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This technical memorandum ranks hurricane damage, as expressed by monetary losses (contemporary estimates adjusted by inflation to 2000 dollars and estimates adjusted for inflation and the growth of population and personal wealth). In addition, the most intense hurricanes to make landfall in the United States during the period 1900-2000 are listed. Some additional statistics on United States hurricanes ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Report
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Natural hazards
 
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This resource introduces students to an example of a salt-water ecosystem. The first section, 'A Sea of Questions', is a question-and-answer feature that looks at a tropical mangrove ecosystem. The second section is in interactive feature, 'Too Many Examples?', which allows students to examine the flora and fauna of a mangrove swamp. Ichthyologist Ian Harrison explains the process of sampling and ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Ref. material
Subject: Ecology
 
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This article, entitled Earth: All Stressed Out, dicusses the reasons for crustal movement, the different types of faults and seismic waves, and an explanation of how the damage is caused. The article includes several animations that support the explanations, plus a video taken during a destructive California earthquake. There are also three sidebars that support the article. They are Learning from ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Video, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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These suggestions for activities allow students to learn about acid deposition in new and interactive ways, both in and out of the classroom. The suggestions are for individuals and small groups, the class as a whole, or for field trips. Students may contact local experts about acid rain issues, investigate the energy sources used to generate electricity by their local power companies, collect cartoons ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Guide for instructor
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science
 
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This is the kid's page of the European Space Agency (ESA). It contains an extensive selection of materials for younger students. The lab section contains activties, animations, and interactive maps. The fun section features games, an art gallery, quiz, coloring book, and downloads. The news section features articles on ESA's current activities. The site is available in English, German, French, Spanish, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Photograph, Video, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Space science, Technology
 
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This website contains details and activities about dinosaurs. It covers the geologic time periods during which dinosaurs existed, a web-quest for dinosaur information, quizzes and games about various dinosaur topics, and research starters for projects and activities. For teachers, there are lesson plan suggestions, assessment ideas, and details for using this site in the classroom as a project. Links ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Illustration - scientific, Photograph
Subject: Geologic time, Paleontology
 
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This portal features links to K-12 outreach education units on the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area. They focus on topics such as trees, habitats, fossils, animal adaptations, seasons, weather, the water cycle, mapping and geology. There are also downloadable activities for sutdents to perform either before or after their visits to the area. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field activity, Lab activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Forestry, Geology, Paleontology, Hydrology
 
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In this activity, students will identify native and exotic plant and animal species through observation and research. They will also identify the effects of introduced species on ecosystems. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science
 
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This site explains why coral reefs are important, and discusses their sensitivity to environmental change. Rising sea temperatures and other causes of coral bleaching are described, as well as the rate of coral bleaching. The text considers whether corals can survive bleaching and what can be done to protect them. Besides the main text, this site contains links to a short glossary, a list of related ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Biological oceanography
 
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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. In this module, students compare the amount of land and water on Earth; consider craters as evidence of a lack of water on other planets; define and locate water ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Climatology, Environmental science, Hydrology, Technology
 
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