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Readers of this journal article can learn about data sent back to Earth by NASA's Lunar Prospector spacecraft, which indicates the presence of water in the form of ice at the Moon's north and south poles. Materials presented include an estimate of how much water exists, where and in what form it might occur, and what its economic value as a resource for human exploration might be. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Cryology, Space science
 
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This resource provides scientific understanding, detection, monitoring, assessment, and prediction of harmful algal blooms (HABs) and hypoxia (low oxygen). Specifics are given on understanding HABs (red tide) where they occur, the climate and economic impact on the environment as well as a framework of response options. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Report, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Environmental science, Biological oceanography
 
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This article discusses the necessity of locating water ice as astronauts explore the solar system, for oxygen and fuel as well as for drinking. Topics include the possible occurrence of ice at the lunar poles and in comets, and some of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) missions to locate it. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Photograph, Visualization - scientific, Report, Government portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Ecology, Hydrology, Physical oceanography, Physics, Space science
 
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There are many factors that affect an area?s climate. By understanding these factors, someone could predict the average temperature, temperature range, and precipitation patterns of an area. They could also predict the type of vegetation likely to grow in an area based on these atmospheric conditions. In this activity, students will work in groups of three. Each group will be assigned one of six sets ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Climatology, Physical geography, Technology
 
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Over the past several decades, the levels of ozone in the atmosphere have received a lot of media and government attention. Major focus has centered on the hole or area of depletion of the ozone layer over the Arctic and Antarctic poles in winter months, which has been found to be due to human emissions of chlorofluorocarbons. This lesson uses SAGE III satellite data and ozonesonde data captured over ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Mathematics
 
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Temperature changes in surface water may affect the solubility of substances and affect ecosystems by increasing plant growth, which in turn, decreases the amount of dissolved oxygen available for animals. In this activity, students measure and compare the temperature of water in various zones of a river, stream, pond, or lake. A materials list, instructions, discussion questions, and a printable ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Field activity, Lab activity
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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These lessons help students develop a better understanding of the importance of well-managed water use while exploring the concepts of a watershed, land use, aquifers, and water engineering. The material focuses on the historical water use decision affecting the Owens River Valley in California. Materials lists, procedures, assessment recommendations, and extension ideas are provided. Links to additional ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Case study, Lesson plan
Subject: Human geography, Hydrology, Policy issues
 
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Several research studies have suggested that contrails (condensation trails from aircraft) can alter the radiative budget of the Earth by increasing the cloud cover at high altitudes. The tragic events of September 11, 2001, caused virtually all air traffic to be grounded over the US for nearly three days. The absence of contrails over the United States during this time gave scientists a unique opportunity ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Mathematics
 
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This hands-on demonstration of the communications path between scientists and the NASA Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) Satellite shows how scientific data are downloaded from the satellite. The same demonstration can also be used to illustrate how the instruments on the satellite are commanded by scientists on Earth. It gives students a feel for the dynamics of satellite communications and orbital ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan, Video, Ref. material
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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This module is designed to connect cutting edge NASA research with the teaching and learning of core science and mathematics concepts and skills while addressing state and national education standards. The process of science inquiry and the tools used to do research play a major role in all the lessons. Topics and research projects include Temperature Variations and Habitability, Modeling Hot and ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Curriculum, Module / Unit, Imagery - remotely sensed, Visualization - scientific, In-situ dataset, Modeled dataset, Remotely sensed dataset, Software
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science, Physical oceanography, Physics, Space science
 
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