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This resource ties together physical and biological aspects of ocean color for high school students. Specific sections discuss life in the oceans, the appearance of the ocean from space, phytoplankton (the little link in a big food chain), carbon (where does it go?), and the Earth as a giant greenhouse. There are also activities that accompany these lessons. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography, Space science, Technology
 
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As part of this lesson plan, students will be asked to read a news article and to construct and explain theories for the decline of the water level of the Great Lakes. They should be able to locate the Great Lakes on a map, compare them to lakes in other parts of the world, hypothesize what might happen in the short term if global temperatures continue to rise, and to consider these seemingly contradictory ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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In this lesson plan, students will learn about the potential threat posed by icebergs, particularly the enormous icebergs that have broken away from Antarctica's Ronne Ice Shelf. They will research a news article and various web sites (links are provided) to collect information about icebergs, discuss what icebergs are and where they are found, and brainstorm a list of potential problems that could ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Lesson plan
Subject: Cryology, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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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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This module offers students the opportunity to analyze and qualitatively compare the inorganic ion content and pH of different sources of local drinking water. The students collect, organize, graph, and analyze quantitative data showing the uses of groundwater in their state. They will read, summarize, and discuss news articles about the emerging impact of merchant power plants on groundwater resources. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Module / Unit
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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In this activity, students play the roles of investigators looking for the source of fuel that is contaminating wells in a fictional town. They will use a topographic map and information about groundwater flow and well locations to determine the source of the pollution. Questions help students understand how groundwater flows and how a contamination plume spreads over time. In an extension to the ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This USGS site allows students to access a variety of streamflow information. There is an interactive map where the user can select streamflow data for selected stream gaging stations in the United States. Stations can be selected in list form, an interactive state map, or 10 nearest stations to position selected. Each retrieval form allows the user to refine their data search through predefined displays, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Map, Visualization - scientific, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Chemistry, Climatology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Hydrology
 
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This map gallery contains a set of maps depicting water use in the United States for the year 2005. The maps are thematic in nature, with different colors used to represent ranges of data values. There are maps depicting usage for a variety of purposes: total use, domestic and public supply, irrigation and livestock, industry and mining, electric power generation, and aquaculture. This is part of ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Map, Government portal, In-situ dataset
Subject: Environmental science, Human geography, Hydrology
 
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Using paper patterns, students are able to construct a model that depicts Karst topography, including typical features such as caves, limestone bedrock, sink holes, and springs. The accompanying Teachers Guide provides extensive background information about the dissolutional processes that form caves. Information is also provided about unique animals found in caves and the importance of understanding ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology, Hydrology
 
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