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Visitors to this resource will find information about U.S. marine sanctuaries - their history and current management, their scientific and educational programs, and their continuing efforts to conserve our nation's ocean and coastal treasures. A national calendar provides information on the many exciting events that take place in the sanctuaries throughout the year. Within the 13 sections of the site, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material, Government portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Geology, Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography, Policy issues
 
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Educational standards associated with this resource:
National Geography Standards: Read
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This lesson is designed to help students gain knowledge in using the MY NASA DATA Live Access Server (LAS) to specify and download a microset of data, then to use the data to estimate percentage of snow cover for each continent. The data used in this lesson come from the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP). ISCCP computes fractional snow and ice coverage by scanning the Earth ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards, Other: Read
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There are many factors that affect an area?s climate. By understanding these factors, someone could predict the average temperature, temperature range, and precipitation patterns of an area. They could also predict the type of vegetation likely to grow in an area based on these atmospheric conditions. In this activity, students will work in groups of three. Each group will be assigned one of six sets ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Climatology, Physical geography, Technology
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards, Other: Read
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In this lesson, students will investigate the relationship between atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and chlorophyll-a measurements in a local watershed. They will compare two data sets to find correlations and explain the importance of carbon dioxide and photosynthetic plants in the carbon cycle. At the end of the lesson, students will be able to relate global climate change to local effects. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Ecology, Physical geography, Mathematics, Technology
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards, Other: Read
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No study of Maine weather would be complete without analysis of the year of 1816 - the year with no summer in an area from western Pennsylvania and New York, up through Quebec and across to Maine and the Canadian maritimes. In this five-unit lesson, students will investigate the causes and effects of the Fabled Maine Winter by exploring a variety of data sources. They will locate, graph, and analyze ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan, Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical geography, Mathematics
 
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This lesson explores El Nino by looking at sea surface temperature, sea surface height, and wind vectors in order to seek out any correlations there may be among these three variables. It employs group work where different teams work together to analyze a single variable, and then get together in different groups to compare all three variables. The lesson will guide students through data representing ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical geography
 
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In this lesson, students will examine authentic NASA satellite data to explore how hurricanes extract heat energy from the ocean surface. They will practice finding data via the Internet and make line plots and data maps. Students will understand how hurricanes gain energy from the ocean surface. They will form a hypothesis, compare data parameters and draw conclusions. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical geography, Mathematics, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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In this lesson students will build on knowledge gained in the Hurricane Research lesson and the Hurricane Frequency and Intensity Lesson. Specifically, they will discuss the interaction (pathway) between a specific 'sphere' and the 'event' (hurricane). Working in groups, students will be assigned a specific sphere to look at more closely in relation to hurricanes. When all groups are finished, each ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical geography, Mathematics, Natural hazards
 
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In this lesson, students will play the role of a senior science advisor for the Louisiana Environmental Agency. Due to the recent damaging and deadly hurricanes during 2005 (i.e., Hurricane Katrina) through 2008, they, along with their team of climatologists, meteorologists, and environmental impact experts, have been tasked to study the danger of future tropical storms. Specifically, they will investigate ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical geography, Mathematics, Natural hazards
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards, Other: Read
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In recent years more and more attention has been paid to the Earth's climate and how it is evolving. When studying hurricanes it is important to understand that, for a hurricane to grow, warm water is an absolute necessity. So if the Earth continues to warm, what does that mean for hurricanes and their intensity? In this lesson, the student will look at past hurricane data by researching the intensity ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical geography, Mathematics, Natural hazards
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards, Other: Read
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