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This site, from the Miami Museum of Science, provides an overview of the basic scientific concepts behind a hurricane. A collection of projects allows students to build their own weather station. These include making a psychrometer to measure air humidity, wind spirals, chimes, a wind scale tool to measure wind speed, a wind scale streamer to measure wind direction, and a barometer and air pressure ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards
 
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This lesson plan will explore the hydrologic cycle and the journey water makes to our glass. Upon completing this lesson, students should know and understand the components of the hydrosphere of Earth, especially the surface and subsurface features, and should be able to prepare a diagram to illustrate the path of their drinking water from the place of precipitation to the tap. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Hydrology
 
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These science bulletins from the American Museum of Natural History feature news on space science, astronomy, and astrophysics topics with in-depth feature stories about cutting-edge developments, weekly images from observatories around the world and in space, and and 'Astro Viz', a visualization of astronomical or astrophysical phenomena. Each story features a link to an educators' guide and links ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal, General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Video, Ref. material, Educational portal
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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The information on this site indicates that the life cycle of a glacier is more eventful than it appears. The site allows students to follow the journey of a single snowflake as it takes a ride through a glacier, a process that can take as much as 30,000 years to complete. It can be viewed as an interactive slide show or a single page of text and illustrations. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Cryology
 
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In this activity, students visualize how much solid waste is generated for each person in Wisconsin. They come to understand how the number of people living in their state and country affects the amount of trash generated. They also learn about the environmental and social effects of trash disposal. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Environmental science
 
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These activities give students a hands-on feeling for the relationships between the Earth's structural layers and aid them in understanding the world around them. They will be able to identify (by modeling) the Earth's structure (core, mantle and crust) and also (by experiment and demonstration) the forces within the Earth that cause constant changes on the surface (earthquakes). Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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This activity uses role-playing to demonstrate the connection of the planets to the sun, a very abstract concept for primary age children. Students will make models to represent the planets in comparative size, use their models to demonstrate revolution and rotation of the planets around the sun, and learn the definitions of the terms "revolution", "rotation", and "orbit". Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Space science
 
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In this lesson, students will demonstrate an understanding of the moon's features by creating an art or writing project about it. They will learn the concept of a "Blue Moon", which occurs in months with two full moons. They will also understand that the moon is smaller than the Earth, has no light of its own, has no air or water, and has a dusty brown surface marked with craters. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Space science
 
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This lesson combines science, English and art to teach the students information about clouds and to encourage abstract thinking through writing and painting. Students will first read and discuss the information about clouds. Next, they will choose a type of cloud and write a composition about it. Then they do a painting of their cloud and attach their composition. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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This demonstration introduces the concept of water phases and cycling to younger students through observation, drawing, and writing. They will be able to explain how the Earth's water supply is recycled, form a hypothesis as to how/why the water cycle works, and use writing and drawing to explain how the cycle works. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo
Subject: Atmospheric science, Hydrology
 
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