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This document provides several activities that show how desert plants and animals are well-adapted to life in the desert and thrive on little moisture and high temperatures. There are extension lessons as well as a drawing activity. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Biology, Environmental science
 
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Relevant sections in this resource include What are Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), an Introduction to Algal Blooms and "Red Tide", Algae Species (which algae are responsible for the harmful effects?), Adverse Impacts, Human Illness (food poisoning associated with harmful algal blooms & information on diagnosis and treatment), HAB Distribution Maps, HAB events in the United States and around the ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Natural hazards, Biological oceanography
 
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Back in the days of Christopher Columbus, voyages made across bodies of water were dependent upon winds and currents to drive the sailing ships. Thus good navigation routes were often determined by prevailing weather conditions such as the Trade Winds, and then discovered by explorers. In this lesson, students will explore the wind climatology for the Atlantic Ocean basin (as determined by satellite ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Climatology, Physical geography, Mathematics, Physical oceanography
 
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Research in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas all point to the same conclusion: climate change is causing the world's glaciers to melt at an increasingly rapid pace. It is a phenomenon that may prove catastrophic for the millions of people in the world who depend on ice melt for their fresh water supply. This transcript of a broadcast story from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty summarizes the ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Report
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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Earth 911 is an organization focused on empowering the public with community-specific resources to improve their quality of life. To accomplish this goal, they provide information on a wide range of environmental topics including recycling (several types of materials), household hazardous waste, water quality, composting, air pollution prevention, fire prevention, green shopping tips, and mercury ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science
 
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Students often hear that winters were colder or had more snow in the past. This activity will help them to determine if this is a true or accurate statement for their location. Students will access historic weather information from NOAA and NASA internet resources. They will determine changes in average temperatures, precipitation and cloud cover over time from data and relate global changes to local ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical geography, Mathematics
 
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This EPA site is a small portal to a variety of groundwater and drinking education resources. Major topics include local drinking water, source water protection, drinking water standards, public drinking water systems and underground injection control. The Kids Stuff portion of this site has games and activities, kid's health, classroom activities and experiments, and a Spanish language section. There ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Hydrology, Policy issues
 
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deals with natural hazards such as hurricanes, floods, national security matters, winter storms, etc. in a non-threatening scientifc and fun manner for children. The site includes animations, videos, games, quizzes and questions areas that address hazardous situations that children may face at any given time. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Case study, Presentation / Demo
Subject: Atmospheric science, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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Several agencies and organizations working to prevent discharges of oils into the marine and coastal environment offer educational material and special activities for children and students. The overall purpose of these efforts is to make young people familiar with the marine environment, encourage them to care about it, and understand the consequences of abusing it. Several of the educational websites ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Clearinghouse
Subject: Environmental science, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography
 
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Students investigate the importance of water historically and in their daily lives and examine the nature of water as a limited resource. Working in groups, they will list the various uses of water, discuss why water is a limited resource, research technological systems that are intended to use water as productively as possible, and create "How It Works" posters for presentation to the class. The ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Hydrology, Technology
 
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