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This lesson introduces primary students to the water cycle by having them help draw a picture of a lake ecosystem, adding human impacts that affect water quality. Students conclude by creating their own illustrations of human-induced changes to a lake ecosystem. There are suggested implementation directions and assessment strategies. There are links to related sites and suggestions for extending the ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography, Hydrology
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards: Read
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This United States Geological Survey site focuses on water and its properties. The site contains activities for teachers and students, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where users can give opinions and test their water knowledge. Unique aspects of this site include the sections that contain student work and a picture gallery. There are links to other resources for students, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Tutorial, Map, Glossary, Ref. material, Government portal, In-situ dataset
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES): Read
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Energy from the sun reaches the Earth and some is absorbed by the air, land, and water. Some of the energy is reflected back into space, meaning it does not heat the land, air, or water. In this lesson students will read a color plot of Earth's absorption of the sun's radiation. They will evaluate causes for difference in absorption rates at different points around the world and draw conclusions about ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Mathematics
 
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Line plots are a useful way to display data especially change over time. During this lesson, students will view NASA data displaying the amount of the Sun's energy absorbed in Australia throughout one calendar year. This lesson also allows students to connect the idea that the sun heats up land, air, and water. Students will practice drawing conclusions based on graphed data. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Mathematics
 
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Bar graphs are simple ways to display data. Taking numbers and creating a bar graph makes it easier to read and draw conclusions. From bar graphs, you can easily compare data from more than one source. In this lesson, students will read two temperature bar graphs of data from Africa using authentic NASA data. They will identify major parts of bar graphs and make a generalization statement based on ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Mathematics
 
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Students will investigate Nitrogen Dioxide levels in the atmosphere during a one year time span using data sets from MyNASAData website. They will draw conclusions about what factors around the world effect NO2 levels (season, population, industry, etc.) Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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Bar graphs are simple ways to display data. Taking numbers and creating a bar graph makes it easier to read and draw conclusions. In this lesson, students will construct basic bar graphs using authentic NASA surface temperature data from a one year period of record. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Mathematics
 
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Line plots are a useful way to display data especially change over time. During this lesson, students will view NASA data displaying the amount of the Sun's energy absorbed throughout one calendar year during clear and cloudy sky conditions. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Mathematics
 
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Line plots are a useful way to display data especially change over time. In this lesson, students learn basic line plot analysis using authentic NASA wind speed data from two locations. In the extensions sections, there is an opportunity to build upon basic line plot analysis skills and opportunities for further assessment. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Mathematics
 
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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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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards: Read
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