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This article is a Why Files report on the increase in "natural" disasters from floods, probably the most destructive type of natural disaster. The article notes that in constant dollars, the cost in 1998 alone exceeded the economic toll of the entire decade of the 1980s. Evidence is cited that inundations reflect human action rather than simply rainfall amounts. The report covers: furious floods (including ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Report
Subject: Human geography, Natural hazards
 
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This is a Why Files article on rapid snow slides, or avalanches. Topics covered include: hazards, causes, forecasting, safety, and snowflakes. Three researchers and an avalanche center specialist were interviewed for this article. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Report
Subject: Cryology, Natural hazards
 
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This Why Files article considers beach erosion. Topics covered are: the nature and extent of beach losses, the role of beaches in protecting coasts, some measures -good and bad- to prevent coastal erosion, predicted effects of global warming and sea-level changes on beaches and the impact of melting ice sheets on global ocean volume. Some glaciologists using new calculations, think that instead of ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Report
Subject: Cryology, Environmental science, Geology, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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This article is a Why Files short piece that examines the movement of Antarctic ice sheets into the ocean. Both East and West Antarctic ice sheets are rapidly moving into the Southern Ocean, which could raise sea level by 70 meters causing massive problems for populated coastal areas around the world. This article looks at the evidence for these events, and what it could mean for coastal regions. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Report
Subject: Cryology, Natural hazards
 
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Students learn about the formation of craters and their structure, exploring the effects of mass, velocity and size on the resulting crater. The parts of a crater are also identified. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Physical geography
 
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Looking at past weather patterns, weather cycles, and what causes these patterns and cycles can help students understand more about the type of weather events we are experiencing. This lesson plan involves students in class discussion and research, and has them create an interactive project/presentation that can be used to teach classmates about a weather topic. They will first take a quiz to see ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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This activity allows students to investigate the physical characteristics of an impact crater, using mud flung at a surface. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Physical geography
 
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This resource discusses the relationship between earthquakes and tsunamis, and the connection between the shape of the ocean bottom and the height of the waves. The article is supported by an animation showing the origin and conclusion of a tsunami, a video interview with a tsunami survivor, and three photographs. There are two sidebars, called 'Catching a Tsunami in the Act' and 'Remembrance of Waves ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Video, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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The Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE) is an on-line science learning environment for students in grades 4-12, supported by the National Science Foundation. In WISE, students examine real-world evidence, then analyze and respond to contemporary scientific controversies through designing, debating, and critiquing solutions on-line. Students use the web to take notes, discuss theories, and ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Guide for instructor, Module / Unit, Project, Tutorial, Illustration - scientific, Visualization - scientific, Discussion / Forum
Subject: Agricultural science, Biology, Chemistry, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Geology, Natural hazards, Physics
 
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This site is a joint effort of NOAA Research and the College of Education at the University of South Alabama. The goal of the site is to provide middle school science students and teachers with research and investigation experiences using on-line resources. In this unit students learn about what the greenhouse effect is and what causes it. By looking at greenhouse gas rates and amounts, students can ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Environmental science
 
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