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This news article describes the possible consequences of a substantial rise in sea level. It explains that current observed increases in sea level are mostly due to the expansion of sea water, which has become warmer. The most serious threat would be melting of the large ice sheets, such as the one on Greenland, which are capable of releasing enough water to flood low-lying coastal areas. Researchers ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Climatology, Environmental science
 
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In this activity, students use an apple as a model to represent the proportions of the Earth that are covered by land and ocean. They will be introduced to the vastness of the one, interconnected ocean, and to the importance of the ocean to all life on Earth. They will also understand the concept that the proportions of habitable area, farmable land, and land with fresh water are very limited and ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Environmental science, Physical geography
 
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This site provides access to weather and climate imagery, including unique visuals of atmospheric and solar phenomena, pollution, clouds, research instruments, field projects, landscapes, and educational settings. It also contains links to other digital image sites and a place to store personally selected images for later viewing. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Photograph
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Natural hazards
 
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