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In this lesson plan students learn about ocean waves. They will begin by learning the components of a wave and will then discuss the meaning of wave height and wavelength. A demonstration will spark discussion about how to make waves, and an activity with the National Geographic Wave Simulator will allow students to experiment with creating waves of varying sizes. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Physical oceanography
 
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Students participate in two interactive exercises designed to help the user learn about river processes like discharge, flooding, and flood frequency. Each activity requires a person to make careful observations and measurements, do simple calculations, and answer questions about his or her work. A Certificate of Completion is available for printing at the end of each activity. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Computer activity, Module / Unit
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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This USGS site contains very useful descriptions about many aspects of ground water. The major topics include Ground Water, How Ground Water Occurs, Quality of Ground Water, Appraising the Nation's Ground-Water Resources, and a Glossary. This is a non-technical site, designed for use by the general public. Several charts and diagrams are also included in this site. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Glossary, Ref. material
Subject: Hydrology
 
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This computer-based lesson provides information on ocean currents, circulation and atmospheric influences. Several sections cover "drift" studies, including the famous Nike Tennis Shoe study. Each segment provides relevant information and gives students questions to answer. Incorrect responses result in more information. This unit is part of an on-line course in general oceanography offered at San ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Computer activity, Module / Unit, Illustration - scientific, Map
Subject: Physical oceanography
 
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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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In this lesson plan students will speculate on various scenarios of future world climates if the greenhouse effect increases. Upon completing this lesson, students should be familiar with carbon dioxide (CO2) and theories about its role in the greenhouse effect; the global conference that was held in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997 to set international limits on CO2 emissions; leading producers of CO2 emissions; ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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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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This lesson plan provides instruction to teachers for creating a glacier in the classroom to demonstrate how glaciation affects landforms. Learning objectives include student understanding that as glaciers move, they create a variety of patterns on landforms by a process called glacial scraping, that the scraping patterns left by a glacier depend on how the glacier moved over the landform, and that ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Cryology, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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Using a color chart, students will make observations outside during each of the four seasons. During each session, they will try to find as many colors as possible and record what they see. As a class, they will make charts describing the colors they find in each season. At the end of the school year, students will compare their results and generate conclusions about variations in colors in nature ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Glossary, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Ecology, Environmental science, Mathematics
 
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Users can read and view pictures that explain the three phases (solid, liquid, and gas) in which water exists. An activity that illustrates water vapor in one's breath and a brief explanation of what phase changes are and what triggers them is also included. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Chemistry
 
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