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In this lesson plan students observe a teacher-directed demonstration that provides a conceptual understanding of latent heat. A reusable handwarmer that uses a solution of sodium acetate is used to illustrate phase changes and the release of energy and latent heat. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Presentation / Demo
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Physics
 
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NOAA's Paleoclimatology Program is working with scientists from around the world to study past climate in hopes of achieving a better understanding of the Earth's present and future climate. This site was developed to help educate, inform and highlight the importance of paleoclimate research; as well as to show how paleoclimate research relates to global warming and other important issues of climate ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Paleontology, Policy issues
 
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This activity explores understanding the greenhouse effect through a lab experiment. The effect on the atmosphere is included too. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Climatology, Environmental science
 
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In this lesson, students define and classify the various ways in which numbers are used in forecasting and coping with the effects of a hurricane. This is followed up with an opportunity for research to compare and contrast these numbers as they apply to Hurricane Floyd and other recent hurricanes. There are also directions on how students can graph their findings. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Journal article
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Mathematics, Natural hazards
 
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This description of the El Nino pattern in the eastern Pacific is from NASA's Earth Science Enterprise. In addition to text and diagrams, it provides three weather related activities for lab or classroom. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Video, Glossary, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Ecology, Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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Researchers have identified approximately 140 individual impact craters on Earth. These craters probably represent only about 25 percent of those to be found. Assuming an equal rate of impact around the globe, many more craters remain to be discovered, particularly in remote land regions of our planet and in the oceans. This activity uses satellite images of several craters on the earth to study impact ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Imagery - remotely sensed, Video
Subject: Physical geography, Geologic time, Geology, Natural hazards, Space science
 
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This site provides an overview of the Earth's atmospheric greenhouse effect by briefly exploring the atmospheres of nearby planets and discussing the greenhouse gases of our atmosphere, such as, water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, ozone, and nitrous oxide. Students will learn that the heat-trapping ability of a greenhouse is influenced by a number of factors, including the transparency of the greenhouse ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science
 
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This site provides an explanation for cloud formation and seeks to correct myths or misconceptions about how clouds form. Water vapor, condensation, and evaporation are discussed in the context of dew-point temperature and saturation. Educators and anyone explaining cloud formation will find hints on how to present the correct information and avoid misinforming their audiences. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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These resources include sections on the latest quakes, science project ideas, puzzles and games, online activities, a glossary, and cool earthquake facts. In addition, there is an Ask A Geologist section, and earthquake FAQs. One link leads to a teacher page with grade level topics and educational materials. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This article deals with the phenomena of El Nino and La Nina. Topics include the apparently widespread effect of these phenomena on weather systems around the Earth and new methods to detect their arrival and departure. There is a discussion of the use of SeaWIFS satellite data to detect changes in the distribution of oceanic algae (phytoplankton) which occur when warm or cool water masses move, as ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Report
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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