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This two-part activity provides information on seasonal changes in the mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. In Part 1, students use an atlas and satellite imagery to examine the geography of the region and identify seasonal changes in the boundaries of the ice sheet. In Part 2, they will collect a series of images of the Antarctic ice sheet covering a period of several years, draw the boundaries ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lab activity, Illustration - artistic, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map
Subject: Biology, Climatology, Cryology, Ecology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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In this activity, students investigate data from Hurricane Ivan, the September 2004 storm that devastated the Caribbean Islands and the Alabama Gulf Coast before looping across Florida and back into the Gulf of Mexico, where it regenerated into a new storm system. They will analyze data on the storm's location, windspeed, and barometric pressure, develop study questions, and map the hurricane's position ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards
 
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In this activity, students use a National Weather Service flood forecast, USGS gauging data, and other reports to estimate the maximum storm discharge from the New River and Wolf Creek, two streams in the Southeast U.S. which experienced flooding in November 2003. Topographic and urban maps are used to predict where flooding would occur and to evaluate strategies for reducing flood risk for the residents ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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In this exercise, students use U.S. Geological Survey and other websites to learn about the history of earthquakes in New York. Through their web research, they will learn what earthquakes are, how and where they occur, and the types of hazards associated with large quakes. They are encouraged to write a report summarizing their results. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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In this activity, students study seismograms from three different seismic stations that recorded the magnitude 9.0 Sumatra earthquake of December 26, 2004. By comparing the arrival times of the P and S waves on each seismogram, they can determine the distance from the epicenter to each station and accurately map its location. Using this information, they also calculate the position of the quake-generated ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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