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Flooding causes more deaths and damage than any other hydro meteorological phenomena. The Weather Service provides statistics on flood-related impacts: flood fatalities by year from present to 1903; flood damage, including kinds and value of damage, annually from present to l903. Other features include: reports of current flood watches and warnings, outlooks for impending flooding, hydrologic conditions, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Climatology, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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A comprehensive web portal for technical meteorology education. Offers on-line tutorials on current meteorological tools and imaging systems, exercises in image recognition and interpretation, applications for weather forecasting, and links to related resources. Target audience includes the operational forecasting community, university scientists and students, and other deeply interested in meteorology ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Tutorial, Educational portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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SDCOOS provides a gateway for up-to-date oceanographic, weather, and water quality data for the San Diego coastal region from Oceanside to the International Border. The SDCOOS site features webcams, an interactive satellite picture and maps of the local coast, easy to access archived data, and complete meteorological and oceanographic data from Imperial Beach. Also available are bathymetry and satellite ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material, In-situ dataset, Modeled dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science, Hydrology, Natural hazards, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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Sea Grant's award winning, comprehensive exotic species resource center with everything from educational materials to research findings on a variety of exotic species. Site features peer-reviewed literature, unreviewed publications, and the outreach section includes a searchable database of reference material covering all aspects of nonindigenous species, including individual exotic species. Also ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Case study, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Hydrology, Biological oceanography
 
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A data analysis activity for assessing zebra mussel invasion risk in Virginia. Site includes background information on the zebra mussel, including methods of relocation, teacher guide, a list of additional resources, and a detailed classroom activity. Activity covers zebra mussel biology, optimal habitat characteristics, environmental impacts, action plans, and follow up activities. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Hydrology, Biological oceanography
 
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Teaching activity illustrates how levees on the Mississippi River exacerbated flood damage in St. Louis during the Great Flood of l993. Students build a model of a river system and observe the results of flooding without levees, with wetlands (sponges), and with levees. Part of a teacher's guide accompanying a NOVA special aired on PBS. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Climatology, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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An online ocean science course for K-12 teachers. This course explores the ocean within the Earth system with special emphasis on (1) water and energy flow into and out of the ocean, (2) the internal properties of the ocean, (3) interactions between the ocean and the other components of the Earth system, and (4) human and societal impacts on those interactions. Site features course schedule and additional ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Environmental science, Hydrology, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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FLOW is a comprehensive curriculum about the Great Lakes ecosystem. Lessons are geared toward educators who teach upper elementary and middle school students. Each lesson is aligned with national and state curriculum standards for science and social studies and features a hands-on classroom activity. Lessons cover topics such as: food webs, nonindigenous species, watersheds, water quality, fish identification, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field activity, Curriculum, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Hydrology, Biological oceanography
 
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Teacher's Corner includes extensive professionally-reviewed curriculum materials all focused on the Great Lakes and their fisheries. The site is very user friendly and the materials database is easily searched. Curriculum materials are aligned to Michigan standards and in most cases offer a free sample lesson. A discussion forum is also available. Some materials do have a cost, however, many are free. ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Ref. material, Educational portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Geology, Hydrology
 
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Information on the Chesapeake Bay, the critical issues for its management and restoration, recent dissolved oxygen and SAV trends, and the USGS Ecosystem Response Project. Site includes maps, figures, and links that supplement the project explanations. Website also explores the direct effects of the Bay's changing characteristics. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Case study, Ref. material
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology
 
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