This site provides earth science student activities in PDF format, organized by grade level and national science and math objectives. Most of the activities use the data or images from Earth Update (available on the web or using the "Earth Update" CD-Rom). Activities include both inquiry-based and guided data exploration. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Cryology, Ecology, Environmental science, Geology, Hydrology
 
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