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In this lesson plan students learn about the varying sizes of ocean waves, what causes the variation, and where to find giant waves. Students will learn the parts of a wave, and discuss wave height, wavelength, and wave period. They will experiment with creating waves on the National Geographic Wave Simulator and discuss how geography affects waves. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Physical geography, Physical oceanography
 
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This interactive site features games, animations, and teachers' materials intended to introduce younger students to climate change. There is information about what climate change is, the difference between weather and climate, and the greenhouse effect. There are also materials on the climate system, ancient climates, and how scientists investigate climate. Other topics include discussions of whether ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Guide for instructor, Illustration - scientific, Visualization - scientific, Glossary, Index / Bibliography, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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Ocean Planet's six lesson plans are adapted from several themes in the Smithsonian Institution exhibition created to share with the public what recent research has revealed about the oceans and to encourage ocean conservation. "Sea Secrets" explores ocean geography; "Sea Connections" looks at the plants and animals that live in different marine ecosystems. "Ocean Market" identifies and values many ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Curriculum, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Map
Subject: Environmental science, Physical geography, Geology, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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This is a well constructed curriculum module dealing with the water cycle. In this module, students first carry out a number of activities that demonstrate the concepts of evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and soil moisture and runoff. The students then construct a terrarium as a way to observe the water cycle as a whole. Immediately following this, students use the Internet to acquire real ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lesson plan, Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Hydrology
 
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In this investigation, students examine Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. After becoming familiar with a bathymetric/topographic map of the area, students select a transect along the seafloor to study some of the geological, biological, and physical features that are present. In this activity students use a bathymetric/topographic map as a tool for recognizing geobiological features of the sanctuary, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity, Guide for instructor, Map, In-situ dataset
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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This online collaborative project is part of the Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) program, which has developed internet activities for the elementary, middle, and high school level student. Based on data collected by their household members and their classmates, students determine the average amount of water used by one person in a day. They compare this to the average ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Project, In-situ dataset
Subject: Environmental science, Human geography, Hydrology
 
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This on-line project is part of the Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) program, which has developed internet activities for the elementary, middle, and high school level student. Students measure the temperature, record the number of minutes of sunlight per day over a predetermined week, and determine their global coordinates. Each class then posts their data to this web ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Project, Ask an expert
Subject: Physical geography
 
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This lesson introduces students to planetary research. Using some of the most famous and interesting images of the Solar System, students learn to focus on details by studying uncaptioned images. They increase their knowledge of the planets and their features by comparing their observations to those of real researchers. Students organize their findings to infer a key difference between inner and outer ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph
Subject: Physical geography, Space science
 
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The Virtual Courseware Project produces interactive online simulations to help enhance the learning and teaching of geology and other Earth and environmental science topics. Each lab provides a brief introduction to the topic and a quiz to assess understanding of the material. Materials include an activity in which seismic waves are used to determine the magnitude of an earthquake and to locate its ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Environmental science, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Hydrology
 
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This on-line project is part of the Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) program. As they complete this series of lessons, students will use real-time data to solve a problem, study the correlation between earthquakes and tectonic plates, and determine whether or not there is a relationship between volcanoes and plate boundaries. Musical Plates has four Core Activities that ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Project
Subject: Geology, Structural geology, Mathematics, Natural hazards
 
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