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The purpose of this resource is to determine the latitude, longitdue, and elevation of your school and of all your GLOBE sites. The GPS receiver will be used to determine the latitude, longitude and elevation of your school or of your GLOBE sites. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Field activity
Subject: Physical geography
 
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The purpose of this resource is to understand what causes the Earth's seasons with a focus on the Earth's tilt and spherical shape. Students learn how sunlight spreads over the Earth at different times of the year, emphasizing the solstices and the equinoxes. Students investigate the effect of the Earth.s tilt on the spread of sunlight by modeling different tilts using a three-dimensional polyhedron ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Environmental science
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards: Read
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The purpose of this resource is to further students' understanding of the causes of seasonal change using visualizations to compare the effects of incoming solar energy in the two hemispheres. The class reviews global visualizations of incoming sunlight and surface temperature and discusses seasonal change. Students use the visualizations to support inquiry on the differences in seasonal change in ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Environmental science
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards: Read
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Discovering Plate Boundaries is based on 5 world maps containing earthquake, volcano, topography, satellite gravity, and seafloor age data. The novel aspect of the exercise is the "jigsaw" manner in which student groups access the maps and use them to discover, classify, and describe plate boundary types. The exercise is based only on observation and description, which makes it useful at a wide variety ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Map, In-situ dataset, Modeled dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Physical geography, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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This activity has students use internet resources to learn about celestial coordinates, and how to use an emphemeris to locate planets on a horizon sky map. The sky maps are then used for outdoor observing. A more advanced application has students draw maps in celestial coordinates. They first learn about the celestial coordinate system astronomers use and then they generate a position, or ephemeris, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Space science
 
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This resource allows students to make use of data generated by environmental sensors that are distributed throughout Black Rock Forest. It includes interactive activities to acquaint the student with remote sensing and with the data-gathering tools. The data are used in various activities that strengthen the students' understanding of the earth system. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lab activity, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This contrived natural selection simulation has students build and modify simple paper airplanes (Origami Birds). They demonstrate that: mutations occur randomly; selection is based on the immediate needs of the organism; inherited characteristics (whether mutated or not) are contingent; divergent evolution may occur when sub-populations face different environments; convergent evolution may result ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Biology
 
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This lesson demonstrates the link between the tilt of the Earth's axis to the plane of the ecliptic and seasons of the year, length of day, effectiveness of sunlight, and polar day and night. It discusses how the inclination of the Earth's rotation axis causes seasons of the year, by varying the length of the local day and the angle at which the Sun's rays arrive on the surface of the Earth, and to ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Climatology, Space science
 
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In this activity students record data about moon phases over the course of one complete moon cycle. The data will be used later in the course when students are building a model to account for the phenomenon of moon phases. Each student will gather data for the date and time, the color of the moon, the weather, the location in the sky and the shape and features of the moon from each day of an entire ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Space science
 
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In this activity students observe what happens when various amounts of water are poured into a black box and propose models to explain their observations. When water is poured into the funnel, students observe that sometimes water emerges through the outlet tube and sometimes it does not. Also, the amount of water that does emerge is not constant. Students share their initial ideas with others and ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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