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In just 30 years, the Aral Sea has lost more than 60 percent of its water. Barring change, it may disappear entirely by 2020. In this visualization, satellite images dating from 1973 to 2000 show how water diverted from this inland lake for agriculture has caused it to shrink considerably over a short period of time. The feature can be run as an animation or as a series of slides. A background essay ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Physical geography, Hydrology
 
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Coastlines serve as both physical and biological frontiers between land and sea. They are highly vulnerable to pollution from contaminated rivers as well as from urban waste and industrial products that are discharged at sea and wash up on shore. This video segment gives an account of one of the largest oil spills in history: the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska's Prince William Sound, the costliest ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science
 
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NASA EarthKAM (Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle schools) enables students, teachers, and the public to learn about Earth via photographs taken from space. This growing collection of Earth images come from middle school students around the world who used the Internet to target areas of Earth to be photographed with a digital camera onboard the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. These ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Imagery - remotely sensed
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography, Technology
 
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Mission Geography uses existing NASA data and images where possible to engage students in active, hands-on inquiry, modeling the scientific method and developing students' understanding of environment-society relations and earth science. This module includes three investigations dealing with agricultural systems and related environmental problems and opportunities, including their capacities for sustaining ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Agricultural science, Environmental science, Policy issues, Technology
 
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This activity will allow students to develop a model of the mathematical nature of population growth. The investigation provides an excellent opportunity for consideration of the population growth of plant and animal species and the resultant stresses that contribute to natural selection. Students will discover that populations grow or decline through the combined effects of births and deaths and ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Environmental science, Human geography, Mathematics
 
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Humans depend on freshwater for drinking as well as for domestic, agricultural, and industrial uses. Careless and wasteful use of this renewable but high-demand natural resource contributes to water depletion. This video segment provides a look at a house in Tuscon, Arizona that is equipped with water conservation devices that cut its household water consumption in half. There is also discussion of ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science
 
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Earth is a complex, evolving body characterized by ceaseless change. To understand Earth on a global scale means using a scientific approach to consider how Earth's component parts and their interactions have evolved, how they function, and how they may be expected to further evolve over time. This video points out the complex interactions between Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and land, and helps explain ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video, Ref. material
Subject: Climatology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Physical oceanography
 
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All of Earth's living things depend on healthy, life-sustaining ecosystems for their survival. But continued human population growth, combined with the planet's limited supply of natural resources, might generate disastrous consequences for our shared environment. This interactive quiz tests users' knowledge of demographics, population trends, consumption, and sources of environmental damage. Annotated ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Human geography
 
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Global Systems Science (GSS) is an interdisciplinary course for high school students comprised of nine Student Books with Instructor Guides. The books may be used for a one-year integrated science course, or individual guides may be incorporated into existing high school biology, physics, chemistry, Earth science, or social studies courses. The nine Student Guides are divided into four themes: 1. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Curriculum
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Geology, Natural hazards, 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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