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This site provides a brief overview of the earth's climate, which is generally defined as the average weather over a long period of time. The climate of a region is determined by both natural and anthropogenic (human-made) factors. The natural elements include the atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere, while the human factors can include land and resource uses. Changes in any of these ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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This interactive lesson on metamorphic rocks starts with a review of the rock cycle and goes on to describe the relationship between metamorphic rocks and their parent rock. The lesson then describes the agents of metamorphism (temperature, pressure, and chemical change) and moves into a discussion on contact, regional, and dynamic metamorphism. The remainder of the lesson consists of descriptions ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Tutorial
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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In this activity, students will build a model to simulate parts of the water cycle. They will be able to recognize and explain the essential elements of the water cycle. From this information, they will appreciate that scale models can be an important tool to use in understanding global processes. The student guide provides an overall description of the activity, a list of materials, the procedure, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Hydrology
 
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This classroom module consists of a series of activities that prepare students to give a presentation about the Earth system. Topics covered include the definition of a system, examples of systems, and the Earth system. The teacher's page includes assessment tools such as concept mapping and an evaluation rubric. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Environmental science
 
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